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15 Homemade Body Butters for Silky Smooth Skin!!!😄👌💋
Skin & Body
Mango Body Butter
– 1 cup shea butter
– 1/2 cup mango butter
– 1/2 cup almond oil
– mango essential oil (20-25 drops)
– electric mixer or whisk
– glass bowl
– mixing bowl
– storage jar with lid
1. Fill your pot with water so that your glass bowl sits half immersed. Measure out your two butters and place them in glass bowl. Turn your stove on to medium heat and bring the water to a low boil to melt your butters.
2. When the butters are completely melted, carefully remove your glass bowl from the pot of hot water. Stir in the almond oil and 20-25 drops of mango essential oil.
3. Chill the mixture in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
4. Once the mixture has cooled, whip it with an electric mixer or whisk until you have soft peaks and a creamy texture.
5. Massage it into your skin for some body butter bliss. To store, place in an airtight container and set in a cool place—it should keep for about 4-6 months.
Whipped Gingerbread Body Butter
1/2 Cup Shea butter
¼ Cup Coconut oil
2 Tbsp. Almond oil
2 tsp or 2 Vitamin E capsules
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1. Combine shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil, and 1 tsp.ginger, in a microwave safe dish.
Melt in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each until completely liquid.
2. Allow mixture to cool on the counter for about 20 minutes, then place in refrigerator for 15 minutes or until it begins to set a little.
3. Remove and place ingredients in the bowl of a hand/stand mixer, food processor, or blender.
4. Add remaining ginger, vanilla extract, vitamin E, and cinnamon. Mix until fluffy and smooth- it will look like homeade whipped cream or batter.
6. Scoop body butter into wide mouthed jars with an airtight lid to store. Can be left at room temperature and will be a very soft mixture, for a more firm texture keep in refrigerator.
Homemade Body Butter Base
1/2 cup each of organic
• cocoa butter
• shea butter
• coconut oil
• olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of essential oils (I used 1/4 each of grapefruit and lavender)
1. Add cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil into a double boiler. If you do not have one, use a glass or metal bowl over a pan of boiling water.
2. Heat until melted, mixing with whisk. Remove whisk and put mixture into fridge for one hour or until firm.
3. With hand mixer, whip oils until creamy and light. Add essential oils and mix again.
4. Spoon your body butter into glass jars. Mixture may seem a bit moist after whipping but will firm up after a few minutes.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups of whipped body butter.
30g white cocoa butter
30g dark cocoa butter (or just more white cocoa butter)
60g shea butter or mango butter (I used refined to let the cocoa scent shine)
40g olive oil (or other relatively plain liquid oil)
4 drops coffee essential oil
1. Combine the cocoa butters and shea butter in a double boiler and melt. Once melted, remove from the heat and place in the fridge. After about 5 minutes, when the butters are still liquid, but no longer hot, stir in the coffee essential oil.
2. Once chilled and solid (though not rock hard—let it sit on your counter and come back to room temperature if you forget it in the fridge for too long), whip up the butters with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Store in a tin and enjoy!
3. If your body butter “seizes” on you after been sitting for an hour or so (that is it solidifies and goes all chalky and crumbly), that means you haven’t added enough olive oil for your environment. Put body butter back in your whipping bowl and whip in another 5g of olive oil. Leave it for an hour or so and check the texture again. Keep whipping in more liquid oil and letting rest until you reach the texture you want.
4. If you happen to have coffee bean infused liquid oil, that’s a great alternative for a plain liquid oil as well, especially if you don’t have coffee bean essential oil.
1. Ensure the bottle of labdanum essential oil is well sealed, and place it in a hot water bath. It’s a very viscous resin, so you’ll need to warm it up to get it to drop.
2. Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from the heat.
3. Stir in the essential oils and decant into a 60ml/2oz container to set up.
4. To use, massage into the skin and enjoy the decadent scent! (Don’t put it on your lips, though, it tastes awful!)
Cranberry Body Butter
3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. grape seed oil
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. pure tapioca starch
.1 oz. cranberry fragrance oil of choice
pinch coral oil locking mica shimmer, optional
Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the cocoa and shea butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power until the butters have melted. Carefully remove the butters from the microwave – use a pot holder as the glass will be hot! – then weigh and add the remaining ingredients.
I used both the Cyclomethicone and the tapioca starch to make this cranberry body butter recipe less greasy. You can omit one or either however it will alter the feel of the final product.
I used both the Cyclomethicone and the tapioca starch to make this cranberry body butter recipe less greasy. You can omit one or either however it will alter the feel of the final product. For the fragrance I used a Frosted Cranberry fragrance oil but you can choose your favorite or omit it for an unscented body butter. (You can also use Cyclomethicone in this awesome dry body oil spray recipe.).
Stir well and use a stick blender if needed to fully incorporate the color. It will want to settle onto the bottom if not mixed thoroughly. Allow to harden overnight then stir once more before use. (You can speed this up by placing your cranberry body butter in the fridge.)
This cranberry body butter recipe yields enough body butter to fit into one 4 oz. jar. I used a small Ball 4 oz. jelly mason jarfrom the grocery store for this particular recipe.
To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way!
Eczema Relief Butter
1/4 cup Shea butter
1/4 cup Coconut oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
5-10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
a few drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
Directions: In a bowl or stand mixer, mix together coconut oil and shea butter. Mix in essential oils and vitamin E. Place in a container.
To use: At night slather on a small about of butter before bed. I also put it on right when I feel my skin flaring up (like right after I eat cheese or ice cream).
Basic Body Butter
1-3/4 cups shea butter (unrefined is best)
1/2 cup coconut oil (extra virgin is best)
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
1. Measure out shea butter and coconut oil (which will be solid at a room temperatures below 76 degrees) and melt over medium-low heat in a double broiler, stirring constantly until there are no lumps left.
2. Let cool about 30 minutes, then stir in the grapeseed oil and essential oil(s) of your choosing.
3. Cover the oil mixture and freeze for about 20-30 minutes, or refrigerate for 1-2 hours. You want the mixture to start to solidify but not completely harden, a consistency similar to soft wax or softened butter.
4. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and whip until soft and fluffy.
5. Spoon into a clean glass jar and smooth over skin anytime you need extra moisture.
•If the mixture won’t whip or stay whipped, you need to chill it longer.
If the mixture has lumps in it after you’ve whipped it, let it set to soften a bit and then try again.
•Store in a cool area and if your home gets above 75°F regularly, you may want to keep it in the refrigerator.
•The body butter is designed to melt into your skin as it goes on. It will be a little oily at first but it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin very soft. It is perfect to apply after a shower, letting it soak into your skin before you get dressed.
•For gift giving, you can use repurposed glass baby food jars or inexpensive, decorative canning jars. Also visit your local craft store for other unique container ideas. Embellish your jars by gluing detailed fabric onto the lid.
•For the most therapeutic impact and health benefits, choose Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
**Makes 2.5 to 3 cups whipped body butter
Homemade Shea Butter
INGREDIENTS (use organic wherever possible)
1 cup raw shea butter (found here)
1/2 cup raw coconut oil, softened
1/4 cup almond oil (found at Wholefoods or online)
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (you can also use 2-3 Vitamin E capsules as well. Carefully split them open to drain oil)
Essential oil in your favorite scent, optional (about 40 drops, that may seem like a lot but the drops are tiny!)
1. In a double boiler, melt shea butter and coconut oil together over medium-high heat. This will take about 10 minutes. Shea butter melts at a very high temperature so it will take longer than the coconut oil.
2. Let the melted mixture come to room temperature and add the almond oil, vitamin E oil and essential oil (if using). Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30min-1 hour, until it becomes opaque.
3. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a standup mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip on medium for 5 minutes or until thickened.
4. Keep body butter in a lidded container.
Note: While this cream does not need to be kept refrigerated, I prefer to because it keeps the body butter more firm (which I like).
Cooling Aloe-Mint Body Lotion
¼ cup grated beeswax
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup aloe vera gel, room temperature
⅛ Teaspoon peppermint oil
1. Place the beeswax and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Heat just until just melted. Try to keep the temperature as low as possible to preserve the benefits the of coconut oil.
2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil until it's thoroughly combined.
3. Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Whisk again, or place in the blender and blend at a medium speed for about 30 seconds for a fluffier version.
Peppermint Whipped Body Butter
3 ounces pure cocoa butter
4 ounces coconut oil
4 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops red food coloring
Step 1: Using a double boiler, melt cocoa butter and oil together.
Step 2: Place the mixture into the fridge for five minutes, until cool and opaque.
Step 3: Use a standing mixer to whip the cream until fluffy.
Step 4: Add oil and food coloring. Combine well.
Step 5: Pack mixture into a clean canning jar.
Combine the emulsifying wax, hazelnut oil, and cocoa butter in a small saucepan and melt over medium heat. While they melt, measure out the required amount of water and vegetable glycerin into a small cup. Warm in the microwave for about 30 seconds, stirring to combine.
Once the oils have melted, add the water mixture to the pan and heat through.
Remove the pan from the heat and whisk as the mixture cools, until you have a thick, creamy lotion.
Whisk in the essential oils and decant into a pump-top bottle (which helps the lotion last longer as you aren’t dipping your fingers into it).
Whipped White Chocolate Body Butter
White Chocolate Body Butter Recipe:
1/4 cup shea butter (where to buy shea butter)
1/4 cup cocoa butter (where to buy cocoa butter)
1/4 cup coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
1/4 cup sweet almond oil (where to buy almond oil)
10-20 drops of essential oil (where to buy my fav essential oils)
Regular Body Butter Recipe:
(this version doesn’t smell like chocolate)
1/2 cup shea butter (where to buy)
1/4 cup coconut oil (where to buy)
1/4 cup sweet almond oil (where to buy)
10-20 drops of essential oil (where to buy)
Instructions for both versions:
Combine all ingredients, except the essential oils, in a small pot or double boiler.
Gently melt and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture is liquid.
Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to partially set up. I’m horribly impatient, so I put mine in the freezer to speed the process. (And then promptly forgot and left it in there way to long…
Once the mixture is partially set, add the essential oils of your choice, and whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer (my favorite stand mixer) until the body butter is fluffy and stiff peaks have formed.
1 cup cocoa butter (approximately 5 oz)
1/2 cup pure virgin coconut oil (mine is a soft solid at room temperature)
1 tsp beeswax pastilles
2 Tbsp almond oil
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1. Melt cocoa butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan on the stove or in a glass bowl in the microwave. Whisk occasionally during heating.
2. Remove from heat and whisk in the remaining ingredients.
3. Allow mixture to cool in the fridge (will take a few hours), then whip by hand with a wire whisk (which is what I did) or in a stand mixer (which will yield a lighter and fluffier texture).
4. Transfer to storage containers (makes approximately 16 oz).
5. To use, dab a tiny amount (half a dime) on finger and massage into both hands.
1. The cooled mixture has a firm texture - If you want a lighter, fluffier body butter, use an electric mixer to whip the chilled mixture to soft peaks.
2. For Chocolate Mint Body Butter, add 8 drops of peppermint essential oil.
3. Regular and mint flavors both make great lip balm too!
4. In case you're wondering, this does NOT turn your skin brown.
5. I originally didn't include the beeswax but, over time the mixture became more oily. Adding the small amount of beeswax provides just enough drying to give a nice, moisturizing texture without leaving any oily residue.
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