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:
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 20 – 40 drops peppermint essential oil (where to buy essential oils online)
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.
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.
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!
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