This DIY Pumpkin Spice Whipped Body Butter will leave your skin incredibly smooth!
This body butter is my solution the fact we’ve been having such a chilly fall that it might as well be winter. I mean… it was 7ºF the other morning, and my skin has noticed to say the least!
We live in a fairly dry climate, but even more so in the colder months. So when the weather turns colder every year, I notice in my skin right away. Gone are the balmy days of summer, and hello dry skin!
Another reason I’ve been wanting to making a new body butter is I’ve been wanting to try out shea butter. I’ve always used cocoa butter in the past, like my Lemon Creamy Body Butter. But everyone always talks about how great shea butter is for your skin.
And now I’m one of those people raving about how awesome shea butter is! I love how it so easily absorbs and leaves my skin deeply moisturized without feeling greasy. It’s been particularly great for my hands which take a lot of abuse in the form of cooking and non-stop dishes for recipe testing!
How to make DIY Pumpkin Spice Whipped Body Butter:
- Melt the shea butter over low heat.
- Remove it from the stove and add the oils and essential oils
- Whisk the mixture over an ice bath until it’s emulsified and has turned white, (see photo below). The mixture will be slightly thickened, but not fluffy yet.
- Pour the body butter into a mixer bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Using a whip attachment, beat the mixture for 3-5 minutes, or until fluffy.
- Place the finished butter into a container for use, and use within a few months.
Tips for whipped body butter:
- If you find your body butter isn’t getting fluffy, you need to refrigerate it some more. Once it’s cooled enough, it will whip and stay fluffy.
- Try using a pumpkin spice essential oil blend to simplify things. I just happened to have all these oils already, so that was the easiest solution for me. But if you don’t have a large stock on hand, buying a blend might be the easiest, and definitely more affordable option.
What to use for storage:
- I usually use small mason jars, either the 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup wide mouthed jars.
- Any extra cute jar is great for gifts as well. Try looking for fun containers at places like TJ Maxx or Target. I personally like the look of anything with a clasp. This jar here in my DIY Deodorant post is a great example of what I’m trying to describe. (I found it at TJ Maxx.)
I hope you’ll enjoy the ultra moisturizing nature of this body butter as much as I have as the weather turns cooler. If you do make this DIY Pumpkin Spice Whipped Body Butter, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. And I always love hearing from you here and over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.Print
This body butter is ultra moisturizing and perfect for colder weather days!
6 Tablespoons shea butter
6 Tablespoons shea nut oil, or pumpkin seed/jojoba oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla jojoba oil
10 drops cinnamon essential oil
10 drops nutmeg essential oil
5 drops ginger essential oil
5 drops cardamom essential oil
Melt the shea butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
Remove the pan from the stove and stir in the shea nut oil, vanilla jojoba oil, and all the essential oils.
Place the saucepan in an ice bath and whisk constantly until the mixture turns white and thickens slightly.
Pour the mixture into a mixer bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
Using a whip attachment for an electric mixer, whip the body butter for 3-5 minutes, or until fluffy.
If the mixture isn’t fluffing up, refrigerate for another 10 minutes, and try again.
Transfer the body butter to a container for storage, and use within a few months.
This body butter lasts for a long while if you always make sure your hands are clean with each use. But if for any reason it ever seems ‘off’ or smells different in any way, throw it out. You’re always better on the safe side.
- Category: DIY
- Method: Mixer
Keywords: DIY, Body Butter, Whipped Body Butter, Pumpkin Spice, Essential Oils