Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mmmm! Handmade Whipped Body Butter!!!!

If I had known how easy it was to make this stuff...I would've started making it sooner!

This is my first round of crafting handmade whipped body butter & I love how it turned out. It's so skin loving & smells divine!
Want to make some? Sure you do!
Here's how!!!

What you need:
A small electric mixer
bowl
measuring spoons
spoon or spatula
containers with lids ...I used little round gladware containers
microwave

Ingredients:
2 generous tbsps of shea butter
2 generous tbsps of coccoa butter
1 tbsp. almond oil
1 tbsp. honey
2 tsp. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. fragrance of your choice

This recipe yields app. 1.25 cups ...just an fyi in case you would like more to share with friends...it can be doubled or if you'd like less, then divide it.

First thing, you'll want to measure the butters & microwave them for about a minute on 'high' until they melt into a liquid state.
Add to this all the other ingredients except for the scent which you add right at the end.
Use your electric mixer on high speed to whip the mixture for several minutes. It starts off looking yellow & oily & just when you think nothing is going to happen, ...it starts slowly to thicken...and also lightens in color. I didn't time how long it took exactly, but I'd hazard a guess it was 10 minutes at least before it really started looking creamy like cake batter.
See thin watery & yellow here:

Turns into thick creamy goodness here:

Be sure to stop the mixer & scrape the sides of the bowl now & again while you are mixing so everything is well blended. When it looks like whipped cream, add in your fragrance...give it another round with the mixer & then spoon into your storage containers!

I used a tropical coconut scent & it smells so dang delicious & My skin feels so smooth!

Rub it on your body & share with your friends who are sure to ooh & aaah!

There are a couple of local places I can purchase many of the ingredients from, but I have also ordered some of my supplies from country soap shack
on etsy
. They were very helpful & friendly. I received my orders quickly & they were packaged with care, so if you're going to try this, please check them out!

Stay crafty!

4 comments:

Incipient Wings said...

This is neat,
It looks just
like frosting!
Are you going to
put any in your
Shop?

Hello there! My name is June said...

Thank you! I thought it looked like whipped cream or frosting. No plans at the moment to sell, so I thought the next best thing would be to share the recipe.

:o)

Jaclyn T said...

Mmmmm....that looks so luxorious.

Shortie said...

Oooooo How cool would that be for xmas presents!!