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Nourishing Beeswax and Shea Butter Body Cream

A thick body cream with beeswax, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil perfect for dry skin.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: lotion
Keyword: beeswax body cream, homemade body cream, shea butter body cream, shea butter. and beeswax
Servings: 8 ounces of body cream
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 140 grams distilled water
  • 16 grams almond oil
  • 8 grams shea butter
  • 8 grams beeswax
  • 14 grams stearic acid
  • 14 grams polawax
  • 2 grams phenonip
  • 2 grams fragrance of your choice


  • Measure all the ingredients using a digital scale.  Prepare your stick blender and jar by washing in hot water.
  • Place the stearic acid, polawax, beeswax, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil in a microwave safe container and heat in the microwave until contents are throughly melted and about 170 degrees. Place the water in a separate microwave safe container and microwave until also 170 degrees.   Recheck the temperatures of both containers before blending.
  • Pour the oils into the water and blend with a stick blender, blending for 20 seconds on, then 20 seconds off.  At first the mixture will seem thick and bubbly, but as it cools it will thicken.  Very suddenly, it will change texture and become body. cream.
  • Add the preservative and fragrance once the correct texture is reached.  Blend it in briefly using the stick blender.
  • Transfer to a very clean container.  Stores well for at least 6 months.



The components can also be heated in separate pots on the stovetop.