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Soft & Silky Whipped Body Butter Recipe

It’s soft, silky, and extremely moisturizing— and all without being overly greasy.

After making this, you’ll never shell out all that money to buy body butter again, and I bet you’ll also never make plain old coconut oil (aka 3 ingredient) body butter again.

Why? Because not only is this the best, softest, silkiest, most moisturizing body butter, it also costs so much less to make it yourself!

 

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So what’s in this amazing whipped body butter? What’s my recipe?

1/2 cup mango butter

1/4 cup shea butter

1/4 cup kokum butter

1/4 cup cocoa butter

1/4 cup coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at temperatures below 76 degrees)

1/4 cup sweet almond oil ite here)

1 Tbsp arrowroot powder

Why Use Those Ingredients?

mango

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  • smooth and creamy (lighter consistency than even shea butter)
  • very moisturing and soothing for the skin– great natural source of fatty acids
  • light, subtle scent
  • solid at room temperature, but melts at 87-90 degrees, so when you apply it to your skin it melts and absorbs in (exactly what you want in a body butter)

shea butter

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  • soft, smooth, and creamy
  • high in vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids
  • intense moisturizer for dry skin
  • note: unrefined shea is best, but be careful of which brand you buy. Many brands of shea butter can have a strong unpleasant smell. click here for the shea butter I buy. It’s creamy, moisturizing, and has a nice, subtle scent. Other brands of shea butter can have a strong, kind of “funny” smell, not this one. If you’re not a fan of other shea butters, give this one a try. I think you’ll love it! I do.

kokum butter

 

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  • unlike shea and mango butter, kokum is a hard and flaky. It’s a dryer butter, meaning it absorbs more quickly into your
  • skin and leaves a dryer, less greasy feeling
  • loaded with fatty acids and antioxidants
  • supports skins elasticity

 

cocoa butter

 

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  • like kokum butter, cocoa butter is also a hard, brittle butter that adds a rich and creamy texture to this whipped body butter
  • emollient and moisturizing
  • velvety texture on skin
  • delicious cocoa aroma (keep its heavenly chocolate scent in mind when choosing which essential oils to add to your whipped body butter)

coconut oil (solid kind that melts at 76 degrees)

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  • light oil — so it helps make a light and fluffy whipped body butter
  • sinks in quickly to the skin
  • but coconut oil is not the best at moisturizing– so I’ve combined it with the other butters and oils in this recipe to create a light, soft, silky, less greasy, AMAZING whipped body butter

sweet almond oil

 

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  • one of the gentlest oils
  • extremely nourishing, rich in Vitamin D
  • excellent emollient known for its ability to soften and recondition the skin

arrowroot powder

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  • helps to cut down on the greasy feel of the body butter
  • adds to the silky texture

An Overview of How to Make Whipped Body Butter

Soft & silky whipped body butter is very easy to make. Below I’ve given you step-by-step instructions of what to do along with lots of photos, but here’s an overview of the 5 simple steps to making whipped body butter.

  1. measure out your butters and oils into a heat-safe glass bowl or measuring cup
  2. melt your butter and oils
  3. whisk in your essential oils and arrowroot powder
  4. freeze for 20-30 minutes
  5. whip until soft and fluffy (about 5 minutes)

Step-by-Step Instructions
Just exactly how do you make whipped body butter with essential oils?

1) Measure out the following ingredients into a glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup (this will be the top of your double boiler)

 

1/2 cup mango butter

 

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1/4 cup shea butter

 

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1/4 cup kokum butter

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1/4 cup cocoa butter

 

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note: cocoa butter is hard at room temperature, so you will need to chop it before you can measure it.

1/4 cup coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at temperatures below 76 degrees)

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1/4 cup sweet almond oil

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2) melt your butter and oils

I use the double boiler method to do this, but you could also use a microwave if you’d like.

For the double boiler method, fill a saucepan with a couple inches of water and then place your heat-safe glass bowl or measuring cup (Pyrex works great!) inside the pot. Set your stovetop heat to medium and stir constantly. Usually only takes a few minutes, but make sure everything is completely melted before you move on to the next step.

Microwaving is very similar. Use 50% power and make sure you take it out to stir every 30 seconds.

 

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3) whisk in your essential oils and 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder, making sure everything is blended and there are no lumps

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4) freeze for 20-30 minutes or refrigerate for 1-2 hours

 

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You want the mixture to start to solidify but not completely harden, a consistency similar to soft wax or softened butter. It should cool to a temperature of 55-65 degrees.

tip: no room in the freezer or refrigerator? In the winter, try covering the mixture and setting it outside to cool

5) transfer to a large bowl and whip until soft and fluffy (about 5 minutes)

whip with mixer until stiff enough to hold its shape.

tip: you’ll need to use a power mixer for this (unless you have super hero arm strength), but either a hand mixer or a stand mixer (like the one in the photo below) will work.

tip: if you forgot about you mixture and it stayed in the fridge/freezer/backyard for too long, no problem. Just let your mixture sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes until it’s about 55-65 degrees and the consistency of soft butter, then you’re ready to start whipping.

tip: If you are having trouble getting it to whip up, you might have to blend a bit and put back in fridge for 20 minutes or so to get cold enough again to get stiff enough. If the mixture won’t whip or stay whipped, you need to chill it longer.

tip: If the mixture has lumps in it after you’ve whipped it, let it set to soften a bit and then try again.

tip: one signal that your whipped body butter is on the right path is that it will change color from yellow to pale yellow to white (see the photos below)

 

This is THE BEST whipped body butter recipe I've ever used! It's soft, silky, and extremely moisturizing-- and all without being overly greasy.

 

This is THE BEST whipped body butter recipe I've ever used! It's soft, silky, and extremely moisturizing-- and all without being overly greasy.

 

This is THE BEST whipped body butter recipe I've ever used! It's soft, silky, and extremely moisturizing-- and all without being overly greasy.

when you’re done, your whipped body butter should be like this…

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stand on its own (see how it stays up in peaks on the beater)

light, fluffy, soft, and silky texture

 

This is THE BEST whipped body butter recipe I've ever used! It's soft, silky, and extremely moisturizing-- and all without being overly greasy.

Now, it’s time to put your amazing creation in glass jars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: oneessentialcommunity

 

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