DIY Goat Milk Body Butter Recipe for Dry Skin

By Aniela / April 12, 2019

Looking for the best body butter recipe? Try this DIY goat milk body butter recipe for healthy, happy skin! Just a handful of natural ingredients is all you need to make this ultra luxurious body butter!

If you love making your own beauty products, this goat milk body butter recipe is right up your alley due to its simple ingredients. No need to search high and low for weird ingredients you've never heard of! This particular recipe is kept sweet and short with natural ingredients you HAVE heard of!

Goat’s milk is often overshadowed by the mighty cow, but it is a rockstar for skin! It packs a serious punch for nourishment and promoting youthful, glowing skin. In fact, a goat milk body butter is highly recommended for those with super dry skin, as it has a much higher fat content.

Goat’s milk has a high content of vitamin A. It is one of the skin’s most required vitamins as it aids in skin cell production. It also contains the important skin mineral selenium, which is known to reverse skin damage and prevent premature aging. The lactic acid in goat’s milk helps dissolve dead skin cells leaving skin glowing and the fatty acids are extremely nourishing and moisturizing for tired, dry skin.

DIY Goat Milk Body Butter Recipe For Dry Skin

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What You Need:

  • 2 tbsp of goat’s milk powder (or 1 cup of goat’s milk)
  • ½ cup of mango butter (or shea butter works too)
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 20-25 drops of vanilla essential oil (optional, and other essential oils work great too!)
  • A few drops of preservative – optional (only if you're using fresh goat milk). Please note that if using fresh goat milk, the body butter will separate, so it will need to be remixed every time before use.


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Set up a double-boiler system with a medium sized saucepan and a glass mixing bowl. Fill the saucepan about half full with water and bring to a boil.

Once the water is boiling, place the glass bowl on top of the pan. Place the mango butter and coconut oil inside allowing both to melt. Once the mango butter and coconut oil are in liquid form, remove the bowl from the saucepan. Add the goat’s milk powder and stir. Set aside to cool for about 30 minutes or until the butter is slightly firm.

Next, use a hand mixer to whip the mango butter and coconut oil. Once a butter-like consistency is achieved, add the olive oil and vanilla essential oil and use the hand mixer to whip again. Finally, transfer the body butter to a glass jar. Apply the butter liberally to clean body and face.

This DIY goat milk body butter recipe is great for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin since all the ingredients are natural! Will keep for months!

The butter can be used on the entire body, especially really dry areas such as feet, elbows, knees, and shoulders. For best results, apply liberally all over body right out of the shower. Doing this will ensure that the body butter will quickly and deeply penetrate the skin while it's still moist.

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4 years ago

Thank you for this recipe! I used Shea butter and it looked great, but turned out gritty to the touch. Is there something I could do differently to prevent that?

Helen Palmer
2 years ago
Reply to  Aniela

what I have read, is that the shea butter needs to be melted at a lower temp (below 130 F). If melted at higher temps, it becomes gritty.

3 years ago

Please can I add preservatives or it’s not needed

3 years ago

you can’t use fresh liquid goatsmilk it isn’t soluble and will separate and go bad, ruining the whole batch of butter?

Rose Hemminghaus
3 years ago

I tried to make goats milk lotion with Shea butter mango butter coconut oil and goats milk. I mixed and mixed and finally I got so frustrated I just threw it out and it was full of expensive oils and essential oils. I’m going to try this recipe. Hope I have better luck I love the goats milk soap lotion face cream all of it, hope I can make my own. If anyone knows any tricks please let me know

Rose Hemminghaus
3 years ago

Do I need guar gum or arrow root I have both for some reason

3 years ago

I own my own soap business and have been wanting to start expanding into butters, salts, and bombs. I was wondering if you have a more specific shelf life for this recipe if using powdered milk.

Angela Miller
2 years ago

The butter didn’t thicken what did I do wrong?

2 years ago
Reply to  Angela Miller

Mine didn’t either. Thinking this recipe is a hoax

Angie DeWitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Carla

Not a hoax. I’ve made it twice and it’s amazing! Everyone that’s tried it, LOVES IT!

1 year ago
Reply to  Carla

I too used goat milk powder and it had a grittiness however I use it directly out of the shower/bath while I’m still wet and it is AMAZING… the water dissolves the grit and at the end of my day my skin is still soft and hydrated… my second batch was also a little runny and didn’t firm up. However I just had to whip it longer like 20 minutes and it whipped right up. My favorite recipe now 

Leigh Ann Christian
2 years ago

I’m new to this so what do you use as a preservative because I’m wanting to use milk instead of powder?

2 years ago

Can I dehydrate my own milk and use that powdered milk rather then using fresh and worrying about preservatives?

Angie DeWitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Faith

Should use powered milk always.

2 years ago

Mine never thickened. It’s runny.

Angie DeWitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Carla

Patience. It takes a while of mixer use.
I set mine in a shallow ice water bath to cool and firm it faster.

1 year ago

You have to put emulsion in it with steric acid..
It works with fresh goat milk you just have to put those items in with it

1 year ago
Reply to  Terri

How much emulsifying wax and steric acid is required if using the (1) cup goat milk indicated as an option for the powdered goat milk in the above recipe?