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DIY Natural Whipped Body Butter

Smells so good you'll be tempted to eat it! You AND you're skin are sure to fall in love with this DIY natural whipped body butter.
Total Time3 hrs
Servings: 8 ounces

Equipment

  • mixer
  • pot
  • glass bowl
  • glass storage jars

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter unrefined, raw
  • 15 drops essential oil optional

Instructions

  • The first step in making whipped body butter is to measure out the ingredients. I find it easier to chop up the cocoa butter into smaller pieces because this will cut down on melting time. Do NOT add the essential oils yet during this step!
  • Next you can begin melting everything together on stove top. I make my own double boiler by filling a pot with water and resting a glass bowl on top. Set the stove on medium heat and once everything is melted and combined you can remove.
  • Place the mixture into the freezer to cool. You don't want the mixture to be rock solid but more like what I call mashed potato consistency.
  • Once you reach the desired consistency go ahead and remove from the freezer and add in the essential oils if you choose to. I use peppermint.
  • The last step is to whip everything together and it's oh so satisfying! If you have a whip attachment on your mixer then I would go with that for sure. The longer you whip the fluffier the body butter will become so I like to go for at least 5 minutes.
  • Once you are finished whipping then you are ready to scoop out into containers. This is a single cup recipe but if you have smaller 4 oz jars like I do then you can go that route as well.

Notes

Most natural DIY body butters and other lotions have an oily consistency. This doesn't bother me too much but I've read that you can add in a bit of cornstarch to reduce the oily feel.
Using shea butter in replace of cocoa butter can also work. I've used shea butter in my DIY recipes many times before and it's a wonderful substitute. You could even use both if you'd like.
Please be aware of citrus oils such as orange if you use them. They are photosensitive which means that they can cause burns to your skin if exposed to sunlight. If you choose to use these kind of oils then applying nightly would be a good idea.