Dry skin is universal, and most, if not all of us have suffered with it at one point or another. This shared discomfort is something that you, as an artisan product producer, should leverage to your benefit!

Creating skin-softening and soothing body butter bars is both easy and inexpensive. The basic ingredients are readily available; and, you can create seemingly endless variations by swapping them out with their moisturizing counterparts.

The Basic Bar – Small Batch

By starting out with a relatively small batch recipe, you can test a formulation without incurring a great deal of expense. The formulation can be changed by swapping out the oils or butters. You can fragrance your bars with essential or body-safe fragrance oils, or leave them unscented.

  • 2 ounces Mango or Cocoa Butter
  • 2 ounces beeswax pastilles (white or yellow is fine)
  • 3 ounces sweet almond oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon body safe fragrance oil


Combine the butter and beeswax into a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Heat slowly in the microwave in short segments of 5-10 seconds at a time, stirring in between each segment. Once the mixture is fully melted, remove from microwave and stir in the sweet almond oil, mixing until completely combined.

Allow the mixture to cool for 1 to 2 minutes, and then add in the fragrance oil. Stir until completely combined. Immediately pour the mixture into your desired packaging (push up lotion bar tubes or lip balm tubes are recommended options).

Putting Your Product to Use

There is no disputing the fact that offering samples will help you sell more product. Among the most affordable samples that you can offer are body butter samples. If you make up small batches and package them into standard lip balm tubes, they become smooth operators that open doors to potential customers.

Examples for Using Body Butter Bar Samples:

  • As a “thank you” gift with purchase
  • Promotional giveaway at craft shows and fairs
  • Hand them out with business cards to new contacts
  • Offer them as party favors at spa-at-home parties
  • Sell them with a full-size version as a set

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