Tag Archives: whipped body butter

Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe

This body butter smooths so beautifully on the skin leaving it soft, supple, moisturized and a soft glow. It is not overly greasy and goes nicely into the skin. It is excellent for dry and chapped skin, the feet, hands and as an all-over skin moisturizer if applied onto damp skin. Try applying the butter after a shower or bath.

Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Download Recipe
Batch Size: Fills 4, 8 ounce jars

2 cups shea butter (I used shea nilotica)
3/4 cup plant oil (I used avocado oil but sunflower, apricot or olive oil work)
1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons lavender essential oil or a blend of your choice
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch (optional-see note before using)

Directions

1. Add shea butter to mixing bowl. If using a firmer shea butter you may need to soften a little first depending on the type of mixer you have. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer whip for a few minutes and cream the butter.

2. If using arrowroot powder or cornstarch, first gently warm the plant oil, warm to touch and add arrowroot or cornstarch and stir into the oil. Make sure it is completely absorbed. Test a little of this oil on your skin and make sure you don’t feel any grittiness. If you do, you may need to warm the oil a little more until all grittiness is gone. If not using arrowroot or cornstarch move on to step 3.

3. Pour plant oil into the mixing bowl containing shea butter and mix together.

4. Pour essential oils into the butter and whip.

5. Whip until the butter has doubled in size. This can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes.

6. Scoop body butter into containers, cap and label.

Note: Important! If using arrowroot powder or cornstarch, warm the liquid plant oil up a little (warm to touch) before adding the powder.

This whipped body butter must be stored away from heat. Air is whipped into this butter. If the butter is exposed to heat, it will melt to half the volume. The butter is still good. Refrigerate to solidify. Re-whip if needed.

Shelf life for this butter is 2+ years.

Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe - Joan Morais Naturals

Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe - Joan Morais Naturals

joan morais Joan Morais is a natural cosmetic formulator, instructor, author and the owner of Joan Morais Naturals. Joan assists product makers on how to make high quality, stable and effective natural body, hair and skin care products for personal use and a product making business.

How to Make Body Butter


Body Butters are easy to make. They are one of the best products for skin. They moisturize, soothe and protect the skin. Body butters create soft, smooth and silky skin. The shelf life for this body butter is at least two years. No preservative is necessary since it does not contain water.
I use organic ingredients as much as possible. 

Yield: approximately 12 ounces

3/4 cup solid cocoa butter (deodorized or with light scent of cocoa)

3/4 cup solid shea butter or cupuacu butter (I prefer deodorized)

5 ounces sunflower oil

8 drops vitamin E oil (optional)

1/2 teaspoon or 50 drops essential oil (lavender, rose geranium or mandarin essential oil is nice)

 Directions To Make

  1. Melt cocoa butter and shea butter in double boiler. Remove from heat as soon as melted.
  2. Add sunflower oil, vitamin E oil and essential oils to mixture and mix well.
  3. Pour into containers and allow body butter to firm.

Whipped Body Butter Directions

  1. Melt cocoa butter and shea butter in double boiler. Remove from heat as soon as melted.
  2. Add sunflower oil, vitamin E oil and essential oils to mixture and mix well.
  3. Create a cold water bath: Place bowl with body butter mixture on top of a bowl with cold water and ice.
  4. When body butter starts to firm with a jelly-like consistency, whip with a beater for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Spoon into containers.

Directions for Use
A small amount goes a long way. Apply to moist skin after a shower or bath or apply anytime. Massage extra body butter onto feet and cracked heals, elbows and hands. This butter can also be used on dry and coarse hair. Apply a small amount to moist or dry hair.