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Non Greasy Shea Body Butter Recipe

Non-Greasy Shea Body Butter Recipe

This is a wonderful non-greasy shea body butter recipe that works very well. It absorbs quickly, is not greasy, and is great for your skin!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 ounces
Author Debra Maslowski



  1. Melt the shea butter in a double boiler.
  2. Once it is melted, add the oil and blend it well.
  3. Next, add the arrowroot powder, a little at a time. You can whisk it or use an immersion blender. Either one will add some air to the mixture, but if you keep it on the double boiler, it will flatten out as you stir it.
  4. Once everything is completely blended, add the essential oil. Start with 10 drops, adding more if you like after you have checked the scent.
  5. Take off the double boiler and continue to stir occasionally as it sets up. Depending on the oils and shea butter that you use, it may be creamy to semi-stiff. If it is too stiff, you can remelt it and add some oil, following the instructions above. If it is too runny, add some more shea butter.
  6. When you have it at the desired consistency, scoop it into a wide mouth jar. I like the short canning jars as they are easy to find and clean up well.


Jars can be sanitized very easily by running through a dishwasher or set in boiling water as you would for canning.

This non-greasy shea body butter recipe will keep for a long time, up to a year, unless you use it all first!