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Featured image with text: homemade citrus body butter in a glass jar with orange zest on top and slices orange behind it and a zester beside it

Citrus Body Butter

A six-ingredient body butter recipe with coconut to nourish your skin and boost your mood! This citrus homemade body butter uses real fruit zest (not essential oils) for its amazing scent and is made with all-natural ingredients like coconut oil and beeswax.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 day 35 minutes
Servings 2 jars
Author fitasamamabear



  1. In a double boiler, combine all ingredients (except oils if using). Bring to a rolling boil and let simmer for fifteen minutes.

  2. Stir frequently with a mini whisk until all ingredients are combined. Let boil for another two to three minutes so make sure the beeswax won't leave any chunks.

  3. Pour the mixture through a small mesh sieve into two small mason jars. If using essential oils, add in the oils and whisk to combine.

  4. Let sit on the counter for twenty for hours to set.

Recipe Notes

If using essential oils in place of the zest, add 5-7 drops of each.

Not sure where to purchase the ingredients? I created a DIY Beauty Product Ingredients for just that purpose!