You'll never have to spend hundreds of dollars on moisturizing body butters and exfoliating body scrubs after you've mastered the art of making homemade whipped body butter scrubs. With just a few key ingredients and an electric blender or mixer, you can create your own body butter scrubs for your personal use as well as unique gifts to give to others.
Purchase a few necessary ingredients, such as waxes, acids, essential oils, fragrance oils, cocoa and shea butters, cream bases, glass jars for storage, and mixing utensils. You can purchase these ingredients from organic foods stores and makeup wholesalers.
Make a deliciously scented vanilla whipped body butter scrub. You will need 3 oz. of unrefined cocoa butter, an 1 1/2 oz. of non-fractionated coconut oil, 1 oz. of avocado oil, 2 tsp. beeswax, 1 tsp. virgin olive oil, 1 tsp. corn starch, 1 tsp. vitamin E, 1 tsp. vanilla fragrance oil and 3/4 oz. of macadamia oil. Place everything except the corn starch, vitamin E and vanilla fragrance oil into a glass jar or Pyrex cup, and then place in a hot water bath until the wax and butter have melted completely. Stir to blend the ingredients until the mixture thickens. Place it in the freezer for about three minutes, then remove and whip with an electric mixer. Continue placing it in the freezer, then whipping it at least four more times. Make sure the entire mixture is whipped, then slowly add in the corn starch, fragrance oil and vitamin E and continue whipping. The mixture will double in size and obtain a creamy, thick consistency. Transfer it to glass jars for storage. Use anywhere on your body to hydrate and exfoliate skin.
Make a brown sugar whipped body scrub. This is a natural and fragrant body butter scrub that will keep skin looking and feeling smooth and silky. You will need 3 tbsp. jojoba oil, 2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin, 1 tbsp. rose hydrosol, 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream, 1 cup brown sugar and 3 tbsp. coarsely ground oats. Place the oats and brown sugar in a plastic bowl and whip with an electric mixer for about five minutes, and set aside. Place the jojoba oil, glycerin, whipping cream and hydrosol in a separate bowl and whip with the mixer until blended well. Combine both batches and whip for another 10 minutes until you have a thick, creamy consistency. Store in glass jars for future use. Apply all over body, focusing on rough areas.
Make a whipped strawberry body butter scrub. You will need 8 oz. of sea salt, 1/2 pint of chopped strawberries, 3 oz. of almond oil, 2 tbsp. of raw honey, 1 tbsp. of castor oil, 1 tsp. vegetable glycerin, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, five drops of rose essential oil, five drops of rosewood essential oil, and three drops of rose geranium essential oil. Combine the strawberries, yogurt, honey and castor oil in a plastic bowl and gently whip with an electric mixer. You can also blend them in an electric blender. In a separate bowl, pour in the sea salt, then add the almond oil, and stir well. Combine both batches, and whip with the mixer until you have a creamy consistency. Add the essential oils and stir some more. Massage the whipped body butter scrub into damp skin, concentrating on rough spots, such as the knees and elbows.
Make a super easy whipped body scrub. You will need 1 cup of brown or white sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract for scent. Combine ingredients in a plastic bowl, and whip with an electric beater for about 10 minutes, or until you have a creamy consistency. Apply over damp skin to exfoliate and moisturize.
Refrigerate your whipped body butter scrubs to prolong their shelf life.
Maggie Hira has been writing professionally since 2006. She has written for numerous websites and print publications, including "LA.Direct Magazine" and The Budget Fashionista. Hira holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.