Handmade hands and lips butter Recipe

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A handmade hands and lips butter is arguably one of my favourite zero waste gift idea: 2 ingredients, under 10 minutes, no whipping required and you can make a multipurpose zero waste product: a hands and lips butter cream to protect hands and chapped lips.

I get super dry hands during winter and feel the constant need of hydration. I like to make this hands & lips butter in small 5 ml tins, so they are perfect to carry in your bag or pocket for an hydration on the go.

Zero waste gift butter


The below quantities will give you 2 x 5 ml tins.

For a buttery consistency that stays solid and forms a stickier “butter film”, use:

3 tablespoons of shea butter

1 teaspoons of coconut oil

For a buttery consistency that melts into a liquid when applied, use: 

3 tablespoons of shea butter

3 teaspoons of coconut oil

Melt on a double boiler at bain-marie at low heat for about 2 minutes.

Pour into a 5 ml repurposed metal tin and put it in the fridge for about an hour to prevent graininess in the butter.

Leaving the butter unscented is perfect for eczema or sensitive skin. 

If you wish, you can also add up to 1% of an essential oil which is suitable to use on the lips. Here is a list:



Geranium/Rose Geranium






Sweet Orange


Tea tree

Who will be the lucky one in your family to receive this decadent treat this Christmas? 😍 Let me know below!

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