DIY Body Jelly

handmade body jelly
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A soothing DIY body jelly recipe that uses no petroleum or added chemicals for moisturized, baby soft skin. Use as is and enjoy the natural beeswax scent or add essential oils for therapeutic and aromatherapy properties.

What’s Great About This Recipe?

This recipe uses only 3 ingredients – Coconut Oil, Beeswax and Olive Oil – to create a velvety smooth body jelly. Coconut oil has anti-bacterial properties and is great for keeping skin hydrated. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K and helps to lock in moisture. Beeswax is a humectant and provides the skin with a protective layer.

DIY Body Jelly Ingredients - carrier oil, beeswax, coconut oil

DIY Body Jelly Recipe


1/8 cup Beeswax Pellets

1/4 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1/4 cup Organic Olive Oil

20-30 drops essential oil of your choice, if desired


Double Boiler

6 oz. containers (four)


Place beeswax, olive oil and coconut oil in a double boiler and melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. Once melted, mix thoroughly. If using essential oils, let the mixture cool slightly before adding. Pour into container and allow to sit overnight before placing on the lid.


Suggestions for use:

Apply as needed to wet or dry skin. This body jelly is wonderful when used as a general moisturizer, when used after exfoliating, and when used to hydrate especially dry hands and feet. You can add whatever essential oils you desire to this jelly to customize it for different beauty needs and concerns, i.e. peppermint for pain, chamomile for rash, etc.