How to Make Your Own Natural Whipped Body Butter


The winter season can be very harsh on the skin. Luckily, I have a recipe for a natural, nourishing moisturizing cream to get me through the cold, dry months.

How to Make Your Own Natural Whipped Body Butter


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How to Make Your Own Natural Whipped Body Butter
You'll Need:

- organic virgin coconut oil
- raw, organic shea butter (cocoa or mango butter works too)
- beeswax or soy wax (optional)
- double boiler
- vitamin E capsules (optional)
- essential oils (optional)
- electric mixer
- sterile, clean container



Directions:
How to Make Your Own Natural Whipped Body Butter1. Heat equal parts virgin coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler until they melt into a liquid. Add a couple of tablespoons of beeswax or soy wax if you'd like the mixture to be slightly thicker. Make sure there is no grittiness left in the mixture.

2. Remove the mixture from the heat, and allow it to cool to a soft solid consistency. To speed up the process, you can put the mixture in the refrigerator. One cup takes roughly an hour in the refrigerator to cool to the right consistency. Make sure you don't allow the mixture to cool too long so that it becomes a hard solid, as this will make it impossible to work with later.
How to Make Your Own Natural Whipped Body Butter3. Once the mixture is the right consistency, squeeze in a few vitamin E capsules and add essential oils for fragrance if you wish. I feel 2-3 vitamin E capsules per cup of body butter is enough. Then, whip it with an electric mixture, working your way up from a low speed to a high speed, until it becomes light and fluffy, with peaks like whipped cream.

4. Transfer your completed whipped body butter into a clean, sterile container, then you're done! Every time I'm done with a batch I marvel at how it looks good enough to eat, and you probably could if you're only using completely natural, unrefined and edible ingredients.
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This body butter works extremely well for me, and has turned my skin extremely soft and smooth. I use it both on my body and on my face, with only a drop going a long way to moisturize my entire face. However, remember that using this as a face cream may not be for everybody, especially if you have very sensitive or acne-prone skin. If you are prone to breakouts, please use this mixture on your face with caution. In some cases it may actually help, in other cases, it may not.

For me, this combination of shea butter and virgin coconut oil has done wonders to lighten blemishes and even out my skin tone. After I began using this regularly, I have even gotten compliments about my glowing complexion. I think this body butter works best when I use it after toweling dry following a hot shower. It may have something to do with the fact that all my pores are probably open during this time, allowing my skin to absorb the body butter more easily.

The ingredients in this recipe are actually pretty much the same as my recipes for lotion bars and lip balm, but I think the lighter, whipped consistency makes it easier to use.

Keep in mind that the mixture may solidify in cooler climates, and melt in warmer areas, so keep it in a location with moderate temperatures to maintain its fluffy consistency.

Have fun!


3 comments:

  1. This looks heavenly!

    I've read that it's better to heat water and then put the oils on top in a bowl so that the vitamins stay in the oils and are not heated out.

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    1. Yes! In a double boiler, as mentioned in step one. And if you're adding extra vitamin E capsules to the mixture, remember not to do that until you're ready to start whipping (step 3).

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  2. A Fantastic preparation for an extreme problematic skin, with dehydration, and a disturbed barrier function, showing sensitivity and redness. In addition, this cream can be used on a normal skin.

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