Shea Body Butter Recipe

Shea butter is one of my favorite natural ingredients to work with. The skin benefits are really incredible. It’s a great moisturizer, skin smoother and it even has anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s important to find a high-quality shea butter that’s raw and unrefined to reap all the benefits. For this recipe, I use Alo Shea Butter. Pure and natural, this shea butter is smooth and soothing. It’s also available on Amazon, which is awesome! 

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Shea Body Butter Recipe

This recipe is for a portable body butter. It’s great for throwing in your purse or taking on vacation. It’s also super easy to apply. Just be sure to find high quality base ingredients for the best body butter. 

Shea Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Add beeswax, Alo Shea Butter and cocoa butter to double boiler (or pot of water with glass bowl over top)
  • Bring Water to a boil and gently simmer until fully melted, stirring occasionally (about 20 minutes)

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  • When butters and wax are melted add coconut oil and stir until melted (about 5 minutes)

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  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  • Mix in oils, stirring for 1-2 minutes

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  • Pour mixture into portable containers
  • Allow to cool for 3-4 hours before placing lids on
  • Enjoy! 

More About Alo Shea Butter

Alo unrefined shea butter is extracted from the nut of the karite tree, which is only found in Africa. This brand is sold exclusively on Amazon and makes a great addition to homemade skincare recipes. Since transitioning my life to more natural products, shea butter is a must! I always have it on hand and I can’t wait to share this incredible body butter recipe with you. 

Alo Shea Buter

I have a line of natural and organic bath and body products called It’s The Balm. Shea butter is one of my primary ingredients in almost every products I make, so I am very familiar with using it as an ingredient. I’ve worked with some shea butter that is so gritty you have to boil it for 20 minutes or more and use a specific cooling process to avoid crystallization of the butter. Alo shea butter, on the other hand, is very smooth and easy to work with. I can also tell from the color and scent that it is raw and unrefined. That’s very important when it comes to reaping the benefits of this unique butter. 

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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  1. My MIL is already into essential oils, so if I were to get into it, I’d probably do it through her. I would love to make lotion bars out of shea butter though!

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    • Thanks so much Giovanna. You will LOVE Alo Shea butter. It’s really easy to work with. I love it. I wish I could buy it in bulk.

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  2. I want to try Alo Shea butter because I’m on a quest to find the best shea butter out there so I can try out your recipe and start making my homemade body products. Thank you but I’m not interested in joining the team–too many commitments at the moment 🙂

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    • Hi Taylor. Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment and I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND about being busy and having commitments. I appreciate your honesty! 🙂

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  3. Your pictures made it so much easier to try this recipe, that I can’t resist the chance of trying it! I’m very much a visual person! I am extremely interested!

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    • Thanks so much Chandler. I’m a very visual person too and I find it MUCH easier to follow a recipe with photos. I’m so happy it helped you! 🙂

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  4. I would like to try this to soothe my skin. I am interested in learning more but not joining your team.

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  5. I’m very particular about using skincare oils/products that are unrefined and cold-pressed so applying the Alo Butter would be right up my alley.

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  6. I would absolutely, 100% would LOVE to try out Alo Shea butter. I <3 all things SHEA BUTTER!!! I'm not interested in joining any sort of team just yet, I'm very close to graduating college and need to invest all my energy and focus on finding employment!! #BrokeCollegeGirlProblems lol

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    • LOL! I’ve so been there Tricia. Best of luck to you!

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  7. So I can experience the benefits for it myself. I am interested in learning more but not joining your team.

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  8. I’m always interested in trying out new ingredients for making my bath & body stuff. I love essential oils but aren’t interested in selling any at this time.

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  9. To see if i can see a difference between this product and my normal routine.

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  10. It’s odd, I never think to put on lotion. That’s saying a lot because I love Bath and Body works scents and I still forget to put lotion on. After my shower, it’s a no fail with shea butter, I never forget to put it on. I think the reason behind this is because I look forward to the feel of shea butter on my skin. It feels sooo soft even after a few hours. With bath and body works lotion, I would have to constantly put it on and I wouldn’t get the same effect. I recently purchased a bad batch of shea butter ( imo ), so I’d be very happy to win Alo Shea Butter xD

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    • That’s a bummer about the bad batch Tricia! I’ve never had that happen, but I know if would be quite a disappointment. Best of luck to you! 🙂

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  11. Because Shea Butter brings many, many benefits for our skin!!

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  12. I am in need of some natural moisturizer! I would love to make my own moisturizing recipes. Thank you for the recipe!

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    • It’s great to hear from you Britt! Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to you. 🙂

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  13. I would use it for sunburned skin. I am interested in learning more but not joining your team.

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  14. I like the smell of shea butter on my skin. I am interested in learning more but not joining your team.

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  15. I want to try it since it’s raw and unrefined quality ingredients.

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  16. I’d love to win this one because of the fact that it is cold pressed. I don’t know if I have tried shea butter that has gone through that same process. I’d like to see if there is a difference!

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  17. I’d like to win this one to see if there’s a difference with it being cold pressed, not sure if the shea butters I’ve tried were cold pressed!

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    • Raw shea butters are truly the best Tricia. I think you’ll notice a difference!

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  18. Would like to compare shea butter to coconut butter for use as a lotion

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    • Shea butter is much richer than coconut oil Anna. I think you would really enjoy it!

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  19. I would like to win it to experience new products.

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  20. I would like to smell the rosemary extract in your recipe.

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  21. Because I want to! Isn’t that enough reason? 😀 😉

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  22. I also would like to try this because it says “Ivory” on the package and I’d like to see if there’s a difference with that. BTW, out of curiosity, why does the blogs say “sorry we are closed”?

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    • Which blog says “sorry we are closed”? This blog or the Alo Shea Blog? BTW I’m totally LOVING this Shea Butter. I’ve been using it on my face with a few drops of essential oil and my skin has never looked better. I use it as a night creme before bed. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

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      • Told ya you’d love it on your face! 😀 Which EO’s did you use??

        Best Mom Blogs & Top Giveaway Blogs both say “So sorry, we are closed”

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        • Oh wow! That’s a bummer. I liked those sites. I’ll have to remove them from my giveaways. I added Lavender, Geranium and Frankincense. I use Young Living. I’m totally addicted and loving it!! 😀

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  23. I get really dry skin, and I’m sure this would help cure it!!

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    • Shea butter is the ultimate cure for dry skin Marcy. Without a doubt! Add a few drops of essential oil and you’ll be in heaven. 😀

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  24. There are so many things you can make with shea butter. You could never have too much shea butter laying around in your house! 😉

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  25. I would like to make lotion bars.

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  26. Because I love to try new products!

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  27. Because aloe is a very versatile product!!!

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  28. to soothe my suburned skin

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  29. I would love to try my own recipes and experiment!!!

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  30. Many recipes I’ve seen call for shea butter, and I’ve just never gotten any. This would let my try lots of things I’ve been putting off!

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    • This is a great Shea Butter to work with too Jennifer. You’ll love it!

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  31. because it looks like it would smell so good

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  32. It would make a great base my bath & body projects.

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  33. I would love to try because it is unrefined

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  34. I would love to try this. Shea butter is so useful!

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  35. I’ve been experimenting with DIY butters, and it is fun! I’d love to try this shea butter, it looks amazing, and your recipe is one I’d like to try!!

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  36. for the benefits to my skin

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  37. The vitamin e oil may help heal my scars.

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  38. I think I could make a great whipped body butter with it.

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    • For sure Crystal! 🙂 I made a nourishing night creme with it that I’m madly in love with!

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  39. I would love to try to make a hairstyling product with this as well.

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  40. I think the beeswax would be very soothing.

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  41. I think it would feel calming on my skin.

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  42. Just to try it out of curiosity!

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  43. I would like to smell the Apricot Kernal Oil.

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  44. I would like to try this shea butter to help me prevent stretch mark during my pregnancy

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  45. Because it has a lot of different uses.

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  46. To try the recipe you posted!

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