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Beauty Butter Made In A Blender

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A luxurious mint-flavored body butter crafted from unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and essential oils. Combining these natural oils will keep your skin velvety smooth even in the harshest weather. This recipe for body butter is like a superfood for the skin! No heating is required to retain the maximum amount of nutrients; all you need is a food processor or blender. 

This easy-to-make homemade body butter recipe is the ideal present for friends and family! Your skin will visibly and physically improve over time. Since I began using this recipe over five years ago, I have not experienced dry skin. 

Dry skin can result in numerous complications. Traditional lotions containing alcohol and other chemicals can worsen our skin. This year, my gift to you is silky, beautiful skin! No magic potion will eliminate all your skin issues, but drinking enough water daily and eating local, unprocessed foods will regenerate your cells and keep your skin glowing as the year passes! 

Essential Oils | Raising Vibrations 

You may add any essential oils you desire. I enjoy combining lavender and rose or cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove for a change of pace. If you’ve read about essential oils, you’ve likely encountered numerous articles about crucial oils and frequency. According to reports, essential oils have varying frequency levels; peppermint, for example, has a frequency of 78MHz. 

According to experts, a healthy human body operates between 62 and 68 MHz; any lower cells will begin to mutate and cause all sorts of issues. Therefore, the greater your frequency, the stronger and healthier your immune system will be. Essential oils can raise our frequency of vibration. 

Cold-pressed Extra Virgin Oil 

When searching for oils, I typically look for extra virgin cold-pressed oils. This ensures maximum vitamin and essential fatty acid retention. Raw, cold-pressed, extra-virgin oils are rich in the protein and vitamin E required for skin regeneration. 

The Many Uses 

This body butter recipe serves as a moisturizer and a treatment for cuts, scrapes, burns, and scars. These oils promote faster healing and reduce the likelihood of scarring. Raw organic oils can also be used as a lip moisturizer, makeup remover, and so many other things, so I encourage you to ditch all those conventional products that don’t do the job, as well as homemade natural remedies! 

Are commercial body lotions unhealthy? 

Although not all store-bought lotions are created equal, the vast majority contain ingredients you should think twice about applying to yourself or your children. 

Common ingredients in commercial body lotions include preservatives such as parabens (which have been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues, among other things), butylated hydroxyanisole (also known as butylated hydroxyanisole), and phenoxyethanol.  

BHA (an endocrine disruptor and known carcinogen) and synthetic fragrances and perfume, which contain a variety of chemicals, most notably phthalates, should be avoided (which have been linked to early puberty in girls, reduced sperm count in men and reproductive issues, as well as liver, kidney and lung damage). 

Even the most seemingly harmless component of commercial body lotion, water, poses a risk. Examine the list of ingredients on virtually any store-bought lotion or body butter. More than likely, water (or “aqua”) will be near the top of the list, if not at the very top. On the surface, this appears to be safe and natural. What could be more natural than water? 

Most consumers are unaware that any product containing water is susceptible to mold growth. To prevent mold growth in lotions containing water, additional preservatives are added to increase the product’s shelf life. 

If you’re searching for an all-natural product, you’ll want to avoid preservatives such as those listed above. Moreover, if you consider applying cosmetics to your skin, you must seek natural products. 

After all, our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and our pores absorb everything we apply to it. Therefore, if you are concerned about consuming organic, natural foods, you should also be worried about using natural body care products! 

How to make body butter at home 

Combine 12 cups of shea butter, 14 cups of coconut oil, and 14 cups of sweet almond oil in a saucepan and melt over medium heat to make homemade body butter. 

Then, add approximately 30 drops of essential oils (sometimes I’ll add a few more if I’m going for a more aromatic scent) and thoroughly combine all ingredients. 

If you prefer a different scent, you can use any essential oils, but be sure to conduct research before choosing which oils to use. I use Plant Therapy essential oils because they are affordable, pure, high-quality essential oils. However, you may use whichever quality brand you prefer. 

Also, avoid cold-pressed lemon and lime oils, as they are phytotoxic and can cause chemical burns when exposed to sunlight. Not in any sidebars widget 

Homemade Body Butter 

INGREDIENTS 

  • .5 lb. raw shea butter 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil; extra virgin cold pressed 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil; extra virgin cold pressed 
  • 10 drops pennyroyal 
  • 5 drops wintergreen 
  • 5 drops peppermint 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth. 
  2. Store in a sterilized pint-sized mason jar. 

NOTES 

Feel free to add any essential oils you like. I like to switch it up with a combination of lavender & rose or cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. 

How to “whip” your homemade body butter 

After adding essential oils and thoroughly combining all ingredients, transfer to a mixing bowl and chill overnight in the refrigerator. 

* If you don’t have time to refrigerate it overnight, you can place it in the freezer for a maximum of two hours, at which point it will be solid enough to whip. 

  • After your body butter has been refrigerated and solidified, whip it with a hand beater into silky butter. 
  • Alternatively, you could use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. 
  • Transfer the body butter to a storage jar (I like to use half-pint Mason jars for my homemade body butter), secure the lid, and add a decorative label. 

What’s the shelf life of homemade body butter? 

I don’t know the exact shelf life of this body butter because I’ve never kept it for more than three months before using it up, but if you store it in a cool, dark place (such as a cabinet), it should last at least three months and likely much longer. 

If you want to be extra cautious, you can refrigerate this lotion. Just make sure nobody confuses it with frosting or whipped cream! Although the ingredients are natural and safe for human consumption, they do not taste as good as they look. 

Because it is made of oil and contains no additional ingredients, it is susceptible to melting if left out in the heat (just as coconut oil turns from a solid into a liquid when heated). If possible, maintain it at room temperature or below. 

This body butter also makes an excellent present and can be whipped up at the last minute if necessary. The next time you need a quick, easy, and inexpensive gift for anyone in your life (yes, I have also made this for the men in my life… I call it “Bro Butter” ;), look no further than this homemade body butter recipe! 

Help! My body butter is greasy! 

I’ve received a few comments and messages regarding the greasiness of this body butter recipe. Unfortunately, a slight greasiness is unavoidable when using a body butter composed entirely of oil. It is healthy for our bodies but can sometimes be excessive. 

If your body butter is excessively greasy, try adding one tablespoon of arrowroot powder. I’ve received multiple comments and messages praising the success of this recipe, and my research into other recipes has revealed that many recommend adding approximately one tablespoon of arrowroot powder to similar recipes to reduce the grease. 

This is the simplest and most natural method I’ve seen for reducing the greasiness of this body butter recipe. 

Help! My moisturizer is melting! 

Again, this is inherent to an oil-based product: It will likely melt (or at least soften) if it becomes too warm. If you live in a hot climate or it is the height of summer, you may want to refrigerate your whipped body butter. 

If your body butter remains quite melty or soft even at cooler temperatures, you may wish to reduce the amount of shea butter by half and replace it with a combination of 1/4 cup shea butter and 1/4 cup cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is more solid than shea butter, so it will help to solidify the mixture. 

FAQs

A blender or food processor (you can use either) makes short work of transforming cream into butter and buttermilk. First, the blades will churn the cream into whipped cream, which will then become grainy and gradually separate into globs of butter and watery buttermilk.

Shake the cream for 5 to 10 minutes until the butter forms and is sloshing around in some liquid. After a few minutes, it will turn solid and it will feel like nothing is happening on the inside. Just keep shaking until that butter forms.

As the cream thickens (within a couple of minutes of when you start shaking), keep shaking the jar! Shake the jar until butter forms. This could take between five to 20 minutes.

Homemade organic butter isn’t much cheaper than store-bought butter, and we couldn’t discern a difference in taste. The real fun is adding flavors to butter, but this works better with store-bought butter because it has a longer shelf life.

Butter was first made by placing the cream in a container made from animal material and shaking until the milk has broken down into butter. Later wood, glass, ceramic or metal containers were used. The first butter churns used a wooden container and a plunger to agitate the cream until butter formed.

This is an easy and fast recipe for making homemade butter from scratch in a blender – all you need is heavy whipping cream (minimum 36% fat). Ready to use! I use a vitamix for blending whipping cream into butter but any similar blender (ninja, blendtec) will work just as well.

If you have used cream with a low fat content, it won’t whip into butter. The cream should have fat above 35%; anything lesser than that won’t work

Homemade butter’s shelf life depends on how thoroughly you extract the buttermilk. If a substantial amount of buttermilk remains, it will sour within a week, otherwise homemade butter can keep for up to 2-3 weeks in the fridge.

According to the USDA, butter is safe at room temperature. But if it’s left out for several days at room temperature, it can turn rancid causing off flavors. The USDA does not recommend leaving it out more than one to two days.

Don’t over-churn your butter. If you do, you will end up losing that lovely yellow color and again your butter will be pale.

If its too warm, the butter will be very soft and will be more difficult to rinse and knead later on. If too cold, the fat will have difficulty consolidating. You can start with fresh sweet cream or culture your own cream for more flavor.

While homemade butter is cheaper than store bought, buttermilk from the store is cheaper than homemade.

Homemade butter is a source of fats that are healthier than commercially-available butters. The latter contain trans-fats, which may result in weight gain and may harm your health in other ways as well.

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