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Homemade Whipped Body Butter

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Homemade whipped body butter is a perfect gift for anyone! It's easy to make and it's like having a luxurious spa treatment at home!

If you’re into DIY gifts for Christmas, this post is for you! I’m typically not a huge DIY’er by any means (I’m horrible at crafting and doing just about anything DIY) but when I heard about this whipped body butter recipe, I knew I had to make it for some Christmas gifts this year!

I LOVE body butters especially in the winter time because I get extremely dry skin. It’s like as soon as my skin gets any lotion touching it, it soaks it all up like a sponge. Does that sound kinda gross? Anyway, so last year I discovered that coconut oil was going to be my saving grace come winter time so when I saw that this recipe was basically whipped coconut oil and shea butter, a chorus of angels started to sing.

I added my own favorite essential oil, lavender, in there because I shower at night and it’s the perfect lotion to slather on before bed time. Lavender helps calm you down and is very soothing so it’s perfect for bed time :) you’ve gotta make this!

Homemade whipped body butter is a perfect gift for anyone! It's easy to make and it's like having a luxurious spa treatment at home!

 

Homemade whipped body butter is a perfect gift for anyone! It's easy to make and it's like having a luxurious spa treatment at home!

 

Homemade whipped body butter is a perfect gift for anyone! It's easy to make and it's like having a luxurious spa treatment at home!

 

Homemade whipped body butter is a perfect gift for anyone! It's easy to make and it's like having a luxurious spa treatment at home!

 

Homemade whipped body butter is a perfect gift for anyone! It's easy to make and it's like having a luxurious spa treatment at home!

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil in solid form
  • 1/2 cup organic raw shea butter
  • 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
  1. Place coconut oil and shea butter into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the blade attachment. Turn the stand mixer on to low and hold down the stand mixer in case it jumps :) everything should start breaking up soon. Whip the coconut oil and shea butter until it’s all broken up. You’ll still have tiny pieces of shea butter left but that’s ok.
  2. Switch to the whisk attachment and set the speed to high and let it whip for 5 minutes. The longer you whip it, the fluffier it gets.
  3. Add the essential oil, whip again to incorporate.
  4. Fill an 8-ounce glass container with the body butter.
  5. Label and gift!

 

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Posted on December 10, 2014

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  1. 12/10/2014 at 12:56 pm

    Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to try this…I just ran out of my body butter, but I love the idea of making it myself :)

    • Julie
      12/10/2014 at 1:15 pm

      Ahh you have to make it :) it’s amazing! You can get it as fluffy as you like!

  2. 12/10/2014 at 9:17 pm

    this looks soooo delicious, its weird i know but i mean its coconut and butter…im not a DIY person but i’d love to slather this all over my feet right now

  3. 12/11/2014 at 12:28 am

    I literally have been using this same thing for months now and I’m obsessed! It goes on so smooth and really hydrates my skin! I looove it!

  4. 12/11/2014 at 7:45 am

    What a great idea!!!

  5. Canary
    12/11/2014 at 1:11 pm

    You could add vitamin E oil to prevent the coconut oil from going rancid as fast (but it is not a preservative). I would be cautious keeping something like this around as long as a year because of the lack of preservatives. It seems like these days so many people shy away from preservatives because they’re afraid of them being harmful, but products without preservatives can grow mold and other icky stuff that is far more dangerous. Make sure to always have clean hands if you put this cream in a jar. It’s not a bad idea to sterilize the jar/container beforehand as well. You could use cocoa butter in place of the shea butter and it will smell lovely and chocolatey (and then you can leave out the EO or use vanilla or another gourmand scented oil). And remember, EOs are natural but can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re during. Always dilute (e.g. in a carrier oil) before applying to skin, and make sure you read up on the particular oil’s properties before using it.

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