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|
|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.|