Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Whipped Body Butter Recipes

Since I took Lori Nova's Body Butter's class in July 2007, I have started to look on the internet for different body butter recipes. There are plently more out there, but I have listed just a few:



http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art43675.asp

http://www.skincarenaturals.com/recipes/body-butter-recipes.shtml

http://www.pallasathenesoap.com/articles/Lotion.pdf

http://www.lyndenhouse.net/recipes/bodybutter.htm

http://ridleyfamily.org/cora/herbalcrafting/bodybutter/

http://www.moosecreekbathandbody.com/RButter.asp?sid=286472

Please remember to check out the links in the side bar for more recipes. If you care to purchase a book on the subject, I have found the following links:

http://www.handmadesoap.ca/making_body_butters_download_info.html
http://www.joanmorais.com/joansbooks/lotionsandcreams.html

If you would like to view a video clip on how to make a whipped body butter:

http://www.craftbits.com/viewVideo.do?videoID=51

11 comments:

Hemp Butterfly said...

I really love your blog! Lots of useful tips. I was wondering, I am in need of a really good, organic, whipped shower cream recipe. Do you know perhaps where I can find one?

Thanks!

Lori Stoia said...

Thank you for your comments. At the tip of my fingers I do not have a recipe that you are looking for, but if I find one I will let you know.

Now are you looking for a whipped body butter or a shower gel? I know that there are creams soap recipes out there.

Please clarify what you are really looking for?

sherry said...

hi, i really like your blog. Im fairly new in making your own cosmetics, and i wanted to ask if i could use regular cooking butter for whipped body creams? Since all other butters are unavailable to me. Thank you

Erin said...

no Sherry, you cant! Sorry. You will need a 100% pure and natural plant butter which is actually the fat extracted from any particular fruit. Try local health food stores or even a pharmacy for pure cocoa butter.

Lori Stoia said...

Sherry, a whipped body butter is different from a whipped body cream. A whipped body butter does not contain water or an emulisfying wax whereas a cream does include these.

A Whipped body butter recipe I have contains cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, apricot kernal oil, glycerin and natrasorb.

A cream includes oil, water, ewax, stearic acid.

For a cream you would

Lori Stoia said...

....need oil, distilled water, ewax, and stearic acid.

Renee Verklan said...

Great info thx, i was wondering where is a good place to buy containers for the products we want to make like body butter?

Heather said...

I have a question. I was thinking of making some as holiday gifts this year but am not sure about the shelf life. do you know how long they last before losing their texture or integrity? thank you.

Lori Stoia said...

Heather that is a very good question. Luckily body butters do not have water them which means you do not have to add a preservative. Since you want to make these for the holidays you do not have to worry about the hot water interferring with the ingretiy. I would say that it would be best to make them as close to the holidays as you can. I am not quite sure what the shelf life would be because it would depend on the oils you are using some have shorter shelf life than others.

Lori Stoia said...

Renee,

You can purchase containers from a variety of online sources such as Wholesale Supplies Plus, SKS Bottles and others.

If you have a local store that carries supplies for making your own skin care products that is great. In the SF Bay Area we have Juniper Tree in Berkeley. YOu may want to try your health food or grocery store such as a Whole Food Market.

shetaz711 said...

I need help here! I have a recipe for whipped body butter and it turned out beautiful.. until it turned into a mass of greasy goo after being out for a week. what happened?? I was hoping to sell this stuff...