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Moisturizing DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter, The Ultimate Fall Luxury

Where do I begin? This recipe for an all-natural, whipped body butter is A-MA-ZING!

When I was researching carrier oils and recommendations for eczema, I came across pumpkin seed oil. Did you know pumpkin seed oil is sooo good for your skin?

I started using it for its powerful effect on our skin’s texture and appearance. Check out all the details of pumpkin seed oil I shared with my Pumpkin Spice Bath Tea. It has the benefits and moisturizing abilities of a salve but serves up as a creamy soft whipped butter!

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How to Make Moisturizing DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter

What Makes this Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter Ultra Moisturizing?

A combination of natural body butter; coconut and shea butter. Body butter comes in a variety of textures rich and thick, soft and creamy, each with a purpose and benefit for the skin. All are from natural sources such as kernels and fruit trees. Body butter can be used in a variety of skincare products.

Learn more about the benefits of coconut oil and shea butter used in this recipe, including a printable guide in All About Body Butters.

And enjoy the benefits and soft calming fragrance of lavender too in this body butter. If your skin is feeling super dual and dry, exfoliate first with this recipe for Smoothing Lavender Salt Bars

DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup shea butter

1/2 cup pumpkin seed oil

15 – 20 drops lavender essential oil

3 airtight containers, 4 oz (these are the containers I used)

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter

Using the double broiler method, add coconut oil and shea butter to a glass measuring pitcher over a pan of shallow boiling water. (You do not want the boiling water to touch the glass measuring pitcher.) Heat coconut oil and shea butter until melted, mixing often with a whisk.

Remove from heat and add pumpkin seed oil. Place in the refrigerator to cool and set up (like jello does), approximately 2 hours. Once solid beat with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil and blend with a hand mixer. Spoon DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter into airtight containers.

Yields 12 ounces

Label and Store DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter

This homemade Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter will last three to four months. I recommend storing body butter in three separate four ounces containers. Keep one container in the bathroom for everyday use and the others in the fridge for longer shelf life. Add a printable body butter apothecary label to your containers of DI

Y Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter. I printed a sheet and punched a hole in the top of each label. Then wrapped twine around each container to secure the label as a tag. Find a set of six on a standard letter size sheet in the Simple Living Library.

Moisturizing DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter, The Ultimate Fall Luxury Handmade Gift

How to Use DIY Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter

I’m sure you’ve heard the term, “A little goes a long way”. Well, in this case, it really does. Place a small amount into your hands and massage into the skin in a circular motion. The body butter will melt into the skin at contact. Due to the shea butter, it will be a little greasy to start. As it soaks into your skin is going to feel silky smooth!

Moisturizing Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter, The Ultimate Fall LuxuryDon’t miss the free printable body butter apothecary label in the Resource Library. New to essential oils? For a detailed look at what essential oil is, read more here. Get a bottle of lavender essential oil in an essential oil starter kit.


    1. lifenreflection says:

      Oh it is Victoria! You should try it, things often easier than we think. Thanks for stopping over.

  1. Sounds divine! I almost want to eat it, j/k! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things! We love having you join us! Angelina @ Peonies and Orange Blossoms

    1. lifenreflection says:

      It is, thanks Angelina!

  2. This sounds so good. Hoping to try it for some Cmas gifts for my girls. May I ask where you get your jars? Do you order them? As always, love visiting your blog. 🙂

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Thank you Patricia, this body butter would make a great Christmas gift! This jar I picked up from a local natural foods store. Plant Therapy and Bulk Apothecary are places to shop online for jars.

  3. This sounds wonderful! I love lotions of every kind and scent…I have to try making this! Thank you for sharing with us at Create and Celebrate and congratulations on being our featured blogger this month!!

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Thank you and it was a pleasure to be interviewed this as the featured blogger this month at Create and Celebrate!

  4. I can’t believe that’s home-made! It looks fabulous! Is there a way to make a lighter version if you don’t want it too greasy?

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Thanks Zalenia, this body butter is meant for the cooler temps in Autumn when our skin needs a big drink! The shea butter does make it greasy but, it’s absorbs in just few minutes. I like to slather it on after a shower or just before bed. For an everyday lotion check my recipe here

  5. This sounds luxurious! Found it on the #HomeMattersParty. Pinned!

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Thanks Sinea, it is the perfect luxury for autumn self care!

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Oh my goodness, thank you Lorelai!

  6. Parneet Grewal says:

    I made this lotion. The colour is red , the colour of pumpkin seed oil. The colour with your recipe is yellow.
    Is I am missing something?

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Parnett the pumpkin seed oil I use is for skin from the bulk apothecary. It is not red. It has a yellow tint, so my lotion is yellow. Did you use pumpkin seed oil for cooking maybe?

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