Today I am sharing my families favorite moisturizer recipe. This DIY Whipped Body Butter Cream is such a treat to your skin especially during these colder months.
What you will need:
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- 5oz. Shea Butter (any type will work), mango butter or mochacchino butter
- 2 Tablespoons Lightweight carrier oil any oil will work I used Sachi Inchi Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil (or any other nourishing oil)
- 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Glycerin
- 1/4 Teaspoon Vitamin E
- 1 Teaspoon Arrows Root Starch (or Corn Starch)
- E.O or Skin Friendly Fragrance Oil
- Heat safe container
- Electric Mixer
- Air Tight Glass Jar
- Pot of water (or double broiler)
- Measuring Spoons
- Heat pot of water
- Measure out 5 oz of shea butter into heat safe container. Place into double broiler or pot of hot water. Melt completely
- Add in Liquid oils (Carrier oil and Nourishing Oil)
- Stir Place container into freezer for 10-20 minutes until solid ring develops. This is the oils cooling down.
- Remove from freezer and blend with one blending blade for no longer than 5 minutes until the oils are opaque. If it takes longer than 5 minutes the oil wasn’t cool enough and will have to go back to the freezer for a few minutes.
- After getting the oils to the opaque color add in the glycerin and mix again. Add small amounts at a time of arrowroot and blend. The starch will help to incorporate the glycerin with the oils and also help the skin to absorb the body butter. Vitamin E is added and mixed in as well. These keeps it from going rancid and prolongs the shelf life for up to 6 months. Once all ingredient are added and mixed return container to the freezer for about 5\10 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and whip on high for 2 minutes.
- For extra fluffy butter repeat freezer and whip steps.
- Optional to add oils E.O use about 6-10 drops Fragrance oils use a tablespoon (or to desire fragrance). Whip scents into your butter.
- Spatula out the butter and place it into the air tight glass jar.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and note…these make a great holiday gift!
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