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Warm Vanilla Body Butter

I can't believe that Mothers' Day is almost here. Actually Mothers' Day is only a few days away and while it's always a great idea to get mom a gift, why not get her something homemade and one that she'll love. Nothing says "I love you mom" like something you made with your own hands. Our Warm Vanilla Body Butter will not only soothe her hands and body but also smells divine. Why buy when you can make it and you know exactly what's in there. Personally I love receiving handmade gifts and homemade cards. It shows my kids creativity and tells me that they cared enough to make me something instead of going into the store and picking up the first thing they see. Don't get me wrong, I also love receiving gifts that they buy but it means a lot more when it's something that they made especially for me. So this Mothers' Day why not give them a gift of love, and give them this Warm Vanilla Body Butter made with your own hands. 

Here is what you'll need:


½ C. Shea butter

½ C. Coconut oil

2 tbs. vanilla extract

1 tsp. almond extract (optional)


#1. Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted, mixing well. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let set until cooled to room temperature.

#2. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

#3. Remove from the fridge and add the vanilla extract and almond extract. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until whipped (2-3 minutes).

#4. Scoop the body butter into an airtight container, such as a mason jar and seal. Keep the body butter at room temperature for about 6 months. If you see any separation simply stir well.

Wasn't as hard as you thought it would have been right? Yes it is super easy to make and you'll wonder why you didn't think of making it before. Just grab the ingredients and make a batch for you and mom today.

So tell me: Do you prefer to get store bought or homemade gifts? 

Annmarie John
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  1. That sounds awesome. I am going to have to make me some of that.

  2. YUM!! This body butter looks divine and I bet it smells amazing. I may have to try it out. .

  3. This would be such a divine gift to receive and I'm such a huge fan of vanilla, I'd probably go through it in a week! Pinned!

  4. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing. Like I can already smell it. YUMMY! I am totally going to try this

  5. Oh I need a good body butter!

  6. Homemade Mother's Day gifts are the best! This is a great one.

  7. I love making my own body butters so I will be giving this a try. Shea butter and coconut oil are my bffs.

  8. I had no idea it would be so easy to make. Only 4 ingredients. It looks so fluffy like it would be really soft.

  9. Mm.. I want some! Vanilla is my favorite smell and I love body butter.
    Mother's Day is coming so maybe I need to leave this up on Cassidy's screen!

  10. Wow that looks and sounds amazing! This would make a great Mother's Day.

  11. That would be so relaxing! Vanilla, almond and coconut oil together would make an awesome scent.

  12. Body butters make my skin feel so smooth and moist! I will have to try this one! It looks awesome!

  13. OOOH I have to try this - I love vanilla and I am a self-proclaimed lotion gal. TY for sharing this.

  14. Ooh, I love vanilla and can already imagine how yummy that must smell. This is a great idea for a pampering Mother's Day gift!

  15. Ok this sounds really nice. And easy to make- I'll have to give it a shot!

  16. That really does sound super easy to make. I like homemade gifts better than store bought too, every time. :)

  17. I love body butter. Thanks for the recipe - this would make a great Mother's Day gift for my Mom.

  18. Ooh I could totally use some body butter. I love using coconut oil, so I bet this is awesome stuff. I am totally gonna try making this! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. I need to buy shea butter so that I can make my own beauty products at home. It would be so handy to have !

  20. Oh I am going to make this!! Sounds amazing! Great DIY gift idea too!!

  21. that looks amazing!!! I know my mom would love it. I may have to make some for my daughter's teachers as well, as i'm sure they would love it as well.

  22. I bet this smells amazing! This is one of those times I wish the Internet would have some kind of scratch and sniff app! lol I'd like to make some of this for myself!

  23. I ADORE receiving handmade gifts! I love making handmade gifts just as much!! My husband has really been dropping the ball in this area lately.


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