Amazing creamy Whipped Body Butter, is easy to make at home, silky soft shea butter, olive oil, grapeseed oil with lavender essential oil.
So I decided to share one of my recipes with my readers.
I made and sold them at Farmer’s markets, and stores years ago.
Since moving to Florida, I have been a full-time food blogger/caterer and I haven’t had the time to get back to making my skincare products for the market.
Whipped Body Butter
Whipped Body Butter used on the skin, leaves the skin feeling soft and supple, it is great for dry skin conditions and for those with very sensitive skin.
The beauty is it is made from all-natural ingredients and doesn’t contain unpronounceable chemicals like commercial body butter.
Check out The Shocking Truth About What is In Your Skincare. If you have never made your own then you will be amazed at how easy it is to make and how economical it is to make your own. It also makes the perfect gift.
DIY Whipped Body Butter
Use daily on your face and body as a moisturizer, for dry skin relief, treat wrinkles, treat sunburn, stretch mark prevention during pregnancy, reduce blemishes and scarring.
Break Down Of Ingredients:
- Shea Butter – is the fat that comes from the shea nut tree from West Africa. It contains a high concentration of fatty acids and antioxidants. Shea butter is anti-inflammatory, a highly sought-after ingredient in the cosmetic industry. It is also popular in natural hair care products. Read More.
- Coconut Oil – is made from the flesh of the mature Coconut. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. Read More.
- Grapeseed Oil – is made from leftover grape seeds from the manufacturing of wine. It contains Vitamin E and omega 6 fatty acids. Vitamin E helps fight free radicals. Omega 3 and omega 6 are important for skin barrier functioning. Grapeseeds contain linolenic acid which reduces inflammation in the skin’s middle and outer layers. Read More.
- Lavender Essential Oil – not only smells amazing, but it also has great skin benefits. It has antimicrobial properties. Read More. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for the treatment of burns, as well as acne or other dermatological conditions. Read More.
To make body butter, I cut the shea butter into pieces and place it into an electric mixer, I added melted coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and process it until the body butter looks like whipped cream. I then add the essential oils and whip until the essential oil is fully incorporated.
What Equipment I Used
- I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer and a Bosch Mixer.
Ingredients For Homemade Body Butter
- 1 cup Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil (melted)
- 1/2 cup Grapeseed oil
- 30 drops Lavender essential oil
- Container with tight-fitting lids
- 1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (optional for longer-lasting body butter)
Combine shea butter, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and lavender essential oil in an electric mixer and process until the body butter is soft and creamy and there aren’t any visible solid pieces.
Melt shea butter and coconut oil using a double boiler if they are really hard, especially during the winter months.
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Thanks so much
i will try it
You are welcome, I hope you like.
Nice one I also love doing Shea butter tnx for dis
You are welcome Omolly.
It a wonderful recipe
Thank you Dear.
I have everything but the grapeseed oil is there something else you can use instead.
You can substitute with another liquid oil such as jojoba, olive, or just adjust the amount of one of the other liquid oils to include the amount of grapeseed oil.
I tried this using Sanoun shea butter and omg, never buying body moisturizer again. I even use it on my hair too and it works wonders!
Congratulations for this recipe
Thank you Dear.
How long will this last? Shelf life?
Love your recipes & can’t wait to try this one,I have been looking for how to make whipped body butter for awhile now. Do you have a link to Where you purchase your shea butter from?
Thank you so much!
Hello Carlene, I used to buy bulk when I made them for sale but nowadays, I purchase from Amazon.
Thank you,I will check Amazon now.
Hi thank you for this recipe! Can I make this using “creamy” Shea butter?
Yes you can Angelica.
I just made it and it turned out AMAZING! Thanks a bunch!!
I’m so happy it turned out great, enjoy!
This is really helpful now i can make my own body butter. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work.
You are welcome Denise, I hope you enjoy it!
What kind of mixer is being used?
I have a Bosch and a Kitchen Aid, I’ll add a link.
Hi Michelle. I came across your blog last night afternoon searching for a whipped body butter that didn’t require cocoa butter. I made yours as directed but it didn’t come out looking “whipped “ like yours in the picture. The consistency is more of a lotion. It still feels soft on my skin but I was hoping for that whipped look. I’m here in LA and as you know the temperature is very warm. My coconut oil & Shea butter were already somewhat liquid when I started the instructions. I even put in the fridge to help it solidify some but after using mixer it still came out more of a lotion consistency. What did I do wrong? Please advise 🤷🏽♀️
Rona, I’m happy you found my recipe. Your shea butter should be of a more solid texture, right away that is the problem. Find a better supplier for your shea butter. There is no way it should be a liquid consistency or look like lotion. I live in Florida and the batch I’m using now was made a year ago, my husband found it in a dresser drawer while he was about to make way for a new dresser drawer. The consistency is fluffy. just like whipped cream. I’ll leave a link for a good shea butter from Amazon.
You can also double the shea butter and use less oil but the shea butter needs to be solid, to begin with, not hard but like the consistency of refrigerated butter.
Just made this body butter! I love it but how do I store it? I’m afraid it will melt just sitting on my counter.
That’s wonderful, Priscilla, I usually store mine on my counter but I have the AC running. You should be fine and not have a problem. Enjoy!
Hello,,,how can i make butter for stretch marks remover
Monica, try adding Vitamin E, cocoa butter, and castor oil.
Hi Michelle love shea butter recipe marcia from Trinidad
Hello Marcia, thank you. Blessings to you!