How to Make Luxurious Whipped Shea Body Butter

Vanessa Dixon
by Vanessa Dixon
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Today, I'm going to go through how to make whipped shea body butter.

In the winter, my skin tends to dry out a lot, and I know this is a problem that many people share.

I wanted something that would last a lot longer, so my skin wasn't drying out so quickly after I had already moisturized. This all-natural whipped body butter is the solution that I found!

Tools and materials:

  • Measuring cup
  • Glass bowl
  • Pot
  • Spoon
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Light oil
  • Essential oil (almond, jojoba, or olive oil)
  • Hand mixer
  • Glass jar
Combining the ingredients

1. Combine the ingredients

In a glass bowl, combine 1/2 a cup of shea butter, 1/2 a cup of cocoa butter, ½ a cup of coconut oil, and 1/2 a cup of light oil (so things like almond, jojoba, or olive oil). 

Melting ingredients

2. Melt the ingredients

Place the bowl over a pot of water, bring it to medium heat, and constantly stir until all the ingredients are melted.

Adding essential oil

3. Add essential oil (optional)

Then remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool slightly.

An optional ingredient is 10 to 30 drops of essential oils of your choice. I used lavender for this as I just love the scent.

However, if you have sensitive skin, or prefer a plainer fragrance, you may want to skip this step.

Leaving mixture to harden

4. Leave to harden

Place the bowl in the fridge and let it cool for another hour or so until it starts to harden around the edges, but it's still a bit soft in the middle.

Whipping the mixture

5. Whip the mixture

Use a hand mixer and whip for 10 minutes until it's fluffy.

I whip the body butter because it makes it less oily when you apply it to your skin.

Body butter is quite thick and greasy, so whipping it up just makes it a bit more light and fluffy. When you apply it to your skin, it's not as oily as a regular body butter.

Leaving mixture to set

6. Leave to set

Then return it to the fridge for another 10 to 15 minutes to let it set.

Whipped body butter in jar

7. Transfer to jar and apply

Then all you need to do is store it in a glass jar with a lid and use it as you would regular lotion or body butter.

If your home stays above 24°C (75 degrees Fahrenheit), it may soften and need to be kept in the fridge, but it will stay whipped and a temperature lower than that.

How to make whipped shea body butter

There you have it, your very own body butter!

It smells like chocolate because of the cocoa butter, so when I'm putting it on, I can’t stop smelling it. It smells divine!

It makes my skin super soft and hydrated and is made from only natural ingredients.

I hope you guys love it as much as I do. I use it all the time and it's my new favorite thing.

For more DIY beauty recipes, check out my Easy Natural Eyelash Growth Serum Recipe for Long Lashes.

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