Homemade Whipped Body Butter {DIY}

by laury on June 6, 2013 · 12 comments

Since I discovered that coconut oil was not only amazing for my body when consumed, I haven’t gone back to my Jergens, CVS eye makeup remover and even face soap (<—I do this method mostly with coconut and castor oil)! There are so many uses for it that it’s hard to even believe.

I always keep a jar in my bathroom for my many beauty uses, but I’ve always wanted to try making my own body butter. A less greasy version of my body oil that stays soft (even though the coconut oil in my bathroom usually gets used after I shower so it softens up).

Whipped Body Butter

This was so simple to make, it took ten minutes and it’s only 3 ingredients!

 

Body Butter Ingredients __

Your skin is your largest organ, so commercial lotions and body butters containing tons of chemicals and shady ingredients are being absorbed just as much if you are ingesting them. If you spend so much time and careful consideration when choosing the freshest, most pure, chemical and pesticide-free foods to put IN your body—why would you want to put that shady stuff ON  your body?

I love castor oil for skincare (great for dark spots, scars and acne to name a few). It’s very thick so it locks in moisture really well. Sometimes when I just use coconut oil I feel that even though it’s so oily, it doesn’t lock the moisture in. I wanted to add some essential oils but they are really expensive for only needing a few drops. The sweet almond oil is just sweet almond and Vitamin E (which is also awesome for skin!), and it only cost $5.99 a bottle. (I found everything at Whole Foods).

This was so easy to make and a little bit of the finished product goes a really long way! You only need about a tablespoon for your whole body!

The process is so simple.

10 minutes in your kitchen aid mixer on the highest setting

Body Butter Whipper

and you end up with this creamy, amazing, rich body butter….

Body Butter Spatula

It looks good enough to eat!

Feel free to add essential oils to it. I would love to add a few drops of lavender or eucalyptus oil, or even chamomile for the calming elements. I have some tea tree oil around so maybe next time I’ll add a few drops of that!

How easy does this seem?!?!  I am so happy I finally tried it!

Here you go…do it, do it!

 

I just love how pretty it looks.

Whip Body Butter

Wow, 2 blog posts in a week! I am on a roll here!

What’s your favorite DIY beauty product?

I would love to know!

Talk Soon!

laury

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 purelytwins June 6, 2013 at 9:30 pm

awesome!!! we need to try this, we love coconut oil

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2 The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) June 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

yum! girl you must have dry skin! i have combo and if i put castor oil on my t zone..oh man flare up city haha. i do use a thick fig butter on my bod though so this looks like it could work well :)

my fave DIY is a face toner i make with rosewater and lemon for a spritz of quick hydration or brightening

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3 laury June 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

actually my skin is not dry at all. I have combo skin but more on the oily side..and since using castor oil it hasn’t been better! So interesting! Just shows how different we all are :-)

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4 sree June 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Great post. So, will this butter melt during summer? My coconut oil is in liquid form now.

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5 Linda July 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

so would just straight vitamin e oil work, too? (instead of the sweet almond with vitamin e)

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6 Lisa July 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I just made this… with avocado oil instead of almond, and forgot the castor (darnit!)… then I added a few drops of grapefruit essential oil.
I made a huge mess but feel totally silky smooth right now!
Love this stuff!

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7 Jenna July 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I’m way too busy working on a farm to make my own deodorant. I’ve done a lot of research to find safe, environmental-friendly, cruelty-free products, using EWG’s site and other research, and I buy all my body products from Nourish. They make a completely chemical-free organic deodorant. The fresh fig scent is so lovely. (Their body/face lotions are amazing.)

http://nourishorganic.com/collections/moisturize-and-protect/products/organic-body-butter

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8 laury July 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Very cool! Thanks for the tips! Where is your farm???? Wish I could come buy some fresh produce from you!

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9 Fina October 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

This same post is on quite a few holistic blogs under body butters. I think this is someone selling a product, in other words, spam.

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10 Nikki November 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

I never got this to a whipped consistency. I’ve made body butters before; they’ve always called for hearing the oils together, cooling, then whipping. Perhaps that was needed here? Hopefully mine will solidify. I’ll still enjoy using it : ).

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