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Deluxe Whipped Body Cream Recipe

Updated on October 26, 2014
Deluxe Whipped Body Cream Recipe
Deluxe Whipped Body Cream Recipe | Source

Back To Basics ~

Take a nut, a few fruits, a household plant, a flower and mix together. Okay, not quite that simple but those ARE the essence of this body cream recipe.

The gorgeous emollient Shea butter courtesy of the Shea NUT; the beautiful rose petals move aside for its hip FRUIT to shine; the tropical and delicious coconut FRUIT produces a wonder drug in its oil; the healing, soothing Aloe PLANT has so many benefits it’s scary and the fragrant aphrodisiac Ylang-Ylang essential oil is extracted from a FLOWER.

Rosehips

a seriously hip fruit oil
a seriously hip fruit oil | Source

Wild Rosa rubiginosa

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Body Cream

start keeping your jars and reuse for beauty products
start keeping your jars and reuse for beauty products | Source

Rosehip Seed Oil ~

Rosehips are the fruit of several species of Roses. The commonly cultivated species of the ripened fruit is Rosa rubiginosa also known as Rosa mosqueta. It is native to Europe and Western Asia often seen in the wild and is now seen throughout the world particularly Chile, Spain, Argentina and Tunisia where it is cultivated for the precious oil.

On the flip side, in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa it is classed as an invasive weed. The hips or fruit are formed after the pink flowers have bloomed in the spring to summer months and the hips are often still appearing into winter.

Rosehip oil is an amazing product for the skin. Classed as “dry” oil, it absorbs very quickly into the skin with no greasy residue. Extremely hydrating, it is excellent for dry or damaged skin. A gentle oil, it may be used on its own as a moisturizer or incorporated into lotions, creams, massage oils, face masks, scrubs, lip balms or serums.

This oil should be stored in the fridge as it is delicate oil and may react more easily to changes in temperature, light and oxygen fluctuation.

Many cosmetic companies now include rosehip seed oil in their ingredients such are the incredible benefits it has. Extensive research and scientific studies have been conducted to determine the benefits of this oil. The Chilean people have been using it for centuries on their skin so let’s look at the benefits of rosehip:

Benefits of Rosehip Oil ~

  • Heals Surgical Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Burns from Sunburn or Radiation
  • Minor Burns
  • Minimizes Wrinkles
  • Anti-Aging, Premature Aging
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Brittle Nails
  • Age Spots
  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Dry, Damaged Hair

Cananga odorata

ylang-ylang
ylang-ylang | Source

Deep Floral Fragrance

an excellent cost effective oil similar to rose absolute
an excellent cost effective oil similar to rose absolute | Source

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil ~

This luxurious, rich floral essential oil predominantly stems from the flowers of the large Cananga odorata tree and is known as “the perfume tree”.

This tree grows to an average height of 12 m (40 ft) and the flowers are long and droopy with greenish-yellow petals. It is from these aromatic flowers that the potent essential oil is extracted by steam distillation and then graded according to when it has been distilled.

The tree is native to Indonesia and the Philippines and commonly found throughout the Comoros Islands, Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia and Madagascar. Ylang-Ylang essential oil is predominantly produced in the Comoros Islands and Madagascar.

Therapeutic Benefits - relieves tension, helps ease muscular pain, is calming to body and mind, helpful for fear, anxiety, colds, coughs, fever, impotency, high blood pressure and insomnia. It is said to act as an aphrodisiac.

Skin Benefits – Ylang-Ylang has a soothing and balancing effect on the skin. It will aid both overly-dry skin and overly-oily skin by balancing the natural sebum secretions. Scars, insect bites and wounds will benefit from the healing, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

African Shea Butter

nourishing, moisturizing and healing
nourishing, moisturizing and healing | Source

Funky Whipped Body Cream with Oils and Butters

Beneficial Aloe Vera Plant

helps purify the air of toxins in the home
helps purify the air of toxins in the home | Source

Deluxe Body Cream Recipe ~

11/2 cups Coconut Oil

4 tbsp Shea Butter

4 tsp Aloe Vera Gel

1 tsp Rosehip Seed Oil

15 drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

What You Need:

Blender (use stand type or hand held mixer)

2 x 8 oz glass jars or 4 x 4 oz jars.

Spatula

Spoon

Wooden Spoon

Method:

  • Place all the ingredients (with the exception of the rosehip oil and the ylang-ylang essential oil) into the mixing bowl of the blender. Mix for approximately 3 minutes on high.
  • Pop the bowl into the refrigerator for an hour. Remove and start to break up any hardened oil with the wooden spoon into tiny pieces.
  • Add in the ylang-ylang and rosehip oils and blend again on high for 4 minutes.
  • Every so often stop the machine and scrape down the sides to make sure all the hard pieces are combined evenly.
  • When completely whipped, start spooning your cream into jars. This makes approximately 16 oz so it is up to you how you divide it up.
  • Don’t forget to stick a label on with the name and date due to expire. (3-6 months from day it is made).
  • If it is very warm where you live, store this body cream in the fridge or it will melt (coconut melts right down to a liquid in heat). If it is cool or cold it should be fine stored in a dark cupboard.

To Apply:

Like many body lotions, creams and oils it is best to apply this straight after a shower or bath when the skin is warm.

Scoop out a teaspoon (or less) amount and massage in all over the body. A little goes a long way, so do not use too much. Once on the skin it starts to melt so spreads very easily.

Whipped Body Butter with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil

Which Do You Prefer to Apply?

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Tips and Suggestions ~

Instead of Shea Butter you can use Mango Butter or Cocoa Butter. If you have all three butters, be adventurous and go for the super deluxe version by using 1/2 cup of each.

Instead of Ylang-Ylang if you want an even more scent-sational recipe, add Rose Absolute Oil.

Perfect for making as a gift, this whipped cream may be changed with different essential oils easily by splitting the cream into two bowls before adding the rosehip oil and the ylang-ylang. Replace the ylang-ylang with your essential oil or oils of choice. Remember to only add 7-8 drops in total and not 15 drops.

To get the very best out of your ingredients use organic options whenever possible.


"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Body Cream with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Vanilla Extract

One Drop . . So Many Benefits

forget synthetic fragrance, use the real thing in essential oils
forget synthetic fragrance, use the real thing in essential oils | Source

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Again, another fabulous article! The rose hips look like the plants that grow on the beach here in Connecticut. The government is trying to keep people away from them for erosion sake. I knew they were some form of wild rose, but didn't know what the name was. I love your articles and enjoy reading them immensely.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Suzie! More great ideas! Since we have moved, I have acquired space to start growing my own herbs. I actually got started today and am looking forward to adding to it! I can't wait! Up++ and pinning!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Lordy Goshen, girl! I'm having a hard time keeping up with you! I see I have to need to give you homework, as you enough ideas of your own.

      I am intrigued by the properties of Ylang Ylang. Can it be applied to the face? Uh oh. Did I just give you some more homework?? :-)

      Love ya, Suzie!!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Brandi,

      Many thanks for your visit and comment as always! So rewarding to hear you enjoyed. Rosehips do grow in the wild courtesy of the species of rose found there. Appreciate your continued interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Randi,

      How exciting to be able to have space to decide what you want to plant! Although we have land here it is mostly wild as Mick never did anything with it. Since we don't plan on being here too long (hopefully) i prefer to do container planting as it is easier for now. In Italy I have plans for the garden though!! Cheers for your votes and for pinning :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Shauna,

      Have to get 2 more hubs done to hit my quota which I will have done for a year exactly. Yes, ylang-ylang is suitable for facial oils creams or a variety of products. Great for dry or sensitive skin but not recommended for acne or oil skin types. Homework done already teacher!LOL Cheers for the query and hope you are having a great weekend!!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Actually, it is still container planting but before I couldn't even do that!

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Another hit recipe. You are going to put the cosmetics industry out of business with all of your great formulas for beauty lotions and potions. I would never have any time for anything else if I tried each of you great suggestions. :-) Love your choice of scents to add as well. Ylang-ylang is bliss.

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      I like this no cook body butter....And I have the ingredients ...Well Iwill check on that. Sounds delightful...as always. You never seem to run out of ideas. The usual sharing stuff.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Everytime I think this is the best beauty recipe you come up with a better one. This one has absolutely gorgeous ingredients. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Randi,

      Enjoy planting up those containers, I love seeing how they change and the little plants and seeds start bursting through.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Cyndi,

      Lovely to see you. I have so many ideas i want to develop and selling my little pots of skin care is one of the top ones. Time and funds are the missing links but both are on the near horizon. It is wonderful to receive so much interest and support which really plays a massive part in my mission so thank you so much! Delighted you enjoyed this one I LOVE it and the ylang-ylang scent is so good!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Good to see you, you are constantly in my thoughts, hope all is going well! i love this whipped cream and when I looked at what I had not done, a body cream was something I felt was missing. I also loved the whipped idea as in my body butter. Thanks so much for your votes and all the good stuff - you rock!

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Ooh, this may be my favorite of all your recipe. I love body cream. I used to buy it from the Body Shop, but it was so expensive and it ran out so quickly. During wintertime, my skin needs the extra moisture that a cream provides. I agree that you should, if you can, sell these amazing concoctions. You have vast knowledge and experience with the creation part and the marketing side, and I think you could really have a great business here. Let me know if you ever decide to do that so I can help promote your website, store whatever in any way I can. Voting up as always, sharing, pinning.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I am definitely trying this as a fun project with my teen. Winter tends to be very drying, so this should add moisture in a soothing manner with a pleasing scent. I additionally like that you encourage recycling by telling people to start saving their jars and bottles. Voted up, awesome, and pinning.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These sound awesome! I especially like the deluxe body cream recipe. Thanks for sharing these wonderful and wholesome ideas for DIY cosmetics.

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      You've made the concept of homemade whipped body dream so accessible! As always, I learned so much about all of the ingredients in this wonderful recipe and want to give it a try now. Thanks!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      What a lovely comment to make! So glad this appealed and hope you get to whip it up! Appreciate your comment so much :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Crystal,

      Wow, you are so generous and I will remember as I will be grateful for any help and guidance through my website set up! I have ideas but I need the time to spend daily setting it up. Appreciate your lovely comment and support, Crystal i am honored, truly. Hope you try this out you will love it during winter! Cheers for the thumbs up by votes, sharing and pin!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi FlourishAnyway,

      Great idea to make with your teen! Makes a perfect gift for friends too and is cheap but oh so good! I find I need to step it up during winter and love the whipped body butter too that I made awhile back. Always good to recycle and my cupboards are always stocked of some empties now! Even small spice containers I have kept for things that need sprinkling like body powder or just something small. You never know what I will come up with so I like to be prepared! LOL Thanks so much for all your networking and vote up!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rebecca,

      So good to see you and it is great to hear you enjoyed this body cream. Appreciate your comment as always!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Many thanks for your visit and for taking time to leave a comment. I love how you are always so positive and enthusiastic about my articles. Cheers for all your support, much appreciated :-)

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      Suzie Hi.Love the look and sound of your Deluxe Body Cream, the ease in which it can be made,also the variations and wonderful information on the different products. Thanks for sharing with us. Up and very interesting. :) :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi oliversmum,

      It is a pleasure to see you and read your comment, thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed ad hope you do give it a try, you will love it!! Appreciate your votes and interest :-)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Another lovely idea. I am liking creams more and more. I find butters a little to heavy and some lotions are too strong smelling. I guess it just depends on the mood I'm in.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks GTF,

      So good to see you enjoyed this, whipped body cream is so luscious on the skin!! Whipped makes it lighter and I love it for those not too heavy but not too light moments!

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      Alise- Evon 3 years ago

      Very nice hub! Ylang ylang is my favorite essential oil, and I can't wait to go out and find wild rose petals this summer to infuse in olive oil for my face cream recipe, etc. The thought of wild roses being considered an invasive weed! Will try your recipe this summer. Thanks!

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      PooleLena 2 years ago

      I haven't seen the Rosehips, personally. Anyway, I have tried this cream and it is very effective and is highly recommendable. I usually use this during winter season, my skin gets dry and flaky and I really hate it. What I like about it, it moisturizes my skin. Every evening before we sleep, I ask my husband to massage my back and use this cream. It feels so great, but we can rarely do this "massage moment" because he was assigned in another place. Aside Ylang ylang, I'm taking also a phytoceramides supplement to have a better healthy skin. It replenishes skin within and it is natural organic supplement so nothing to worry about. You may also read one of its reviews. Read here: http://mommyreinagratis.blogspot.com/2015/01/bri-n...

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      What a clever idea Susie to make your own body cream. I would love to give it a go someday. Voted up for useful and interesting!

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