Whipped Body Butter

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces organic shea butter
  • 3 ounces coconut oil
  • 12 drops essential oils (such as lavender, orange, peppermint, chamomile, etc)

Instructions:

  1. Weigh and place shea butter and coconut oil in a medium-sized bowl. (I suggest using a ceramic or stainless steel bowl. I use the mixing bowl from my stand mixer.)
  2. Melt in a double boiler and stir with a wooden or silicone spoon.  (I prefer to use my instant pot. I put a cup of water in the bottom of the pot and use the keep warm button. I leave the top off so no moisture collects inside of the bowl.)
  3. Refrigerate until hardened. (This usually takes 2 to 3 hours.)
  4. Whip using a stand mixer, occasionally scraping down the sides. (This takes 10 to 15 minutes. You can use a hand-mixer, but you may feel like quitting before the process has truly whipped to perfection.)
  5. When the mixture is fully whipped to your desired feel (light and fluffy), whip in essential oil(s).
  6. Scoop into jar(s). (Mason jars work well.)

NOTE: I also scoop out a dime-size bit and mix with baking soda to use as a daily deodorant.