Hey, gorgeous. Do you want to have soft skin and smell nice? Make this whipped orange body butter and you will get both. It will take you 10-15 minutes of active time to make and you will need only four ingredients.
I’ve been looking at photos of whipped body butters on Pinterest for quite some time. They all looked so nice, but I was skeptical on my ability to make it right. I thought that fluffy whipped texture would disappear an hour after making it. But I finally stopped hesitating and made it. And I am beyond amazed. The texture stayed fluffy and the cream didn’t melt at all at room temperature. And the orange smell stays on the skin for hours. This is my favorite DIY cream I’ve ever made. What is yours favorite recipe for DIY cosmetic?
I don’t know who first came up with the idea of DIY whipped body butter, but I do know that the person is genius.
This orange body butter is not complicated at all to make. You’ll only need one bowl and your kitchen won’t look like disastrous mess after making it. The ingredients are not super exotic either. I used cacao butter, coconut butter, olive oil and some organic orange oil, which is actually essence for baking. They sell all of that in pretty much every healthy food store or even grocery stores. I used orange oil because I like the smell and it was the only oil with a scent that I had at home. If you fancy any other scent, just use the essential oil you desire.
- ½ cup (about 100 grams) cacao butter
- ¼ cup (about 50 grams) extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup (about 50 grams) extra virgin coconut butter
- Orange essential oil (10 drops or more, depends on the fragrance strength)
- Combine cocoa butter and coconut oil in to a glass bowl.
- Place bowl over a pan of water and bring to light heat and stir until cacao butter and coconut oil are melted and combined.
- Remove from heat and stir in olive and essential oil.
- Put it in the refrigerator for about a half hour. Your mixture must be firm but still somewhat soft. If you forget your butter in the fridge for too long and it gets too hard, just leave it at room temperature until it softens a bit.
- Whip it with a stand or hand mixer for about 10 minutes or until mixture is fluffy.
- Transfer body butter into a glass jar and enjoy the smell on your skin.
If you like this recipe you might like another lovely Body butter recipe from another lovely blog 😉
And you might be interest in my recipe for DIY healing Calendula blossom and coconut cream. It helps to heal bruises, burns, and cuts.