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This year for Christmas, Madison and I decided to make some DIY gifts to give out to friends and teachers. With the dry winter weather we decided that homemade whipped body butter would make a great gift! Trust me when I say that when you decide to google anything DIY tons of options come up and it can be quite confusing which one to go with. Since I couldn’t decide on a single recipe to go with with the types of ingredients I was looking for, I decided to mix up a few different ones and am happy with our results.
What You’ll Need
There’s no need to go with large jars because a little bit of body butter can go a long way. These are also a clear plastic so no worry of the breaking if you’re shipping.
I tried to stick with a pure raw and organic butter. The more clean the better!
I figured if it’s safe to eat and put in your coffee if you’re Keto, it’s safe for the skin. I also liked they were like melting chips like we use for baking.
Coconut Oil can be used many ways for your skin and hair. Also when cooking!
In many recipes I saw Almond Oil called for, however I loved the idea of using Vitamin E.
I definitely recommend adding a little scent to your homemade whipped body butter. The shea and cocoa butter can be a little overwhelming by itself. I went for a Christmas cookie scent and used Cinnamon, Vanilla and Orange. I did equal parts until I found I liked the scent.
How to Make Homemade Whipped Body Butter
I was able to make 7 jars that were a little more than 3/4 of the way full with the quantities listed below.
- 1 cup of shea butter
- 1 cup of cocoa butter
- 1 cup of vitamin E oil
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- Essential oils as preferred
Melt all ingredients except the essential oils together in a pot. You can melt it like you do chocolate over a pot with water, or if you have a griddle on your oven like I do, just use that and low-medium heat.
Stir together all above listed ingredients until everything is melted. Once it’s melted pour it into a mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator or the freezer for a quick chill. It only took about 12 minutes to set in the freezer for me but you can expect 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator.
As you can see when it sets up it will just start to get hard around the edges. It will remind you of a candle with wax in the middle. At this point you will want to add your essential oils and prepare to whip it. I recommend using a hand mixer because trying to use a whisk will give you a true arm workout.
At this point, it reminded me of making vanilla pudding with the consistensy and color. Within 5-10 minutes you’ll see it turn to a thick consistency and remind you of a thick whipping cream.
There it is! Look at how much it changed in the consistensy and color. Once it reaches this stage, just use a spatula and place it in the jars. Store it in a cool dry spot and it can last up to 9 months.
If the homemade whipped body butter is a little more greasy than you prefer, you can add some arrowroot flour (about a tablespoon for this recipe size).
I know we are excited to give out the whipped body butter as gifts. If it’s a little late to do your Christmas shopping try a DIY gift like this one!