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Dry winter skin? Give this DIY recipe a try! Makes approximately 20 fluid oz.

DIY Body Oil

Supplies you'll need:

  • Large glass measuring cup
  • Plastic whisk
  • Plastic or rubber spatula
  • Used or new, sanitized & dried plastic or glass jar with a pour spout or nozzle of your preference. 
  • Kitchen scale- (this is the one I have had for over 7 years) Starfrit 093016 Electronic Kitchen Scale with Glass Top

Ingredients you'll use: 

  • 3.5 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 3 oz Shea Butter
  • 3.5 oz Coconut oil
  • 2  oz Grape Seed Oil
  • 6 oz Olive Oil
  • .75 oz Caster Oil
  • .25 ml Vitamin E Oil
  • 6 drops each, Thyme & Tea Tree Oil OR use what ever essential oils you prefer.
  • Remember nothing has to be exact, unless you are a perfectionist or working in quality control. 😉 Use what you have at home, or what you can afford in store or online. Try different ratios, types of butters, oils & essential oils. Tweek the recipe to what works best for your skin!


  • Fill a large pot or bowl filled with hot water. I used this pot/bowl combo to melt the butters, because I didn't want to overheat the oils or use a microwave, to lose any of the good qualities of the oils or butters. This method will take longer but it's once every 6 months or longer.
  • Whisk or stir all the ingredients except the essential oils, in the glass bowl until melted. It may take up to 1/2 an hour, depending on the room temperature of the products. When it is melted, whisk in the essential oils. Pour into your clean, dry containers.
  • Make sure oil is completely cool before closing with lid, so condensation does not form inside of the container. Massage into damp skin, right after a bath or shower. Use as much or as little for your skin.


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Till next time,