Chocolate Body Butter

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If you’re in need of some pampering, specifically your feet then this Chocolate Body Butter makes the perfect addition to your spa routine (in addition to a Chocolate Peppermint Lip Chap of course!)! Full of hydrating ingredients this homemade foot cream looks good enough to eat and feels even better!

A delicious smelling homemade body butter, this Chocolate Body Butter is perfect for giving dry skin the hydration it needs - especially dry, cracked feet that can go neglected!

Chocolate Body Butter Recipe

Being on your feet all the time from work or chasing little ones leaves most of us with sore, cracked and less than perfect looking! Sound familiar?

Well it’s high time we gave our feet some love then!

This Chocolate Swirl Foot Butter is full of repairing ingredients making it perfect for your feet after a long soak:

  • Coconut oil is especially hydrating and helps with cracked heels.
  • The shea butter in the recipe helps nourish and repair dry skin.
  • Peppermint oil has been shown to help heal cuts, stings and ease muscle tension.
  • Plus, the magnesium oil in the recipe promotes relaxation throughout the body and since you’re applying the lotion to your feet, one of the most highly absorbable areas, this butter is a perfect addition to your pre-bedtime routine.

Not to mention this butter looks good enough to eat! The slight hint of raw cacao powder makes this foot cream looks (and smell) like a treat. Not to worry though, the color of the butter won’t stain your feet… I promise!

Keep in mind that the temperature of your house will vary the consistency of the butter slightly. It’s naturally oily (so don’t put on your best socks after lathering up!) but the warmer your house the more melted it will be and vice versa when cold.

If you haven’t already, check out the Dos’s & Don’ts of homemade lotions so the creating process goes smoothly!

Homemade Body Butter Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Double Boiler
  • Electric Mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Small glass jar

How To Make Chocolate Foot Butter

In a double boiler (or a small jar in a small pot of water), combine the coconut oil and shae butter. Heat over medium high heat until a rolling boil develops. Melt the butter and the oil together.

Remove from heat and let cool on the counter for five minutes. Add in the magnesium oil and the peppermint oil. Whisk/stir briefly to combine.

Place in the fridge for one to two hours until mostly solid. Alternatively, place in the freezer for 45 minutes. The magnesium oil will separate from the shae butter and coconut oil which should be solid.

Remove from the fridge and whip with electric beater. You may have to use a small paring knife to scrape down the sides of the jar where the mixture is hard.

Once mostly whipped, add in the raw cacao and finish whipping until completely blended. Transfer to a small jar to use!

Note: If stored in the fridge this butter should last upwards of four to six weeks but the consistency is harder (due to the coconut oil solidifying). If left in the cupboard the lotion will only last three-four weeks depending on any moisture that gets into the jar.

 

Pin this Easy Homemade Body Butter to give your feet some much needed TLC:

How to make homemade body butter with a delicious chocolate peppermint scent. This easy body butter recipe is luxurious and hydrating, perfect for treating yourself - and thick enough to be a foot butter for dry, cracked feet

Grab your free printable instructions for our homemade chocolate foot cream recipe:

Yield: 1 4oz container

Chocolate Body Butter

Chocolate Body Butter

A delicious smelling homemade body butter, this Chocolate Body Butter is perfect for giving dry skin the hydration it needs - especially dry, cracked feet that can go neglected!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 1/4 coconut oil (measured solid)
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1.5 tbs magnesium oil
  • 1.5 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil (or more as per preference)

Tools

  • Double Boiler
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Mason Jar, for storage
  • Small Whisk

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler (or a small jar in a small pot of water), combine the coconut oil and shea butter. Heat over medium high heat until a rolling boil develops. Melt the butter and the oil together.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool on the counter for five minutes. Add in the magnesium oil and the peppermint oil. Whisk/stir briefly to combine.
  3. Place in the fridge for one to two hours until mostly solid. Alternatively, place in the freezer for 45 minutes. The magnesium oil will separate from the shea butter and coconut oil which should be solid.
  4. Remove from the fridge and whip with electric beater. You may have to use a small paring knife to scrape down the sides of the jar where the mixture is hard.
  5. Once mostly whipped, add in the raw cacao and finish whipping until completely blended. Transfer to a small jar to use!

Notes

Note: If stored in the fridge this butter should last upwards of four to six weeks but the consistency is harder (due to the coconut oil solidifying). If left in the cupboard the lotion will only last three-four weeks depending on any moisture that gets into the jar.

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If you’re looking for a way to pamper your feet and promote relaxation at the same time this Chocolate Swirl Foot Butter is for you! It looks good enough to eat and feels even better massaged into your feet!

Check out our other homemade beauty ideas here.

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