How to Use Whipped Body Butter
Body butters are excellent at moisturizing, softening, and healing the skin. Their luxurious texture forms a protective, moisture-locking natural barrier on top of the skin.
But remember: They lack water!
They cannot therefore ever hydrate your skin. Unless we live in a very humid climate, most of us need to hydrate our skin. Although drinking a lot of water is beneficial, it will never reach your dermis’s outermost layer.
How to Make Homemade Body Butter
The ingredients for body butter can be prepared in a variety of ways. Before whipping, most butters must be warmed or melted. My preferred technique involves whipping room-temperature shea butter with melted cocoa butter. Making whipped body butter quickly in this manner keeps shea butter from becoming grainy.
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2. Heat the cocoa butter in the microwave in 20-second intervals or in a water bath until it has just melted (be careful; the container will be very hot at this point).
3. Allow the cocoa butter mixture to cool until it is warm to the touch but not hot (about 100° F/38° C).
4. Shea butter should be measured, then chopped into small chunks with a knife and added to a mixing bowl.
5. Shea butter should be whipped on high speed to the point where it appears white, fluffy, and smooth (with no more chunks).
6. Add the melted cocoa butter mixture gradually, thoroughly whipping the mixture with a mixer after each addition.
7. Whip at high speed until body butter holds a soft peak and your mixer leaves a trail in the butter.
8. The body butter should also have mica, essential oils, and tapioca starch (if using).
9. Whip while frequently scraping the bowl’s sides with a spatula to incorporate the mica, starch, and essential oil.
10. Let body butter cool down fully
11. Check to see if it is still soft and spreadable after 12 hours. If not, increase the amount of apricot kernel oil (start with 5g) and continue the process until the body butters remain soft.
13. Fill a mason jar with the mixture using a spoon or piping bag.
What is Homemade Whipped Body Butter?
A very rich body cream known as “whipped body butter” is made of natural butters (such as shea butter or mango butter) and a small amount of liquid oil. As a result, the butter can be whipped with ease. Whipping creates a body butter that is light and airy, smooth, and spreadable.
Natural body butters are very easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients and are very nourishing for the skin. Body butters don’t contain water like homemade lotions do, so they won’t need a preservative.
Can I use whipped body cream on my face?
Although applying one lotion would be convenient, body lotions should never be used on the face because they are typically thicker and frequently contain fragrances that could irritate the skin on your face.
Do you use whipped body cream in the shower?
If you want to pamper your skin and yourself, whipped body butter is a crucial part of any effective shower routine. Discover this healthy way to leave your skin glowing and soft by using our advice on how to use whipped body butter as a creamy moisturizing oil in the shower!
What is whipped body butter used for?
A homemade skin cream called whipped body butter is excellent for keeping your skin soft and moisturized. Its creamy consistency is silky smooth, simple to use, nourishing, and full of organic ingredients.
How do you use whipped body butter cream?
But using body butter within five minutes of taking a shower is the best way to ensure that you are sealing in moisture. After taking a shower, massage your body with your chosen hydrating body butter to help lock in moisture. Hot water can dry out your skin, so make sure the water is running warm (but not too warm!).