This post was most recently updated on March 18th, 2020
This is a very simple go-to recipe for an old fashioned whipped body butter. It is really easy to make your own body butter at home.
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This body butter recipe is so great for very dry skin, or just on your hands after gardening. Making skincare products at home can be quick and simple! This is a totally natural, hypoallergenic body butter recipe.
I got in to making natural skin care years ago when my babies reacted to the so called “mild” baby soaps. This DIY whipped butter is a firm fave of mine.
This is a nice easy and satisfying introduction to making your own body care items at home and it makes a wonderful homemade Christmas or birthday gift for someone.
Make your own body butter: Easy DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe
For this you will need:
Shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil and (optional) essential oils
Optional – add 5 drops of your favourite essential oil- I like Lavender. Mix well and put in the fridge to cool until just starting to set around the edges, but the middle is still soft.
Whip the mixture with a beater until light and creamy. Don’t eat it, it looks delicious, but it isn’t.
Use a scraper and put into a small jar. The whipped body butter will last at least 12 months.
Keep below 25 C/80 F Degrees.
If the body butter melts don’t panic, it is still usable, but it will lose its whipped-ness. You can re-whip it, or just use it as it is anyway.
This whipped body butter recipe is perfect for eczema or other dry skin conditions. Use it liberally 1-6 times per day as required.
As with all new skin care products, test on a little area first and check you don’t react to the ingredients before slathering it everywhere!
Make your own body butter – notes
Make sure that you store it somewhere under 25 Celsius/80 F or it will melt. If it does melt, you can simply re-whip it again, it won’t be ruined, I promise.
Feel free to mess around with different flavor combinations – I like plain lavender, especially as a baby bedtime massage. Orange and vanilla is another great combo!
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