Lavender Whipped Body Butter DIY
If you have dry, cracked skin this winter then you need to check out this lavender-coconut whipped body butter DIY. I love whipped body butters, but they are so expensive when you buy them at the store, and they are often filled with yucky substances I cannot pronounce which grosses me out. So, my problem was that I wanted to have the whipped body butter, but I wanted it to be cheap and know where all the ingredients came from. So began my relentless search for how to make this luxurious product at home.
As my google and Pinterest searches were beginning to exhaust me, I finally found some great resources leading me in the right direction! However, so many of them called for simply coconut oil melted and whipped. That isn’t body butter, it’s coconut oil whipped up. I do love the moisturizing properties of coconut oil, but it’s far too greasy to be used alone in a beauty product for me. So, I decided I would come up with my own recipe and alter it as needed to get the best results.
After multiple attempts and failures, I FINALLY came up with my all-new favorite whipped body butter recipe.
Mango butter was the secret to its success. It balanced out the greasiness of coconut oil, added the creaminess a whipped body butter needs, and is super moisturizing. Because it’s a butter, it helps seal in moisturization way better than coconut oil by itself. I like this recipe because you can add literally any scent you like, and it will still smell amazing! I wanted a scent that would pair well with the subtle coconut smell from the oil, so I went with lavender and oh my goodness it’s amazing and so relaxing to put on before bed.
My fiancé loves to put in on after her shower, I run out so fast because she puts it on literally everywhere, she loves it that much! It’s perfect to put on as an aftershave because of the soothing butters and oils. The lavender scent is just a bonus! Although if you wanted it to be more beneficial to your skin you can add in a tea-tree oil to give the body-butter an anti-bacterial boost! This would be great for people who have a lot of breakouts or a lot of skin redness. I think that I will try tea-tree oil for my next batch!
This recipe is super simple, anyone can do it! so if you have never made a whipped body butter before, have no fear anyone can do this! You can make as much as you want, it stores for a really long time or you can give some away as gifts as I often do!
Here are all the ingredients and supplies you will need to make this amazing Lavender coconut whipped body butter.
1 cup (8 oz.) coconut oil
½ cup (4 oz.) mango butter
10-15 drops Lavender Essential oil (or whatever you fancy)
Plastic or glass container to store your body butter
Hand mixer/ immersion blender/ whisk
Set up your double boiler (I just use a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water) and begin melting your mango butter.
Add in the coconut oil when the mango butter is about halfway melted.
After everything has melted down, pour the contents into another bowl (I use a large glass measuring cup).
Stir for about 5 minutes to allow the oil and butter to combine.
Allow this mixture to cool until it looks slightly opaque (I put mine in the fridge to get it to cool quicker).
Now get out your hand mixer, immersion blender, or whisk. I use an immersion blender but a hand mixer would work just as well. A whisk will still work it will just take a lot longer so be patient and get in a good arm workout if you do it this way!
Once the mixture has cooled slightly use your mixing tool to mix it until it reaches trace (until it starts to have some stiffer peaks and is getting creamy).
Once it reaches trace, add in any essential oils you’d like (I used lavender).
Allow the mixture to cool in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
Whip again until you reach your desired consistency.
Pour into your container and you’re ready to go!
How simple was that? It feels so amazing to use a product you know that you made yourself! This whipped body butter is not a staple in my house. I hope you enjoy this DIY as much as my family does!
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