I whipped up a few batches of body butter to give as gifts over the holidays. I hadn't made a batch since V was teeny, tiny and attached to me most of the time. That was almost 2 years ago! This time around I made body butters with one dominant butter in different colors and I added fragrance oils.
My whipped butter recipe is pretty hodge podge. I just throw in a little of this and that. I don't have exact measurements. I used different amounts and kinds of oil in each one. However, the base consists of:
I melted the butters and oil on the stove until almost completey melted. In order to keep the heat from cooking, I put a pot inside of a pot. Some people own double boilers. I am not one of them.
I later switched to my old method of using a hand dryer and melting it right in my stirring bowl.
Vitamin E and / or tea tree oil (I use in every batch because they have antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties. I wouldn't want a stray cootie to ruin the batch.
Whip until it's the consistency you want. It was still pretty wet in this picture and more of a lotion consistency so I went back to whipping!
Yes, this is my perfect. It's light and fluffy and looks like whipped cream. V thought it was ice cream and wanted to taste it. It does look good enough to eat and it smells divine with the cocoa butter.
After I had the proper consistency, I added fragrance oils. It's unnecessary but I did it anyway to make them all a bit different. Same thing with the mica powder, I just wanted to change it up a bit and add some color.
Whipped Shea Butter base with Almond fragrance (yellow)
Whipped Shea butter base with Pomegranate fragrance (pink)
Whipped Cocoa Butter base with Pineapple fragrance (green)
Whipped Cocoa Butter base with Whipped Cream fragrance (orange)
I recorded the process too. I'll try to get that up too.