Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter Recipe (Just 3 Ingredients!)

mint chocolate whipped body butter (just 3 ingredients!)

Mint chocolate chip ice cream. During my childhood summers, this was my favorite treat. To this day, the aroma of cocoa and mint bring back memories of yesteryear. So it probably comes as no surprise that I managed to bottle this delicious scent in my latest whipped body butter recipe!

What I Love About This Whipped Body Butter

This is a great whipped body butter for summertime for a couple of reasons:

1. It doesn’t melt too easily. The biggest problem with whipped coconut oil is that it melts at temperatures above 76 degrees Fahrenheit. This recipe takes advantage of the high melting point of cocoa butter, which makes this body butter more stable in the summer heat.

2. It has a wonderful cooling effect! The peppermint essential oil in this whipped body butter provides a refreshing cooling effect that is just the thing for combating the summer heat. (Learn where I shop for high quality therapeutic essential oils online.)

This is one of my favorite body butters to date. Not only because it smells incredibly decadent, but it softens my skin like crazy. Dry elbows or feet? This combination of cocoa butter and coconut oil seems to work magic! So I get to smell like my favorite dessert and my skin is softer than ever? It’s a definite winner for me!

Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Yields about 1 1/2 cups of whipped body butter

Ingredients you need:


A stand mixer is the best tool for this recipe. I personally use my KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer and its whisk attachment for whipped body butter recipes (this mixer was hands-down one of the most awesome Christmas gifts ever–thanks hubby!).

A hand mixer will also work, but it may require a little more muscle and patience. A blender or food processor may not work because they will get too warm, which can prevent the oil from whipping up properly.


1. Add coconut oil and cocoa butter to your mixing bowl.

You actually want the cocoa butter in a solid state for it to whip up, so I used a butter knife to get my cocoa butter into the mixing bowl.

Alternately (and for a super smooth, clump-free body butter) you can melt the coconut oil and cocoa butter together over the stove, then cool the mixture in the fridge until they are mostly solid. I personally found this step unnecessary, but then I don’t really mind a bump of cocoa butter in my body butter now and then.

Cocoa butter for mint chocolate body butter recipe


2. Sprinkle about 20-40 drops of peppermint essential oil on top, depending on how strong you’d like the peppermint aroma (and cooling effect) to be. I personally used about 40 drops.

Coconut oil and cocoa butter for whipped body butter


3. Every 1-2 minutes, stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl. This helps mix it up nice and smooth. Mix for a total of about 8 minutes to get this body butter perfectly whipped and airy.

4. Scoop your mint chocolate whipped body butter into a jar or glass storage container. I first made this several weeks ago, have used it almost every day since, and I still have about 1/4 jar left!

Finished mint chocolate whipped body butter

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  1. Okay,

    1. I LOVE it!!
    2. My cocoa butter is very hard and large pieces. So I melted it all. And put it in the fridge too long! Had to let it warm to room temperature but let me say, my all day lotion making project turned out awesome!
    3. My 19 year old son wants his own container full.

    Thank you!!

  2. {Sigh} Under an old junk pile, eh? I suspected that might be the case! Lucky you, indeed! Irregardless of the container, I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. What kind of cocoa butter would you use, refined, unrefined, pure, raw? Or does it matter (sorry I am new to this and a bit confused). Thanks!

  4. I bought some cocoa butter at my local nutrition store, and it was stored in the fridge. Is there anything I can do so I can leave the lotion at room temperature?

  5. This sounds great! Is the finished mixture actually soft and creamy? I have a hard time using coconut oil in the winter because my house is very cold and it turns very hard. I would love for it to be creamy.

  6. Hello I made this using orange but I’m thinking of adding the peppermint too. But mine is very oily, what can I do to change this. I used raw coca butter and dr. Brommers coconut oil. Help please.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and simple recipe for yummy body butter. I made it today for gifts. I don’t have a standing mixer so this is what I did, with fabulous results….
    I slowly melted the cocoa butter and coconut oil together on the stove in a metal mixing bowl. After it was melted thoroughly I let it cool for about an hour. I then got a large pan of SNOW from outside -here in Massachusetts- and put the bowl in the snow then whipped it with my hand mixer. It came out perfect! I also doubled the amount of peppermint oil. YUMMY! Next time I will use a decorative piping bag to put it in jars. Thanks again for sharing!

  8. I want to make the Mint choc whipped. I bought cocoa butter lotion. That’s not the correct item is it? By looking at your photos yours is a harder butter. Thanks.

  9. I used raw cocoa butter, coconut oil and magnesium oil. its wonderful but mine for some reason was all nice and fluffy the day I made it but the next day I went to use it and its a quite firm. I scrape out a piece and as I rub it on my skin, it melts and absorbs right into it.

    Is it supposed to be like this? any tips or ideas would be appreciated. Its the first time I made this.

    • If temps in your house are on the cooler side, then cocoa butter and coconut oil will definitely firm up a bit, especially the cocoa butter. In winter months, it might help to mix in some liquid oil while whipping.

  10. I whipped & whipped & whipped, hoping it would reach some magical stage where it was less greasy/oily. Should it be oily?

  11. This recipe sounds amazing. Was just wondering how you would suggest storing it if made in advance? Sounds like a great idea for Christmas presents, but with the hot Australian summers, I’m unsure how it would last in a cupboard. Would it be ok in the fridge?

  12. I just tried this for the first time and had lots of trouble with the cocoa butter. It just wouldn’t break down. So I’ve had to melt the mixture and then recool it. It’s a lovely consistency, much lighter than the shea cream I make. I can see where it would be hay if too much is used, but that’s easy to deal with. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Cocoa Butter? Shea Butter? Cocoa Butter I would imagine I can find at a health food store like Earth Fare. What about Shea Butter? I just honestly have no idea what either looks like or where to look for it while in a store. Thank you!

  14. If I made the body butter and stored it in a jar and later it became a little hardened probably due to my house being a little cold as it is winter but I live in Southern California where its not as cold. I was wondering what to do it it hardens? I made these as gifts so its my first time doing this diy.

  15. I have been using coconut oil as a moisturizer for quite a while, so decided to make some of your chocolate mint body butter this morning. I suggest melting the cocoa butter first, then simply whipping it into the coconut oil, everything whipped up beautifully that way.
    This moisturizer is awesome. All natural, smells heavenly (ladies, please try not to eat it :) ) My husband hated the smells of lotions I was buying at the store, but loves coconut oil and now this…truly a winner. Thank you so much!

  16. I am new to essential oils, which is a bit overwhelming! Is this too think for a glass lotion pump bottle? I saw some on Amazon that look nice, but I also have mason jars I can use. Thanks!

  17. Sold!! Thank you Elizabeth, you and have made me a complete convert! I will be test flying these butters out this month…..if all goes well my mom, sisters and daughter will be walking around this cold n dry winter in luscious, buttery, satiny skin smelling good enough to eat or melt away their stressors! Doubly excited to add my artistic flair to the containers…..You’ve created a monster!

  18. Could the whipped body butter be made of only cocoa butter? Or are liquid oils necessary to prevent it hardening easily? Thanks!

  19. I made this and I added olive oil and it turned out like store bought lotion!!! I used processed cocoa butter that is slightly harder than butter.

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