Skin feeling a little dry or itchy? If you have a stand mixer and about fifteen minutes to spare than you are in luck. Add two simple ingredients and that's all it takes to create this luscious, moisturizing whipped body butter!
Try experimenting with this recipe by swapping out the apricot Oil for something a little more exotic, like tamanu oil (for sensitive skin) or pomegranate oil (for more intensive moisture). You can also kick this recipe up a notch by including a few drops of your favorite skin-safe essential oil. My favorites are ylang ylang, sandalwood, and bergamot.
This recipe doesn't include wax or stabilizers. That makes it super fluffy and absorbent but also prone to melting in warm weather. During the winter this butter should do fine at room temperature, but you may want to keep your stash in the fridge during the summer, lest it flop!
Simple Whipped Shea Butter
- Chop the shea butter into small chunks using a butter knife or spoon. Place it into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk on medium-low for about one minute, then increase the speed to high and whisk for four more minutes.
- Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the apricot oil. Continue to mix on low speed for one minute or until the oil is well dispersed into the butter. Increase the mixer speed to high and whisk for another four minutes.
- Stop the mixer. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, then start it again at high speed. This is the point when you would add any essential oils you may be using. Whisk for five minutes – or until the butter is light and fluffy. It should look similar to cupcake frosting or whipped cream cheese.
- The whipped butter can be spooned into jars or piped into jars with a pastry bag.