How to Make Homemade Shea Butter Lotion?


Shea butter is essential ingredients of all homemade DIY cosmetic products. This is because this butter is amazing for your skin and hair. If you are experience dry skin, try this natural homemade shea butter lotion recipe. After applying this body lotion, you will have softer skin.

Also, since this body lotion recipe consists of all-natural ingredients, it is not harmful to your health. Instead of using chemical commercial products, you can make your own cosmetic products. And this way, you will know what is inside of the product you are using.


Before giving this amazing recipe, I want to talk about benefits of Shea butter. First, and most importantly, unlike other oils, Shea butter has no greasy feeling. And we all know that main problem with body lotion is this horrible greasy feeling. No one wants to have slippery body instead of a soft skin. So, Shea butter will prevent this feeling.

Also, another important benefit of Shea butter is that this butter has anti-inflammatory property. Well, what does it mean? This means if you have chronic dry skin, this natural recipe will be your solution. Shea butter has the property to make your skin softer. And, this butter will moisturise your skin as well.

Shea butter is commonly used in different cosmetic products. And it is mostly used for skin care. So, when we are making our own homemade DIY cosmetics, we are using Shea butter as well.

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Homemade Shea Butter Lotion Ingredients

Shea Butter
Shea Butter Ingredients
  • 1 cup of shea butter
  • 1 ½ table spoons of grapeseed oil
  • 15-20 drops of essential lavender oil

Instead of essential lavender oil, you can use another essential oil as well. Also, if you have over-sensitive skin, you may not use the essential oil. Playing with ingredients will be fun. These are the ingredients I have tried. But, it is all up to you.

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Homemade Shea Butter Lotion Preparation

Homemade Shea Butter Lotion
Homemade Shea Butter Lotion Preparation


Add water to a pot.


Boil the water in the pot.


Add shea butter and grapeseed oil in small bowl.


Place this bowl inside the water in the pot.


Melt shea butter and grapeseed oil.


When the ingredients are melted add essential lavender oil.


Mix all the ingredients with a mixer. This way you will achieve a cream like consistency.


Take the mixture in a clean container.

This homemade shea butter lotion will be lifesaving. You can apply this natural body lotion as part of your daily skin care. Also, I should note one more thing. Since shea butter is edible, you can use your normal kitchen mixer to blend everything together.

If you don’t have grapeseed oil, you can change this ingredient with other alternatives. For example, coconut oil will be a good alternative. Also, you can use sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or even avocado oil. It is all up to you. While you are making your own DIY shea butter lotion, you are free to change and play with ingredients. This way, you body lotion will be unique to you.

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