Your skin is going to thank me! This Whipped Body Butter Recipe isn’t just any body butter recipe. This is a Whipped Cocoa Butter – Coconut Oil Body Butter! Or is it Butta? Whatever you call it, it’s the perfect remedy for dry skin!
This body butter is pretty easy to make and makes a great DIY gift idea.
Whipped Body Butter Recipe
Even the Pacific Northwest got a bit of that cold snap a week or so ago and although our air is usually pretty moist, it was DRY and COLD. My skin was itchy and dry, even though I was using my homemade sugar scrub in the shower. It certainly helped, but I think spending time in the pool was a double whammy with the weather. I’m much too delicate for such conditions.
What is Body Butter?
Body Butter is usually made with a combination of cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil or almond oil. It’s thicker than your typical body lotion meant to restore dry skin, especially problem dry areas, such as knees, elbows, and heels.
How to Make Whipped Body Butter
While at New Season’s I saw this cocoa butter, which instantly reminded me of hot summer days in Central Oregon when I was a teen. Yes, we used to slather it on for tanning oil. It came in a small bar and was made by Hershey. I also remember it being very moisturizing. Why not combine it with coconut oil and almond oil? I’m such a genius……that when I came home to google it……several people have already made body butter…. with these exact ingredients. Just goes to show there are NO original ideas. But it’s original to me and I’m loving it.
This Whipped Body Butter is GREASY and smells like chocolate……..but it soaks in quickly. I would use it at night if you’re wearing anything other than a sweatshirt and yoga pants like I do. I love the smell of cocoa butter, but if you don’t, just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
This would be a great DIY Holiday gift!
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So easy to make. The next time I make it, I won’t whip it so long.
My skin is happy again.
Homemade Whipped Body Butter
- 1 cup Cocoa Butter (raw)
- ½ cup Coconut Oil
- ½ Cup Almond Oil
- Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
- When melted completely, add almond oil.
- Chill in the refrigerator or freezer. I placed mine in the freezer for about 20 min.
- When it's somewhat firm, but not in a solid form, you're ready to "whip it.........whip it good".
- Mix with your hand mixer until it resembles whipped cream.
- Scoop into your container and enjoy!
- Store in a cool place so it doesn't melt.
Create homemade gifts by using a cute jar and printable label.
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