Recently my family has been doing more with essential oils – they actually work for many purposes and are quite effective. I do recommend Young Living oils.
Making the body butter is super easy, here is the recipe I used.
I used Frankincense for its benefits with various skin issues
PanAway for its muscle relaxing and soothing (putting a couple drops of PanAway in about a tsp of almond oil almost instantly relives sore joints and muscles when applied directly), Lavender for its general purposes like frankincense
I bought my Shea butter here on Amazon.com
The almond and coconut oils I got at a local health food store, you can find them online or a lot of grocery stores are carrying them now.