Get dry skin relief when you make your own whipped body butter recipe with 3 simple ingredients. Coconut oil, cocoa butter, and almond oil which are excellent for moisturizing and hydrating the skin. These ingredients help to replenish moisture in the skin and prevent dryness and flakiness.
Your skin is going to thank me! This homemade Body Butter Recipe is easy to make and helps moisturize winter skin. It feels good, smells good 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. It 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 Raw Cocoa Butter
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Cup Almond Oil
- Electric Hand Mixer
- Double boiler
- Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. I used a large saucepan with my 4 cup pyrex glass measuring bowl, hooking the handle over the edge of the pot.
- When they are fully melted, remove from heat and add almond oil.
- Place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours until it starts to harden, but still soft enough to poke your finger into.
- Use your hand mixer to whip until it resembles whipping cream.
- Fill your containers and enjoy!
- Add essential oils before whipping if desired.
- Apricot oil also works great.