You just found your new favorite DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe. Keep reading and learn how to make this easy DIY gift – or just pamper yourself!
Welcome to the most luxurious body butter recipe on the planet. It looks like clouds from Heaven. Keep it away from kids – even though it might resemble whipped cream, it’s really just extra health for your skin.
And bonus! It uses essential oils! There are so many fascinating properties of essential oils. Not only do they smell amazing, they can actually help rejuvenate your skin too.
Looking for a special home crafted gift idea? Look no farther! This whipped body butter recipe is irresistibly smooth, incredibly fragrant, ridiculously easy to make and wonderfully healthy for your skin!
There are a lot of homemade body butter recipes out there, but what sets this one apart is the subtle mint green color from grapeseed oil and my fantastic essential oil blends.
Each of these essential oil blends have therapeutic qualities and rich fragrances. Any essential oil suitable for topical use can be added to this body butter recipe to suit your tastes.
Many single oils make wonderful aromas when added to homemade skin care products. You might like to try lavender, peppermint, wild orange, bergamot or patchouli.
Favorite Body Butter Blends
I made a few different blends and they all interact with your mind in different ways. Choose the one that is best for you!
All Is Calm
This is a very relaxing and soothing blend. Use it when you are feeling stressed out or anxious, to calm your nerves and clear your mind.
- 20 drops of lavender
- 10 drops of vetiver
- 5 drops of sandalwood or marjoram
All Is Bright
This blend is invigorating and energizing! When you feel like your brain is in a fog, use this body butter blend for a pick me up.
- 20 drops of wild orange
- 10 drops lemon
- 5 drops of peppermint
Comfort & Joy
The comfort & joy blend is my favorite! It has the perfect balance of calming & warming notes.
- 20 drops of bergamot
- 10 drops roman chamomile
- 5 drops cassia
This is a balancing and grounding blend. It centers your emotional mind and helps you focus.
- 15 drops of patchouli
- 5 drops of cedarwood
- 5 drops of ylang ylang
This is a fantastic blend to give as a gift! It is equally rejuvenating and transcendent. It has a very earthy fragrance.
- 20 drops of frankincense
- 10 drops of cedarwood
- 10 drops of white fir
You know that kick of refreshment you feel when you chew on a mint? This is all of that in a light body butter. It’s both cooling and energizing.
- 20 drops of grapefruit
- 5 drops peppermint
- 5 drops wintergreen
Body Butter Ingredients:
- 1-3/4 cups shea butter (unrefined is best)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (extra virgin is best)
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- Essential oils
- Measure out shea butter and coconut oil (which will be solid at a room temperatures below 76 degrees) and melt over medium-low heat in a double broiler, stirring constantly until there are no lumps left.
- Let cool about 30 minutes, then stir in the grapeseed oil and essential oil(s) of your choosing.
- Cover the oil mixture and freeze for about 20-30 minutes, or refrigerate for 1-2 hours. You want the mixture to start to solidify but not completely harden, a consistency similar to soft wax or softened butter.
- Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and whip until soft and fluffy.
- Spoon into a clean glass jar and smooth over skin anytime you need extra moisture.
- This mixture is designed to be oily and absorb slowly into your skin. However, if you prefer to make it less oily, simply add 1.5 teaspoons of either cornstarch, tapioca starch, or arrowroot starch.
- If the mixture won’t whip or stay whipped, you need to chill it longer.
- If the mixture has lumps in it after you’ve whipped it, let it set to soften a bit and then try again.
- Store in a cool area and if your home gets above 75°F regularly, you may want to keep it in the refrigerator.
- The body butter is designed to melt into your skin as it goes on. It will be a little oily at first but it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin very soft. It is perfect to apply after a shower, letting it soak into your skin before you get dressed.
- For gift giving, you can use repurposed glass baby food jars or inexpensive, decorative canning jars. Also visit your local craft store for other unique container ideas. Embellish your jars by gluing detailed fabric onto the lid.
**Makes 2.5 to 3 cups whipped body butter
With a lot of the same ingredients shown here you can make DIY soap as well. Let me know what you think!