Whipped body butter is like body butter, but far more decadent. The luxury factor is totally worth the bit of added effort—you feel like you’re frosting yourself, but it a totally non-cannibalistic way.
Whipped body butter makes great gifts that never fail to impress aunts, mothers, and grandmas everywhere. Because of it’s softer, airy consistency, it is easier to over-apply, so I tend to use whipped body butter before going to bed, or before putting on a big ‘ol pair of socks for a few hours. I’m always rewarded with soft feet and silky smooth skin.
This coco-cocoa whipped body butter is incredibly simple and easy—two ingredients, with optional third and fourth ingredients if you’re feeling fancy. I’ve based this whipped body butter around two of my favourite oils; cocoa butter (USA / Canada) and virgin coconut oil. When you get the unrefined versions, both retain the incredible scents of chocolate and coconut, respectively. Yum. So, no added fragrance needed!
I added a small drizzle of Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada) for the added skin bonus, and you could add fragrance if you wanted to—vanilla, or one of the spicier oils like cinnamon or clove, would be really nice.
Coco-Cocoa Whipped Body Butter
50g | 1.76oz raw cocoa butter (USA / Canada), finely chopped
50g | 1.76oz virgin coconut oil
1g | 0.03oz Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada)
5 drops essential oil, optional (I’d suggest benzoin, cocoa absolute, or coffee)
Melt the cocoa butter (USA / Canada), virgin coconut oil, and Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada) together (I did this in a microwave safe mixing bowl). Let cool most of the way (use the fridge or an ice bath to speed it up), and whip with electric beaters. Chill a bit longer, and whip again (you may need to leave it at room temperature for a few minutes before beating if you forget about it for a few hours like I did).
Decant into a 250mL (8oz) jar (I used a 125mL jar and it was too small, causing the butter to condense and lose some its fluffiness).
TIP: If you live somewhere quite cold, you may want to add a tablespoon of a liquid oil (I like jojoba) to your body butter, or you may find it too hard to easily use after a few days. You won’t need to do this in the summer, though!