My huge obsession with making my own body products began with my 3 Ingredient Body Butter that was followed shortly by my Origins Inspired Whipped Body Cream. Both of these goodies include beeswax (a great emulsifier), oils and water/tea. However, I’ve been reading that including water in your health and beauty products make them vulnerable to mold resulting in shorter shelf lives. So, how can one make a body butter/cream without adding water?
A challenge! Where do all creative people go for answers and inspiration: the internet, of course! I Google searched “body butter” and found tons a wonderful sites with recipes. Some were based on weights, some on volumes, and they all had different combinations of oils and butters….but no water. But I did discover a basic recipe they followed:
- 3 Parts butters (mango, cocoa, shea) and/or solid oil (coconut)
- 1 Part liquid oil (almond, olive, castor, etc)
So, it was off to the kitchen to try this out. I had some challenges on my first try but I did rescue the batch (I will post this next Saturday). However, my second try worked without a hitch. Here are my goodies!
I LOVE the smell of coconut and cocoa butter. So super yummy! I first tried that combo with my Mounds Bar Solid Lotion Bars and LOVE it. So, it was my inspiration for making my body butter. Here’s how you can make it too!
Whipped Mounds Bar Body Butter
To package up this dreamy body butter, I found these half pint canning jars at Wal-Mart. I love how they have a wide mouth with a wide base: very easy to scoop out all this moisturizing goodness.
And here it is! Super simple. When I was making this, my guys walked in and asked, “What chocolaty goodness are you baking?” Trust me, you AND your skin will LOVE this!
Note: You just want a total of 3/4 cup of solid butters/oils and 1/4 cup of liquid oils. Since it is so hard to measure out solid oils, I started out with an approximate amount of coconut oil. By melting this oil and then adding solid butters/oils, I was able to ensure that my final ratio of solid oils/butters to liquid oils is 3:1.