Whipped body butter is one of the coolest AND easiest DIY products out there! Not only is it awesome for the skin, but it makes a great gift (especially around the holidays) and can be easily customized with essential oils for scent. Plus, it looks good enough to eat.
When the lighter lotions just weren’t cutting it during the winter months, I decided to make this whipped body butter as a thicker alternative. It was a hit! But it also did its job. Our skin greatly improved within a few days.
I will admit that it is a bit greasy, and although Frank uses it often throughout the day (he even takes it to work), I like to use it at night, especially on the kiddos after a bath. It seems to absorb well after a shower and works all night so that we can wake up to smooth, soft skin.
I made it originally without any essential oils and actually enjoyed the light, earthy scent from the Shea Butter, but apparently it wasn’t good enough for Frank’s co-workers. The second time around, I added Copaiba, Vanilla, and Lavender essential oils and got the thumbs up. So I included those in this recipe.
Let’s get started!
DIY Whipped Body Butter Ingredients:
*Note – this recipe fills three 4 oz mason jars.*
1/2 cup shea Butter
1/4 cup coconut oil (I use the organic coconut oil from Trader Joe’s or the Viva Naturals brand – just make sure it is not fractionated/liquid coconut oil. It needs to solidify when it cools.)
1/4 cup avocado oil
Optional – Essential oils for customizing scent. This recipe uses Copaiba, Vanilla, and Lavender for a light, woodsy vanilla scent.
DIY Whipped Body Butter Instructions:
- Measure out all ingredients and combine in a glass bowl or double boiler.
- Warm over medium heat and stir until all ingredients are melted.
- Remove from heat. I usually transfer the mixture into the stainless steel bowl for my KitchenAid stand mixer. It’s easiest to transfer the mixture now into whatever bowl you plan on using to whip (whether you are using a stand mixer or a hand mixer).
- Place mixture in the refrigerator and let cool for about an hour to an hour and a half. See picture “B” below. It should be solid around the edges and darker in the middle when it’s ready to be whipped.
- Whip on high until mixture turns white and fluffy. See picture “D” below. Whipping times may vary. For the stand mixer, it takes about 2-3 minutes. I like to stop it once or twice so that I can scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl so that everything is being incorporated.
- If using essential oils, add them in during the final stages of whipping. For this recipe, I used 7 drops of Copaiba, 3 drops of Vanilla, and 5 drops of Lavender.
- Transfer the mixture into glass containers for storage. If it is warm in the house, you may have to leave the body butter in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set before transferring.
- Store in a cool, dry place. The body butter is a sensitive to temperature and can melt if it is stored near a heating vent or in another warm place. To avoid this, especially in the warmer months, store it in the refrigerator at all times.
Clean Up Tip:
Since this recipes requires a lot of fat and oil, instead of letting it clog our drain or waste paper towel wiping it away, we save the bowl and whisk and use the remaining body butter throughout the day so that not one bit is wasted!
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Hi! I’m Anna, co-founder of Healthy Habits Reset. After managing my own autoimmune diseases using lifestyle, habit, and mindset changes, I now work to teach others how to navigate the treacherous and confusing journey of chronic illness living. I firmly believe YOU hold the power to question, think critically, and become your own rock-solid advocate in a world full of unhealthy habits, so you can find the healing you deserve.