Nourishing whipped body butter


I’ve wanted to try this one for a while but it is a bit of a time consuming process. Since I’m enjoying the Christmas holidays and being off work I decided to finally give it a go. Not to mention that my skin needs some help to be dealing with current temperatures…

What is it I’m talking about? Whipped body butter! Certain things need more time to be put into practice. I think I bought an electric mixer, specifically for making cosmetics, or to be even more precise, whipped body butters, over a year ago. Or maybe even longer. Yes, I know. Hopeless, right?

Well, this week I decided to finally make it. I had a lot of spare time on my hands. So, ladies and gentlemen! Ta dah!

You need a few butters, oils and essential oils to make this beautiful butter but believe me, it’s worth it! And your skin will be grateful for your effort too.

The main ingredient in this recipe is shea butter and I am looking at it in much more detail here. You need 50g of shea butter, organic, raw is best, as always. You also need 10g coconut oil and 10g mango butter. Place these in a heatproof glass bowl and melt in a double boiler. I don’t use any fancy equipment. I boil water in a pot and place the bowl on top of the boiling water. Simple. Once melted add 10 ml each: sweet almond, jojoba and apricot kernel oil. Stir, take off the heat and leave to cool. And now the whole process begins.

Get your mixer ready. Make sure you always use separate equipment to make your cosmetics to avoid any contamination. I started mixing when the edges started to solidify. Just before you start mixing add your essential oils. I added 20 drops of lemongrass and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix for 10-15 seconds and leave it to cool. Keep repeating this process until the butter completely solidifies and becomes creamy and fluffy.

Spoon into a clean pot with a lid and enjoy!

Yes, it takes a bit of time so it’s best to make it when you have more spare time on your hands but it’s completely worth the effort. Feels lovely on my skin.