All-Natural DIY Whipped Body Butter for Summer-Ready Skin

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All-Natural DIY Whipped Body Butter (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
All-Natural DIY Whipped Body Butter (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know about you, but by the end of winter, my skin is dry, dull, and flaky, definitely something I don’t want to show off. And spring is here, with summer just around the corner, so my skin needs moisture STAT! Don’t we all want gorgeous summer-ready skin, so we can wear those cute shorts and skirts that show off our legs? Imagine loving your healthy, moisturized, baby soft skin!

 

I’m ready for the warmth of summer, so I played around with some ingredients and developed this recipe that I know you’ll love! I’m here to tell you that you can quickly whip up this non-greasy all-natural homemade whipped body butter and your skin will be glowing in no time! As a bonus, it’s also healthy for your skin, as the shea butter contains vitamins A, D, E, & F; coconut oil reduces inflammation; and argan oil has vitamin E and fatty acids…all amazing for skin health!

Body butter ingredients (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Body butter ingredients (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Body Butter Ingredients (for 4 oz)

 

Homemade Body Butter Recipe

To make your body butter, start by simmering an inch of water in a pot. Place the shea butter and coconut oil in a metal bowl and hold it over the simmering water, as with a double boiler (I recommend using pot holders, as the bowl will get quite hot). Stirring occasionally, the shea butter and coconut oil will begin to melt in just minutes.

Shea butter & coconut oil melting over double boiler (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Shea butter & coconut oil melting over double boiler (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Once it’s completely melted, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in argan oil and the essential oil of your choice. For my body butter recipe, I used Sweet Orange essential oil, as I just love the summery citrusy scent, but you can use any scent you like! Place the bowl in the refrigerator to cool and thicken for about 30 minutes.

Mixture thickened after refrigeration (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Mixture thickened after refrigeration (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

After it has cooled and thickened slightly, using either a hand mixer or a KitchenAid stand mixer, whisk the mixture for approximately 4 minutes, until it reaches a soft butter-like consistency. Spoon your body butter into a container, smooth it over your arms and legs and everywhere, and enjoy smooth soft skin!

Whipped body butter (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Whipped body butter (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

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