I have discovered a way to make homemade body butter using natural ingredients. This body butter is easy to make and requires four natural ingredients. The body butter feels so wonderful and is great for dry skin. The ingredients for the body butter are shea butter, oil, essential oil, and corn starch. The best part is you don't have to heat up the shea butter as this recipe does not require a stove. You can also make the butter in different scents, depending on what essential oil you use.
I am going to show you how to make a lavender body butter using lavender essential oil. Lavender is a great scent to help calm and is great to use at bedtime. I like to spread my lavender body butter on my feet and hands to help me fall asleep. Since this butter is made with natural ingredients, you can use this on babies to help them fall asleep.
Here are the items that you will need to make your whipped body butter.
Whipped Body Butter
4 oz (1/2 cup ) unrefined shea butter.
2 tablespoons base oil; I used argan oil but you can use coconut, jojoba, or olive oil.
1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Clean empty 8 oz or larger container with a tight fitting lid, a fork, a spatula, measuring cups and spoons.
This is what the shea butter looks like.
1. Mash your shea butter and oil with a fork until it becomes soft.
2. Then use the hand mixer to whip the shea butter and oil together for about 5- 10 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary until the butter is creamy. About half way through the mixing, add the Lavender Essential Oil.
3. Add the cornstarch and mix until blended in the butter. I like to use cornstarch to make the butter less greasy and it helps the product absorb better into the skin.
4. Place the body butter into the container with the spatula.
Since homemade whipped shea butter does not contain any preservatives, do not make larger quantities than you can use in few months.
To protect your shea butter/whipped shea butter from contamination, always wash your hands before you touch it.
You can use other essential oils in this recipe for different scents.