Whipped body butter is highly moisturizing and nourishing to dry skin; the perfect lotion for winter months when cooler temperatures (and indoor heating) deplete our bodies of moisture.
Even though it’s quite luxurious, whipped body butter is very simple to make (containing only two ingredients).
This particular recipe includes cocoa butter, which is one of the hardest butters available. It is generally well-tolerated by those with sensitive skin. Cocoa butter is excellent for dry skin because of it’s ability to soothe and soften.
This whipped body butter recipe also includes jojoba oil, which is extremely hydrating. Jojoba oil is easily absorbed by the skin and doesn’t leave an oily residue.
Other oils could be used in place of jojoba oil, such as grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, or sunflower oil.
Body butter can be made without whipping, but tends to be on the oily side. Don’t be intimidated by this! If you can whip cream, you can whip body butter. It’s the same action!
Whipping makes the body butter easier to apply. Plus, it’s pretty (which is always nice, especially if you’d like to give this as a gift).
Essential oils can be added to this recipe, if desired. Peppermint pairs well with the scent of cocoa butter, as does lavender, sweet orange, or vanilla. Only use a few drops (approx. five drops) and always be sure to research the essential you are using to note any safety concerns.
How to Make Whipped Body Butter
A simple and luxurious solution to dry skin.
Makes approximately 4 ounces of body butter.
3 ounces cocoa butter
1.5 ounces jojoba oil
5 drops of essential oil (optional)
You will also need:
Container for body butter
1. Weigh cocoa butter then place in the top of a double-boiler. If you are using large chunks of cocoa butter, cut into smaller pieces to make the melting process a little quicker.
Heat over medium heat until the cocoa butter has melted.
2. Once cocoa butter has melted, remove from heat. Add jojoba oil.
3. Let cool briefly then pour oil mixture into a bowl. Leave to cool.
The cooling process can take a number of hours. You can speed things along by placing bowl in the fridge or freezer for a little while, or sit bowl in an ice bath (as I did in this post).
Once the oils have cooled and begun to turn opaque, it’s time to whip.
4. Using a hand mixer, whip the body butter. Whip for two minutes and let sit for another five minutes.
Whip for another two minutes, then let sit for another five. Continue this process until the body butter is whipped to your liking.
Once body butter is thick and creamy, scoop into jar.
Add lid and label.
Whipped body butter should last for about 3 months once opened. It will stay good for a year if unopened.
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