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How to Make Whipped Body Butter

Updated on June 20, 2013
How to Make Whipped Body Butter
How to Make Whipped Body Butter | Source

Luscious Body Butter ~

Many of us have turned the corner of the cold winter months which often play havoc with our skin. Our lips become dry and chapped, our feet get forgotten about and our legs and arms don’t see the light of day.

Now summer is almost upon us and body care comes into its own as we suddenly remember our forgotten about body areas.

Body butter is one of those products I always avoided fearing it would be overly greasy even when my skin may be drier than normal.

Deciding to tackle this and seeing the results certain “natural” ingredients had on my own skin, I am now a converted fan of this luscious (because it is) body butter that does not make my skin overly greasy but rather has deep nourishing and moisturizing benefits.

I tend to favor lotions rather than creams after a shower but I have to say slathering on this buttery but light whipped cream feels and smells wonderful!

I used Lavender and Bergamot essential oils as I love these two fragrances but you can be adventurous and individual with your choice and make your own favorite blend!

Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter

both of these wonderful skin loving ingredients may be used if you prefer.
both of these wonderful skin loving ingredients may be used if you prefer. | Source

Luscious Body Butter

moisturizing with a body butter is a luxury you can afford by making your own quality product.
moisturizing with a body butter is a luxury you can afford by making your own quality product. | Source

Keep It Simple ~

If you have been following my series delving into DIY beauty and cosmetic products you will know my passion for this business. From unpacking cosmetic brands Max Factor, Mary Quant and Miners as a child in my dad’s business to a career that spanned over 25 years within the cosmetic world, in one shape or form.

I find it interesting that I have done a full 360 degree turn now and strongly believe homemade “lotions and potions” have more benefits and reasons to turn to than the commercial brands I once sold as a living. What started out as a way to save money has turned into so much more.

The everyday foods we often eat for health benefits have a wealth of reasons to use on our skins be it in an eye cream, a hand scrub or a facial moisturizer. This recipe is another example of using ingredients that combine to deliver on every level.

When you consider the amount of chemicals, synthetic fragrance and often toxic ingredients that are found in many store products that have inflated prices attached, making your own body butter and your entire cosmetic, perfume and family needs will reap you more benefits than you would imagine.

Specialized equipment for homemade cosmetics is not needed and many ingredients may be utilized in different homemade products making them very cost effective ingredients, for example, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil.

Bottled Up

body butter in a jar will last 1-3 months when stored in a dark cool place.
body butter in a jar will last 1-3 months when stored in a dark cool place. | Source

Body Butter Recipe ~

Ingredients:

1 cup Shea Butter

½ cup Virgin Coconut Oil

½ cup Almond Oil

30 drops Essential Oils of choice (1, 2 or 3 works best)

Equipment You Will Need:

Double Boiler (heatproof bowl in a saucepan will do)

Pyrex Glass Jug

Metal Spoon

Hand Whisk

Large Mixing Bowl

3 – 4 Small Glass Jars

Method:

  • Add the shea butter and coconut oil into the top of the double boiler to melt over a low heat. This should not take too long. Keep at a low heat to maximize all the nutrients in these ingredients.
  • When the oil and butter have melted turn off heat and remove from the stove.
  • Transfer to your Pyrex jug (not essential but I find it easier for the following steps)
  • Leave cool for 20 minutes.
  • Pour in the almond oil and gently mix.
  • Add in the essential oils and mix together.
  • Leave to almost solidify by placing in the fridge or somewhere cold (approximately an hour). Check so it does not turn solid completely.
  • Transfer into your large mixing bowl and start to whisk it to a whipped cream or butter like consistency.
  • It will have increased in volume from this whipping.
  • Spoon into your containers, close with the lid and your body butter is ready!

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Tips ~

If possible use organic ingredients which will have the highest level of nutrients possible yielding the best quality body butter. Look for cold pressed extraction methods used in ingredients such as oils and essential oils.

If you have an allergy to coconut you could use cocoa butter instead or use the cocoa butter in place of the shea butter or use Vitamin E Oil.

Be creative and give a jar of luscious butter to friends, family or even sell at your local farmers market.

Essential Oil suggestions:

Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, Peppermint, Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Orange, Geranium, Rosemary, Vetiver, Palma Rosa, Neroli, Chamomile, Myrrh and Frankincense.

Carrier Oil (or base oil) suggestions:

Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed (Rapeseed) Oil and Calendula Oil.

For some further information on which oils to use in place of almond oil, check out my top 10 carrier oils.

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If you fancy any more of my homemade beauty recipes you can check them all out @ my homemade skin care recipes board on Pinterest.

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Author Info ~

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

Credit to homesteadbound ~

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    • faythef profile image

      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      My skin is really thirsty right now..I will be trying this..thank you . voting up and across

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi faythef,

      many thanks for jumping in so promptly! Appreciate your comments and votes, hope you enjoy making this!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am laughing too hard to continue....just a minute...hold on....

      Okay, I'm back. Is this article about smoothing skin or is this some sort of subliminal X-rated porn site? Just curious! This article should not be read by any teenage boys with healthy hormonal drives...just sayin'

      Love this...I know it wasn't supposed to be funny, but my mind is in Weird Land today and I couldn't resist.

      Thanks, Suzie, and I hope you have a great week.

      bill

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Looks good enough to eat. Seriously this is an easy recipe to keep our tender skin smooth and soft. I love essential oils and would love to have everyone in my collection. Great as always SuzieHQ..Voting up, pinning and sharing and anything else I can think of.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      This is a recipe I've been looking for. I love the idea of making my own. You've made it look really easy. Like Carol, I love essential oils and could have a great time mixing scents.

      Thanks a bunch. Sharing.

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      Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I could sure use this product to soothe my summer skin. As to whether I will take the time to make it -- well, I just might. This way, I know exactly what ingredients are being used and I would save a lot of money. I'll let you know how it turns out!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Well you had to lower the tone didn't you??!!! LOL . . . . I did debate with the title but the mischievous part said whipped would be more fun! Thinking of you again I was! LOL Appreciate your humor and "weird land" moments and was in stitches laughing at this with Mickster who has had to retire to lie down! Have a great week, billlicious bill and look forward to more pearls from you during the week :-)

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I have never used a body butter, but I'm intrigued now! Thanks for the detailed overview as always.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Many thanks and yes it does look yummy! i like the beauty in simplicity and this recipe is easy to follow and make with your own individual scents and even oils. Appreciate you sharing, voting and pinning my friend, truly means a great deal!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Cyndi,

      Great to know you found this recipe useful and hope you get to give it a go soon! Essential oils have many benefits so I am sure you will find your signature blend that you can use in other homemade recipes for your own range! Thanks for sharing this and for your welcome visit and comments!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Your Cousins,

      Many thanks for checking this out, hope you do get to try it out, it is so good on the skin and saves you money. Makes an ideal gift too for family and friends for all occasions. have fun and if you don't want to use essential oils you don't have to making it less scented and even more economical to make. Appreciate your interest and comments!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi randomcreative,

      Hope you are intrigued enough to give it a go sometime or make for a gift. Thanks so much for visit and comment, always great to have your support Rose!

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      This is awesome! Pinning!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I love coconut body butter but I have never made it myself. Now with your great recipe I should give it a try! Thank you for sharing another wonderful beauty hub!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love body butter! Making it myself really appeals to me, and I will enjoy creating my own custom scent!

      Believe it or not, I am having the hardest time finding Coconut Oil around here, so in a few weeks I am going to break down and buy it online. It is used in so many things that I want to make!

      I never even got around to making any products with my new ingredients this past weekend, so I will do it this week, and let you know how it goes!

      Thanks, Suzie!

      Voted up and sharing!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hey Suzie. I agree with Carol, it does look good enough to eat. Another great hub in your ever expanding series. I've never tried body butter but it certainly sounds interesting. Great job Suzie. You really have this niche down to a science. Voted up, shared, pinned, etc.....

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, another useful hub from you Suzie. This one is so tempting. Ah, I need to sit down someday and try one or two of your recipes. Thank you for sharing this with us.

      Voted up, useful, interesting and sharing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Natasha,

      How good of you to comment, thanks for the thumbs up and for pinning this, much appreciated!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Good to see you, hope all is good in Germany. This is an easy one for you to make just needs a little care with melting and allowing to semi solidify before whipping it up into a creamy frenzy!! LOL Thanks so much for everything and glad this appeals to you!

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      Moronke Odugbesan 4 years ago

      This is very good. Lately, I have stopped using moisturizes made of animal products and acid. I'll use this to make my body butter. Thanks

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      This has your name on it for sure. Have you tried in your regular supermarket or drugstore for coconut oil? Target or perhaps walmart as I found a jar sitting in my local supermarket in the cooking oils section. I was surprised I have to say as I was just having a look to see what oils they did do even though I only tend to buy olive oil and sunflower oil there and did not expect to see grapeseed oil or coconut oil but there they were!

      Online you will get good value at amazon and my favorite supplier is mountainroseherbs.com for top quality ingredients. Many thanks for your support and shares can't wait to get the feedback from your recipe choices!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Glad you enjoyed and took the time to read and comment my friend. it is a great body moisturizer for dehydrated limbs after the harsh winter many of us experience. Your support in votes, shares and pins are so greatly appreciated. have a great week :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi livingsta,

      Hopefully this one is tempting you into trying it as it is sooooooo good! Look forward to hearing your feedback when you try this or other recipes out. Pleasure as always to have your support in votes, shares and enthusiasm for my work. have a great week my friend :-)

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      My next little project! Thanks for the information. Where can I find shea butter other than online? Thanks and rated up.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi moronkee,

      Welcome and thank for your interest. Hope you enjoy this recipe and find it super nourishing. Appreciate your visit and comments.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi anginwu,

      lovely to see you, thanks so much for your votes. Shea butter should be available in good health food stores, depending on where you live possibly an ethnic food market would carry it. Hope you manage to find some and get to try this out!

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Great hub. How long does it last? Am always looking for homemade gifts. This looks great.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      This is great, thanks for sharing the recipe. Now we can be sure of what we are putting on our skin when we make it at home. Great hub, voted up.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This is an amazing recipe for homemade body lotion. It doesn't look complicated either. It's definitely a must try! Thanks for sharing!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      This is another great hub for me to follow. I love body butter. In fact I always send some boxes to the Philippines for my own use. The funny thing is, I have to wear pants after applying body butter for Angus is usually waiting for me to come out of the bathroom. He likes leaking the body butter which is not good.

      Thanks for sharing this Suzie. Voted up, interesting and useful. Pinned.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Suzie, well this is something so simple even I can make it. Thanks fro sharing this wonderful and easy recipe that will be easy on the wallet as well as the skin. You are a master at these things; natural!

      Voted UAUI and shared as well as pinned.

      Hoping you are having a wonderful start to the week, my friend.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi tireless,

      Thanks for commenting! it should last (unless you are using it daily and lots of it!) 1-3 months in a cool place away from sunlight. fridge is okay too and keep an eye on it for signs of going off like rancid smell but you should be fine! ideal as a gift and even for teens to make (with supervision).

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vellur,

      Thanks so much, great to know you enjoyed this. Appreciate your votes and taking time to leave this comment :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Cheers for checking this out and I hope you get to give this body butter a try with your fav oils! Appreciate your interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Many thanks for your lovely comments. This may be just what you need to make it at your home in the Philippines instead of sending it. Hope you give it a try to Angus is sure to enjoy this too! LOL Appreciate your votes, shares and pinning greatly :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rajan,

      Great to have your input and support as always. yes you could make this and men can avail of the wonderful benefits just as us ladies. Thanks for your lovely comments it is great that these recipes are of interest which spurs me on even more! Cheers for your continued support my friend and for votes, shares and pin, it is so good of you. Have a great week, look forward to seeing your next article!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I love the entire idea of butter body and I will try this recipe. Up, interesting, useful and awesome!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Pops,

      many thanks, hope you have fun whipping up a storm with this recipe! Cheers for the votes and for stopping by, always great to see you, save me a spot at the Inn!!!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      You always have a spot at the Inn!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks Pops! I am Irish after all :-)

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Sounds like fun. I have to give it a go.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 4 years ago from Maine

      This is great, thank you. You did an excellent job explaining about the benefits of body butter and how to make it. I always wanted to learn how to make body butter, thank you for sharing. I make and sell handmade soap and have a goal to start making and selling it by the summer. I can't wait to try this, I just might make it tonight. I'm going to substitute the almond oil with avocado oil since I'm all out of almond oil. Thank you and the best to you!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Suzie HQ, this sounds awesome. I love body butter, and see the benefits of making it myself, especially using organic ingredients. Once again, you've written an impressive hub on a stellar product.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Phoenix,

      Many thanks for visiting and commenting hope this spurs you on to make some yourself real soon! it is so luscious (best word to describe it !) and costs so little but some time.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi creativelycc,

      Thanks so much for your input, your soaps sound a great way to go, do you sell online or markets/local stores? I love handmade things and am always drawn to them in markets and shops. I would love to have my own range of skin care, lip balms etc and sell in a variety of ways. I have done market stalls for my hand painted terracotta, jewelry and greeting cards and love the buzz! Hope you have fun experimenting with this simple but effective butter, look forward to hearing how it goes!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Careermommy,

      Great to see you are a fan and I really do think you would adore this! You would whip this up in a flash at home and reap the benefits for days and days! Appreciate your kind words, means a great deal!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful share Suzie and voted up plus shared.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Appreciate your comments and votes, shares my friend. Always a pleasure to see and receive your thoughts!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      I bet your house smells divine! My daughter saw this and his having a little party later this summer. She thought it would be fun to make little jars of this fro her friends. Your hubs are turning her into a spa fanatic! Shared around.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi GTF,

      Lovely to hear my hubs have a junior fan in your daughter! What is great is that many of these recipes are ideal for young girls to have at a party for friends or make them at the party and cost very little. Lip balm is a great one and my new to be published hub will be minty chocolate lip balm which is perfect for making for her and very easy. She could customize essential oils if she wanted to. Appreciate your support and share!

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