Thursday, August 18, 2011

Homemade Body Butter

I can't take credit for this recipe - other than it being on my blog and I have made it - it came from my Aunt Marr Lynn. She gave some of this to my mom as a gift a couple of years ago, and it has become a family favorite and a great little easy homemade gift!

You can find all the ingredients at Dollar General.

2 4oz containers of Vitamin E Skin Care Cream (or facial cream) - this conveniently comes in a 2pk at DG
1 7.5oz jar of Vasoline (Petroleum Jelly)
1 6.5oz bottle of Baby Oil Gel - or Aloe Vera with Baby Oil - unscented
1 11oz bottle of Baby Lotion (unscented, or any scent you prefer)
*You can use the name brands or you can get all generic. DG carries both.

Mix Vitamin E cream, petroleum jelly, and lotion until well combined. Add baby oil gel and mix until well combined. Put in a sealed container of your choice.

What I like to do (because it's my blog):
I like to put this in small mason jars because I think they're cute. One batch of this fills 3 jars perfectly. I like to use the regular pink baby lotion because I like the baby smell. The coco butter baby lotion comes in at a close second for me. You can also use unscented and add the scent of your favorite perfume or just leave it plain.

**This is body butter, so it's going to have a little more grease to it than your typical body lotion - it may not be the thing you wanna throw on in the car and then safely grip the steering wheel. It is perfect for everything else - especially dry hands or feet. Rub this miracle cream on your heals and sleep in some socks and you'll be amazed.

I apologize for the Iphone pictures. My point-and-shoot camera I've had for 10 years died today, which is actually a good thing because I am going to buy a decent camera now. But, because we don't have a money tree in the back yard, you might be stuck with Iphone pictures for a few posts.


  1. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for the "recipe".

  2. This is so cute and would make the cutest gifts to give to family and friends! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next week! -The Sisters

  3. Easy and pretty. I just made a batch and love it. Though I used a Quart wide mouth mason jar with ahinged lid and still had enough left over to make a pint to give away as a gift. Awesome! Thank you!


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