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Learn to Make: Whipped Body Butter
By Wholesale Supplies Plus Tuesday, June 23, 2015
There is nothing more decadent than whipped body butter. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin.

Whipped Body Butter Base Ingredients

Whipped body butters are mostly made with butters and solid oils. You can incorporate smaller amounts of liquid oils to add additional properties to your whipped body butter. If you add too much liquid oil, it will lower the melt point of your whipped body butter and it will melt too easily.

Butters - Butters add protective barriers to the skin and help to add emolliency to whipped body butter. Butters can include shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter or any other natural cosmetic based butter or butter blend. Some commonly used butters:
  • Cocoa Butter - Cocoa butter is thought to reduce skin dryness and improve elasticity.
  • Shea Butter - Shea butter is high in vitamin and mineral content, which is thought to benefit dry skin.
  • Mango Butter - Mango butter is thought to exhibit excellent moisturizing properties.
  • Tucuma Butter - Tucuma butter is considered to have high levels of Lauric, Myristic and Oleoic fatty acids, which are all thought to moisturize the skin.
  • Kokum Butter - Pure kokum butter is considered to be up to 80% of stearic-oleic-stearic (SOS) triglycerides, which are thought to prevent dry skin. One of the most stable and hardest vegetable butters known.
  • Shorea (Sal) Butter - Contains high levels of uniform triglycerides, which are thought to help with oxidation and stability in formulations.
Solid Oils - Solid oils are nice in whipped body butter and help them remain stiff and whipped. Some examples:Liquid Oils - You will want to choose oils that have a long shelf life. Different oils offer different results in whipped body butter based on their properties. Some examples:

Lighter base - Medium oils - Heavier oils - 

Additives for Whipped Body Butter

Additives that are oil-soluble can be added to whipped body butter. Never add anything water-based, as it will separate out from the body butter. Some additives include:

Fragrance - You can fragrance whipped body butter using both fragrance oils and essential oils. The typical usage rate for both is about 2% of the total recipe, but double check IFRA guidelines to make sure you comply. 

Vitamin E - Vitamin E T-50 is an excellent antioxidant for products containing oils. The usage rate for vitamin E is 1%. 

Tapioca Starch Powder - Tapioca starch in whipped body butter helps to cut down on the greasy feeling. The usage rate is 1 tsp. for every 4 oz. (115 g) of body butter base.

How to Formulate a Whipped Body Butter Recipe

You can formulate your own whipped body butter recipe by using the percentages below.

Begin by creating the base. We recommend starting with the percentages below.
75% Butter
25% Solid Oils*

Once you have created a desirable base, incorporate additives at the percentages/amounts listed.
2% Fragrance oil
1% Vitamin E
Tapioca Starch Powder - 1 tsp. / 4 oz. body butter base

*You can experiment with adding in liquid oil for part of the solid oils, but it will change the stiffness of the mixture.

Below are some sample whipped body butter formulas. It is important to remember that harder butters create a more solid whipped butter with a higher melt point and liquid oils can reduce that melt point. Keep the use of liquid oils low, and be sure to pair them with harder butters such as kokum butter, shorea (sal) butter and cocoa butter.

Basic Body Butter*
Refined Shea Butter - 15 oz.
Coconut Oil - 5 oz. 
Fragrance - 0.4 oz. 
Tapioca Starch - 5 teaspoons 
Vitamin E - 1.5 teaspoons 

Cranberry Butter Blend Whip*
Cranberry Butter Blend - 15 oz.
Coconut Oil - 4 oz. 
Macadamia Nut Oil - 1 oz. 
Fragrance - 0.4 oz. 
Tapioca Starch - 5 teaspoons
Vitamin E - 1.5 teaspoons 

Kokum Butter Whip
Kokum Butter - 12 oz.
Refined Cocoa Butter - 5 oz.  
Avocado Oil - 3 oz. 
Fragrance - 0.4 oz. 
Tapioca Starch - 5 teaspoons
Vitamin E - 1.5 teaspoons 

Mango Butter Whip*
Mango Butter - 15 oz. 
Brazil Nut Butter Blend - 4 oz. 
Jojoba Oil - 1 oz. 
Fragrance - 0.4 oz. 
Tapioca Starch - 5 teaspoons
Vitamin E - 1.5 teaspoons 

*These recipes do not require you to melt butters prior to mixing.

Some Considerations When Making Whipped Body Butter


Equipment Required
  • A heat-safe container
  • Scale to weigh ingredients
  • Spatula or spoon
  • Stand mixer or hand mixer 
  • Hair net and gloves
Packaging Whipped Body Butter
Whipped body butter is typically packaged in jars so that the user can scoop out as needed and apply to skin. It is important to note that since air is whipped into the body butter, product weight is about ½ of what the container is specified for. For example, 4 oz. of whipped body butter will fit into an 8 oz. plastic jar depending on how much you whip it. 
  • Plastic Jars - There are a variety of plastic jars that can be filled with whipped body butter ranging from straight-side tall jars to lower profile squatty jars. 
  • Deli Tubs - Deli tubs are an adorable way to package whipped body butter. It almost looks like a container of ice cream when packaged.

Examples of the Process

When you are using shea butter, mango butter and most of the fancier butter blends, you don’t need to melt prior to mixing. They are soft enough to whip. Sometimes higher melt point butters/oils will require that you melt prior to mixing. These include cocoa butter, kokum butter, sal butter, palm kernel oil and babassu oil. Even softer oils stored at chilly room temperatures will need to be softened before whipping. 

Basic Process: No Melt
Use this process when your recipe consists of shea butter, mango butter and other soft butters or blends.

Step 1 - Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl.  

Step 2 - Whip using a stand mixer or hand mixer for about 10 minutes or until all ingredients have combined and doubled in volume by whipping. 

Step 3 - Spoon into containers. 

Step 4 - Label your product and include the following information:
  • Product name
  • Net weight size
  • Directions for use
  • Ingredients in descending order of predominance  
  • Company name
  • Contact information

Basic Process: Melt
Use this process when your recipe contains hard or brittle butters.

Step 1 - Melt hard and brittle butters. 

Step 2 - Add other softer butters or oils. Mix well. If mixture starts to thicken, you can start whipping. If mixture is still clear and hot, put into the fridge for a short time to drop the temperature to where the mixture is starting to solidify. 

Step 3 - Remove from the fridge and add all of the additives (fragrance, tapioca starch, vitamin e). 

Step 4 - Whip using a stand mixer or hand mixer for about 10 minutes or until all ingredients have combined and doubled in volume from whipping. 

Step 5 - Spoon into containers. 

Step 6 - Label your product and include the following information:
  • Product name
  • Net weight size
  • Directions for use
  • Ingredients in descending order of predominance  
  • Company name
  • Contact information

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