Simple Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe (for glowing skin) + Printable Labels

This DIY non-greasy body butter recipe is super nourishing, super versatile, and all-natural, and includes free printable labels.

(The printable body label can be downloaded at the end of the post. I recommend printing it on vinyl sticker paper, which is easier to apply and lasts longer than regular paper.)

While many types of homemade body butter are thick and greasy, this is a wonderful non-greasy shea body butter recipe that works very well. It absorbs quickly, is not greasy, and is great for your skin!

This easy DIY body cream is perfect for your entire body and feels exactly like store-bought lotion. This is the best body butter recipe for glowing skin you’ll ever try!

Welcome to the most luxurious easy homemade body butter recipe on the planet. It looks like clouds from Heaven.

This DIY whipped body butter not only nourishes your skin during the winter months but is also non-greasy. You can add this DIY whipped body butter to your Christmas gift basket.

Scroll down for free printable labels.

With dropping temperatures our skin dries up quicker than in summer. Personally, my skin tends to dryness by summer, therefore a good nourishing body lotion is a must for me. There are many reasons for dry skin. Our skin reflects the state of our health, weather conditions.

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Why It’s Time to Make Your Own Body Butter?

I’m not here to convince you that making your own skincare products is the best choice in your life. I just want to share with you my personal reasons to go all-natural.

The first reason why I started making my own creams and potions was to avoid harmful substances. One of my favorites is this homemade body lotion for glowing skin.

I had converted to natural products, in an effort to reduce my toxin levels, optimize liver function, and reduce excess chemicals that mimic hormones and so blamed it on the changes in skincare.

Commercial cosmetics (all those luxury and store-bought fancy skincare products) are usually laden with chemicals and preservatives which are harmful.

Many of them contain hormone disrupters, like Parabenes, paraffin, ETDA to name a few.

The problem is that a lot of these toxins mimic Estrogen, which isn’t good full stop let alone for someone who suffers from Endo (endometriosis and high levels of estrogen have been linked).

Some are referred to as an endocrine disruptor, meaning hormone-altering crap lol. If your body is already high in estrogen, and then you add an estrogen-mimicking chemical to your body – your hormones are going to sky-rocket causing your symptoms to worsen!

Since many years, I have been using only natural, organic and chemical free cosmetics. My skin reacts immediately to any kind of disturbance. I’m extremely sensitive to toxins, gluten and diary too.

So, if you’ve been wanting to make your own homemade non greasy body butter for some time keep reading.

Another reason was to omit all those plastics and packaging.

The third reason was to cut some costs.

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Broken into 6 sections there is something for everyone. (winter & summer skincare recipes, anti-aging, for acne-prone & sensitive skin, for dry & oily skin).

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You’ll love this homemade body butter for glowing skin, because it is:

  • non-greasy
  • easy to make (non-fancy tools – just melt, stir and pour)
  • smells great
  • has flexible ingredients (so you can pretty much use what you have on hand)

How to Make Your Own Body Butter

Making your own body butter is a fairly simple and straightforward process. Combine together butter (like shea or cocoa) and good carrier oil. Add to the mix an oil-absorbing ingredient like arrowroot powder and mix! You’re done! You may add essential oils if desired.

What you will love about this homemade body butter for glowing skin is that the recipe is easily customizable. This homemade non-greasy body butter recipe uses ingredients that are already shelf-stable.

As such, you can store yours for about six months. You won’t believe how easy this is to make! This is a DIY body cream with shea butter. I’m a HUGE fan of shea butter. I love slathering it on after a hot bath or shower. I have really dry skin, especially in the winter, and my skin just loves to soak up the shea butter.

But for this easy homemade whipped body butter, you will use also arrowroot powder. You will find this easy body cream recipe below!

If you are just starting your own journey towards a healthier lifestyle and want to ditch the chemicals, making your own body butter and body cream is a great first step.

By choosing the right ingredients and carrier oils, you can create a non-greasy body butter recipe at home that absorbs quickly and moisturize your skin without a greasy feeling.

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How to Make Body Butter Less Greasy

#1 Use Fast-Absorbing Carrier Oil

If you want to make non-greasy body butter recipe you should choose carefully your carrier oils. The trick is to use a fast-absorbing carrier oil:

These oils gave been proven to be non-comedogenic and can be used on your face or body.

Greasy Oils to Avoid

While most of the carrier oils are ok for your skin, some are more greasy, or don’t absorb into the skin well.

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Palm Oil

#2 Use Non-greasy Butter for Your Body Cream or Body Butter

In addition to or in place of your carrier oil, you can use plant-based butter to create a thick or luxurious feeling body butter.

Usually, I use she butter or cocoa butter.

Shea Butter is safe for all skin types. She butter is a tree nut product and it doesn’t contain chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it doesn’t clog pores. She butter is one of the best moisturizers.

Cocoa Butter is high in antioxidants, which help fight off free-radical damage, which can cause skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin. It reduces stretch marks and scars. Cocoa butter is also a rich moisturizer.

Other Ingredients to Avoid

If you really want to make non-greasy body butter recipe you should avoid water-based ingredients, because it becomes a cream or lotion. If that happens you’ll need an emulsifier and probably a preservative.

  • Honey
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Tea Blends
  • Juices, such as carrot juice
  • Fresh Herbs

#3 Add Natural Ingredients That Absorb Grease

In addition to using a fast-absorbing carrier oil, you can add ingredients that absorb excess oil.

You can use arrowroot powder, cornstarch powder and tapioca powder to help minimize the amount of oil in your body butter.

Arrowroot powder is starch extracted from the root of tropical plants. In addition to absorbing oils, arrowroot powder is high in B vitamins, helps to improve circulation, and can also improve your skin’s ability to absorb other nutrients.

What are the effects of arrowroot on body butter?

Body butter can feel greasy on the skin. Arrowroot powder helps – it cuts the oily texture and helps the recipe absorb more quickly.

Arrowroot absorbs oils/sebum beautifully and is also promotes natural healing as it penetrates the skin.

Well, arrowroot powder is extremely good for our skin, which goes deep into the skin, soften it from inside, and makes it blemish-free naturally.

How to choose essential oils for your body lotion recipe

This easy non-grease shea body butter recipe uses essential oils. While they aren’t necessary, adding them can turn your butter from being simply moisturizing to something that really addresses what is going on with your skin.

Dry or aging skin? Try rose and geranium.

Need to be energized and refreshed? Try lavender, lemon, and grapefruit.

Troubled skin like psoriasis or eczema? Try helichrysum, frankincense, lavender, sandalwood, chamomile, rose or jasmine.

Want to avoid Stretch Marks? Try helichrysum, lavender, patchouli, neroli, rose, and geranium

For essential oils, use whatever you like with the suggestions above being good for different issues. I used rose, orange, which was really heavenly smelling, especially combined with the fragrance of the coconut oil. Somehow I felt like a creamsicle :-).

I use also Lavander, which is very soothing, and geranium.

Don’t be scared if you miss some of the ingredients for this easy homemade whipped body butter recipe.

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Tutorial How to Make Body Butter Less Greasy

  1. Melt the butter in a double boiler container.
  2. Once it’s melted, add the oil and mix well.
  3. Transfer into a glass bowl.
  4. Let the mixture cool or put it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add arrowroot powder.
  6. Start mixing with a hand mixer like this one for 2-5 minutes untel fully combined and creamy consistency.
  7. Pour in your favorite containers.

Here’s the Full List of Ingredients and Necessary Equipment

Non-Greasy and Fast-Absorbing DIY Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Melt the butter in a double boiler container.
  2. Once it’s melted, add the oil and mix well.
  3. Transfer into a glass bowl.
  4. Let the mixture cool or put it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add arrowroot powder.
  6. Start mixing with a hand mixer like this one for 2-5 minutes until fully combined and creamy consistency.
  7. Pour in your favorite containers.

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Non-Greasy Shea Body Butter Recipe

diy non-greasy body butter recipe

This is a wonderful non-greasy shea body butter recipe that works very well. It absorbs quickly, is not greasy, and is great for your skin!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Instructions

    1. Melt the butter in a double boiler container.
    2. Once it’s melted, add the oil and mix well.
    3. Transfer into a glass bowl.
    4. Let the mixture cool or put it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.
    5. Add arrowroot powder.
    6. Start mixing with a hand mixer like this one for 2-5 minutes until fully combined and creamy consistency.
    7. Pour in your favorite containers.

Notes

This non-greasy shea body butter recipe will keep for a long time, up to a year, unless you use it all first!

3 thoughts on “Simple Homemade Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe (for glowing skin) + Printable Labels

  1. Albertine Magnia says:

    Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful message I really appreciate it and needed to hear this today

  2. Patricia romey says:

    Can I use organic unrefined shea butter ?
    What is the difference between refined and unrefined ?
    Thank you

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