10 Best Essential Oil Combinations For Body Butter

Peppermint and lavender are probably the most common essential oil combinations for body butter. Not only does it smell incredible, but peppermint has a cooling effect that makes it great to use in the morning while lavender is calming and relaxing at night time.

If you want something with an earthy scent, try pairing patchouli and sandalwood, as both have a more woodsy aroma.

If you prefer something fruity, the lemon and orange essential oil will do the trick. Add cinnamon, clove, or nutmeg if you want to add a little extra kick!

Frankincense and myrrh are also excellent essential oils to use in combination with other ingredients.

Below are some of the best essential oil combinations for body butter:

1. Gingerbread Spice Combination

This is a great combination to make your body butter smell like gingerbread cookies. Add in some nutmeg, clove, lemon, and orange essential oil for the ultimate winter scent!

2. Lavender-Gingerbread Spice Combination

If lavender isn’t your favorite, then try out this combination instead. Add in some gingerbread essential oil, lemon, and orange for the perfect holiday blend.

3. Coconut-Lavender Combination

This is a great combination if you like the scent of lavender and want to add in some extra moisturizing properties with coconut oil. The smell isn’t too overpowering, so it will work well for those who prefer something subtle. Add in your favorite essential oils for an even stronger scent.

4. Coconut-Peppermint Combination

This is the perfect combination if you want a cooling effect, ideal to use in the morning time! Add peppermint essential oil into your mixture before microwaving it, along with coconut oil and shea butter. This will give you that refreshing smell and is also great for the skin.

5. Coconut-Gingerbread Spice Combination

This combination has a strong scent that is perfect to use during the winter. Try adding some gingerbread essential oil and nutmeg, clove, or cinnamon into your mixture after microwaving it with coconut oil and shea butter. Now you have a body butter that smells just like gingerbread!

6. Coconut-Frankincense and Myrrh Combination

This is another great combination if you want something that has an earthy, woodsy scent.

7. Coconut Oil-Shea Butter Combination

This is a great body butter if you have dry, flaky, or itchy skin. The coconut oil and shea butter moisturize the skin very well while protecting it from environmental damage that leads to premature aging or irritation.

8. Coconut Oil-Jojoba Oil Butter Combination

This body butter has a lot of slip to it, making it perfect for giving your skin some extra moisture but without feeling too greasy or heavy. Jojoba is a great oil that closely resembles the natural oils of our skin!

9. Vitamin E-Coconut Oil Butter Combination

This is one of my favorites, especially in the summer when it’s hot out. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help protect your skin from sun damage, and coconut oil has many benefits and keeps your skin looking youthful and glowing.

10. Unscented Combination

If you are sensitive to strong smells or prefer something with no scent at all, then try out this simple but effective combination. Combine shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter into one bowl before microwaving (in 20-second increments) and stirring until it is completely melted. 

This mixture has a very mild organic smell and will not trigger any allergies or sensitivities.

Try pairing your body butter with some bath salts for a luxurious gift. Add lavender and/or peppermint essential oils to the mix before transferring them into jars for gifting. See how easy it can be?

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