“Homemade whipped body butter that will leave your skin soft, glowing and moisturized! So easy to make and smells like vanilla buttercream!!”

Remember when I told you guys on facebook that I was going to start posting a few homemade, DIY recipes on this site? Well that day is today!

Here’s a lil secret about me. I pretty much make 95 % of all of my household and beauty products from dishwasher pods to various medicines. I’ve always been fascinated with all things DIY.

whipped body butter

Not because I’m some kind of Amish, tree hugging, penny pincher person. (No shade, if you’re one of those) The truth is that some homemade stuff just WORKS BETTER ….for half the price…. and minus all the unnecessary chemicals.

How is that not an epic win!!?  But we’ll get into that a lil later though. Don’t get me started.

Today it’s all about this homemade whipped body butter that smells like vanilla buttercream frosting or birthday cake or doughnuts if you ask my son!

buttercream body butter recipe

My husband is always telling me how soft my skin is and you know how I always respond? I say “It’s that buttah baby!” in a low, deep sexy voice

It’s so true though. I can’t even tell you the last time I purchased lotion. Lotion does NOTHING for my skin that lasts longer than a few minutes. But butters!! Oh yes, the butters is where it’s at.

whipped body butter recipe

And oh how I lerrrrrv this homemade whipped body butter!! It’s so soft, creamy, and just melts  into the skin so beautifully. My skin really drinks this stuff right on up and it leaves it looking and feeling so soft and silky.

I even got rid of my eczema using a tea tree lavender body butter I made last year. (recipe coming)

whipped body butter cream

If you want soft and supple skin (you like supple right? Supple is good. And it’s kinda fun to say) then you need to come on over to the homemade body butter side.

Have you ever made your own body butter? If not you’re gonna love how easy it is. I really enjoy making different scents and playing around with different butters and oils. Pretty addictive!

whipped buttercream body butter recipe

This is one of my favorite combinations that uses shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil and coconut oil.

For the fragrances I’m using P & J’s Snickerdoodle and Brown Sugar. These too combined creates the perfect vanilla buttercream scent.

Whipped buttercream body butter recipe


Normally I use essential oils in my body butter just to keep it 100% natural but sometimes I just feel kinda over the whole  “herbalish” smelling scents and want to smell like something different.

This vanilla buttercream scent is one of my favorites.

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Some dessert scented body products can smell really “childish” and too sweet but this combination smells so warm, playful and inviting.

I get a lot of compliments on it.

Watch me make this Whipped Body Butter (Vanilla Buttercream) Recipe from start to finish!

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Whipped Body Butter (Vanilla Buttercream)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 oz
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 15 drops Snickerdoodle fragrance oil P & J premium fragrance oil
  • 15 drops Brown Sugar fragrance oil P & J premium fragrance oil


  • In a double boiler, melt shea butter and cocoa butter.
  • Stir in almond oil and coconut oil.
  • Stir until the coconut oil has melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in fragrance (I use 15-20 drops of each. Use more or less depending on how mild or strong you want your fragrance.) See note!
  • Let mixture set until solid.
  • Using a hand mixer, mix until whipped and fluffy.
  • Store in a jar at room temperature.



Raw shea butter can have a nutty scent that some people find unpleasant. If you using raw shea butter (which I recommend) you may need a bit more fragrance oil.
You can certainly use essential oils if like another scent. My favorite essential oils are rose, lavender, and juniper.
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