It is holiday season and I am happy to be making the majority of the gifts that I will be giving. I will be giving different people different homemade products but they will all be gifted this amazing homemade soothing whipped body butter. This is one of the best things that I have ever made in my kitchen. Seriously, if I could eat it I probably would…actually I probably could and it would be safe unlike the chemical filled alternatives!
I made the decision a few years ago to ditch the chemicals in our home and replace them with healthier homemade concoctions. I replaced my store-bought body lotion shortly after I made my own deodorant. My go to lotion is my homemade coconut lotion I have eczema and find that there are times I need something more healing and soothing.I have made many many different recipes before I hit the jackpot of this recipe but I finally did it and am happy to share!
Here is what you need:
- 1/2 cup Raw Organic Cocoa Butter
- 1/2 cup Raw Unrefined Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup of Almond or Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil
- You can also add essential oils if you would like. Just add 10-20 drops of your preferred oil (peppermint, lavender, etc…).
Here is what you do:
Place the mason jar in a medium-sized pot filled with water over medium high heat.
Occasionally remove your jar and swoosh or swirl the mixture until all of the ingredients are melted together.
Once combined remove the mason jar and carefully pour the mixture into a bowl (add essential oils now).
This is where my super secret top-secret tip comes in. You can set the bowl aside and let it cool or you can stick the bowl in the freezer or outside if it’s really cold for about 10 -15 minutes, doing this not only lessons your cool time but it drastically reduces the time in which you will need to whip the mixture in order to create the butter consistency. I leave it in the freezer until it looks like this, it has a semi-solid film on the top:
Use a mixer (I use a handheld mixer with the whisk attachment) to whip for about 5-10 minutes until it is fluffy and at your desired consistency.
Place your body butter in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set then place it into storage containers of your choosing.
I store my body butter on the other side of the bathroom as the shower because it begins to soften at about 78 degrees. I hope that you and anyone that you gift this soothing body butter enjoy it as much as I do!