DIY Natural Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Today we have a special guest, a lovely lady who is full of kindness, knowledge, and passion -- the fabulous Renata from Green Life in Dublin!  Please remember to thank her for her amazing recipe, and show her some love! xx


Hello lovely readers of The ecoLogical!

I know you are tuning in to see Bryanna's post, but today you are getting something different, aka lil' old me, Renata from Green Life In Dublin. Many thanks Bryanna for having me!

Let me just say Bryanna shot like a shining star into the blogging scene and is the one to watch for sure. Not only she does wonderful reviews of all the clean products available, but also challenges us to think of our consuming habits, especially when it comes to single use plastics, recycling and all things eco related. I really respect that and am always looking forward to her posts - you never know what she will do next, so that's always exciting. Following her is a must :)

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DIY all natural whipped body butter recipe


Today's post is going to be my take on a DIY whipped body butter. Because my skin is dry and it is suffering in in cold time of the year, I always make sure to whip a batch of it when September rolls around. It will make your skin nourished, soft and supple, and if you have any eczema or your skin is parched from the sun, it will help too. All those dry patches will go away and you will be amazed at how soft your skin is!

The only downside I have to warn you about is that it's a bit hard to rub in and needs a bit of time to soak in. But as it is all natural with no preservatives at all and it is so good for you, I am prepared to put up with it and I hope you will be too :)

Beautiful thing is, you can change the ingredients to your liking, substituting the oils you don't currently have for something else. Same for essential oils. Don't have carrot essential oil or can't stand the smell of it? Skip it altogether or use orange or vanilla essential oil - your butter, your rules! Also, because there's no water in sight, the body butter keeps for a year (if you will not use it much sooner!).

Shall we get to it?

DIY whipped body butter recipe with shea butter
want a version that is a bit more solid? opt for shea butter instead!


You will need:

1 cup of cocoa butter (I used edible kind from health shop)
3/4 cup of coconut oil (raw and organic is the best kind)
1/4 cup of castor oil
1/4 cup of almond oil
1/4 cup of olive oil infused with chamomile (I steeped it for 2 weeks, feel free to skip this step)
2 tbs calendula oil (again, steeped for 2 weeks)
20 drops of frankincense essential oil (best healing essential oil imo)
50 drops of carrot essential oil (for skin tightening and anti-aging)
and 25 grams of beeswax (substitute for caurnauba wax if you want to veganize the recipe)

Large bowl + smaller pot
Kitchen hand whisk
Nice glass jar + label

DIY whipped body butter recipe ingredients
a few of the ingredients I substituted for the ones I was missing - love it can be personalized!

Directions:

Melt everything apart essential oils in a double boiler being careful not to burn yourself! When everything will be melted, take the bowl off the pot and let it cool down to the room temperature. When it's cooled enough to the touch, add essential oils and put the bowl to the fridge for 15 mins. It will begin to set and the edges will start to harden, that is the perfect texture to start whipping it!

Take regular kitchen mixer (I used electrical one, you can also whip by hand, but it will take much more time.) and start whipping it slowly for 5 minutes, increasing the speed for the next 5 mins. Then put it back to the fridge for 15-20 mins and repeat the process. Pour into clean sterilised glass jar. And there you have it, the perfect whipped healing body butter. Because there is no water in it, there is no need for the preservatives. Keeps for 1 year.

I want to add that you don't need that many ingredients for it, I chose those oils specifically to heal my dermatitis, but you would be fine if you skipped half of the ingredients. There is also no need for whipping, the texture would just be different. There are no hard rules when it comes to this, play around and I am sure you will find the version that you like! 

Like I said, your butter, your rules :)

Let me know how you will like it?

Kind Regards,

Renata from Green Life In Dublin.



About Renata:



"Green Beauty blogger from the Emerald Isle, also known as Ireland, since 2009 and still loving every minute of it!"

2 comments

  1. Thanks for having me Bryanna, I really appreciate it. This has been fun! After Your Phd is over, You are welcome to take over Green Life In Dublin anytime :)

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    1. and thank you so much! it was such a help and I loved discovering your recipe :) you're brilliant! xx

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