There’s something just so decadent about a whipped body butter. It’s like putting frosting all over your body! The light, airy texture, the smooth application, the way it easily melts as you rub it in. And the feeling on your skin– to die for!
Did you know that you can easily make your own little fluffy jars of heaven, and that it’s super fast! Today we’ll break down how to make your own delightful whipped body butter, that you can scent with any number of our EO Calc blends, or by creating your own unique essential oil blend!
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Let’s get started!
As always– remember to use good manufacturing practices for any products you make, even for home use— clean, sanitary workspace, sanitary utensils, no interruptions! You alone are responsible for the creations you make and sell/give away, so do it right.
Our recipes are always given by weight! If you don’t already have a scale for formulating, we highly recommend the My Weigh KD-8000.
Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need
- A Set of Empty Jars for your whipped butters – This set is glass and eco-friendly, but you can also choose to use plastic or metal. Just remember to get jars twice the size you think you’ll need, since this recipe will bulk up once whipped!
- Shea Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Disposable Piping Bags – Optional but HIGHLY recommended. This allows you to fill your jars quickly and easily, without a lot of mess.
- Hand Mixer – While you can whip this butter with a whisk, we want you to save your hands! A stand mixer will also work.
- Measuring Pipettes – We prefer to work with these for measuring out small amounts of essential oils.
- Measuring Cups – We prefer to work with glass. It’s the easiest to clean and sanitize.
- Essential Oil Blending Cups – These are the perfect small size for weighing out your EO blends for projects of this size.
- Silicone Spatulas
- YOUR ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND! We prefer pre-blending larger amounts of our favorite essential oil library blends in these 2oz Amber Glass Bottles. Always do this by weight with your bottle on a scale, and remember to label each bottled blend for safety!
Whipped Body Butter Recipe
Base Body Butter Recipe(by percentage)
- 60% Shea Butter
- 30% Coconut Oil (We recommend refined, if you do not want a coconut smell)
- 10% Jojoba oil
We enjoy this whipped body butter unscented, but will discuss how to select and scent this in the recipe below.
Recipe In Oz – 25oz Batch
We recommend making a batch size of 25oz, which will makes about 12-4oz jars (Remember– they will be about 2oz by weight, because we are whipping this butter into a fluffy texture). You can easily adjust your batch size to what works for you! (Working in grams? Quickly convert this recipe!)
- 15 oz Shea Butter
- 7.5 oz Coconut Oil
- 2.5 oz Jojoba Oil
- Mango Butter works great as a replacement for Shea Butter, but will be slightly more firm.
- Sweet Almond Oil can be substituted for the Jojoba oil, as they are a very similar consistency.
Stuck on a scent for this body butter? Here are some body butter favorites from our free library–
Or make your own blend! Just remember to choose the correct IFRA Category to calculate your usage rate! (Leave-On Body Products (Category 5A) )
Instructions – Part 1 – Melting & Cooling
- Weigh out each ingredient into your clean mixing bowl, remembering to ‘tare’ the scale to “0” between ingredients.
- Fully melt your ingredients in the mixing bowl using the microwave in 30 seconds increments, stirring as it begins to melt, so that you do not have any hot spots in your mix.
- You can choose to make your butter in a double boiler on your stove, just keep an eye on it and mix frequently to avoid hot spots.
- Mix melted ingredients VERY well with a clean spatula, to ensure your ingredients are fully melted and incorporated.
- Put the container on your scale, tare your scale to zero, and weigh out your chosen essential oil blend into your melted oils. Stir in very well.
- Place container in fridge or freezer to quickly solidify, uncovered. May take up to 1 hour, depending on your location. COOLING IS A KEY STEP– Do not do this at room temp, as you will cause possible grainy textures to form in your butter.
Instructions – Part 2 – Whipping & Putting In Jars
Once your container of melted oils/butter has fully or nearly solidified, it’s time for the fun part– whipping it! You can whip this as much or as little as you desire, depending on the texture you want in your final product. We recommend not exceeding the point where it doubles in volume, as it will deflate if you over-whip.
Depending on your batch size, you may need to transfer your solidified mix to a larger bowl to ensure it can contain your whipped butter. It’s going to expand a lot!
Let’s whip it good!
- Carefully start your hand mixer in your solidified butter, and begin whipping it consistently and evenly. You will see the butter mixture start to lighten in color as you whip it more and more. Stop occasionally to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with your spatula, ensuring you are evenly whipping your mixture.
- Once your butter is at your desired whipped consistency, it’s time to start filling your clean, empty jars! You want to do this very soon after finishing the whipping process, before your whipped butter begins its final ‘set up’ since the whipping does slightly soften the mixture.
- Grab your piping bags, and using your spatula, fill a bag 3/4th full of your whipped butter mixture. Leave 1/4 of the bag for you to close up, twist shut and leverage for squeezing.
- Snip the tip of the bag off with clean scissors, and then squeeze your whipped butter from the piping bag, into each jar. Repeat process until all jars are filled!
- NOTE: If you do not have piping bags, you can use your spatula and a clean metal spoon to evenly transfer your butter into the jars, scraping into each jar. This will be messier, however, so be prepared with plenty of clean paper towels.
- Cap your jars, label and enjoy!
Whipped butter will slightly solidify more after being jarred, but can be used right away. Store your butters at room temp, and don’t leave them near a heating vent or in a hot car, as they will melt down and lose that luscious texture.
Label your product appropriately: Don’t forget the name of your body butter, how much is in the jar, and all the ingredients! If you give these away or sell them, the labels must be compliant with your country’s cosmetic regulations. In the USA, we recommend reading Marie Gale’s blog for helpful labeling information.
Enjoy your custom made, fluffy, decadent whipped body butter this winter!
From body butters, to perfume rollers, to cold process soaps, to bath bombs, our free library is stuffed full of awesome essential oil blends that will inspire and elevate your handmade bath and body lines.
Calculate a usage rate from all our oils in the library, or get inspired to make your own blend.
What are your favorite ingredients, blends or essential oils for body butters? Drop a comment below and share your ideas!