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Manella's Wonderful Body Butter 
Dec. 19, 2013 9:15 pm 
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014 1:31 pm

Winter is here along with the wind which of course includes dry skin. I have tried so many different lotions and creams for dry skin, but the best thing I found is coconut oil. I have to thank Manella for sharing this wonderful recipe for Body Butter. You will need three ingredients, coconut oil, Vitamin E oil and Vanilla fragrance oil. In ten minutes you can make the body butter and your skin will thank you. I made a small batch because a little goes a long way. A cup will fill two four ounce jars. I have enough ingredients left over to make 2 more 4 oz. jars. I also made some cute labels using Printshop for the top of the jars. 


     Manella suggested buying the coconut oil at Costco. I do not live near a Costco. So I bought Organic Coconut Oil, Pure vitamin E Oil, and Vanilla Fragrance Oil from I am sure if you have any questions, you can ask Manella on the Buzz and she will answer any questions you have.

The best thing I love about the Buzz and AR is people are so willing to share their recipes. Thanks Again, Manella!

Manella's Body Butter Recipe

1 cup of Organic Coconut Oil, 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil and 3 drops of Pure Vanilla Essence Oil.


Put all in a large bowl. With an electric mixer, whip until smooth. Do not use a a blender or food processor or a Kitchen Aid mixer as the coconut oil will get too warm and will not work.

You will need:

Vitamin E Oil $5.49

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil $7.40

4 oz. plastic jar $12.98 set of 6 BPA Free

Vanilla Fragrance Oil $2.99

Dec. 20, 2013 4:30 am
Definately going to try this! Would make great gifts, don't ya think? My address is..... lol! Have a great Christmas Lela!!!
Dec. 20, 2013 6:36 am
Good Morning, Terry! You are so funny Terry. Be prepared to have soft skin like Molly's! Merry Christmas to You, too!
Dec. 20, 2013 7:20 am
Lela, this was very nice of you. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas.
Dec. 20, 2013 7:30 am
Thank you for posting, I've saved the recipe, but nice to know where to get the ingredients. I do think it would make nice gift ideas. I'm thinking it would be great for cracked heels.
Dec. 20, 2013 7:47 am
Lela, I saw Manella's Body Butter recipe a week or so ago and saved it. After reading your blog, I think I will make it. I've come to trust Manella's recipes and now with your endorsement, it has to be a "Keeper." Thank you for such a nice blog in support of one of our fellow AR Peeps.
Dec. 20, 2013 8:14 am
BTW, DH and I ingest 1 tablespoon of the Nuvita Coconut Oil every day in our breakfast drinks. It is so good for you!
Dec. 20, 2013 8:50 am
Candice, what a nice thing to say, thank you and I hope you like it.
Dec. 20, 2013 8:51 am
Sherri, if you use it on your heels make sure you put some cotton socks to keep your feet warm so the oil will work.
Dec. 20, 2013 9:06 am
manella-I just love your recipes. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Dec. 20, 2013 9:09 am
I made mine with chamomile and peppermint extract and a hint of vanilla (it's heavenly)- I love it!!!!
Dec. 20, 2013 9:09 am
Sherri-the body butter is so easy to make. 10 minutes and you are done. Great idea for cracked heels.
Dec. 20, 2013 9:11 am
Candice-what I like about the body butter is the mellow fragrance.
Dec. 20, 2013 9:12 am
Ohiocook-I bet the body butter with peppermint and chamomile is wonderful.
Dec. 20, 2013 9:15 am
Coconut oil makes a great moisturizer! I made body cream and srub this year for Christmas gifts that featured coconut oil as the main ingredient. My recipe is a little different than this one (it also has shea butter which I bought on Amazon), but anything with coconut oil makes your skin so soft. Great blog, Lela!
Dec. 20, 2013 9:35 am
Wisweetp-I bet adding shea butter makes it a great body cream.
Dec. 21, 2013 12:14 pm
Wow, I haven't been on much and missed manella's recipe. I love coconut oil, I never would have thought to make a body butter out of it. Lela, thanks for sharing manella's recipe. manella, brilliant idea!
Dec. 21, 2013 12:27 pm
Beautiful presentation! I am awaiting the arrival of my materials to make this. Now you have ne thinking I should increase the order and make gifts for my daughters too.
Dec. 22, 2013 7:43 am
Cat Hill-Merry Christmas. Manella's recipe is so easy.
Dec. 22, 2013 7:44 am
BigShotsMom, I put the body butter on at night and wear old pjs. It makes your skin so soft. Be careful it is a bit greasy, but worth it.
Dec. 22, 2013 8:07 am
Is the Manella Body Butter to greasy for daytime wear? I plan on trying the recipe. The recipe seems like it is a good product.
Dec. 22, 2013 8:08 am
Thank you for the Amazon info. I need to make this not only for myself, but for friends & family that get "cracked" fingers in the winter. I trust you & manella, too!
Dec. 23, 2013 6:57 am
Awesome recipe for skin. Coconut oil is so wholesome you can eat it. No worries about putting carcinogens on your skin. And there are plenty of great essential oils that you can use - each with important properties like lavender for calming just use sparingly. (a few drops) You could use juniper and smell like a "Christmas tree!
Dec. 23, 2013 7:28 am
Hello optimistic-For me, I think it is a bit too greasy for daytime. I use it at night. I hope you give it a try.
Dec. 23, 2013 7:34 am
Hi scootersandi, Manella said to put some body butter on and wear some cotton gloves. There are some gloves on Amazon-(Now, I am sounding like a commercial) In the town where I live, I can't find cotton gloves. I am thinking of ordering these--
Dec. 23, 2013 7:35 am
Good Morning carolkingfish! Thanks for the info on essential oils-I can imagine that lavender would really smell great.
Dec. 23, 2013 7:19 pm
As soon as I get a new mixer, I blew mine out making royal icing for cake deco class, NOTE to self: No hand mixer for that again! LOL BUT, I will be making this with it! Thanks Lela! MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
Dec. 23, 2013 7:22 pm
Oh I have the Driest feet on the Planet Earth!!! NEED this butter!
Dec. 23, 2013 7:31 pm
BTW, your photo scenery is Beautiful!!
Dec. 26, 2013 9:09 am
Hello Patty Cakes-the easiest 5 minute beauty treatment I ever used. I was just using the body butter at night. However, I tried the body butter after my morning shower and my dry skin soaked it up like a sponge. I know how it is with the dry feet and my hands are so dry, too. I did soak my feet and used a pumice stone to remove all the dead skin. Then, I used the body butter. My feet seem to feel softer. Thanks for the compliment. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, Patty Cakes!
Dec. 30, 2013 2:53 pm
Thanks Lela for the information. The body butter is a good product. Happy New Years!
Jan. 15, 2014 1:31 pm
Hello optimistic-I just saw your post so I hope you like manella's body butter.
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