How to make homemade whipped body butter

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Whipped Shea Body Butter. This recipe makes a light and fluffy shea buttery moisturizer that you can use from head to toe. It works to keep beneficial moisture locked in while letting your skin breathe. Customize this recipe by adding your favorite essential oil blend or using an infused oil. instead of the olive oil.

How to make homemade whipped body butter

Whipped Shea Body Butter:

YIELDS: 10 ounces by weight.

The volume will vary depending on how much air you are able to whip into the final product. Plan for this and have enough jars to hold 14 ounces by volume.

2⁄3 cup shea butter

1⁄4 cup coconut oil

1⁄4 cup olive oil, or favorite infused oil.

4 vitamin E capsules

Essential oil blend, optional

* What you will need: measuring cups, double boiler, mixing bowl, electric mixer, rubber spatula, jars with lids to hold 10-14 ounces of butter.

1. To Make: Start the double boiler on medium heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Place the shea butter in the top of the double boiler and cover. Simmer until almost all the way melted, stirring occasionally. To preserve the beneficial nutrients, do not overheat. Remove from heat, take the top pan off the double boiler, and wipe with a towel so no water drips into your melted butter. Pour into the mixing bow l and use the rubber spatula to get all of the melted shea out of the pan. Add the coconut and olive oil and allow to cool 10-15 minutes. Stir the oils, scraping the hardening butter off the sides of the bowl. If you have a whisk attachment to your electric mixer, use it. Otherwise, the regular beaters will work fine. Beat on medium for 5 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl with the rubber spatula. Pierce the vitamin E capsules and squeeze the liquid out into the melted oil, discarding the gel caps. A dd the essential oils, if desired, and stir well. If the mixture is still quite liquid, place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Mix for another 5 minutes. Repeat the 5 minutes in the freezer, 5 minutes mixing process until you have a fluffy, smooth, buttery texture. Spoon into your jars and let stand undisturbed for an hour.

2. To Store: Label and store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. This butter will melt if left in the sun. It will still be useable, but the nice fluffy quality from the whipping will be gone. It will revert to a solid butter balm type consistency. Use within a year.

3. To Use: To use, remove a small amount from the jar and melt between your fingertips and spread onto dry skin.