Learn how to make this rich and creamy whipped body butter made with shea butter and oils to help protect and soothe your dry skin
Dry skin is a real problem for some. For me, it's my hands. I'm constantly washing them from gardening, crafting and cooking.
Lotions and hand creams are great but I wanted to try making a whipped body butter with natural ingredients to try and perhaps give some as gifts.
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How to Make Whipped Body Butter
For this recipe I chose, shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil. You can also try experimenting with other hard butters such as cocoa butter. And you can try different carrier oils like avocado oil or safflower oil for this project.
Melt them in a large pyrex measuring cup that was placed in an old pot of simmering water.
Once melted and cooled slightly you can add essential oils for extra fragrance. I used a blend of essential oils called Happiness, but you can use a single essential oil or any combination you like.
Next, the butter needs to cool and slightly harden in the freezer.
Then you can whip it up with a hand mixer.
Pour the whipped body butter into small jars and keep it in the refrigerator. You can store it somewhere else that is cool, but if it gets warm, it will soften.
If the product is difficult to scoop into jars consider using a plastic baggie. Fill the baggie with the body butter, cut off one of the corners, and then squeeze it into the jars just like frosting.
This whipped body butter should last for several months. However, making small batches is always a good idea when creating homemade skincare. This way you will probably use it up before having to worry about the product going bad.
Also, consider buying spatulas or using a wooden craft stick for application. This will reduce the possibility of introducing bacteria from your hands.
So far I've been really enjoying this body butter on my hands. Like many homemade creams and salves, it's very greasy going on. However, it does absorb into the skin after a few minutes and it makes my skin feel great.
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup mango butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 50 drops of essential oil
- hand mixer
- 4 cup pyrex measuring cup
- wooden or plastic stirrers
- measuring cups
- Melt the butters, coconut oil and almond oil in a large pyrex container set in a pot of simmering water.
- Once melted remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Then add essential oils of your choice and mix well.
- Place the pyrex container in the freezer for 30 - 45 mins to harden.
- Remove from the freezer and beat with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes until smooth.
- Pour into sterilized glass jars. (you can also place some of the body butter into a plastic bag and then squeeze it into the jars)
- Keep the jars in a cool place or refrigerator for up to 4 months.
Making small batches is always a good idea when creating homemade skincare. This way you will use it up before having to worry about the product going bad. Also, consider buying spatulas or using a popsicle stick for application. This will reduce the possibility of introducing bacteria from your hands.