Body Butter: Part Deux


  • 1 cup solid raw cocoa butter & shea butter
  • 1/4 cup of jojoba oil
  • 1/4 sweet almond oil
  • Dark chocolate fragrance oil


  1. Melt shea & cocoa butter and jojoba mixture in double boiler or make-shift boiler if you don’t have one.
  2. Melting process started.
  3. Almost melted.
  4. Completely melted.  Add the sweet almond oil and any essential fragrance oils chosen — make sure the essential oils are skin safe, since not all of them are.  I used a Dark Chocolate flavor.  Yum, yum.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool.  I put mine in the freezer for 20 mins. or so until a hard crust builds on the top of the mixture.
  6. Use hand mixture or KitchenAid mixer and whip until the mixture is firm and mousse like.
  7. Use lightly — feel decadent!!!!!

Goal: to get to the point of the perfect mixture.  In comparison to the batch I made here, it’s firmer, and less oily.  Win, win!!! 😀

adapted from this recipe here

2 thoughts on “Body Butter: Part Deux

  1. Opal @ Playing with Fiber August 5, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    It’s so much fun making your own skin care products… I’ve been doing that for a while now. I started selling my own line about eight or nine years ago. I still do, just on a much smaller scale than what I was doing a few years ago. 🙂

    Have you tried making your own soaps? That’s a lot of fun too, and so much better than the regular soaps you purchase from the store. This autumn, I’ll be teaching a small soap making class…

    • Nicky August 6, 2012 / 11:52 am

      I’ve done “soap” if that’s what you can call the melt n pour mixes. I’ve been able to add stuff to them (e.o., ground oatmeal etc) but I’m sure making soap from scratch is still different from this. If I had decent work space in my apt, I’d try it now … hmmmm ….

      What’s your product line website? It’s awesome that you can use those skills to help others learn and be creative. Best to you with your class. Hope this will be one of many!!!

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