I shared this recipe for lavender whipped body butter on my old blog a few years ago and was recently thinking about it with my outbreak of dry skin. I thought I’d resurface it and share with you all because it’s one of my favorites and makes my skin feel amazing. The great thing about these recipes are that you can substitute your favorite essential oil for a scent you prefer. I use lavender for just about everything because I like its calming properties. If you don’t want to use lavender, try grapefruit, wild orange, citrus bliss, or lemon. Really, any oil you prefer will work in this recipe.
Whipped Body Butter Recipe:
What you need:
- Double Boiler
- Hand Mixer
- 1/2 cup Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 20 drops DoTerra Lavender Essential Oil
- Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.
- Measure all ingredients except for lavender oil in double boiler.
- Place double boiler over skillet/pan with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to boil.
- Stir ingredients frequently using a rubber scraper or wooden spoon for about 10-15 minutes, or until all ingredients are 100% melted into liquid form.
- Once melted, remove from heat for 10 minutes.
- Add 20 drops of lavender to mixture.
- Stir and place in refrigerator for approximately 1 hour or until mixture becomes solid.
- Once chilled, remove from refrigerator and blend with hand mixer. Start on a low setting and slowly progress to high-speed. Whip mixture until consistency is light and fluffy (3-5 minutes).
When finished, add your whipped body butter to a glass jar or container and store in a cool place. If you need to re-whip, you can do so with hand mixer again and again. It’s that easy!