The 7 Best Moringa Oil Body Butter Recipes [DIY]

I have a soft spot for body butter. While I often overlook lotions and various skincare products, body butter is an exception that I simply can’t resist. Is this a wise choice? Probably not. Should I allocate twenty minutes of my evening to moisturize diligently before bedtime? Absolutely. But do I? Admittedly, I often find myself drifting off to sleep twenty minutes earlier instead, without any regrets.

Yet, there’s something undeniably indulgent about body butter that I find irresistible. The sensation of slathering it on, massaging it into my skin, and spending the rest of the day feeling like a queen.

The issue lies in the fact that body butter, owing to its inherent richness, can occasionally feel too dense and oily for personal preference. So, if you love body butter but wish to avoid that heavy, unpleasant filmy on your skin, what’s the remedy?

In this article, we will list out 7 of our favorite Moringa oil body butter recipes!

If you want a deep dive into Moringa, check out our Moringa 101 post:


How To Make Moringa Butter

Below, you’ll find 7 recipes featuring various scent combinations for Moringa oil body butter, promising to leave your skin revitalized, deeply moisturized, and luxuriously indulged. Each recipe has approximately 8 ounces, or half a pound, of body butter. If you wish to make more, you can adjust the measurements accordingly! And don’t hesitate to unleash your creativity by experimenting with your own combinations. Test out different types of butter, diverse fragrances, and varying proportions. Remember, what suits one person’s skin may not suit another’s, so let your imagination run wild!

Here are the 7 Moringa oil butter recipes we’ll be sharing and demonstrating:

  1. Whipped Moringa-Avocado Body Butter

  2. Whipped Lavender-Scented Shea and Moringa Body Butter

  3. Spice-and-Flowers Moringa Body Butter

  4. Whipped Juniper-Scented Body Butter

  5. Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter

  6. Whipped Lemon, Lavender, & Bergamot Body Butter

  7. Supremely Spicy Body Butter

Helpful Tools for Making Body Butter

  • A double boiler. If you don’t have one, don’t worry! You can fashion a makeshift double boiler using two pots. Check out this helpful WikiHow article for step-by-step instructions on creating your own double boiler.
  • A hand mixer, stand mixer, or immersion blender
  • An 8-ounce glass, canning, or jelly jar


1. Whipped Moringa-Avocado Body Butter

Avocado

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup avocado butter
  • 1/4 cup Moringa oil
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil

  1. Begin by adding your avocado butter to a large mixing bowl. With a mixer or immersion blender, whip the butter for approximately 2 minutes at medium speed until it reaches a fluffy, cloud-like consistency.

  2. Pour the Moringa oil into the bowl and continue mixing at medium speed until the oil and butter have fully combined. Next, add the tapioca starch and mix for an additional minute until all three ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, resulting in a fluffy and smooth mixture.

  3. Now, it’s time to add your essential oils. Mix once more at low speed until all components are well combined, typically taking about 1-2 minutes.

  4. Finally, scoop your freshly made body butter into your glass jar and seal it tightly when not in use. Enjoy the luxurious sensation it brings to your skin!

2. Whipped Lavender-Scented Shea and Moringa Body Butter

lavender oil

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup Moringa oil
  • 1/8 cup jojoba oil
  • 5 tsp tapioca starch
  • 12 drops lavender essential oil
  • 12 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 8 drops wild orange essential oil

  1. Start by slightly softening your shea butter using a double boiler or a DIY version of one. Heat it on low until it reaches the consistency of milk butter, being careful not to melt it entirely.

  2. Transfer the softened shea butter to a mixing bowl. Using a mixer or immersion blender, whip the butter for approximately 2 minutes at medium speed until it becomes fluffy.

  3. Next, add your Moringa and jojoba oil to the whipped shea butter, and continue mixing at medium speed until the oil and butter are fully combined. The mixture should maintain a fluffy and smooth texture.

  4. Incorporate the tapioca starch into the mixture, continuing to mix in short bursts of 5 seconds until it is fully blended. Ensure that the texture remains fluffy throughout this process.

  5. Now, it’s time to add your essential oils. Mix once more at low speed until all elements are thoroughly combined, typically taking about 1-2 minutes.

  6. Scoop your freshly prepared body butter into your glass jar, and seal it tightly when not in use. Enjoy the nourishing sensation it brings to your skin!

3. Spice-and-Flowers Moringa Body Butter

Moringa body butter

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup Moringa oil
  • 4 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 15 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops patchouli essential oil

  1. Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a skillet or pot. Use a double boiler or DIY version to slowly heat the mixture on low until softened and easily manipulated. Stir regularly until the butter and oil are thoroughly combined. Once done, remove from heat.

  2. Allow the shea/coconut mixture to cool on the counter until warm but not hot.

  3. Add the Moringa oil and arrowroot starch to the shea and coconut mixture, and stir until fully incorporated.

  4. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes. Let it cool and solidify slightly; you’ll notice the mixture starting to appear slightly cloudy. Remove from the refrigerator before it hardens completely.

  5. Add all three essential oils to the lotion and mix until fully incorporated. If you prefer whipped lotion, use a hand/stand mixer or immersion blender and whip for about 7-10 minutes until fluffy. If you don’t want whipped lotion, mix by hand for about 5 minutes or use a hand mixer for about 1-2 minutes.

  6. Scoop your freshly prepared body butter into your containers and enjoy! Remember to seal tightly when not in use.

4. Whipped Juniper-Scented Body Butter

essential oil

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Kokum butter (soft; if your oil has solidified, use a double boiler to soften)
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup Moringa oil
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 15 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 10 drops cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

  1. In a large mixing bowl, use a mixer or immersion blender to whip your Kokum butter until it becomes fluffy and soft. If the butter is too hard to whip easily, slightly soften it using a double boiler on low heat, then let it cool on the counter for a few minutes. Aim for a soft, cloud-like consistency.

  2. Add your olive oil, Moringa oil, and tapioca starch to the whipped Kokum butter. Continue mixing on medium speed until all the ingredients have combined and the mixture is fluffy.

  3. Incorporate your essential oils into the mixture. Mix once more on low speed until all elements are thoroughly combined, typically for about 1-2 minutes.

  4. Spoon your freshly prepared body butter into glass containers, seal them tightly when not in use, and indulge in its nourishing goodness!

5. Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter

Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/3 cup Moringa oil
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 12 drops peppermint essential oil

  1. Using a double boiler, gently heat the cocoa butter on low until it becomes soft and pliable, but avoid melting it entirely. Once softened, remove the cocoa butter from the heat and allow it to cool on the counter for at least half an hour.

  2. After the cocoa butter has cooled, add the Moringa oil, starch, and both essential oils to the mixture. Use a hand or stand mixer to blend everything thoroughly for about 2 minutes until well combined.

  3. Transfer the body butter mixture to the freezer for approximately 20 minutes or place it in the refrigerator for about 60 minutes. You want the lotion to begin solidifying slightly, but ensure it doesn’t harden completely.

  4. Once the body butter has reached the desired consistency, remove it from the freezer or refrigerator and carefully package it into your containers. Seal the containers tightly and get ready to enjoy your homemade body butter!

6. Whipped Lemon, Lavender, & Bergamot Body Butter

lemon

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup avocado butter
  • 1/8 cup Moringa oil
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 7 drops bergamot essential oil

  1. Transfer your avocado butter into a mixing bowl and whip it for approximately 2-3 minutes using a mixer or immersion blender. Whip until it reaches a fluffy, cloud-like consistency.

  2. Next, pour the Moringa oil into the bowl and continue mixing on medium speed for about 1 minute until the oil and butter are fully combined.

  3. Add the tapioca starch and all three essential oils to your lotion mixture, then continue mixing for another minute on low speed until everything is thoroughly combined.

  4. Finally, scoop your body butter into your glass jar and get ready to enjoy! Remember to seal the jar tightly when not in use to maintain freshness.

7. Supremely Spicy Body Butter

Oranges

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Butter
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/8 cup Moringa oil
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 15 drops cardamom essential oil
  • 10 drops clove essential oil
  • 10 drops ginger essential oil

  1. Begin by softening the cocoa butter. You can do this by heating it in short 10-second bursts in the microwave or by using a double boiler on low heat on the stovetop. Aim for a final consistency that is solid enough to clump together but soft enough to easily separate with a utensil.

  2. Once softened, let the cocoa butter cool on the countertop for about 20-30 minutes until it’s cool enough to handle.

  3. Add the Moringa oil, jojoba oil, and arrowroot starch to the cocoa butter. Mix everything together using a hand/stand mixer or by hand, ensuring thorough incorporation of the butter, oils, and starch.

  4. Next, add the essential oils to the body butter and mix once more until all elements are combined. This will take about 20 seconds with a hand mixer or about 2 minutes if mixing by hand.

  5. Finally, scoop your body butter into your glass jar and get ready to enjoy! Make sure to seal the jar tightly when not in use to preserve its freshness.

Conclusion

Creating body butter is a breeze, especially when incorporating a lightweight oil like Moringa.

Feel free to explore the recipes provided above and experiment with various ingredients and techniques. Whether it’s using different types of butters, adjusting textures, or experimenting with scent combinations, the possibilities are endless. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to making body butter, so let your creativity shine and enjoy the delightful results!

2 thoughts on “The 7 Best Moringa Oil Body Butter Recipes [DIY]”

  1. Why do you need to add tapioca or arrowroot starch to the recipe? What would happen if you do not add either of these to the product?

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