Monday, April 9, 2012

Rosemary Mint Whipped Shea Body Butter


One of my favorite beauty recipes to make is Whipped Shea Body Butter.  This luxuriously whipped moisturizing creation instantly penetrates your skin and provides long-lasting protection and moisture. You may choose your favorite liquid oil, but I recommend you try Kukui Nut Oil which has high penetrability and soothing properties and can help soothe chapped skin as it contains high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic.  Great for dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and sensitive skin.  Choose your favorite blend of Essential Oils or leave it "naked" and enjoy the natural scent of the unrefined Shea and Cocoa butters. 

Rosemary Mint Whipped Shea Body Butter
45 grams Cocoa Butter
90 grams Shea Butter
45 grams Kukui Nut Oil

 Gather your ingredients (I use Mountain Rose Herbs products).  Cocoa butter is really hard and is sometimes tricky to break into chunks, be careful!!!


 In a medium sized glass or metal bowl, measure out your Cocoa Butter. 

Add in your Shea Butter.  Shea Butter is soft enough to be easily scooped out the the jar.  

Drizzle in the Kukui Nut Oil.  

Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and allow the butters and oil to melt over low heat.  Takes about 5 minutes.  

Allow the melted mixture to cool at room temp for about 10 minutes and then transfer to your freezer for 20 minutes. 

Blend mixture with a whisk attachment for about 5 minutes and place back into the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.  

 It is getting there!! See how it is starting to turn creamy colored.  Keep whisking and if necessary return to the freezer until mixture is super cold.  


 Almost ready, just keep whisking!!! Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. This is the point when you can add in your essential oils. 

Yes!!! We have Whipped Shea Body Butter!!! Looks good enough to eat....but don't!!!

Just for fun, I like to place the body butter in a piping bag, snip the end and pipe it into my containers.  Make sure to use your body butter within 60 days.  Keep in a cool and dark place.  Hot temperatures will cause it to melt.  I like to keep a batch in the fridge during Summer.  Just make sure you clearly label your container.  

I hope you enjoy this beauty recipe.  As always, I would love to hear from you when you make this. Let me know how your batch turned out.  Green Blessings!!!




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