120g | 60% Shea Butter
42g | 21% Grapeseed Oil
22g | 11% Sunflower Oil
10g | 5% Evening Primrose Oil
2g | 1% Fragrance Oil (I used this)
2g | 1% Vitamin E
2g | 1% Kaolin Clay (optional)
Melt Shea butter by measuring it out into a beaker or melting pot and put it in a water bath containing 1 inch of simmering water. You can also use a double boiler or add the Shea butter to a heat safe bowl and place the bowl over a pot of simmering water.
While the butter is melting, add grapeseed oil, evening primrose oil, and sunflower oil to a separate medium size bowl/container.
Once the butter has melted, pour it into the container holding the oils and stir.
Let mixture harden in the refrigerator for approx. 1 hour or until the mixture is semi-solid.
Remove the container from the refrigerator and add fragrance oil, kaolin clay and vitamin E.
Mix with hand-mixer on high for 4-6 minutes.
To double whip, let mixture harden at room temperature or pop in the fridge for 5 minutes then whip for another 2-3 minutes.
Store your whipped body butter in an air tight jar.
Grapeseed oil, evening primrose oil and sunflower oil can be substituted for the liquid carrier oils of your choice. Please be aware that this may change the consistency and feel of the body butter.
Kaolin clay has been added to help down on the greasiness but can be omitted. Arrowroot powder can also be used for this purpose.
Essential oils can be used in place of fragrance oil but please check the manufacturer usage rates.