By Haley Schryver
Applying body butter feels so luxurious after a hot bath (or anytime, really!), but whipped body butter can quite expensive to buy in stores, and most of them contain ingredients that are not so great for our skin. Our skin absorbs about 60% of what we put on our skin, so it’s important to be on the lookout for products with clean and healthy ingredients. Or you can DIY your own homemade version! This luxurious, whipped body butter is also perfect as an inexpensive gift idea that will keep your skin hydrated, soft, and smooth.
Whipped Body Butter Recipe
½ cup Sans Pareil Naturals shea butter
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup almond oil
10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil
Heat the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler (place a glass bowl over a saucepan filled with an inch or two of simmering water) until shea butter and coconut oil are melted. Remove from heat and add in almond oil and 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil blend. Add more drops of essential oils as needed if you like a stronger fragrance. Some of my favorites to add are lavender oil for a relaxing, calming scent, or peppermint oil for an invigorating pick-me-up fragrance in the morning.
Next, allow the mixture to fully cool down, or until the mixture starts to turn from translucent to more opaque as the shea butter starts to solidify. You can also place the melted shea butter and oils in the refrigerator to chill the mixture even faster. Once the mixture is cooled down, beat with hand mixer for several minutes until the mixture becomes voluminous, thick, and fluffy. Store body butter in a glass jar. This whipped body butter is great to use especially after a bath or shower, or on dry skin as needed.
This can be stored at room temperature, however, if you live in a very warm climate, you may want to keep your body butter in the refrigerator, because the whipped body butter may melt (and if it does melt, you can chill it and re-whip the mixture.)
If you have particularly sensitive skin, you always have the option to leave out the essential oils for an unscented version.
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