DIY Chocolate Mint Body Butter

This recipe is part of our Essential Oil DIY series. Keep checking back for more easy to follow recipes to help you use the power of essential oils to create your own natural aromatherapy blends and bath and body, skin care, hair care, cleaning products! Learn all about essential oils here, and visit our Essential Oil DIY Shop to stock up on your supplies.

This rich DIY body butter smells like a decadent mint chocolate treat! Cocoa butter is a natural moisturizer that’s safe for all skin types, and peppermint oil is naturally uplifting, and invigorating.

Here’s how to make it:

1 ½ cups Cocoa Butter
½ cup Jojoba Oil
8 drops of Vanilla Oil
15 drops of Peppermint Oil
A jar or other sealable container to store your body butter

Warm cocoa butter in a double boiler on the stove until softened. When softened remove from heat, add jojoba oil, and let cool in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Remove from freezer, add vanilla oil and peppermint oil, and whip on high using a hand mixer or standing mixer for 5-10 minutes (or until light and fluffy).
Store in a sealable container.

Cori Myles is's Community Manager! She has 2 cats, loves cooking, knitting, gardening, and tea, and is very #teamkale.


  • Reply October 6, 2015


    Hi! I would like to make a few of these DIY’s as Christmas presents…if I make them and seal them in their containers…how long before they go bad? Can I make them a while before Christmas or should it be just a few days before?

    • Reply October 7, 2015

      Cori Myles

      Hi There! It should last for approximately 6 months from when you make it, so if you make it a while before Christmas your recipients will still have a good few months of use out of them! The natural oils in the moisturizers will cause the butter to soften if it’s kept in a warmer environment, but it’s still fine to use and you can firm it up again by putting it in a cooler spot.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

  • Reply October 7, 2015


    That’s great! Thanks for the information and quick response!

  • Reply October 14, 2015


    I also want to give these as X-Mas presents, can you tell me approximately how many 4oz tins I could make with this recipe please.

  • Reply October 17, 2015


    Hi! How many 8 oz jar the recipe makes ?

  • Reply November 17, 2015


    I’d like to make this for gifts, can you please tell me how much this will make?
    Thank you,

  • […] Get the recipe here: DIY Mint Chocolate Body Butter […]

Leave a Reply