How to Make Whipped Body Butter with Lavender Essential Oil?

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Ingredients: 

For around 3.5 oz (100g) of finished product filling 2 4oz jars, loosely filled):

Equipment:

Instructions:

1. Into a glass container measure your cocoa butter and apricot kernel oil

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
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2. Heat in microwave using 20 second bursts or in a water bath until cocoa butter is just melted (Caution: container will be very hot at that point)

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

3. Let cocoa butter mixture cool down until warm NOT hot to the touch (~ 100° F/ 38° C)

4. Measure out your Shea butter and cut it into small chunks with a knife add it into a small deep bowl

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

5. Start whipping the Shea butter at room temperature with a stand or hand mixer on high speed until it appears white, fluffy and smooth (no more chunks)

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

6. Little by little add your melted cocoa butter mixture, thoroughly whipping with a mixer after each addition. You really want to add as little as possible each time, if you add too much at once you could end up with a puddle.

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

7. Whip on high speed until your mixer leaves a trailing in the butter and until it holds a soft peak

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

8. Add essential oil, clay and tapioca starch (if using) to the body butter by incorporating them in a small portion first with a spatula

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

9. Whip until clay and essential oil are mixed in, scraping sides of bowl with a spatula often

10. Let body butter cool down fully and come to room temperature (it will get even fluffier as it rests)

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

11. At room temperature give the body butter another whip

How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?
How To Make Whipped Body Butter With Lavender Essential Oil?

12. Set your body butter aside for 12 hours and check if it is still soft. If not: Add more apricot kernel oil (start with 5g) and whip again, repeat the procedure until body butter stays soft.

13. Using a spoon or a piping bag transfer into an air tight container, fill it loosely

14. Enjoy!

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