Honey Kissed Body Butter Massage Cream
A rich spa body butter recipe perfect for sensual massage... and silk-smooth skin!
Sweet, smooth and silky soft. This yummy body butter massage cream is not only ideal for romantic massage,
but also leaves you with sensational skin when you're done playing with it.
This recipe is lightly sweetened with honey and makes an unscented but edible body butter
(it actually smells oh-so-slightly of honey.)
Or you can add essential oils if you prefer a scented body butter massage cream (not edible, though!)
I've included four optional scent blends for you to try. Enjoy!
Honey Kissed Body Butter Massage Cream
- 3/4 cup (4.5oz) Cocoa Butter
- 3/4 cup (4.5oz) Shea Butter
- 2 tablespoons Apricot Kernel or Jojoba oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E (or 1 capsule)
- 1 tablespoon Honey powder (optional for edible body butter)
- Put about an inch (2.5cm) of water in the bottom of a medium-sized pot and heat to a low simmer.
- Place the Cocoa and Shea butter in a large heat-proof glass measuring cup (such as Pyrex.)
Place the measuring cup in the water and warm slowly over a low heat until the butters are melted.
- Cook at a low heat for about 20 minutes (helps reduce the "grainy" feeling of the cocoa butter.)
Do not allow to boil (or even simmer!)
- Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
Using a metal spoon, stir to combine. (A wooden spoon absorbs the scent of essential oils.)
- Using an electric hand mixer, whip the butter continually for several minutes (just like you would frosting.)
As you keep mixing, it will start to look like whipped cream. The more you whip it, the lighter it will become (surprise!)
Spoon into dark glass or PET plastic jars.
To reduce air bubbles, tap the jar sharply
on the counter occasionally as you're filling it. Makes about 8 ounces (250ml) of body butter massage cream.
- Option 1: Cold Water Bath. Set the measuring cup into a large bowl filled with
ice water to help cool the butter faster. Whip the butter continually until peaks form on top.
Do this on and off every 5 minutes or so until you reach the desired consistency.
- Option 2: All Day Method. Let the mixture sit for several hours to cool and set.
As it's setting, whip every couple of hours during the course of the day until the mixture has set to the correct texture.
Customizing Your Body Butter Recipe
The recipe above makes a sweet edible body butter - no yucky-tasting essential oils
(they smell wonderful but mostly taste dreadful!)
If you want to scent your body butter massage cream, you can omit the honey powder and add one of the following blends.
8 drops each grapefruit, orange and bergamot, 2 drops each rose geranium and ylang ylang.
12 drops each lavender and orange, 2 drops each chamomile and ylang ylang.
8 drops each lavender, palmarosa and rose, 2 drops each clary sage and rose geranium.
10 drops sandalwood, 8 drops patchouli, 8 drops orange 1 drop each clove, ginger, vetiver and ylang ylang.
You can reduce the strength of the scent by decreasing the number of drops of essential oils.
Don't increase the essential oils, however, since they should only be a certain percentage of the total recipe.
- Stirring the mixture with a spoon will give you a firm consistency, more like a body butter bar than a whipped butter.
Pour the hot, liquid body butter into a deodorant tube or a silicone cupcake mold and let it cool.
- Choosing carrier oils for your skin type: For a more moisturizing body butter massage cream, use
Kukui Nut or
These oils are also good for eczema and psoriasis.
- Play around with the recipe - experiment to see what you like best.
Where to Buy Body Butter Ingredients
My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs.
Their prices are good, their staff are friendly and helpful, and their quality is excellent.
Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this edible body butter massage cream...
Ginger essential oil
Grapefruit essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Orange essential oil
Palmarosa essential oil
Patchouli essential oil
Rose essential oil
Rose Geranium essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil
Vetiver essential oil
Ylang Ylang essential oil
I'm sorry to say I haven't found a supplier for the deodorant tubes,
so if you know of any good companies please let everyone know in the
Body Butter Q & A. Thanks!
Where to Buy Organic Body Butter
I found a great company called Just Natural
that makes really good organic skin care (and hair care) products. Check out these tempting treats...
Shea Body Butter with shea and mango butter, kukui nut oil and a sweet, natural tropical scent. Amazing!
Organic Facial Butterwith almond, shea and mowrah butters, plus carrot seed essential oil to fix
rough skin patches and blotches. Great for winter!
African American Body Butter with shea, mowrah, kokum and illipe butters (super-hydrating!) plus essential oils to
Shea Butter Lip Balm with hydrating butters and oils to heal and nourish the delicate skin of your lips. SPF 15.
Check out the Body Butter Q & A
if you have questions about how to make body butter massage cream or any of the ingredients.
Then go ahead and try these other aromatherapy body butter recipes...
Lush Lavender Body Butter
Moonlit Melts Massage Oil Candles
Sparkling Citrus Body Butter
Soothing Shea Butter Lotion Bar
Vanilla Cream Massage Oil Lotion Bar
Body Butters Main Page
Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Body Butter Massage Cream
How to Find More Aromatherapy Recipes
Looking for more sensual aromatherapy recipes? Use the search box below.
Just type in "sensual" (without the quotes) and hit Search. Every page on this website that includes the word Sensual will pop up.
Poke through them and decide what recipe to try next.
This also works if you're looking for a certain ingredient, such as shea butter, for example.
Follow the same process to find every recipe containing shea butter. Enjoy!
This book and DVD set
is a lovely introduction to using massage for sensual pleasure and relaxation
It's not a sex book so much as a "sense" book.
Each step is easy to understand and duplicate.
Tasteful nude photographs and drawings illustrate each technique.
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Head over to Amazon.com and
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Check it out!
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This ebook is a fabulous resource I found while researching my aromatherapy recipes.
While not strictly aromatherapy, these recipes follow the same healthy, natural principles, using fresh ingredients from your kitchen.
Here's the basics of what Sue's ebook gives you:
Click here to order - you get over 150 skincare recipes!
- 135 popular skincare recipes
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- Free e-course in 6 email sessions
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- 12 additional anti-aging facial recipes