Body Butter Packaging Ideas

A picture of a container filled with body butter

The Personal Care industry in the United States continues to grow at a staggering pace. As you walk through the isles of your local grocer or boutique beauty shop you will notice that the options for moisturizers and cosmetics creams are simply staggering. Two of those options are body butter and body lotion. Two very similar, but also very different products. 

The biggest difference between the two is the main ingredient. Body butter contains shea butter and other ingredients like coconut oil. Body lotion meanwhile is usually a combination of water and oil. 

Now that you know the differences between body butter and body lotion you can choose the perfect package for your new product. In this article, we will discuss body butter packaging ideas and what containers to use for homemade body butter products.

Safe Packaging for Body Butters

The first thing to consider when choosing packaging for body butter is whether the packaging you choose is safe for the product. You want to make sure you choose an appropriate container. The best packaging options will not affect the composition of your body butter product.
Two great options are glass and stainless steel. Glass is non-porous and will be inert to any ingredient you include. Stainless steel works well for many recipes as well. HDPE and PET containers are generally safe options due to their low permeability and because they are resistant to breaking down.

A picture of a woman holding a container of body butter in her hands

Containers for Homemade Body Butters

In this section, we want to go over a few packaging ideas for body butter. There are some things you need to consider for your packaging. These include:

  • Using packaging with a large diameter opening or wide mouth for easy access to scoop the body butter so spreading by hand is easier.

  • Utilizing packaging that is clear or opaque due to the potential sensitivity of the body butter depending on what ingredients you use.

  • Using packaging that’s the right size or capacity to ensure that you’re not packaging too much or too little body butter.

TricorBraun offers an awesome selection of body butter jars and containers. We encourage you to check out the following packaging solutions:

  • 2 oz Clear PET Plastic Round Low Profile Jar

  • 16 oz White HDPE Plastic Round Jar

  • 12 oz Cobalt Blue PET Plastic Round Straight Sided Jar

  • 6 oz Dark Amber PET Plastic Round Jar

  • 4 oz Clear Glass Hexagon Jar

  • 50 ml Frosted Clear Glass Jar with 53 mm Matte Silver Closure

All of these options can be paired with the closures that are found in the related products section below the product description.

Be sure to browse all of our packaging options online. If you have questions about any of our cosmetic jars for body butter or other products, don’t hesitate to contact us today!


Whether you’re looking for a stock package or a groundbreaking custom design, TricorBraun’s proven process will guide your packaging decisions from napkin sketch all the way to the retail shelf.

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