Whipped Body Butter – Susan Elliott

Another body butter recipe…we seem to be talking about these a lot so here’s another one. This one is a bit longer. My sister in law swears by this. I don’t have dry skin so I don’t touch the stuff (I would be one huge blemish if I did). But it’s fun to make and pipe.
This recipe started as a recipe graciously shared in Soaping101 by a woman named Candace and modified by me and many others (we were all making this at one time). It’s easy to modify and make it your own.
Please share basic recipes generously and give credit where credit is due and encourage others to do the same. Newbies need to learn and when they get tried and true recipes by people who know what they’re doing, they do well and we all do well. When we all look good, the handmade industry looks good…so share what you can to help newcomers learn and grow and represent us all well. And don’t steal from friends or family members!
When you are a beginner, it’s okay to copy from others until you are comfortable, but please give credit where credit is due and as soon as you are comfortable, change it up and make it your own. Learn and then give yours a new twist and PLEASE give credit where credit is due no matter what stage you’re at (if you know where things originate) or say “based on a recipe by….” or “ after I watched x’s video…” or “after I read this article by…” Don’t blatantly steal anyone’s recipes.
So this is Candace’s BB recipe with a few of my twists. I don’t remember her original amounts but I think all her butters were equal, though I’m not sure. I changed it by adding my infused oil, the IPM, the d-panethol, the liquid silk, I think the beeswax and argan oil and maybe the cetyl alcohol. I don’t know but I made it exactly as Candace did 2 or 3 times and then I started to play with the amounts and add new things to make it my own.
  • 300 grams (approx) of butters, shea, kokum, mango and cocoa however way you like to divide it. I like to have more mango than anything else followed by cocoa and kokum and a bit of shea (which can be grainy if you don’t temper it).
  • 50-70 grams oils (or leave the oils out). You can use half coconut oil and half “dry” oils. (I use 35 grams of coconut oil and 35 grams of my calendula infused sunflower oil)
  • 10 grams jojoba oil
  • 10 grams argan oil
  • 15 grams cetyl alcohol
  • 5 grams beeswax (optional)
  • 5 – 8 grams vitamin E
  • 20 grams isopropyl myristrate (optional) – this is an emollient and an excellent product for creams, lotions, body butters etc.
  • 10 grams d panthenol (optional but really makesit nice)
  • 5 grams liquid silk (optional)
  • 3-5 grams fragrance
  • lightly color if at all (I’ve colored this with micas)
  1. Melt all the butters and oils together
  2. Add d-panethol, cetyl alcohol, IPM, beeswax.
  3. Let sit at room temp or put int the freezer.
  4. When temp is below 120 add vitamin e and fragrance and liquid silk and arrowroot powder. Mix well.
  5. Put back in the freezer. I find this whips best under 85 degrees. You have to keep putting it in the freezer until it whips and pipes. It holds together beautifully for piping.
As it says on the video, there is no preservative here so please please please use best sanitation practices.

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