DIY: Homemade Whipped Shea and Cocoa Body Butter
Recipe type: Apothecary
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Serves: Many!
What You'll Need
  • 1 c. pure, unrefined shea butter
  • 1 c. pure, unrefined cocoa butter
  • ½ c. organic cold pressed coconut oil
  • ¼ c. rose water
  • ¼ c. filtered water
  • 2 tbsp. almond oil (optional)
  • Optional: 20-30 drops of essential oils. I love a combo of wild chamomile, (wild is especially potent, you only need a few drops) lavender and orange. You can leave it on it's own though, shea and cocoa butters smell delectable!
How You Do
  1. Put all of your ingredients in a high powered blender (vitamix or blendtec works wonderfully for this), if you don't have a high powered one, melt the ingredients in a double boiler or in a dutch oven), and flip to the soup setting to emulsify. You may have to do it a couple of times to get it all really well blended.
  2. Place blender in the fridge for a couple of hours and scoop out (using a stand or hand mixer) to whip into stiff peaks.
  3. Jar and enjoy! This also makes a lovely gift.
  4. At 75 degrees or higher, your cream may soften and need to be kept at the fridge, but it will stay whipped at lower temperatures! Since I live in the polar vortex, this isn't a problem in the least till summer-time, and yet only on super hot days have I found that if gets a bit melty.
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