Whipped Moisturizing Body Butter Recipe

The smell of cinnamon brings back fond memories for me. My best friend and I used to make snickerdoodles every Friday, and of course, the main ingredient to give them their taste was cinnamon. Cinnamon is very earthy, spicy, and fragrant. Many use it as a regular scent in their homes. For more information on cinnamon essential oil, head on over here.

Cinnamon leaf oil makes a great addition to this whipped moisturizing body butter, and you don’t need a lot! Blending it with a warm citrus oil creates a wonderful, spicy scent that will keep you coming back for more!

Blood Orange essential oil benefits, Blood Orange essential oil

This recipe works great when your skin needs extra moisture, particularly on heels, elbows, and knees. It’s also ideal for everyday use, so don’t be afraid to use it frequently. The smell alone will have you wanting to. Enjoy!

cinnamon essential oil benefits

Shea Butter

Shea butter has amazing moisturizing properties! It also helps reduce skin inflammation which is an added bonus for this recipe.

Cocoa Butter (optional)

Cocoa butter is optional for this recipe, if you don’t have this, just use ½ cup shea butter instead. Cocoa butter is used to soothe irritated skin which can help the overall appearance of your skin!

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is used in this recipe because it provides amazing hydration for your skin! The nourishment it delivers benefits your skin beyond belief!

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil mimics your natural body oil levels and replicates it to keep your skin hydrated, but not oily or greasy.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon Essential Oil has a warm and spicy aroma. It also has soothing and warming properties that allow it to benefit this recipe!

Blood Orange Essential Oil

Blood Orange Essential Oil has a fresh, citrus, and tangy aroma. It has uplifting and stimulating properties that can promote smooth and healthy skin!

This recipe is safe to use around children 10+.

Because of the Blood Orange Essential Oil in this recipe, it is not recommended for people with sensitive skin. A skin test is recommended before full use. Check out this handy dilution chart we created for topical use. 

This recipe is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women due to the Cinnamon Essential Oil.

This recipe is not recommended for use in close proximity to dogs and cats as its essential oils may cause irritation. For more information on using essential oils with pets, check out this blog post

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

Whipped Moisturizing Body Butter Recipe

Recipe by Katie Veldkamp



  • Melt all ingredients except shea butter and essential oils in double boiler. I made a makeshift double boiler using a Pyrex measuring cup hung off the side of one of my cooking pots.
  • Stir frequently over medium heat until contents are melted. Remove from heat, and add in shea butter. This step is important, because shea butter does not have the same resistance to heat as the other oils, and can curdle easily.
  • Once shea butter is melted, take your cup/bowl full of oils and let them set about 3 hours in the fridge. You can let them set at room temperature, but this will take a while, trust me!
  • Your oils are ready for whipping once they are partially set, or when you can make an indent in them with your finger. Whip them for about 5 minutes on medium in a kitchen aid or with a hand mixer, until you see stiff peaks forming.
  • Add essential oils, and whip for another minute.

This whipped moisturizing body butter recipe will restore the softness your skin needs! Let us know what you think about this recipe by commenting below or connecting with us on social media @fromsimplyearth!

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