7 Luxurious Moringa Oil Body Butter Recipes

I love body butter. I’m the sort of person who tends to ignore lotions and toners and assorted moisturizing products for the most part. Is that good?

No. Should I invest twenty minutes of my day lotioning myself up before bed? Yes. But do I? Absolutely not, I fall asleep twenty minutes early instead, I have no regrets.

But body butter is decadent in a way I adore; you slap some on, rub it in, and spend the rest of the day feeling like a 2nd-century queen.

The problem is that body butter because it’s so naturally luxurious, sometimes comes out a little thicker and greasier than I like. So if you love body butter but don’t want your skin to feel filmy and gross when you’re done, what do you do?

If you wanted a softer intro into Moringa, check out our Moringa 101 post:

What is our Favorite Moringa Oil Body Butter Recipe?

What ingredients will you need for our favorite Moringa Oil Body Butter Recipe?

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

You use Moringa oil, add a special ingredient or two, and then start experimenting with butter and fragrances until you’ve found combinations your skin and nose both enjoy.

Here you’ll find 7 recipes and scent combinations for Moringa oil body butter that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, moisturized, and pampered. Each of these recipes makes about 8 ounces, or half a pound, of body butter. If you’d like to make more, multiply each recipe accordingly! And of course, feel free to experiment with your own! Play around with different types of butter, different fragrances, and different ratios. What works well on one person’s skin might not work well on someone else’s; get creative!

Helpful Tools for Making Body Butter

  • A double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can create a makeshift one. This great WikiHow article on how to make a double boiler using two pots.
  • A hand mixer, stand mixer, or immersion blender
  • An 8-ounce glass/canning/jelly jar

Whipped Moringa-Avocado Body Butter

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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. Add your avocado butter to a large mixing bowl. Using a mixer or immersion blender, whip your butter for about 2 minutes at medium speed until fluffy. Your butter should have a soft, cloud-like consistency.
  2. Pour in the Moringa oil into the bowl and continue mixing on medium until oil and butter have combined. Then add in the tapioca starch and continue mixing for another minute until all three items have been incorporated and the mixture is fluffy and smooth.
  3. Add in your essential oils. Mix once more on low speed until all elements are thoroughly combined, for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Scoop your body butter into your glass jar and enjoy! Seal tightly when not in use.

Whipped Lavender-Scented Shea and Moringa Body Butter

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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. Using a double boiler or DIY-version of one, slightly soften your shea butter on low until it has the consistency of milk butter. Do not melt entirely.
  2. Add the shea butter to a mixing bowl. Using a mixer or immersion blender, whip your butter for about 2 minutes at medium speed until fluffy.
  3. Add your Moringa and jojoba oil to the shea butter and continue mixing on medium until oil and butter have entirely combined. Consistency should still be fluffy and smooth.
  4. Add the tapioca starch and continue mixing in short, 5-second bursts until fully incorporated. The texture should remain fluffy.
  5. Add in your essential oils. Mix once more on low speed until all elements are thoroughly combined, for about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Scoop your body butter into your glass jar, seal tightly when not in use.

Spice-and-Flowers Moringa Body Butter

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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. Using a double boiler (or a DIY-one), slowly heat the mixture on low until softened and easily manipulated, stirring regularly until butter and oil are thoroughly combined. Remove from heat.
  2. Let the shea/coconut mixture cool on the counter until warm, but not hot.
  3. Add the Moringa oil and arrowroot starch to the shea and coconut, and stir until fully incorporated.
  4. Store the mixture in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool and solidify just slightly; the mixture will start to look a little 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 would like 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 using a hand mixer for about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Scoop your body butter into their containers and enjoy! Seal tightly when not in use.

Whipped Juniper-Scented Body Butter

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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 fluffy and soft. If you find that the butter is a bit too hard to whip easily, soften it just slightly using a double boiler on low heat and then let it cool on the counter for a few minutes. Your butter should have a soft, cloud-like consistency.
  2. Add your olive oil, Moringa oil, and tapioca starch to the Kokum butter and continue mixing on medium until all items have combined and are fluffy.
  3. Add in your essential oils. Mix once more on low speed until all elements are thoroughly combined, for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Spoon your body butter into glass containers, seal tightly when not in use, and enjoy!

Peppermint and Eucalyptus Body Butter

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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, heat the cocoa butter on low until soft and malleable, but not melted. Remove the cocoa butter from heat and set on the counter to cool for at least half an hour.
  2. Add the Moringa oil, starch, and both essential oils to the butter and use a hand or stand mixer for about 2 minutes to combine thoroughly.
  3. Place the body butter in the freezer for about 20 minutes or in the refrigerator for about 60. The lotion should begin to solidify slightly but do not let it harden entirely.
  4. Move the body butter from the freezer or refrigerator and package it into your containers. Close tightly and enjoy!

Whipped Lemon, Lavender, & Bergamot Body Butter

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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. Ladle your avocado butter into a mixing bowl, and whip it for about 2-3 minutes using a mixer or immersion blender. Whip until fluffy and cloud-like.
  2. Pour in the Moringa oil into the bowl and continue mixing on medium speed for about 1 minute until the oil and butter have thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the tapioca starch and all three essential oils to your lotion and continue mixing for another minute on low speed until all are thoroughly combined into the lotion mixture.
  4. Scoop your body butter into your glass jar and enjoy! Make sure that your butter is closed tightly when not in use.

Supremely Spicy Body Butter

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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. Soften the cocoa butter, either by heating it in short 10-second bursts in the microwave or by using a double broiler on low heat on the stovetop. The final consistency should be solid enough to clump together, but soft enough to easily separate with a utensil.
  2. Set the cocoa butter on a countertop for about 20-30 minutes until cool enough to handle.
  3. Add Moringa oil, jojoba oil, arrowroot starch to the cocoa butter and mix using a hand/stand mixer or by hand. Stir thoroughly until the butter, oils, and starch are entirely incorporated.
  4. Add the essential oils to the body butter and mix once more until all elements are combined. This will take about 20 seconds for a hand mixer and about 2 minutes if mixing by hand.
  5. Scoop your body butter into your glass jar and enjoy! Remember to close the jar tightly when not in use to ensure longevity.

Conclusion

Making body butter is extremely easy, especially with the addition of a lightweight oil like Moringa.

Play around with the recipes above; try experimenting with hard butters, soft ones, whipped versus not, arrowroot versus tapioca, and different scent combinations. There’s no wrong way to make body butter. Have fun, and enjoy the results!

Shelby Kaplan

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