Friday, July 15, 2011

Whipped Body Butter

I finally made a body butter that my husband LOVES. He has super dry skin and has to use a moisturizer everyday. I on the other hand do not like the feeling of lotion so I only use it on occasion. I'm sure he will have better skin than me 20 years from now! Whipped Body Butter takes time and patience so set aside some time when making this.  I played with this recipe until I felt that it was perfect. It's important to use a scale that measures ounces.  I found an inexpensive one on amazon.

Whipped Cocoa Butter

3 oz Cocoa Butter
6 oz Almond Oil
1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil

Melt Cocoa butter with almond oil in a double boiler. Remove bowl with melted cocoa butter and almond oil from the double boiler and set it in a lager bowl with ice water to cool it down. Add the vitamin E oil now. The melted mixture will be transparent until it starts to cool and then it will become opaque. Once it becomes cool and starts thickening slightly, start whipping it in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer on medium speed.  You could even keep the bowl in the ice water bath and whip it with a hand whisk. If you use a stand mixer you will have to alternate between mixing and putting it into the freezer to cool it down.  Scrape the sides of the bowl while mixing. You may think it will never whip up but it will. It's important to cool it down slowly so that you can whip air into it at the same time making it a nice mouse consistency.

Cocoa Butter from Mountain Rose Herbs

This is after it had been whipped a little. It's developing volume.  If you keep whipping it and never chill it in the freezer or ice water bath every few minutes then it warms up and breaks down again.  That is why it's important to chill it from time to time while mixing.
I switched to a hand whisk and whipped it while the bowl sat in the ice water bath.  This whipped it up very quickly.  I think I will start off with a hand whisk and the ice water bath from the get go next time.
Look how luscious and smooth this looks! I love watching it come together. It's finished when it holds soft to semi-stiff peaks.
I filled a nice airtight glass jar with my wonderfully rich Whipped Body Butter.  This goes a long way.  It melts perfectly in the hands and spreads really well. I would say it lasts a few months and that is with my husband using it everyday!  It may look good enough to eat but don't do it!


  1. I came to your blog via a search for apple core jelly, and have been getting more tickled with each page I click through (I'm a Lindsey, Mountain Rose is something of a retail shrine to me, and...I live in San Jose). I've been making a moisturizer from butters and oils from a recipe from my mom and it never occurred to me to whip it. I am totally going to melt it down and see if it whips, now!

  2. @architheque

    You are so sweet! We love how the apple core jelly turned out. We had some this morning. Let me know how your moisturizer whips up!