This creamy, decadent whipped mocha body frosting smells divine and sinks into the skin in an instant, leaving you wondering if it’s really got lots of unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) in it. It leaves your skin soft, moisturized, and happy, and the luscious texture might just send you off on a quest for a heavily frosted chocolate cake.
With just four or five ingredients, this body butter comes together quickly and easily. It’s melt, chill, and whip. Easy peasy.
I chose to use a blend of dark and white cocoa butter (USA / Canada)s, which makes for a pale brown body butter. It’s not dark enough to leave brown streaks on my pale skin, which means almost anybody should be ok to use a 50/50 blend of the two if they want. People with darker skin can probably get away with using all dark cocoa butter (USA / Canada), and enjoy a much more chocolatey looking final product.
When it comes to storing this body frosting, do be nice to it—don’t pack it into a too-small tin. More space is better, because packing it down presses out all the air you just whipped into it, which sort of defeats the point.
Whipped Mocha Body Frosting
30g | 1.05oz white cocoa butter (USA / Canada)
30g | 1.05oz dark cocoa butter (USA / Canada) (or just more white cocoa butter (USA / Canada))
60g | 2.1oz unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) or mango butter (USA / Canada) (I used refined to let the cocoa scent shine)
40g | 1.41oz olive oil (pomace) (USA / Canada) (or other relatively plain liquid oil)
4 drops coffee essential oil
Combine the cocoa butter (USA / Canada)s and unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) in a double boiler and melt. Once melted, remove from the heat and place in the fridge. After about 5 minutes, when the butters are still liquid, but no longer hot, stir in the coffee essential oil.
Once chilled and solid (though not rock hard—let it sit on your counter and come back to room temperature if you forget it in the fridge for too long), whip up the butters with electric beaters until light and fluffy. Store in a tin and enjoy!
If your body butter “seizes” on you after it’s been sitting for an hour or so (that is it solidifies and goes all chalky and crumbly), that means you haven’t added enough olive oil (pomace) (USA / Canada) for your environment. Put the body butter back in your whipping bowl and whip in another 5g/0.17oz of olive oil (pomace) (USA / Canada). Leave it for an hour or so and check the texture again. Keep whipping in more liquid oil and letting it rest until you reach the texture you want.
If you happen to have coffee bean infused liquid oil, that’s a fantastic alternative for a plain liquid oil as well, especially if you don’t have coffee bean essential oil.