Make It Yourself
Cupuacu and Shea Body Butter Recipe January 17, 2016 23:33 22 Comments
During the last live video tutorial, I made Cupuacu Shea Body Butter. As promised I wanted to break down the steps and give a picture tutorial of each step. For frequently asked questions about making body butters click here.
Body Butter is probably one of the easiest beauty products you can make. In a few simple steps you have created a great way to soften and moisturize your skin. It's particularly helpful during the winter when dry skin can be hard to deal with. As I discussed during the video below you can choose from a plethora of butters and oils to make a product that suits your needs. For this project, I used the following: You can also purchase the kit to make your own Cupuacu and Shea Body Butter Kit
4 oz. Shea Butter
3 oz. Cupuacu Butter
1 oz. Avocado Oil
1 oz. Macadamia Nut Oil
.9 oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
.1 oz. Fragrance Oil/Essential Oil
Step #1 - Weigh butters (using a digital scale is best for weighing all items)
Step #2 - Weigh oils
Step #3 - Melt butters and oils together in microwave or using a double boiler
Step #4 - Place in the refrigerator or freezer until the mixture is partially solidified as in the image below. Careful not to introduce water into the product since no preservative is necessary. If adding fragrance oil or essential oil add it after it's removed from the refrigerator.
Step #5 - Mix using a hand mixer and Kitchen Aid or stand mixer. Mix until it's light and fluffy. The amount of time will vary depending on the type of mixture used.
Step #6 - Place in a container and it's ready to use. You can package it in glass or plastic containers with a lid to keep water and moisture away from the butter.
Simple 2 Ingredient Body Butter Recipe July 21, 2015 00:05 18 Comments
Making a body butter doesn't require lots of different ingredients. It's really as simple or complex as you desire. Typically you find body butters with other additives such as cornstarch and arrowroot powder to help with the oily after effect, but quite honestly those things aren't necessary. Having a great combination of butters and oils will prevent a greasy butter and give you an amazing body butter. For this tutorial we're using 2 simple ingredients for a wonderful skin loving product.
For this recipe we'll make 10 oz. to keep the percentages easy.
80% mango butter - 8 oz.
20% avocado oil - 2 oz.
fragrance is optional
4 Simple steps to follow:
Step 1: Mix the butter and oils together and melt (using a double boiler or microwave).
Step 2: Place the bowl in the refrigerator to solidify a little. Notice the sides are a little solid but there's still liquid in the center.
Step 3: After removing it from the refrigerator mix using a mixer. I use a kitchen aid, but a hand mixer will work. Mix until it's light and fluffy.
Step 4: After mixing you can place it in a container and it's ready to use.