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Rose Body Butter Recipe

This rose body butter is loaded with wrinkle fighting rosehip seed oil, skin nourishing oils & naturally colored with pink clay.
Keyword body butter, natural pink color, rose
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9.5 ounces


  • a kitchen scale that measures in ounces or grams
  • a 4-cup pyrex measuring pitcher, or other tall narrow mixing container or bowl
  • hand or stand mixer
  • 3 to 5 four-ounce jars


  • 7 oz (199 g) avocado butter
  • 2 oz (57 g) rice bran, apricot kernel, or other light oil
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) rosehip seed oil
  • 18 drops essential oil - try geranium rose and/or rose absolute, adjust amount to your scent preference
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch (or arrowroot)
  • 0.5 tsp rose clay


  • Place the avocado (or shea or mango butter) in a mixing bowl that's on the taller and narrow side. I like using a 4-cup pyrex measuring pitcher.
  • Butters can vary pretty widely as far as how soft or hard they are - you want a butter that's on the softer side for this recipe.
  • Begin mixing the butter, gradually increasing speed until it's light and fluffy.
  • Add the oils and mix them in briefly, then add the rose clay, tapioca starch (if using), and essential oils.
  • The rose clay adds a pale pink tint to the body butter. It's fine to leave it out if you don't have any; your body butter will just be white instead of pink.
  • For scent, you can use all rose absolute, or all geranium rose essential oil, or combine the two. Geranium gives a nice rosy scent at less cost than rose essential oils.
  • Resume mixing, starting on low then gradually increasing speed.
  • Beat until the body butter is light and fluffy. If needed, add a little more oil at a time for a softer body butter.
  • The texture of the finished body butter reminds me a bit of buttercream frosting when it's ready. (But, don't eat it!)
  • Spoon into containers and cap tightly.
  • This recipe makes plenty to share! It will fill 3 to 5 four-ounce jars, depending on your mixer strength and type of butter used.
  • Shelf life is at least 6 to 9 months, or as long as it smells good. Body butter deflates over time, but you can whip it back up with your mixer at any time.
  • Use wherever you have dry skin - knees, elbows, feet, hands, or smooth all over. For best results, apply at night after a bath or shower to help seal in moisture.