DIY recipe whipped Body Butter with peppermint
Shea butter is perfect as an evening regenerative care or as a morning pampering programme. It provides the skin with valuable vitamins and protects it from free radicals at the same time. Together with coconut oil, it can be whipped into a wonderfully fluffy body butter, which can be refined with essential oils according to taste.
Only 3 ingredients are needed for this beautiful recipe: Shea butter, coconut oil and peppermint essential oil. Depending on the desired final quantity, the shea butter and coconut oil are weighed out, with the mixing ratio being 1:1. This recipe is suitable for those of you who want to get the nutty, smoky scent of traditionally made shea butter a little more subtle.
Shea-cocos-mint body butter
– 70gr shea butter
– 70gr coconutoil
– 3gr essential mintoil (Nanamint is also super nice, slightly sweeter.)
The fragrance as well as its dosage varies according to taste.
The dosage of essential oils for body products is 2-3%. Never use essential oils undiluted. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, seek advice from a professional.
There are 2 ways to make whipped shea butter. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which is your preference 🙂
Variation 1: The fast one
This recipe is relatively quick to prepare. However, the mixture is rarely completely homogeneous and small pieces of shea butter may form. But it is nice and airy and soft.
- Put the shea butter and coconut oil in a large bowl and place in a warm place so that the ingredients become slightly soft (not liquid!) In winter, for example, near a heater.
- Press everything soft with a fork
- Mix the ingredients with an electric hand blender until they have a light, airy, homogenous (more or less) consistency.
- Add the essential oil and whisk again until the consistency resembles a delicious dessert.
Variation 2: The Precise
This recipe is a little more complicated to make. However, the mixture is very homogeneous. It is also airy, but a little less soft than variation 1.
- Place shea butter and coconut oil in a warm water bath and melt carefully
- As soon as the mixture has a creamy consistency, you can add the peppermint essential oil
- Allow the melted and mixed ingredients to cool, refrigerate if necessary
- As soon as the mixture is firm but still easy to manipulate, it can be further processed. Beat with the electronic hand mixer until it has a mousse-like consistency
Now the whole thing just needs to be poured into a pretty little jar, decorated and applied with relish to damp skin.
If you are new to DIY, I recommend you read the 6 basic rules of DIY before you start with the recipe.
So that was it for the moment.
Enjoy it and take good care