Breast Milk Body Butter & Breast Milk Lotion- DIY 2 Recipes

I’m so excited to share this one with all of you breastfeeding mamas!! This super simple recipe comes from Alex Finn. She posted to one of our parent groups a while back about how she had made breast milk body butter & I was intrigued. I asked her if she would let me share with my readers & she kindly obliged. Thank you so much Alex!

Now as we all know, breast milk is so healing. Inside & out. There are so many studies to show just how magical breast milk really is.

Many pumping moms will use their frozen breast milk (that’s gone over the freezer safe mark) (though, they say ‘fresh squeezed is best’) for making milk baths because it’s so good for our littles skin. (& ours too!) It’s great for restoring dry skin & fixing so many skin issues.

Lots of breastfeeding moms also swear that their milk is the answer to many ailments. (diaper rash, cradle cap, ear aches, eye issues, baby acne, healing small spots, clearing skin, relieving a stuffed up nose, etc)

It’s a well-known fact that rubbing your own breast milk on dry cracked nipples when starting the nursing process can help heal you up super fast & provide great relief.

It can also help clear up eczema, clear up acne, be used as an ointment to treat sunburn, itching or stinging, people even use it as a facial cleanser as it helps to clear up & smooth skin.

This post shows that breast milk has been linked to killing 40 types of cancer cells in tests.

If you don’t believe me, do a little google search for “breast milk good for skin” or “benefits of breast milk on skin” and see for yourself. 😉

I’m not going to pretend I don’t squirt the baby with breast milk when I notice a small skin issue. ^_^ Said issue is usually cleared up not long after.

Simply Real Moms has a fabulous post titled: 35 Breast Milk Home Remedies & they’re also offering a Free Printable of all the uses on their list.

Okay, onto the recipe:

Breast Milk Body Butter:

Per batch:

To Make:

Alex microwaved the beeswax to melt it but I usually recommend using an old pan, melting pot or double boiler. She melted the beeswax with the grapeseed oil, then poured the breast milk in once it was melted. Whisk and then add in the vitamin E last.

Keep Refrigerated. (remember it is milk after all.) If consistency changes or you suspect your mix has gone rancid, dispose right away & whip up a fresh batch. I never make things in large batches so it stays fresh. I would only make how much you think you’ll use within the month & remake as needed. It’s such a fast & easy recipe.  (Alex says hers keeps up to three months)


Adding in a few drops of essential oil while whipping. **Just be sure what you’re adding is safe for babies & toddlers & breastfeeding mamas of course.**

Breast Milk Body Butter

Photo via Alex

I decided to try to make a version of my own with the ingredients I have on hand. I also really wanted to add calendula for even more healing properties. I think mine turned more into lotion, rather than butter but OH MAMA, it makes your skin feel lovely.


Breast Milk Body Lotion:

What You’ll Need:


  • Melting pot, pan, etc.
  • Whisk
  • Storage Container (there’s lots to choose from on MRH)

To Make:

I started by melting 1 tbsp of beeswax in a pan on the stove then adding in a tbsp each of jojoba oil & calendula oil followed by a tsp of coconut oil, & mixed everything together until well combined.

Breast Milk Body Lotion

This was right after I poured in the breast milk, while the mixture was still hot.

I then removed from heat, stirred in my defrosted 3oz of freezer milk & continued to whisk until it was cool. Usually I use an electric mixer to make this nice & frothy but baby & daddy were napping on the couch so I hand whisked instead.

Breast Milk Body Lotion

Optionally, add in a few drops of essential oils while mixing the cooled mixture. Be certain the oils you use are safe for baby, toddler & breastfeeding mamas. I recommend this book: Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding by Demetria Clark. purchase link – USA / purchase link – CANADA

Keep Refrigerated. If consistency changes or you suspect your mix has gone rancid, dispose right away & whip up a fresh batch. I never make things in large batches so it stays fresh. I would only make how much you think you’ll use within the month & remake as needed. It’s such a fast & easy recipe.


This lotion turned out awesome!! I put some on my dry hands, face & lips & it feels amazing. It went on a tad oily but that didn’t last long at all. It soaked right in and feels super soft!! (if you put too much on you can always steam off with a soft warm face cloth)

I’m starting a facial routine using this & will report back with the results. ❤

Have you used breast milk as your secret healing ingredient?

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs & Starwest Botanicals for all of your herbal healing needs! Harmonious Mind is also a great Canadian supplier of essential oils and other great things.You can purchase any extra supplies over at or Images Edited using PicMonkey.

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20 thoughts on “Breast Milk Body Butter & Breast Milk Lotion- DIY 2 Recipes

  1. Kaye says:

    My milk separated from the mixture. I followed your instructions to a T.
    I first melted the beeswax in a pot, I then added my oils, mixed and then added my breast milk…removed from stoves top and whisked until cool. My milk separated as the mixture was cooling and never combined back in.


    • Briar-Rose says:

      I’m so sorry! 😭 it’s been so long since I’ve made it I’m not sure if I’ll be much help. I’ll ask a couple of the gals I know and see if we can figure out what went wrong.


  2. Kristen says:

    Hi. I have rapeseed oil but it’s a carrier 0il.
    Will this work? Is there a difference in carrier oils and just grapeseed oil?


  3. hannah brooks says:

    i know this is kind of old but mine separates too! Im doing everything you said step by step, and for a minute it will look right, and then suddenly the beeswax gets gritty and hard, separating from the milk


    • Juliya says:

      I made mine last night and it didn’t separate. I used 3oz of breastmilk. 3 oz grape seed oil. 1Tbsp of wax, and couple drops of vitamin E. I also added like 1/4 teaspoon of honey in mine. For my next batch i’ll use more honey and some essential oils.
      I started off with melting wax and the 3 oz of oil. (i did this with a mason jar that I put in boiling water on the stove.) What I find very important is warming the milk, not to just room temperature, but warm the milk like you would feed it to the baby. The cold milk with the hot oil and wax doesn’t work well. Once the milk is warm, put your essential oils in and add the milk to the melted wax and oil (thats still on the stove in hot water) once you add the milk, at this point you can take the mason jar out of the hot water take your mixer and start mixing. I mixed for a good 5 mins. It will look like heavy whipping cream consistency. Once you refrigerate it, it will look like regular lotion. Hope this helps.

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  4. Jayne Y. says:

    Hi, can please advise, I follow the recipe, but it din turn out in form, the milk just can’t mix with the mixture,
    Any ideas what’s going wrong?


    • Briar-Rose says:

      It absolutely can. You can choose to use a natural preservative or just make small batches each time. I kept mine in the fridge in small batches or you could possibly freeze it as well. Maybe into small one time use sections like a small ice Mold or something similar. Then just take out what you need each time. Hope that helps! ❤️


    • Briar-Rose says:

      Ahh! Maybe I should make a post about that. I usually let my supplies soak overnight in hot soapy water and switch the water a couple times then I scrub with soap and really hot water and it comes off. It’s a bit of a pain though. I’m glad the lotion turned out good though. ❤️❤️❤️


      • Jasmin Chandler says:

        I ended up microwaving the glass bowls. I kind of did a double boiler. Put a large glass bowl on a small pot, to melt my wax. So yeas I microwaved and wiped out with paper towel as good as possible. Microwaved again and filled with hot soapy water. Soaked my utensils, and then washed. It all ended coming of nice and easy. I’ve decided though to buy a separate set I devote just for lotion making. God knows I have way too much milk saved up. 😂

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      • Briar-Rose says:

        Awesome!! Yes!! Paper towels when it’s melted is a great tip and I do that as well. ❤️ that’s a good idea to have separate pots. Glad you have lots of milk saved up. It makes for great milk baths as well! 😁❤️


    • Briar-Rose says:

      I did. It didn’t last as long as fresh probably would have, but I think if it’s made in smaller batches and used up quickly enough than it should be okay. ❤


    • Briar-Rose says:

      So sorry to hear this. Did you use my version with calendula? It doesn’t have vitamin e in it and mine didn’t separate. Keep me posted and I’ll try to help you figure it out. ❤


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