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Buttercream Lotion in a glass pump bottle on a wooden cutting board with two hands pumping lotion out.

Easy Buttercream Lotion

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5 from 2 reviews


This Easy Buttercream Lotion is a super simple homemade moisturizer with a lovely vanilla smell. It’s the perfect all body moisturizer with a high proportion of aloe vera gel for extra hydration. The avocado or jojoba oil sinks into your skin well and there’s a touch of coconut oil too for deep moisturizing. This easy DIY is perfect for at home spa days and as a homemade gift.



1/2 cup jojoba or avocado oil, see notes

3 Tablespoon coconut oil

2 Tablespoons grated beeswax – weighing 1/8 ounce or 7 grams

6 Tablespoon aloe vera gel, at room temperature, I use the Desert Lilly brand


Melt the avocado oil, coconut oil, and beeswax together in a small sauce pan. Make sure all of the beeswax is dissolved or there will be bits of wax in the final product.

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the aloe vera gel. At this point the mixture will be very loose.

Next place the saucepan over an ice bath and whisk for 3-5 minutes until the lotion cools and starts to thicken. You’ll notice that it will start to leave lines of lotion on the edges or the pan instead of being totally liquid.

Pour the cooled lotion into a clean container using a funnel, and use within 2 months. A pump type of container is best for keeping homemade products so they don’t get contaminated from our hands.


I like to use vanilla jojoba oil for part of the jojoba called for, anywhere from 2-4 tablespoons is a nice balance. Vanilla jojoba oil is pure vanilla essential oil diluted in jojoba oil as a carrier oil. It’s much more affordable and has an incredible smell. I find mine at our local health food store.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins