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This easy-to-make and luscious whipped body butter made with essential oils will leave you energized and refreshed, not to mention what it will do for your skin. We’ll first talk about all the benefits of the oils used to make this wonderful homemade whipped body butter, and then we’ll go over the instructions and ingredients.

I don’t know about you, but as I get older, my skin tends to get drier. It’s frustrating, but also good to know that there is help. I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of all-natural anti-aging DIY products at home and have been having amazing results.

I haven’t bought moisturizers or creams from a store in ages, and my skin has never looked better or felt healthier.

Also, people who live in areas with colder seasons, like winter, will probably require more powerful and effective skin moisturizers.

Why Homemade Whipped Body Butter Instead of Store-bought?

There’s nothing quite like making your own skincare products. You know exactly what goes in them, and you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals or allergic reactions (provided you do a skin patch test first). Remember that anything you put on your skin gets absorbed right into your skin.

Wouldn’t it be better to know what that is? I think so.

Another great thing about making whipped body butter is that you get to decide what oils and fragrances you want in it. Maybe you’re a lavender girl or a sweet orange oil girl. You put whatever oil you want in there if you don’t like mine.

The sky is the limit!

Let’s discuss the benefits of the essential oils that go into this whipped body butter recipe.

You might also really like these DIY skincare products:

Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil

  • antioxidant
  • bacteria-fighting
  • prevents breakouts
  • clears acne
  • rich in Vitamin C
  • promotes collagen production
  • calms inflammation

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

  • soothes irritation
  • calms itchy skin
  • increases energy

Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil

  • clears acne
  • hydrates the skin
  • oil control
  • unclogs pores
  • great for migraines
  • provides stimulation

Those are all some pretty amazing benefits, right? Now, let’s create this luscious, easy homemade body butter.

What you need for whipped body butter

Here’s a list of the ingredients you need for this DIY whipped body butter recipe.

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How to make whipped body butter

  1. Add the shea butter and coconut oil to a heat-safe bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Heat in the microwave on high for 1 minute, then remove and stir well. If not fully melted, heat for an additional 30 seconds, then stir well again.
  3. Transfer to a bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. After an hour, remove and beat on high for 5 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides every minute until you have a light and fluffy cream.
  5. Add mixture to a jar, and cover.
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Variations and suggestions

The one thing I love so much about this oil is the fact that you can switch up the essential oils required. If you aren’t fussy about peppermint or rosemary, you can substitute them with lavender or whatever oil you prefer.

You can also substitute the shea butter for any of the following:

  • cocoa
  • mango
  • avocado

Unfortunately, because solid form coconut oil is necessary, it won’t be easy to substitute this. You can try using other oils, but the texture will be different, and honestly, I wouldn’t recommend doing so.

How do you store whipped body butter?

You can safely store this whipped body butter in an airtight jar in a cool area. If you live in a high-heat area, you may want to store it in your basement cellar (if you have one) or even in the fridge to keep it from melting. However, if it does tend to melt, you can use it as a lotion instead of a butter.

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This delicious homemade body butter can be applied directly to your skin right out of the shower. You can also apply it to your face, but keep in mind that it is made with coconut oil, which is not ideal for all skin types. Because I have oily skin and enlarged pores (and am also prone to breakouts), I don’t use coconut oil on my face.

Before using oils on your face, it’s important to know your skin type and which oils work best with it.

Below are some frequently asked questions.

Do you rinse off whipped body butter?

No, rinsing off body butter is not required, but if you prefer to, you most certainly can, especially on your face. You can gently wipe it off with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Be careful not to pull on your skin too harshly.

Is whipped body butter better than lotion?

The short answer is yes, but only if you have rough, dry skin or problem skin. If that’s not the case, a soft, gentle lotion may be good for normal-dry skin.

What does whipped body butter do?

This body butter is great for extra dry skin, healing, soothing, and replenishing moisture. It’s also great for protecting the skin from environmental toxins that can lead to skin problems.

How long does homemade body butter last?

Homemade body butter will last up to 6 months if stored correctly in an airtight container away from heat or warmer areas of your house.

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Final thoughts

If you do decide to whip up this body butter, please do let me know how it turned out! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to share this with your peeps, too. Sharing is caring.

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