You asked, I finally got around to posting this video on how I make my whipped fluffy butter. This is a basic recipe that is very customizable. You can experiment with interchanging the different butters and oils like swapping mango butter for shea butter or substituting olive oil and castor oil instead safflower oil. This butter behaves differently at different temps, for example my coconut oil is a liquid in the Summer and Fall but more of a soft solid in the Winter and Spring. You can help balance this by using harder butters to make a firmer product. I throw in whatever I have on hand, never making the same butter twice and have never had an issue.
My recipe is different from others because it is a moisturizing or wet butter. It contains aloe vera gel (or juice) and glycerin to add moisture. You will notice a difference in how your skin feels after using. I do not use any preservative ingredients, but the butter will last for 30-45 days in a room temp environment without mold. We normally use up the entire batch within this time frame and then I simply make more.
In my home this is used primarily as a body butter. I have gifted this to friends and family who use it as a beard butter and as a hair butter.
Whipped Fluffy Body Butter Recipe
- 2/3 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup safflower oil
- 1 oz cocoa butter
- 2 Tablespoons glycerin
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel (or juice)
Combine oils and butters and gently heat over a double boiler until just melted. Allow to cool to room temperature then add glycerin and aloe. Whisk together ingredients and pop into refrigerator. Allow the mixture to cool until it is a firm set but not too hard. Use mixer starting on low, then increasing in speed to whip the mixture until it doubles in size. Store in airtight containers away from heat and direct sunlight.