{DIY} Whipped Body Butter | Thriftanista in the City

1.11.2013

{DIY} Whipped Body Butter

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.

diy whipped body butter

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:

Cocoa Butter
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil

homemade body butter

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.

Once it's all melted, I added my secondary batch of oils. Roughly a tablespoon or 2.

almond oil
grapeseed oil

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.

body butter diy

Now comes the real fun. Whip it, baby! Whip it, right! Whip it, all night! You have to whip it a long time! Not all night long but at least 30 minutes of whipping. I stopped and started several times. I put some batches in the refrigerator and took breaks. You can shave off some whipping time by getting the oils to solidify a little bit too.

whipped shea butter

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!

Be sure to use a bowl that comes up high on the side so it doesn't end up all over your kitchen. Trust me. I know.

how to make body butter

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.

scented body butter diy

...and done!

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.

using mica powder in diy beauty products

Happy Friday!

11 comments

Michelle said...

So cool! I used to make soap, but I love this idea. I may have to try it soon :)

Amanda@HighImpactMom said...

This looks like so much fun! We're going to try this soon too!

Teems said...

I love love this. I must try soon! Bookmarking this.

Vicky said...

I love the idea of knowing exactly what is and isn't in my lotions/creams. Thanks for the step by step and with pictures.

Kenya Hunter said...

Such a cool idea! I always wanted to do the DIY soaps and candles but never did give it a try. I may have to try this one though! Awesome post!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyaldesigns.com

Kenya L Fashion Blog

simplycyn said...

I love such personalized gift ideas. I also appreciate the step by step pics. Its funny, I prefer step by step pics to videos. I might be in the minority.

April Giannosa said...

This looks amazing! I wish I could smell it through the computer screen!! I'm voting for you, girl! Love seeing you move towards the top!

April
Knocked Up Fabulous

YUMMommy said...

I'm so going to try this. I love body butters. Thanks for sharing!

lachlan molineux said...

An excellent gift I received this Christmas was a wide assortment of skin care products from Bath and Bodyworks. As I've gotten older, I guess my skin just isn't as good at taking care of itself anymore.

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Nadeen said...

Very creative and they look so good and smell good thru the pics! lol

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