Body Butter with Lemon + Vanilla Scent

So, I had been using Josie Maran's whipped argan oil moisturizer, which I love, by the way. I loved it so much I didn't know how I would replace it. I mean, buy more, duh, but I mean like DIY replace it. Jeez. Haven't you read this blog before? You haven't? What I meant to say was: Welcome! I'm making whipped body butter. It's going to be awesome! 

Lucky for me whipped oils are a breeze. You just melt 'em and whip them together with some flavors and maybe a few other things. I'm using my homemade extracts to scent mine. I'm using lemon and vanilla, and seriously, it smells like cake. It's pretty much the best. 

I was going to do just plain coconut oil, but my house is usually hotter than 75°. So, I added a heartier oil, mango butter, which I have never seen melt aside from on a stove top. It's melting point can be up to 98° (like the boy band, I'm sorry I brought that up). Either way, mango butter is not likely to fall apart on you. 

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of mango butter
  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder - this is optional. it gives it a slightly less greasy feel.
  • 1 tablespoon of apricot oil
  • 10 drops of vanilla scented oil or 1 teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract
  • 10 drops of lemon scented oil or 1 teaspoon of homemade lemon extract


  • Melt coconut oil and mango butter in a double broiler. If you don't have a double broiler, put a metal bowl inside a pot of shallow water. Boil the water. Boom! Double broiler. If the water starts to get low add a bit more, but you don't want your water splattering into your oils. 
  • Add your essential oils, apricot oil, and arrowroot powder and gently whip, not too much just to mix in the oils.
  • Place the mixture in the fridge for about 20 minutes. Remove it from the cold once it looks a little waxy on the top. That's when it's ready to whip.
  • Whip the mix with a whisk until your heart's content. You may want a more lotion-y mix or you may want a more fluffy mix. It's up to you dear.