DIY – Vanilla Body Butter 



Organic Coconut Oil

Pure African Shea Butter

Natural Vanilla Extract


1. Put coconut oil and Shea butter in a saucepan and allow to melt on a low heat

2. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and stir ( you can use vanilla beans if you prefer)

3. Place in a jar or container and then put the mixture in the fridge and allow to cool for 30 minutes

4. Whisk mixture together until you a get a creamy consistency and place in the fridge again for 10 minutes

5.  Apply to skin and enjoy

What does this body butter do?

This stuff is so moisturising and leaves skin feeling and looking smooth. It also smells amazing. People with really dry skin will appreciate this but it is perfect for any skin type. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I do sometimes get ache on my chest and back and this stuff has been incredible for getting rid of that.

About the Ingredients ;

Shea butter is anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants. It helps get rid of acne, eczema, stretch marks, sunburn and even gives uv protection.

 Coconut oil is hydrating, antibacterial and anti-fungal. Like Shea butter it also softens skin, helps get rid of ache, helps with flakey skin and rashes.

Vanilla extract is also anti- inflammatory and soothes irritated skin.

Try it and let me know if you like it, I’d love to hear from you.



5 thoughts on “DIY – Vanilla Body Butter 

  1. Saadiya Patel

    Hi Julie,

    Ive been reading your blog posts for a while now. I must say im amazed at your fitness journey and i have also got back on track, thanks to you!
    This is a wonderful recipe and makes a luxurious body butter that feels good enough to eat.
    Its a bit difficult to find shea butter in stores where i live, where do you get yours from?

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