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So, when you want to prepare a tinted body butter, it isn’t really tricky. Here’s a simple and easy recipe you can try.

When you want to pamper your skin, or just moisturize and nourish it or even add some tint to it, you can do it with Body Butter. I wanted to keep the recipe simple and with lesser ingredients.


Cocoa Butter – 100 Gms.
Olive Oil – 50 Gms.
Aloe Vera Gel – 4 Tbsp.
Vitamin E Oil – 1 Tsp.
Sweet Almond Oil – 6 Tbsp.
Cocoa Powder – 2 – 3 Tsp.
Geranium Essential Oil – 25 Drops
Nutmeg – ½ Tsp.



In your double boiler, melt Shea Butter and Olive Oil together.

When it begins to melt, add Sweet Almond Oil and remove from heat when fully melted. Stir the mixture every now and then to melt evenly and for the oils and butter to mix.

Let the melted mixture cool for bit.

Now, add the other ingredients listed in the ingredients – Aloe Vera Gel, Cocoa Powder, Vitamin E Oil, Nutmeg Powder and Geranium Essential Oil.

Mix the ingredients to combine thoroughly and refrigerate to cool down the mixture – adjust the cocoa powder according to your skin tone and preference.

After 20 – 40 minutes, remove from refrigerator and whip the ingredients in your blender. The mixture should be fluffy and light.

Now, transfer contents to a sterilized jar and use as needed.

The Cocoa Butter adds a nice brownish tint to the recipe and gives a sun-kissed look if added enough – according to your skin tone. I have kept it fairly mild here, though you can add more or less.

The nutmeg gives sheen to the recipe, though it is optional. It also adds a nice aroma to the recipe.

I haven’t added Cinnamon Powder, as my skin is quite sensitive, though it is good for those with oily or acne-prone skin. It also adds to the bronzing effect given by cocoa and that’s a bonus.

For those who don’t want a bronzing effect, or don’t prefer cocoa, you can use other coloring agents too.

You can swap the carrier oils here for oils of your choice – Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, etc. If you have Oily Skin Apricot Oil or Argan Oil, if you have Ageing or Matured Skin Avocado, Argan or Evening Primrose Oil, if you have acne-prone skin Calendula Oil, etc.

Essential Oils can be chosen based on your requirement or preference.

Shelf Life

I prepare smaller batches of the butter and keep it refrigerated as I live in a tropical country.

How to Use the Body Butter?

Just apply on your skin in soft, circular motions for a sun-kissed look.

Like any other DIY recipe, feel free to tweak the recipe to suit your preferences or requirements. If you want us to add specific recipes, or if you have questions or suggestions write back to us. Also, let us know the tweaks that worked well for you. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Aya Naturals for your skin and face care requirements.