Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

Part two of my coconut oil series.

I found this easy recipe for homemade whipped coconut oil as a body butter on Pinterest. I am very much addicted to using coconut oil for my face and when I saw this recipe I couldn’t wait to try it out.

It is so easy I think you will be rushing off to make it too 🙂

Since I live in Florida, it is still very warm here and my coconut oil has kept its liquid state. To whip it up properly I needed to place my oil in the fridge to make it firm. Once it was hard, I scooped it out of the bowl into my kitchen aid mixer. I added several drops (like seven or eight) of Lavender Essential Oil to it and began mixing at high speed for several minutes.

After testing to see if it was fluffy enough, I just found a favorite glass container and plopped it in. And it is that simple!!

Whipping the coconut oil into a body butter is very appealing, if you are not to thrilled about the oiliness of the oil, using it as a body butter tones down that oily feeling.

This is also a great gift to personalize and make for someone special!

 I recommend keeping your body butter in the fridge if  your weather is currently like mine, in the warm humid 80’s 😉 After I captured these pictures my beautiful body butter began melting pretty quickly. It is now sitting nicely in my fridge! Now I just have to remember that it is there and remember to use it before I go to bed! Once cold weather comes around these parts I will be whipping up a storm in my kitchen!  And I will be able to place it nicely in my bathroom where I will remember to use it 😉

I smell the essence of coconut and lavender wafting out of these jars, its enough to do a little dancing jig over.

Using this as a moisturizer before I go to bed has made my skin clean and soft and dewy. I know this will also help my skin as I age. I am a firm believer in coconut oil because of what I witnessed with my skin while I was pregnant with Winston. Almost every night, I rubbed coconut oil over my pregnant expanding belly and after the whole course of my pregnancy and the birth, I had not one stretch mark! I know I was prone to stretch marks too, because my twin sister received many after her two pregnancies, (sorry Marie 🙂 ). So after that experience, I faithfully apply coconut oil (now body butter) to my face every night! And when we are blessed with baby number two, I will apply it to that much anticipated baby bump as well!

😉

17 Comments

  1. Marie October 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    I know, I am so mad at you about your gorgeous tummy!! I certainly learned from this amazing secret! I love the lavender in it and maybe when I make me some I might even add some more lavender oil in it!

    LOVE ~ Marie

  2. Daisy October 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    oh my word! i love this! I can’t wait to try it! I love your new blog!

  3. Roxy October 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Hellooo! I am so happy to be able to be back on your Blog. Your amazing … You must come from an amazing family!
    I will be trying this body butter, thanks for the tips. I sure miss seeing you!!
    Blessings, Roxy

  4. Pam October 7, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

    I love this Sweetie, I can’t wait to try it. It is definitely cold enough here to keep it out of the fridge. I love the pictures, and I think it must smell heavenly. Also, you and Marie made me laugh about the stretch marks… I could have used this tip when I was pregnant with your girls… that’s when the stretch marks made their art work in my life in a big way.

    Just read your comment on my blog, and I got so homesick for you…. just remembering how you had been here last year at this time made me sniff too. I can’t believe I will be there in a couple weeks.

    Love you so much,

    Mom

  5. Danielle October 12, 2012 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Ooooooo, that looks wonderful! My bathroom is like a little cooler right now, so it would keep nicely here! I’m thinking ill make mine with vanilla!!! Mmmm.
    Love you!

  6. Amy October 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Wow! How simple is that to make and I just happen to have some coconut oil on the shelf. Hmmm, might just have to go make some of that now…… Thanks for sharing such an amazing idea! I sure do miss you!!!
    Much Love,
    Amy

  7. Lynda February 7, 2013 at 2:34 am - Reply

    What kind of coconut oil did you use and where did you purchase it?

  8. Anne February 19, 2013 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I LOVE, coconut oil for my skin and in Summer to avoid the melting, I add some grated beeswax. I also use coconut oil on my hair before swimming in salt water. It not only protects my hair from drying out but leaves it soft and manageable.

  9. E. Ann April 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Lynda! I purchased from Nutivia, and ordered online, but Tropical Traditions is a great company to buy from as well 🙂

  10. E. Ann April 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Hello Anne! What two FABULOUS suggestions! Thank you!!! I can’t wait to try out both!!!!! 🙂

  11. Jamie April 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing! What would you say the shelf life of it is?

  12. Stephanie October 3, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

    What kind of coconut oil do you use? Do you prefer extra virgin?

  13. Charanya November 3, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    I dont have a kitckenaid 🙁 can i use hand blender to whip d coconut oil ( i too live in a warm place in India)

    • E. Ann November 4, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

      No worries! I think anything with a motor to whip it up will work fine. And if it is hot where you live, I would keep it in the fridge before whipping and after. It wont keep its fluffy consistency and begin to melt in a warmer climate. I hope it works for you 🙂

  14. Charanya November 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Should the coconut oil b extra virgin to prepare this coco butter

    • E. Ann November 4, 2013 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Hi Charanya, it doesn’t have to be extra virgin to work, its just better quality coconut oil and better for the skin 🙂

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