Whipped Body Butter: It’s on!
I’m not sure if you can tell, but I’m really excited by this whipped body butter recipe. In fact, it’s my absolute favorite DIY recipe to date.
I mean, say it with me: Whipped Body Butter. Whipped Body Butter. Whipped Body BUTTER.
It’s like a chant I can’t stop repeating. Maybe it’s because these colder months have turned my skin into sand paper. Hello, whipped body butter. Thanks for helping. Maybe it’s because this recipe feels so luxurious. Why yes, whipped body butter I would like a little spa treatment. Maybe it’s because I feel somewhat frazzled from my two little kids and the soothing caress of this whipped body butter is like a unicorn kissing my soul and telling me everything is going to be okay.
It’s going to be okay.
And maybe it’s just because this isn’t ANY whipped body butter. Oh no. Say it with me:
Peppermint Whipped Body Butter.
Mmmmmmm…. Yeah, that’s better
The decadent, luxurious, DIY whipped body butter recipe of the year!
This is also a perfect DIY gift, whether you’re looking for something for the holidays, Mother’s Day, birthdays, or “just because.” I’m on a mission to create really awesome homemade gifts that people actually want. And today’s recipe is my favorite. This homemade lotion, nah, whipped body butter is awesome-sauce times twenty. Having a good homemade body butter recipe is a much healthier option than store bought. It’s super nourishing, easy to make, smells DIVINE, and can easily be packaged into a pretty little gift for all your friends and family.
Of course, if you want to just make it for yourself that’s okay, too. This recipe uses nourishing fats and “butters” to help moisturize, nourish, and pamper dry winter skin. The peppermint essential oils give it a refreshing holiday smell, but it is also a great oil to use on sore muscles and cramps. Keep in mind that peppermint essential oils are generally more potent than other oils, so a few drops is really all you need. Of course you can switch out the peppermint for your favorite essential oil to give it a whole new flavor. You can also just omit the essential oil for a non-“flavored” homemade whipped body butter. Whatever floats your boat.
A non-DIY Alternative to this Homemade Whipped Body Butter:
Because I get asked all the time: What if I don’t have time to make this? Is there a body butter out there that’s not toxic and gross?
Yes, there is.
While this whipped peppermint body body recipe is AWESOME, there is another way to pamper you skin without the work. Check out Beautycounter. You can find their incredible body butter here.
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Okay, back to the homemade body butter recipe. Ready?
Peppermint Whipped Body Butter Recipe
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa butter (like this)
1/2 cup shea butter (like this)
1/2 cup sweet almond oil (like this)
1 tsp vitamin E oil (like this)
2 – 4 drops peppermint essential oils* (learn how to get my favorite essential oils at wholesale prices here.)
1. Place coconut oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a medium sized pot over low heat. Stir to combine until it melts completely. Remove from heat.
2. Thoroughly mix in the sweet almond, vitamin E, and peppermint oils.
3. Chill in your refrigerator for an hour or two. You want the mixture to firm up without getting too hard.
4. Once chilled, use a stand mixer (I love my kitchen aid with whip attachment) or hand mixer to mix until you get a decadent whipped consistency. Scoop into a jar or container. As long as you are using quality oils this homemade lotion should last for 6 – 12 months at room temperature. If your home is extra toasty it may melt but you can re-chill and whip it up again with no problem.
*NOTE: If you are making this whipped body butter for little bodies you may want to choose a different oil like lavender which is more highly recommended for small children.
As with all homemade beauty products, make sure you follow these simple safety guidelines.
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Tell me: Are you planning on making some DIY gifts this year? Make sure you make this awesome whipped body butter. The unicorns agree.