Hello, I'm Melissa and today I am going to share my recipe for whipped body butter. This butter is excellent for regular use, it's the only moisturizer my family uses. It also makes an excellent gift.
I do want to warn you, although this looks delicious and it is edible, it does not taste good at all. Yes, I tried it, I had to. The last time I made it, my two oldest children were closing in on me ready to strike and although I warned them, curious children must experience these things for themselves... they were quite confused as well as disappointed.
And now, the recipe:
Whipped Body Butter
1/2 cup Shea butter
1/2 cup Cocoa butter (or Mango butter)
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/2 cup light oil such as olive, almond, grapeseed, jojoba
If you fancy a scent you can use 10-30 drops essential oil
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Combine the butters, coconut oil, and light oil of your choice in a quart size Mason jar. Do not add essential oils. Here we are going to make a double boiler. Place your jar in a pot with an inch or two of water. Put flame on low heat and stir periodically.
When all is melted, pour into a bowl that you can use a hand mixer with and let cool slightly.
Place in fridge for about an hour to let it set up. You want it to become solid but not hard. I like to push my finger in the center, if it makes a little divot, its ready to go.
Get out your hand mixer and whip it up! This takes roughly ten minutes and you should have it nice and fluffy.
Here I am using 8oz Mason jars, this recipe fills four of them, but you can put it in whatever jar suits your fancy. Wrap a festive ribbon around it and you have yourself a wonderfully decadent gift. Enjoy!
Some notes on the ingredients:
I am not crazy about precise measurements and have never had this go wrong.
I recommend Cocoa butter wafers as opposed to solid Cocoa butter for its ease of use.
I use unrefined virgin coconut oil, I like things in there most raw state as far as it makes sense. Also, it does not matter if your coconut oil is liquid or solid, I have used both. I keep it simple.
Wondering what color your Shea butter should be? What I have pictured is "ivory", it is unrefined and very nutritive. The color of Shea butter is not indicative to its quality, what is important is the refinement process. Colors of Shea butter vary from off-white (ivory) to greenish to yellow. The variations are due to the season and the region in which the nuts were harvested from.
Therapeutic grade essential oils should be used. Start with less drops and smell your way up.
This body butter WILL melt in warm temperatures. If this happens you can simply pop it back in the fridge until solid and re-whip.
If you're not in the DIY mood, you can purchase some of this luxurious body butter from me. Just visit my Facebook page to place an order: https://m.facebook.com/Body-Butter-by-Melissa-160865878002556/
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