For a while I have been trying to take steps towards a minimalist lifestyle and eliminating excess products is one of the steps I have been trying to tackle. A lot of conventional lotions and body butters contain ingredients that are not good for our body internally or topically.Today I’m sharing with y’all how I make my own DIY Organic Whipped Body Butter – it’s amazing and has nearly eliminated the use of conventional lotions in my daily routine. This recipe is so easy to follow and the result in rich, creamy body butter that looks and feels like heaven. You also know every ingredient that went into it 😉
Prep time: 30-35 minutes
Organic Shea Butter
Benefit: Moisturizing, skin smoothing, and reduce inflammation.
Organic Cocoa Butter
Benefit: Antioxidant properties protect skin from external environment factors that can cause dryness and irritation.
Organic Cold Press Coconut Oil (I get this large quantity because I use it for other things)
Benefit: Prevents dryness and damage due to antioxidant properties- helps with cases of psoriasis, eczema, skin infections and dermatitis.
Organic Argan Oil
Benefit: Works to correct the signs of aging.It deeply conditions with powerful nutrients such as Vitamin E, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid.
Benefit: Rose hip seed oil is known to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines and scars; firms the skin and keeps it hydrated and supple.
What you’ll need:
Double boiler/ Pot and bowl
So first, you want to start with a pot of water. I only put about 1 3/4 in. of water and let it come to a nice boil. You can also use a double boiler but I didn’t have one soooo I had to get a little creative/ratchet (lol).
After your water has come to a boil, you’re going to place a bowl with all of the ingredients on top. Base the amount of ingredients based on how much you’d like to make. I didn’t take exact measurements but I would say 2-3 cups of the Coconut oil, Shea butter, and Cocoa butter would be sufficient. You would only need a few drops of the Argan and Rosehip oils.
You don’t have to worry much about mixing because the heat will allow it melt nicely. Also note that you don’t want these ingredients boiling too long – as soon as you notice they have melted, take the bowl away from the heat. You don’t want all the natural properties that are good for your skin to be affected by over melting.
This will be the result after all is done melting over the boil.
Next you’re going to place your bowl of melted goodness into the refrigerator. (Don’t mind my left over dinner lol). The purpose of this step is to create a solid that can be whipped into body butter. I went and did some errands while my oils were refrigerating but it shouldn’t take longer that 20-30 minutes to turn into a solid.
After refrigeration, this was the result- a nice solid that is ready to become body butter. 😁
This is my favorite part! So with a hand mixer, you just whip the mixture until you get a consistency that you like. It was a little difficult to break up the solid with the hand mixer but when it started to become creamy it got gradually easier. It looked and smelled so amazziinggg!! I mixed my batch until it got super creamy- almost like a thicker lotion and it stayed that way even when stored!!
And voilà!! You have super rich, thick, yummy body butter goodness. I promise you the ingredients and steps are fool proof, you’ll get it right every time you make it and I love that about this recipe. Everyone in my house loves this stuff and I ended up making a few more batches of this body butter. It’s also really nice to know what you’re putting on your body and also helping to reduce waste in the environment feels nice too!
If you try this out, let me know! Also share your results with me ❤️
Until next time….