DIY Whipped Body Butter

20 Nov

This body butter is devine, it looks & smells good enough to eat & is so simple  to make!!

body-whip

All wrapped up in pretty jars it will make the most gorgeous Christmas Gifts.

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Rather than purchasing gifts for our loved ones this year Miss Two & I have decided to hand make treats for all our friends & family, so there will be a few jars of this under our tree.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can customise it to suit the ingredients you have & the people you are making it for. Make it with just cocoa butter & peppermint essential oil for a Mocha whip, make it with just shea butter & lavender for families with young children.

I used the combination of shea & cocoa butter because I love the smell & moisturising properties of the cocoa butter & the soothing, healing properties of the shea butter. You can substitute the apricot oil for what ever you have on hand, I used apricot oil because the butters & coconut oil are quite heavy & create a layer on the skin while apricot oil soaks in making the butter a little less greasy.

But be warned this is decadent stuff, it is light & fluffy but very moisturising, its great for dry heels, knees & sand papery elbows!! Great for a post shaving, waxing cream – possibly not so good as a face moisturiser!!

So get in your kitchen & have some fun!!

Whipped Body Butter a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1/2 c cocoa butter
  • 1/2 c shea butter
  • 1/2 c apricot kernel oil
  • 1 t Vitamin E oil
  • 10 – 15 drops essential oils (I used 10 drops Rose Geranium oil, 3 drops Sweet Orange oil, 2 drops Neroli oil

Place coconut oil, shea butter & cocoa butter into a double boiler to melt (I just use a mason jar in a saucepan of boiling water).

Once the butters are melted, take your double boiler (or jar) off the heat & let it cool to room temperature & add in the apricot kernel oil, Vitamin E oil & essential oils. Stir in well & then place to set a little in the fridge for an hour, let it set but not till its hard like a lotion bar.

Then its time to whip it!! Either using a cake mixer or stick blender (I used the whisk attachment on my stick blender & it worked a treat). Whip it for 5 or so minutes until you make what looks like yummy whipped cream that smells good enough to eat.

Pour it into pretty containers & ENJOY

whipped-butter-cream

BEWARE your whip does not like heat, it should keep well in most bathroom cupboards but if its left in the sun – it will melt & loose its whipped texture!! If this happens refridgerate it till firm & re-whip it & it will be as good as new.

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