DIY Rosemary Smoothing Body Oil

DIY Body Oil

I just recently did a post on a facial oil, explaining how potent and pure an oil is compared to a lotion.  I probably don’t need to mention how incredibly easy it is to prepare an oil for the skin.  It can be as simple as opening a bottle!  But, today we should make something decadent for our loved ones-something that will suit many needs including poor circulation, cellulite and dry skin.

I think everyone could use extra circulation.  The more circulation, the healthier the skin.  When their is good blood flow in the legs, cellulite lessens as well as vein issues are relieved!  Luckily there are several things that help rev up blood flow.  Massage is a great way to encourage circulation as well as exercise.  One of the best essential oils for blood flow is rosemary.  I also use macadamia nut oil and sweet almond oil for added moisture.  Shea butter is excellent for replenishing skin as well.

DIY Smoothing Body Oil

5 TBSP. Macadamia Nut Oil (find it HERE)

2 TBSP.  Sweet Almond Oil (find it HERE)

1 TBSP. Shea Butter (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Vitamin E oil (find it HERE)

20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (find it HERE)

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)


  1. Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full of water.
  2. Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water and turn the stove top on to medium heat.
  3. Add macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter to bowl.
  4. Allow to melt.
  5. Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil and rosemary oil and lavender oil.
  6. Pour into a 4 ounce bottle.

Don’t forget a label!!  I have made a label you can save to your computer and print from your own printer using the Avery website.  I used THESE labels for this size bottle.  I also enjoy using Stick You for my labels because they are waterproof and turn out gorgeous.  Sticker You is affordable and easy to use.  They ship fast and you can print different labels on 1 page.

xx, Jenni


Smoothing Body Oil Label

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. December 10, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I made this recipe and I am not liking the smell of the Rosemary. What EO can I add to it to give it less of a medicine smell? Love the texture though. Thank you

    • December 12, 2014 / 9:54 am

      Martha-I know. It’s a very minty yet medicinal smell. It does pair well with lavender. I’m not sure, but geranium is amazing for an oil like this and it is so strong. It wouldn’t take much to overpower the rosemary. I’m just not sure if the smells work together. You don’t know until you try it.

  2. December 12, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    Thank Jenni! I tried the lavender which didn’t smell too great with it. Then I added geranium but still kinda iffy. So I’ll just use this myself. I made a separate one for a friend but only used geranium; which, was a hit.

  3. Isabel
    August 10, 2015 / 3:14 am

    Hi, Thank you for this recipe , sounds amazing I already use oils for everything including my face and when I was looking for a recipe to make body butter I saw this and think I’m gonna try it instead , I had bought ingredients for body butter including cocoa butter , could I use this instead of Shea butter ?
    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon 🙂

    • August 10, 2015 / 1:45 pm

      Isabel-I think you could-I worry a bit about cocoa butter being harder then shea butter but I think it’s worth a try. You could omit the butter all together?

      • Isabel
        August 10, 2015 / 3:18 pm

        Thank you I think I will buy the Shea butter 😊

  4. Kristi
    September 25, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Hi Jenni!

    I recently made this body oil to take to the spa for a massage appointment. It was FANTASTIC! The therapist kept raving about it and I could not get over how soft my skin feels (which is already outrageously soft from one of your body butter recipes)! This will definitely become a daily staple for me!


    • Jenni
      October 3, 2016 / 11:31 am

      Kristi! I’m so glad to know this! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Patty
    January 24, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Hi Jenni, I’d like to make this today but do not have macademia oil on hand, can I substitute jojoba or grapeseed? I have all the other ingredients….

    • Jenni
      January 28, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      You absolutely can!!

  6. October 19, 2017 / 3:53 pm


    What is the shelf life of this oil? I’m shipping this to a friend and also wanted to know the best way to ship it? If should be safe in bubble wrap right?

    • Jenni
      October 25, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Martha-Hi!! It should last around 6 mos. I ship it in a flat rate small box via USPS. I use biodegradable peanuts but bubble wrap is even better!

  7. Sue
    May 22, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Is there a sub for macadamis oil?

  8. March 1, 2019 / 5:30 am

    Hey Jenni, this looks very nice, I really want to make it. Only, I’m not the biggest fan of almond oil. Do you have any idea which carrier oil would be the best replacement for that? Thanks!

    • Jenni
      March 4, 2019 / 12:01 pm

      Kat-Rosehip Seed Oil is the best but it’s expensive. Apricot Kernel Oil would be good too. Pumpkin or Hemp are great too! Hope this helps!

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