Whipped Body Butter
So I have just realised that I totally omitted to post last week in my excitement of things garden, rain avoidance then sudden sun appearance! The crazy thing was I have been quite the busy bee in the kitchen this week in my bid to get back on top of my diet and to up the ante with all things nutrient dense and tasty.
That been said this little number is not strictly so much an edible as a spreadable but oh what a joy it is to spread. Born completely out of frustration for my shea butter that had gone all grainy and bitty I scoured the internet for some body butter inspiration. I came across this recipe and figured I would give it a whirl. Whilst it takes a little patience if like me you take the more laborious task of using a hand whisk. Trust me when I say it is well worth the effort…even Mr R has been slathering himself in the stuff ah-mah-zing! Soft fluffy moussey joy all for a few minutes melting and a bit of elbow grease!
Ingredients – made a medium jam jar size
You will need roughly a 3:1 solid to liquid ratio and this could be varied using cocoa butter, almond oil, vitamin e oil etc. I used:
1/2 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup sunflower & sesame oil mix (both good for dry skin)
Few drops of your favourite essential oil – I used a mix of bergamot and lemon to man it up a bit for Mr R but this totally optional, you may want to go au natural.
Melt the shea and coconut oil in a double boiler or a heat proof bowl on top of a saucepan half filled with water.
Once melted, remove from heat mix in remaining ingredients and allow to cool. Now this is where the fun and required patience begins.
I whisked my mixture diligently for about 5minutes and nothing really happened despite a few attempts so I popped it in the fridge for about 5 mins and whisked again….I noticed the mixture begin to thicken…back in the fridge then whisk again…continue this refrigeration/whisking process until you have achieved a lovely whipped mousse like consistency and it can form peaks. Pop it in a jar and slather away.