Winter and my skin don’t get along. The cold, harsh winds make my skin look like parchment. And the layers of sweaters and blankets I use to protect myself from said cold winds make my skin itchy and my eczema flare up. Winter is a time for drastic skin measures. Winter is a time for whipped body butter.
Whipped body butter is exactly what it sounds like. It’s butter for your skin. But than whipped into a dreamy, creamy, fluffy consistency.
And the best part: you won’t believe how easy it is to make your own whipped body butter! The hardest part is gathering the ingredients really. Luckily for you I’ve added links to where you can buy them online 😉 I’m part of the Amazon affiliate program so I receive a small comission when you buy something after you’ve clicked on one of these links. But feel free to buy products from your own favorite suppliers or buy them from local shops in your area!
This recipe makes 1 cup of soft and peaky whipped body butter. You can easily double or triple the ingredients in this recipe. But do know that a little goes a long way, and I’m all for making small batches of your own body products.
Easy 3 Ingredient Whipped Body Butter:
1/2 cup Shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp. corn starch
How To Make Whipped Body Butter
Combine the Shea butter, coconut oil and corn starch in a bowl. Don’t bother with melting the butter or oil first.
At this point you can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I added 18 drops in total.
Use a whisk to mix all of the ingredients (I really recommend using something electrically powered – hand whisking this body butter would just be impossible. Unless you’re superman. Superman can probably whip his own body butter with a fork.)
Even though making your own whipped body butter is insanely easy, there are a few measures you have to take. These make all the difference between a gorgeous fluffy whipped body butter in your bowl and oil and butter all over your kitchen cabinets.
There are 2 things of vital importance when whipping body butter:
– Start at the lowest setting possible and build up
– Use a bowl that seems unusually large/tall for the amount of product you’re making
I tried mixing the mixture with our generic hand whisk (which only has ONE setting) first. I’m still finding blobs of butter and oil in the oddest of places.
Next I tried this kitchen robot I got from my parents’ house (and they got it as a wedding present. It’s basically older than I am.) It comes with a whisk attachement. And more importantly, with a lid. This worked beautifully and it will now be my weapon of choice whenever I make a whipped body butter recipe.
I didn’t use the electric whisk I link to in the list of ingredients (I’m pretty sure the company my kitchen robot is from no longer exsists.) I chose this particular hand mixer because in the comment section they say it works well on a low setting. I couldn’t find anything similar to what I use. It basically looks like a food processor with a whisk attachement. If you find it, buy it and share its store location with us. It’s worth its weight in gold.
Whisk all of the ingredients together until you get a creamy whipped consistency. Transfer to a clean jar with a secure lid.
The easy whipped body butter recipe is amazing and a quick fix for all body moisturizing needs. But I wanted to create a luxurious upgraded version as well (and I was looking for a recipe to finish the last of my mango butter, I’m not going to lie.)
Luxuriously Whipped Body Butter Lotion:
1/4 cup Shea butter
1/4 cup mango butter (or more Shea butter)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup almond oil
1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot powder (or corn starch)
How To Make Whipped Body Butter Lotion
I used the easy whipped body butter recipe as a base. I actually literally used half of the whipped body butter mixture I made before and added the other ingredients to this.
Combine all of the ingredients in your kitchen robot/food processor with whisk attachement (read the previous recipe instructions if you’re confused). Or follow the tips stated above when using a hand mixer.
Start whisking together all of the ingredients at a low setting. Increase your speed until all of the ingredients start to form a fluffy smooth and creamy texture.
Transfer to a clean jar with a secure lid.
Really guys, that’s it!
The consistency of this recipe is more similar to a soft peaky meringue than the whipped cream consistency of the easy version. I both like them equally, but you might like one texture over the other.
A little goes a long way with this product. It’s best to use a small spatula or spoon when taking some product out of the container. Only apply with clean hands on clean skin.
I like to divide my mixture into smaller portions. I keep one in a dry, cool place in my bathroom and the rest I keep in the fridge until I’m ready to use it.
After a long bath or hot shower at night I like to apply this whipped body butter all over my body. If you need a quick moisturizing lotion in the morning you can mix half a teaspoon of the whipped body butter with a dollop of pure aloe vera gel.
PS: In case you were wondering, the pink specs on top of the whipped body butter are pink himalayan salt. They serve no other purpose than to look pretty in the picture.
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