Here is a favorite recipe of mine, and when people use this they just give me so many compliments on the recipe.  It pairs up nicely when you make it with solid bubble bath bars.

There are a number of benefits to making your own homemade whipped body butter. I think the best two benefits of making your own whipped body butter is that it saves money, and you know exactly what’s going into the body butter. Body butter itself generally comes in many forms, including shea body butter, cocoa body butter, aloe body butter and mango body butter.

Whipped Body ButterIf you want to make your own whipped body butter, you need to make sure you have a scale that’s fairly accurate. With most body butter recipes you’ll find that some ingredients are listed by weight (ounces), and others by volume metrics (cups, teaspoons). Below is one of the easiest recipes I’ve found for making easy homemade whipped body butter. Because it’s basic, it also gives you some room to improvise and change anything you want. This recipe requires shea butter, which you can either make or purchase.

Whipped Body Butter Recipe

  • 1.5 Cups of Raw, unrefined Shea Butter
  • 0.5 Cups of Olive Oil
  • 0.5 oz. fragrance of your choice

Start by heating up the Shea butter in a medium sized sauce pan. Once you’ve liquified the Shea butter you can add in the olive oil. Once mixed, take off of the stove and let cool for 30 minutes. Once it starts to thicken, add in your fragrance. The fragrance choice was left open so that you could pick something you prefer.

Now use a hand-held blender to whip your mixture until it appears similar to mousse. This will take about 10 minutes. It helps if your bowl and blender tips are cold (stick them in the freezer for 10 mins prior to use).Once you’ve reached this point you can store your body butter in a container. I have found that I prefer to store my body butter in plastic containers that I buy from the grocery store. This is the easiest. Just make sure the container seals tight.

A great resource that I have used is this book here.  It has tons of great tips and tricks as well as easy recipes for anyone wanting to start making their own spa products.  You can click here to get it now.  It is a great place to get started.

Till next time,