Whipped Hair and Body Butter

I don’t often get the chance to make whipped body butter because I really don’t have any patience for the cleanup. If you have never heard of a whipped body butter, you are not alone šŸ™‚ I’m surprised how often I’m asked to explain what it is.

Hard and soft oils are combined and whipped till its the consistency of frosting (depending on how hot it is where you are, in my experience)

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Whipping in progress. Picture courtest holosticsquid via Google

Its best to start whipping when the mixture is firm and cold but if that’s not possible, you can still impart beautiful fluffy melty texture to your whipped butter. It can be used all ovev the body and also in the hair based on the oils you add to the butters.

Here’s half of a very recent custom order I made. I can’t tell you exactly what’s in it because the client supplied the recipe. But I can tell you its goooooood.

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Custom order of whipped butter. Melty goodness ā¤

Would you believe you are looking at just under 4kg of whipped butter?!! Thank you beautiful lady customer šŸ˜‰ for the opportunity to serve your business.

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I’ll take 10kg of that please

I took the plunge last week and ordered 10kg of freshly made organic unrefined Shea butter, and 10ltrs of freshly made virgin coconut oil. Both products are from local sources, which is important to me. I was a little nervous because I’ve only ever bought smaller portions but I have bath and body treats to make that almost all include Shea butter and coconut oil in the recipes.

I’m going to experiment with infusing the Shea itself with botanicals – the idea won’t rest till I try it out – to see if I can keep it as a single ingredient product or not.

Cocoa-mint lip balm

I really like lip balms. I really really like peppermint. I really really really like chocolate. So I don’t need to tell you how I feel about this cocoa-mint lip balm.

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As soon as I saw this heart shape tins, I knew what I wanted to put in them. To make them even more special, I used calendula infused olive and coconut oils.

I’m all set to smile with confidence this very dry season!

Soooo worth the fuss: lip scrub

I’ve been meaning to try out a lip scrub recipe. I’ve never used one and I often wondered what the fuss was. Now I KNOW!

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Here’s the recipe I used:
4cubes of sugar {crushed, makes about a tablespoon and a little}
1teaspoon dark unsweetened cocoa powder
1tablespoon neem-infused olive oil {you can use regular olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil…}
1drop of Peppermint essential oil {optional, but it smells AMAZING with the rich cocoa fragrance…especially if you like chocolate mints}

To use, just scoop a little out and rub directly on your lips in a circular motion for about 1 minute. Then wipe off for the softest, smoothest lips ever. Apply lip balm and feel it sink in. I used it around the outer rim of my lips as well just to make sure I got all the dead skin sloughed off šŸ˜€

I would use this once a week for starters, but I know of people who use it up to three times a week because of the weather conditions where they live.

Just a word of caution…this scrub smells and tastes so good, you might be tempted to eat it!!!

Lip love

Here are thereof the lip balms/ lipstick I made recently after experimenting with different consistencies.

The dark brown one is made with cocoa butter, Shea butter, beeswax and castor oil. Oh, and lots of dark chocolate powder…the good stuff. It’s super moisturizing and gives a sheer cover. With a little zinc oxide, I can make it matte and give it full spectrum sun protection qualities!

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The middle one is made with calendula infused extra virgin olive oil, castor oil and beeswax. I left it unscented so it can double as a healing salve for cuts and scrapes on the body.

The third one was an experiment with a very fragrant tea I like to drink. It’s a combination of berries. I infused the tea in olive oil for a few days and then added beeswax to make the lip balm. The tea gave it the most delicious fragrance but not colour.