Make a luxurious homemade whipped body butter with only 4 ingredients, and customise it using an array of essential oils!
I love using body butter as my go-to moisturiser, particularly in winter, because it lasts WAY longer on skin before it’s completely absorbed, leaving skin hydrated for hours!
The butter is much thicker than lotion, due to it containing less water, so the skin can’t soak it up as quickly, leaving the buttery moisturiser sitting on skin all day long.
By whipping the butter, it not only makes it soft and light, but easier to apply; rubbing into skin smoothly without being too oily.
Homemade Whipped Body Butter
This body butter is great for babies or those with sensitive skin, and you can customise the scents to create a fragrance you just love.
According to Our Oily House, some great essential oil to use include:
Frankincense– Great for the skin, frankincense can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.
Lavender– Lavender is soothing and calming, making this body butter perfect for slathering on before bed.
Wild Orange– This essential is very uplifting and refreshing. It smells amazing with the cocoa butter and it has immune-boosting properties. NOTE: If you choose wild orange for your body butter, be sure not to apply before going out in the sun. Citrus oils can cause the skin to burn when used in direct sunlight.
Peppermint– Peppermint has a cooling effect on the body and can relieve tension. Adding peppermint oil to the body butter can make it great for muscle and joint discomfort.
Bergamot– Bergamot adds a beautiful scent to the body butter and adds calming benefits. Bergamot is commonly used for stress and anxious feelings.
- 1/3 cup sweet almond oil (jojoba or olive oil work well, too)
- 1/3 cup shea butter
- 1/3 cup cocoa butter
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 20-30 drops of your favourite essential oils (I love lavender and frankincense)
- Add all the ingredients (except essential oils) to a double boiler. I make my own double boiler by placing a heat-proof glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. Melt ingredients, continually stirring throughout.
- After the mixture has melted together, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add the essential oils (if using). My favourite is 10-15 drops each of lavender and frankincense.
- Place the bowl in the fridge until it’s set a little; about 1 hour or until the mixture has started to harden around the edges.
- Using a hand mixer, whip the ingredients together for around 10 minutes, or until fluffy.
- Return the fluffy butter to the fridge to finish setting for approx. 10-15 minutes.
- Store the whipped butter in a glass jar with an air-tight lid, and use as you would a regular lotion or body butter. If room temperature reaches above 24˚C (75˚F), the butter may soften and will need to be kept in the fridge. The butter should keep for around 6-8 months (when stored away from moisture and light). Enjoy!
Body butter DIY tutorial
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction to it.
Have you ever made body butter before? What scents did you use? Share below.
Lots of love,
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