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After-Sun Butter

Reap the healing benefits of cocoa butter with this DIY after-sun butter recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cooling Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Keyword: moisturizer, shea butter
Yield: 8 ounces
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $10


  • 8-ounce jar or two 4-ounce metal tins with lids



  • Over a double boiler, slowly melt cocoa butter, coconut oil and beeswax. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes. (You can also combine the oils in small bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted.)
  • Add the aloe vera, honey, vitamin E and essential oils, stirring well to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into a container and let cool completely. 


To use, apply a thin layer to inflamed skin and let sink in. Stop using if you notice any additional irritation or redness.
Use within 6 months to ensure the oils stay fresh.