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Whip Up A Batch of Your Own Body Butter

Updated on October 7, 2016

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Popular Today are Whipped Body Butter Spa Items

Body butters are popular these days to use to give and maintain soft supple skin. They can make great low-priced special gifts you can make that can used a component to a spa pamper basket.

The information here reveals steps to make your own.

Producing your personal spa products is not difficult, and may be an incredible hobby or even small home based business. Possibly friends and family will be asking for more homemade whipped body butter, once they try how wonderful they are.

Listed below is what you’ll need to make homemade whipped body butter

  • Large glass bowl
  • An Electric mixer with beaters
  • Saucepan to go on the stove top range that's large enough to put this glass bowl inside of
  • Small jars or containers you will want to put the finished body butter within

Ingredients to make 1 pound of body butter

  • 10 oz. Shea Butter
  • 6 oz. avocado oil, sweet almond oil, or soy oil (you can choose to blend these adding 2 ounces of each to equal 6 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 oz. skin safe fragrance oil or essential oil (or your custom mix equaling 1/2 ounce)

Ensure your fragrance oil is skin safe; be sure to check the manufacturer’s guidelines to guarantee this. Generally anything with cinnamon will likely not be suitable for skin. You can also use essential oils if you choose to go a a more natural, organic approach. Don’t forget about the many awesome scent combinations you could try to get your own individual unique, signature scent.


Put your large pan of water on the stove and bring to a boil, then decrease the temperature to a medium heat. Set your glass container in to the pan of hot water being sure that the water itself doesn’t enter in to the glass bowl.

Add your shea butter and melt completely till it’s liquid. Add the additional oils, cornstarch, and fragrance or essentials oils, and blend well. Remove from heat.

In another large bowl that your glass bowl will fit into, fill it with ice water. You’ll be placing the shea butter bowl directly into this ice water bath. Make sure again, that the water itself doesn’t spill over into the butter container. At this point put your glass container into this ice cold one now, as it will assist the butter to cool faster.

Use the electric mixer and to begin whipping the body butter. If you find the ice is melting too quickly, increase the ice to keep the water cold. Keep mixing up the butter until it solidifies and forms peaks. Aim for a comparable consistency and texture as whipped cream when it's finished. Immediately spoon into your jars and they're ready to be used.

Be certain whenever you spend money on supplies that you get fresh product, that's very high quality. In the event that oils get too aged, they can go rancid. You'll want to store them in a cool, dark area when they are not in use.

These kinds of body butters are fantastic to slather on right after a bath or shower to keep skin sleek and soft and to impart a wonderful fragrance.


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    • The Dirt Farmer profile image

      Jill Spencer 6 years ago from United States

      I love body butter, but it's so expensive! Love the idea of making it. And what a great gift idea. Awesome!

    • Deborah-Diane profile image

      Deborah-Diane 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Homemade Body Butter would be a lovely gift to give friends. Great idea!