A glass jar filled with a homemade whipped body butter next to a sprig of lavender
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Basic Whipped Body Butter

Smooth and creamy, a homemade whipped body butter should glide on easily and sooth dry, rough skin. 
Course DIY products
Keyword moisturizers, skin care
Servings 200 g

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Weigh out the mango butter, cocoa butter, and almond oil in a double boiler or double boiler insert. The easiest way to do it is to add each to the recipient and then tare the scale between each ingredient to get the scale back to zero.
  • Heat the double boiler until the butters have melted.
  • Add in the arrowroot starch, and mix together thoroughly until it is well incorporated into your mixture. Pour the mixture into a stainless steel bowl that will fit into your freezer.
  • Place the mixture into the freezer or into an ice bath to cool the mixture as quickly as possible. This will help prevent a grainy texture in the final product.
  • After a few minutes have passed, remove the mixture from the freezer and use a spatula to wipe the solidified butters off the sides of the pan. Beat everything together. 
  • If the mixture is relatively cool, you can now add your heat sensitive ingredients: the vitamin E and the essential oils. Whip them together with the rest of the ingredients, and place the mixture back in the freezer again for a few more minutes.
  • Remove the mixture from the freezer again and, once again, use a spatula to remove the solidified butter from the sides of the bowl. Use the beater to whip everything together.
  • Continue the cycle of freezing and whipping until the mixture has solidified enough to keep its shape.
  • You can now spoon or pipe your mixture into their final storage containers. I like using glass jars with metal lids for body butters. 

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Notes

I like using either lavender or citrus oils for my body butters. Lavender has a more calming effect while citrus oils can be more invigorating. 
I often use a mixture of both to give a great multipurpose butter than smells heavenly.