This delicious smelling white chocolate body frosting is rather divine. Light and easily absorbed into the skin, it smells of vanilla and cocoa, and may leave you wondering if you can lick yourself (I don’t recommend it).
The base of this decadent whipped white chocolate body frosting is a whippy mixture of raw white cocoa butter, coconut oil, and refined shea butter, which come together to create a wonderfully rich and mellow cocoa scent. I’ve gone with refined shea butter to really let the scents of the cocoa and coconut come through while still getting a kick of of unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada)‘s moisturizing goodness.
I’ve spiked the butters with a bit of benzoin essential oil for some added vanilla-y goodness, and I’ve added a touch of silver mica for some snow-drift like shimmer. The shimmer isn’t strong enough to be noticeable on the skin, but I like the sheen it gives the butter in the tin. If you don’t like the idea, feel free to leave it out.
I worked on this formula quite a lot to ensure it didn’t seize up within a few hours of being whipped. It does harden a little with prolonged exposure to air, but it stays soft and light, and melts into the skin beautifully. It also smells downright divine. Did I say that already? 😉
White Chocolate Body Frosting
Set the butters aside to solidify. I’d recommend letting this happen over a day or so at room temperature since the butter will live at room temperature anyways (rather than chilling it in the fridge).
Using electric beaters, blend the ever-living daylights out of your buttery mixture, blending in the benzoin and mica as you go. Be sure to use hearing protection—I beat my butter for over ten minutes, and my beaters are loud! No sense damaging your hearing for body butter.
Lightly spoon the light, fluffy butter into two 250mL/8oz tins or jars, taking care not to pack it down and ruin the light, whippy texture.