DIY whipped body butter with a peppermint hot cocoa scent
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DIY Peppermint Hot Cocoa Body Butter with Bacuri Butter

This natural DIY body butter is perfect for the holiday season. Non-greasy and moisturizing with an ultra-light whipped texture. It smells so good, you'll want to eat it! Scented with natural essential oils.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Kim @ A Life Adjacent



  • Place your butters in a double boiler on medium-low heat to melt. Alternatively, you can use a glass bowl a top of a saucepan filled with water. Stir gently, taking care not to splash the oils. Always take extra precautions with working with heated oils.
  • Remove the pan or bowl from the heat carefully. 
  • Allow to cool slightly. Add the peppermint oil and cacao absolute and stir to combine. Then, place the bowl in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes to an hour, until firm.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the mixture for approximately 10 minutes until light and fluffy. Whipping adds air and fluffiness to your body butter which makes it easier to apply, and lends a lovely texture to your finished product.
  • Transfer your mint hot cocoa body butter mixture to a glass jar or stainless steel container. Store in a cool, dry cupboard.


Due to its dark colour, bacuri butter will leave a warm golden tone on your skin. However, it can also stain light clothing. We recommend rubbing your mint cocoa body butter in very well to prevent this issue.

Caution: if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your health care provider before making any DIY products with essential oils. As always, please use essential oils with care around small children and pets.