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Shea Butter Body Scrub

Oh, the ways I love shea butter.  It has become one of my absolute favorite go-to ingredients for my homemade beauty products.   Shea butter offers such indulgent, rich moisture to homemade beauty recipes.  I love cocoa butter just as much, but the smell can be overwhelming, and doesn’t always pair as nicely with essential oils, so I generally prefer shea butter.  

I am also a huge fan of homemade body scrubs, which can offer deep exfoliating and moisturizing properties to rejuvenate and refresh the skin.  While I generally have created my body scrubs from coconut or olive oil, I thought the pairing with shea butter would be a match made in heaven… and I was right!   Here is what may be my favorite recipe for homemade body scrub.  I think you’re going to love it. 

Shea Butter Body Scrub

Place shea butter in a large bowl and beat until creamy, about 5 minutes.  Gradually add the olive oil and vitamin e, until fully incorporated. Stir in sugar and essential oils.  Transfer to mason jar and cover with a lid. 

To use, gently massage into skin, using circular motions.  Rinse off with warm water for gloriously moisturized and exfoliated skin.  

I dare you to try to find a commercial product that is as hydrating and moisturizing as this recipe.  After each use, my skin feels radiant, healthy and it has a natural beautiful glow.  I feel like I’ve just left from a spa day!  And for under $3 worth of material, and 5 minutes of my time, there’s nothing that can top it 🙂 

Looking for more recipes with shea butter? 

If you are wanting a more simple scrub recipes, check these out: 

* If you’re new to using essential oils, please take the time to educate yourself on safe usage of essential oils.  Here is a great link to get you started. 

Have you ever tried or made a Shea Butter Body Scrub?

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8 Responses to Shea Butter Body Scrub

  1. Diane says:

    I love shea butter and made a homemade lotion with it. I love the lotion but making it, particularly beating the butter, was very messy and seemed like I wasted a lot of the butter. Any alternatives to beating the shea butter? I really want to make this body scrub but want to avoid using the beaters. How about melting it like coconut oil is melted for recipes like these?

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Diane. You could certainly try melting it to make it easier to work with as an alternative to beating it. I would just let it cool a bit before adding sugar or salt, otherwise it would melt and make it a rather ineffective scrub. Hope that helps

  2. Sara says:

    I have been using this recipe with the addition of some tea tree oil as a daily facial scrub for a few years. I have older skin and I think it does what the oil scrub does with some mild exfoliation.

  3. Mide says:

    This is more or less the recipe I use for my Rose Scrub, but I add some sweet almond oil and castor oil as well as olive oil, and I use finely ground dead sea salt instead of sugar. It is amazing.

  4. Cindy says:

    I made this and it was terribly greasy. So greasy that it made the bottom of my tub unsafe. Is there a way to make this less greasy

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Cindy,

      Thank you for your feedback! I have found that is common with natural oils and butters, and takes some getting used to. If you would like it to be less oily, I would recommend decreasing the amount of olive oil in the recipe.


  5. cass says:

    I know that sound amazing how long and you keep that for with out chemicals.

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