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Whipped Body Butter with White Grapefruit


Happy, healthy-looking skin depends on balanced, daily moisture, and nothing elevates your regular moisturizing routine more than essential oils. With the added benefits of essential oils, your moisturizing can take on double duty! White Grapefruit oil is a must-have essential oil for skincare—not only for its tart, citrusy fragrance, but also for its clarifying benefits to the skin. For an utterly indulgent and effective moisturizing experience, use White Grapefruit oil in your DIY recipes for skin. A good place to start? Whip up our favorite recipe for Whipped Body Butter with essential oils, making sure to bring White Grapefruit oil into the mix. 


  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ½ cup cocoa butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 15 drops White Grapefruit essential oil
  • 15 drops essential oil of choice

Recommendations: Pair White Grapefruit essential oil with Wild Orange oil, Bergamot oil, Geranium oil, Lavender oil, or Peppermint oil. 


  1. Measure all ingredients except for the essential oils in glass jar.
  2. Fill a large saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water and bring just to a boil.
  3. Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer, then add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt the ingredients together, stirring every few minutes to combine well. 
  4. Once melted and mixed thoroughly, remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.
  5. After adding essential oils, let the mixture rest in the refrigerator until it has set.
  6. Remove from the fridge and whip well using a stand or hand mixer. For best results, start on low and slowly increase speed until the body butter becomes light and fluffy.

Massage this utterly indulgent body butter into your skin daily, focusing on rough and cracked skin or toughened areas like your heels and elbows. Keeping your skin hydrated will not only make you glow, but it can also keep your skin looking and feeling healthier in the long term. And who doesn’t love feeling great in their skin? 
Give this recipe a try for yourself and let us know what you think! Post a picture on Instagram or Facebook and tag us (@doterraca). We want to know if you love White Grapefruit essential oil as much as we do! 

Caution: Citrus oils can cause photosensitivity. Whenever you use citrus essential oils in a DIY recipe, be sure to avoid direct sunlight for at least 12 hours after topical application. 

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