Easy Whipped Body Butter Recipe
Luxurious, decadent and delicious (in a non eating kind of way ;) ) is the only way to describe this easy whipped body butter recipe.
Today I’m sharing a really decadent goodie with y’all. :) How does an easy Whipped Body Butter recipe sound?
It’s sounds yummy! And it really is yummy.
All edible ingredients but I don’t suggest eating it. ;)
I do suggest slathering it from head to toe, however.
And it truly is about as easy as it gets. Plus, it’s all natural.
That can’t be beat.
You can make this treat for you (I suggest you do, I do) and you can make it for a loved one for Mother’s day. (that’s what I’m doing too! :) )
Have you ever made or heard of whipped body butter?
It’s so creamy, light and smooth.
It’s amazing how light and fluffy it gets.
I’ll include affiliate links to all the products you’ll need to make this below. See my disclosure, here.
Here’s what you’ll need for this super easy Whipped Body Butter recipe:
- Cocoa Butter
- Shea Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Avocado Butter
- Jojoba Oil
- Tapioca Starch or Arrowroot Starch
- Canning Jars or Locking Lid Hinged Jars
- Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
- Kitchen Scale ( you don’t have to have this but it helps)
First, you need to weigh out your hard, solid ingredients. (Cocoa Butter)
Chop it up in to smaller pieces and place into a small pot to melt.
Be sure to heat on very low heat, stirring constantly.
Take it off the heat when you still have a few solid pieces floating around.
You don’t want this to get too hot, and they will melt from the heat.
Place it into the refrigerator and cool until it has thickened some.
Be sure you don’t leave it so long that it gets too thickened and hardened.
You basically want it somewhat thickened and no longer hot to the touch.
While that’s cooling, measure your soft butter ingredients. (Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Avocado Butter)
Place them in the mixing bowl and whip them up.
I used unrefined, raw butters.
They do have a smell so if you want to be able to add your own scent (essential oils, etc) then be sure to purchase refined, deodorized butters instead.
I like the natural smell and less processing is always better. Cocoa Butter smells like chocolate. Yum.
Shea Butter smells similar but has sort of a nutty smell. So, I’d say a nutty chocolate-ish scent.
With all that said, I do use the unrefined butters sometimes.
And just a little note about all of this stuff.
I created and owned, for 7-8 years, a soy candle and natural products online business back in 1999-2007.
I made all sorts of natural things like soy candles, body butters, lotion bars, room sprays, perfumes, lotion, etc…. including hand made natural soap.
And still do!
We haven’t used commercial soap in years and are about out of soap over here so I’ll be making some more soon.
I may share another blog post (and video, if I’m feeling adventurous!! ;) ) about it here.
In the meantime, you can read all about it in a post a wrote here, Natural Soap Making – A Tutorial in Photos
Okay, so next add in any liquid oils in the recipe to your melted cocoa butter.
In this case, add the Jojoba Oil.
If you’d like to add scent, this would be the time to add it.
You can use any essential oils you like. If you are using the unrefined (naturally scented) butters, I’d suggest Orange or Mint essential oils.
Those would blend nicely with the natural chocolate scent.
Or you can leave it as is. The scent is very nice alone.
Once that is done, slowly pour the melted oils into the creamed soft butters very slowly, while beating.
I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the whip attachment.
Whip it, whip it good.
Ha…sorry, couldn’t resist! Now that song is stuck in your head, right? ;)
Do you see how whippy it got? Isn’t that the neatest thing?
So smooth and creamy.
Once it is mostly whipped, add in the tapioca starch or arrowroot powder.
Either will work so just use whatever you may have on hand.
This will take some of the “greasy” feel away and give more of a “silky” feel instead.
Then just spoon then into your jars.
You can also use a sandwich bag (ziplock), fill it and cut the corner off, and squeeze neatly into your jars.
I shared the lock lid, hinged jars in the photos above but I also used these canning jars….
Both are nice and easy to scoop out of.
You can use other butters and oils in this recipe. There are so many out there!
Be sure to follow the hard butter, soft butter directions though.
Also, if you’d like to create more of a stand alone “lotion bar” product, reverse the cocoa butter and shea butter amounts in this whipped body butter recipe.
Then skip the “whipping” part of the recipe. Just melt everything and pour into molds and cool.
Here’s the easy whipped body butter recipe for you to print out….
Easy Whipped Body Butter Recipe
- 12 oz Shea Butter
- 3 oz Cocoa Butter
- 3 oz Avocado Butter
- 3 oz Coconut Oil not liquid
- 2 oz Jojoba Oil
- 2 - 3 Tbsp Tapioca Starch or Arrowroot Powder
Weigh and chop the cocoa butter into small pieces and heat over low heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat when there are a few small pieces still floating around. Continue to stir to melt. Cool in the refrigerator until thickened.
Weigh the soft butters and add to mixer bowl.
Mix until smooth and creamy.
Remove the cocoa butter from the refrigerator and add the jojoba oil to it.
Slowly, while beating, pour a thin stream of the melted cocoa butter and jojoba oil mixture into the creamed soft butters.
*Be sure the cocoa butter is no longer hot as you will not get the whipped result you are after.
Whip it until it has soft peaks. Add the tapioca or arrowroot and mix again to incorporate.
Spoon into jars or spoon into sandwich bags, cut the corner and squeeze into jars.
This does not contain water so it does not require a preservative, however, be mindful of this and discard if it becomes rancid, etc.
You can store in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.
Since this recipe does not contain water, you don’t need to add a preservative.
You can add one if you’d like. Here are a few:
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Rosemary Oil Extract
I hope you’ll give this a try! :) It’s so nice to have something home made AND good for you.
Plus, what’s better than knowing exactly what you put onto your skin….and knowing it’s nothing but goodness.
PIN this Whipped Body Butter Recipe to save for later!
Want to see more handmade natural home and body products?
Handmade Sugar Scrubs
Handmade Natural Deodorant
Scent Your Home Naturally
And here’s last week’s Mother’s Day Gift Ideas if you’d like a few more ideas!
Hope you enjoy! :)
See you back here on Thursday with another update on the One Room Challenge. Eek!!
Down to the wire and it’s gonna be a close call, y’all. I am not sure at all that we will finish in time for the reveal. :/
But we’ll see! We got flooring this past weekend and are finishing it up tonight (Monday).
We’ll see how the shelves, counter top and decorating falls in to place in the next week!
That’s all the time we have left to complete. :0
See you Thursday Friends!
Note: I am not a health professional or medical doctor. The information and directions given on this site are of my own opinions and my own experiences with such and not meant to take the place of medical or professional advice. You may choose to try any or all recipes, etc, I post at your own discretion.
Where can I buy all the ingredients for this. I’ve never done anything like this before so I have no idea. Also how long will it last if you don’t keep it in the refrigerator. I don’t use body butter everyday so I was just wondering.
I linked all the products in this post (under where it says “items you will need”) Just click over and you can get them all on Amazon and have them shipped right to you. Some of the ingredients can be hard to find locally. You don’t have to keep it in the refrigerator at all, just an option. Also, if your home is on the warm side it might be a good idea as it can melt and lose it’s whipped quality. Moderate temps should be fine, however! And longevity, I would say around 6 months or longer since it does not contain any water. I hope you give it a try! :) xo
This stuff does look good enough to eat! My skin is so, so dry from my medication. I need to get the ingredients to make this.
Oh yes, it really does! And it smells like you want to eat it too! ;) It’s perfect for super dry skin. xo
Hi! What would you recommend substituting for the avocado butter? I have everything but that!
Hi Tess, any other soft butter will do. But you don’t have to sub with something else, just sub it out with more Shea butter since you have that. It’s also a soft butter so should work out just fine.
Hope that helps and hope you enjoy the body butter as much as we do! :) xo
If you decide to add the Vitamin E as a preservative, how much would you add? Thanks!!
I would use around .04% of Vitamin E (T-50 forumla). Grapefruit Seed Extract is also an excellent preserver and would use about 1% of that. Hope that helps! :)
Hi! In drops, how much vitamin e oil would you add? TY so much!! Making this now ?
Vitamin E usage is around 1%, so that would be .23% of this recipe, which is 136 drops or approx. 1/2 tablespoon. :) We love this recipe, hope you do too! xo
Thank you so much! Nailed it on the first try! Loved this recipe and will continue to make it!!
Yay!! SO glad you love it! :) Thanks for letting me know! xoxo
I made this and it was quite easy. Followed the directions to a tee. Love the smell. My question is, why is it a little grainy?
So glad you like it! Hmm, there are many reasons it could be grainy. Didn’t heat long enough, cooled too fast, etc. Also, some shea butters are just more grainy by nature, than others. I would just try melting it again, very gently, on a low temp. Keep it at a low temp for about 10 minutes to help alleviate the graininess and go again. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, or until it has thickened and is cool to the touch. Re-whip. :)
I’d like to use the grapefruit seed extract as a preservative, could you tell me how much to use in terms of a standard measuring spoon( teaspoon, tablespoon etc.)
Thank you 😊
Hi Kristina! Typically, you should use about 1-2% of your total product volume. :) Hope you love it! This is one of my favorite things to make. xo
Do I need to sterilize the jars before using? Can’t wait to make this!
That’s always a good idea! :)
Do you sell this?
I don’t, sorry!
Could you use equal parts of the butters instead of 12oz of Shea butter?
Yes, you should be able to no problem. You might just have a bit different consistency though.
How many servings does this yield? I have 4oz containers.
I’m not sure, Amber, sorry!
Looking back at this recipe, you should get around 5 containers at 4oz…with a little left over.
Did the body butter firm up hard?
It gets a little bit harder but it’s whipped so it doesn’t really get hard like regular butter.
Hi I’ve made this before, and love it! I’m making another batch now and am out of arrowroot starch and tapioca starch. Can I use corn starch instead?
I’m sorry, didn’t see this sooner! But yes, that should be fine!