Cupuacu and Shea Body Butter Recipe January 17, 2016 23:33 1 Comment

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During the last live video tutorial I made Cupuacu Shea Body Butter. As promised I wanted to break down the steps and give a picture tutorial of each step. For frequently asked questions about making body butters click here. 

Body Butter is probably one of the easiest beauty products you can make. In a few simple steps you have created a great way to soften and moisturize your skin. It's particularly helpful during the winter when dry skin can be hard to deal with. As I discussed during the video below you can choose from a plethora of butters and oils to make a product that suits your needs. For this project I used the following:  You can also purchase the kit to make your own Cupuacu and Shea Body Butter Kit

4 oz. Shea Butter

3 oz. Cupuacu Butter

1 oz. Avocado Oil

1 oz. Macadamia Nut Oil 

.9 oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

.1 oz. Fragrance Oil/Essential Oil

 Step #1 - Weigh butters (using a digital scale is best for weighing all items)

how to make body butter

how to make body butter

Step #2 - Weigh oils

    

 Step #3 - Melt butters and oils together in microwave or using a double boiler 

Step #4 - Place in the refrigerator or freezer until the mixture is partially solidified as in the image below. Careful not to introduce water into the product since no preservative is necessary. If adding fragrance oil or essential oil add it after it's removed from the refrigerator. 

How to make body butter

Step #5 - Mix using a hand mixer and Kitchen Aid or stand mixer.  Mix until it's light and fluffy. The amount of time will vary depending on the type of mixture used.

  How to make Whipped Body Butter

Step #6 - Place in a container and it's ready to use. You can package it in glass or plastic containers with a lid to keep water and moisture away from the butter.

How to make body butter

The video below gives more info about the process and answers some questions.