Whipped Body Butter Recipe
This DIY whipped body butter recipe with cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil smells delicious and melts on your skin!
Salves and creams are great and all, but there’s nothing like a whipped body butter. Aside from my calendula comfrey all-purpose salve, I make it a point to have this whipped body butter in our house most of the time.
One batch of this whipped body butter recipe fills two small mason jelly jars, and they both will last you quite a long time. Or, if you love making DIY bath and body products for friends and family, this one is a sure hit! You can customize it with different essential oils to match the scent your going for, or to experience different benefits.
How Is Whipped Body Butter Different Than Salves and Creams?
Body butter melts on your skin, and the whipped, fluffy texture is to die for. It’s light and fluffy, making it easy to apply, and it’s super hydrating.
Generally I prefer making my own skincare products as opposed to buying them in a store, not only because I can be sure the ingredients are all-natural, but because I enjoy the process.
But there is a downside that you’ll need to know if you don’t typically make your own creams and body butters – It takes a while to soak into your skin.
So, Why Make Your Own Whipped Body Butter?
Many skincare products contain alcohol, and there’s been an ongoing debate regarding whether or not it’s unsafe to use on your skin. Personally, I just don’t care to have any unnecessary ingredients in my products whatsoever.
Whether it’s unsafe or not, alcohol can dry your skin out. It’s usually found in store-bought lotions and creams because it helps it absorb into your skin and dry quickly. So while some may complain that homemade body butters take a long time to absorb into their skin, just know that it’s worth the wait.
It’s much more nourishing and hydrating, especially during the Winter months when we’re all more prone to experiencing dry skin.
DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe
Ingredients For Whipped Body Butter:
- 1/3 cup Cocoa Butter
- 1/3 cup Shea Butter
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/3 cup Infused Almond Oil (mine was infused with a variety of healing flowers)
- Optional: 7 drops Essential Oil of your choice
How To Make Whipped Body Butter:
1. Combine Ingredients In A Double Boiler
Combine all of the ingredients, except for the essential oils in a double boiler.
2. Heat All Ingredients Over Medium Low Heat
Gently heat the ingredients until the mixture is a liquid.
3. Remove From Heat And Allow To Partially Set In The Fridge
It usually takes about an hour in the fridge. You’ll know it’s ready when the edges are beginning to harden. You don’t want it to get too cold and settled. It should still be soft and even a little bit liquid-y.
4. Add Essential Oils
I wait until this point to add the essential oils. Adding them while the mixture is still hot defeats the purpose. Besides, there’s no need to worry about them not being mixed in. They have plenty of time to be whipped in.
5. Using A Hand Mixer, Whip For At Least 10 Minutes
Unless you have arms of steel, you’ll want the hand mixer, trust me. It needs to be whipped continuously for at least 10 minutes. There may come a point right before it starts to become body butter, where you’ll feel like giving up. It stays the same consistency up until right before the time is up. Whip, whip, and whip some more!
Once it’s fluffy and stiff peaks form, you’ll know your body butter is done!
6. Add The Body Butter To Jars and Enjoy!
And you’re done! You can keep it in the fridge if you like, but I never do.
Notes About DIY Body Butter:
Is It Greasy?
I wouldn’t say greasy, but it is slick. It can become overwhelming if you try to apply a huge glob to a small area of skin. For the best, non-greasy results, use a very small amount and understand that it’s not like your typical lotion. It will take a little while to absorb into your skin, and I wouldn’t suggest putting clothes on over the area immediately after applying.
Many recipes claim to be “non-greasy,” when it’s actually pretty darn greasy depending on who you ask. Like I mentioned above, it’s well worth the wait to let it absorb into your skin. You won’t need to apply it every day, or even every other day because it’s so hydrating.
Give it a few minutes, and it will lose that oily or greasy feeling.
Can I Use A Different Carrier Oil?
Absolutely! Some great alternatives include jojoba oil or grapeseed oil. Any other light carrier oil would work.
Does The Carrier Oil Have To Be Infused?
Nope! I almost always suggest using an infused oil in my recipes, because it’s a great way to create a cream, salve, or butter that is jam packed with herbal, nourishing, healing goodness! I can’t bring myself to use carrier oil that hasn’t been infused at this point, because it feels like a wasted opportunity.
If you have the time to infuse your oil with some calendula or another healing flower, I highly suggest it, but it is not necessary!
Do I Have To Use Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter?
The cocoa and shea butter are interchangeable in this recipe, and you can even substitute either of them with mango butter if you like. Cocoa butter smells like chocolate, so it’s a must for me. If you don’t like the scent, that’s okay, just leave it out and substitute it with shea butter or mango butter.
Shea butter is the bomb diggity. It’s the ultimate moisturizer, and even though it’s a butter, it won’t clog your pores. However, it has a distinct nutty scent that some people can’t stand. That’s where mango butter comes into play. It has no scent whatsoever!
My personal opinion? Though mango butter is a great alternative for anyone that’s sensitive to smells, it’s not quite as good as unrefined shea butter. Shea butter is more nutrient-rich, and it whips better than mango butter, which will save you money. You’ll see a higher yield when using shea butter than you will with mango.
How Long Is This Whipped Body Butter Good For?
When sealed in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry area, this whipped body butter should last up to 8 or 9 months.
Did you follow this whipped body butter recipe? Let me know how it went in the comments below, or tag me in a picture on Instagram! I’d love to see!
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What a lovely body butter, Victoria! I like the idea to use an infused almond oil.
Thank you so much! 😊 Yes, I loooove infused oils, I use them as often as I can 🙌🏻
Wow, the texture of this body butter looks so silky and creamy. This post makes me want to go whip up a batch right now! 🙂
Thank you so much! 😍 I hope you love it!
I love whipped body butters. They’re so easy to make and feel so great on dry skin. Thanks for the recipe.
I’m so glad! 😊 You’re welcome, and thank you for your comment! 😊
Love your Body Butter I made with my niece About how much is the yield of the whipped butter with this 1/3 cup of each ingredient?
I used shea butter in my recipe but it solidified the next day. We are in a hot climate country – Mombasa in Kenya.
Kindly advise and thank you for all the beautiful contents.
Where do you find the ingredients to make this like the cocoa butter shea butter and other things
I whipped up my batch and WOW! Love ❤️ it! I put a table spoon of honey in mine and added some vanilla for a smoother chocolatey/ vanilla aroma and I love it 🥰 thanks soooo much!
It’s interesting how it goes on … I thought it was a little sticky and I was regretting putting in the honey, but after it dried it was just fine.
Where do you find infused Almond oil? Do you have a brand you prefer?
Not sure what I did wrong, the oil mixture never turned into the fluffy butter that is in your pictures. I whipped the mixture for 25 minutes hoping it’d finally turn into the whipped butter like yours. 😞
Can we use this receipe like a treatment on hair?
Will this recipe stay fluffy? I’m looking fo r one that does get hard.
Will the whipped body butter become hard from the cocoa butter or will it remain soft and creamy?
I love the creamy whipped body butter. My husband put it on his hands and said it was greasy. I agree but once you wait till it is obsorbed in to the skin it is great. Fun and easy to make. What essential oils do you suggest.? I made a batch without essential oils and the sweet orange. That smells great. Thank You for the receipt.
What essential oils go best with the cocoa butter chocolate smell? Thanks!
I am fairly new to EO’s and to making my own products. I love your recipe and have decided to give it a try with a combination of Shea and Mango butters and organic coconut oil and my favorite EOs (lavender, frankincense and helichrysum). So excited!
Where do you buy your products?
I know I’m late to the party in making this butter, but I tried my hand at it today. When it came time to whip it, it seemed like it would never hit that consistency. It had been about 20 minutes of whipping and still no butter. Not sure what I did here!
I would love to make this. Where can I buy the ingredients?
How many ounces does the recipe make?
I just made some whipped body butter yesterday. It is awesome! I did use Shea butter. And Jasmine absolute. It didn’t have a Jasmine smell at all. But still the finished product was awesome! Love me some whipped body butter!
Hands down this has been the best recipe I’ve found for body butter. Others have so many random ingredients that most of us don’t have laying around the house. It’s perfect!!!
I’ve been sharing it with everybody thank you for sharing it with us.
Mine didn’t fluff up 😔 I wonder where I went wrong …
For the whipped body butter, do you use fractionated or the solid coconut oil?
I was wondering if I could use hemp oil instead of almond oil?
I used the ingredients listed and my body butter never hardened at all. It just stayed liquid form after melting. I tried whipping with electric hand mixer for 10 minutes like you said and still no change. What did I do wrong??.
I have tried making my own body butter but when I was whisking it everything was ok and it was getting thicker then it suddenly set hard. What did I do wrong? Did I have too much beeswax or did I over whisk it and not stop soon enough? Should I take the hard butter out and re melt with some oil to ‘thin’ it down? At the moment I have to take shavings out of the pots to use it!!
How long does this body butter last? And does it have to be cooled?
I’m excited to try this! Do you have any posts on how to make infused oils?
I have made this body butter numerous times. I add in whatever essential oil I feel like. Hot shower or long bath + a little time to let it absorb = the softest skin you could ever imagine. Great to beat dry winter skin. I also use in the summer and I get compliments on my skin all the time. Thanks for sharing your recipe!