So glad this worked out for you! Thought I could save money so I ordered a Natural Multi-base Lotion made from distilled water, Aloe Vera, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, stearic Acid, Soya Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Veg. The only other thing I can think is that I had the ones I used in my bathroom- Oh no! Thanks so much! I know how super frustrating it can be when your recipe doesn’t turn out the way you are expecting. There’s a hint of a beeswax scent. And no question is stupid, if you had it, I promise you that someone else has! If you do Safflower or Avocado, you’ll end up with a softer product but yes, that’s a traditional whipped shea butter (shea butter + liquid oil) =). Should I try adding more polysorbate, or try the cornstarch? The question I have is what source are you getting your unrefined shea butter?? Can I add emulsifying wax to this to make it thicker? I agree – the melting/freezing thing can be one extra time-intensive step. Are you referring to C or F? We have a great product that you can add just about a tablespoon per ounce of to your whipped shea butter and it should help cute down on the greasiness. I dream of going there one day! Love the recipe super easy but how can I avoid the greasy feeling? Prices range from AUD$649 to roughly $800 EACH. I made this today and it is awesome, so nice and light. Plus, I whipped it longer. I've been looking for a whipped sugar scrub recipe for some time…something firmer than the typical sugar scrubs- what do you think about adding some sugar to it?Thanks!! ), but thicker for a jar container. I now know better and will definitely amend the recipe. Thanks, Zikhona, You’ll love this fragrance calculator to give you the correct usage rate for fragrances and essential oils OR would it seperate? I just tried this recipe and it’s runny. I am not melting the shea butter or coconut oil. If it's not liquid at room temperature, it's probably not the same stuff that Sara is using. My friend buys some from someone who makes this, and this is the ingredients that is used: Babassu oil, Rice bran oil, and palm kernel oil. Maybe just whip longer and at a more vigorous setting? Now he thinks I'm the best. Here are a couple of other blog posts that deal with label soap and body products: How to Label Cold Process Soap: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/how-to-label-cold-process-soap/, Labeling Your Products : Lip Balm: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lip-products/labeling-your-products-lip-balm/, How to Label: Lotion: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/how-to-label-lotion/. The only thing I add is some melted cocoa butter for a slight chocolatey scent. It will last over a year. Or is it just added as is? Keep us posted on how your soaping journey is going =). I love the idea of making this recipe with Cocoa Butter. I can’t wait to try this, and thanks so much for writing back so quickly! Its unrefined Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Spectrum, is this okay? : ) I added just a 1/8 t Tapioca Powder and it wasn’t quite enough, so I’m off to try another one and play around with my Tapioca Powder some more! The only way to fix it is to add more oils to dilute the cornstarch. What is your opinion? No, it’s not possible to overmix (at least not that I’ve found yet!) Hi Anne-Marie, You could whip in an ounce or two of olive oil. Just found your website and am thrilled to have found your recipe. I made a small batch using a whisk, warmed the coconut oil up a bit and it blended super easy by hand. I’d love to hear what you think of it. If so, will light sparkle be left visible on the skin? I didn’t heat anything up, my coconut oil is 76 degree melt too! To be exact.. what number is medium high to you on the KA? Come back and let me know what you think after you’ve tried it =), I’ve just made this recipe and it is a wonderful smoothing and delicious scented cream!! , Teach Soap Forums: http://www.teachsoap.com/forum/. 14 oz Shea Butter. Shea Butter or Shea-nut Butter is a light yellow to ivory colored butter, with a nutty scent. If you like a whipped body butter like this but don't like the greasy feel, try Tapioca Powder. ok thanks for the reply. They don’t know it yet but these are Christmas gifts. just a question my daughter is Allergic to coconut oil can i use grape seed or jojoba oil refined or any other oil. So I heated the oils in the microwave, blended them and put it in the frige till it became solid again, then I whipped it, and girl it came out like butter, like cream cheese icing. what a great recipe, thank you so much! would I use measuring cup amount since I dont have a scale? Looks like honey will be out of the nom nom nom whipped shea butter then! (3) Re-melted again but added beeswax – one ounce. -Becky with Bramble Berry. I have made several attempts at whipped shea butter in the past using the alternating-mixing-and-cooling method, and it always got harder after sitting. Too much whipping will not make it too oily so you didn’t do anything wrong there. Can it be from people dipping their fingers in it? Many people don’t ship whipped body butters during the summer because of that. It would be a great way to double check myself. I've used Arrowroot and find it can work but my preference is Tapioca Powder. I ordered one pound of this product and it is supposed to give me 2-3 pounds of lotion when the water is added. and can alter the texture if it liquifies. Focus on the ends rather than near the scalp. Seemed plausible since it sounds like Anne-Marie started with solid coconut oil that she then turned into a liquid. I have a few questions. Sinks in very quickly. My thoughts were to just whip it a little longer next time (I cut into chunks and mixed 6-7 mins), but is it possible to over whip? Thanks for sharing. I made this body butter about 2 months ago, but it appears to be separating now. This will be great for those horrible Wisconsin winters! It tends to have more of a cream consistency as air isn’t really whipped into the mixture. . I am very new to soap and lotion making so trying to cross all my t’s and dot my i’s before I start and try something new . . Who knew something great could come out of an afternoon of experimentation in the soap lab? It is really fantastic, thank You! It wont whip at all, It hasn’t even doubled in size. Wow, I’m so happy that you like the feel of the butter after it sat for a day. I saw a post that said you should be able to use raw shea butter with similar results. Unrefined Shea and coconut oil 76. Thank you Anne-Marie! It was Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and I had great results. This preservative is paraben free and it works: https://www.brambleberry.com/Optiphen-P3682.aspx. I just stumbled onto this thread last night and feel like a kid at Christmas! Husband won’t appreciate the mixer sound at 12.30am!! Body butters do not require preservative if there is no water. the ratio used in the recipe was for shea butter in it’s SOLID state and not whipped. That sounds fabulous, Vanessa! But I tried putting all the ingredients in the mixer together before whipping, rather than whipping the shea first and this helped. I just love it! Will need to put an order together soon! I'm glad your skin is loving the moisturizing recipe =). =). And it stays super whipped and fluffy too! I don’t like the feel of normal thick body butters on my skin so this is perfect for me. 2.5 oz Almond or Apricot Oil. And, we’ve never noticed that you can over-whip it, but the more you do whip it, the more air will be in your final product. We’ve tried to make body butter with just cocoa butter (a lot) and it just gets too hard. I’m sure the end product will still be moisturizing and fabulous! I have been reading all your comments and posts. When you were using the extra virgin coconut oil, was it solid at room temperature or liquid? So excited to try it!! Oh, p.s. So I cut the recipe in half, but I used a narrow container to mix it in. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I made a very small test batch and it is coming out VERY oily. PS: I am so excited this was so easy and it came out GREAT!!! Hi!…I’ve been making this for about 3 weeks. Anne-Marie is off to Saudi Arabia today. :o). It appears like they're pretty similar? 20% RBO It will still work – just have a different consistency. Thanks! What can I use to color the butter? You could take an ounce of shea nut butter out of your recipe and add cocoa butter instead. Turned out wonderfully!! So I would melt my butters first right? 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