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Body Butter Not Getting Whipped Up

by Shari
(Santa Cruz, CA)

First time making body butter. A friend gave me all the ingredients, but not the measurements.


This is what I used:

4oz Shea Butter
1/4 cup beeswax (melted in double broiler)
4 oz cocoa butter
2 oz almond oil
2 oz vitamin E oil
2 oz coconut oil
1 oz olive oil

I melted the beeswax and shea butter in double boiler. Let it cool a bit and then added all other ingredients into mixer. Mixed for 5 minutes. Put in freezer for 10 minutes. Scraped sides and then whipped again for 10 minutes.

It looks gooey and not whipped.

Did I use too much oil? Any ideas on how to fix?

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too much cocoa butter in body bars NEW
by: mary

I was doubling my recipe and I think I put in too much cocoa butter. The bars are more yellow and kind of sticky and don't really melt well. Suggestions?

too much cocoa butter in body bars NEW
by: mary

I was doubling my recipe and I think I put in too much cocoa butter. The bars are more yellow and kind of sticky and don't really melt well. Suggestions?

Body Butter Not Getting Whipped Up NEW
by: Kasey

Hi I've been making body butter and lotions and more for over a year now.

I think you should swap the beeswax for cocoa butter what your making with the beeswax sounds more like a balm they usually don't whip up.


But try it again if you can wth cocoa butter and melt all, freeze till cold whip add essential or fragrance oil at this time, freeze, whip once it's cloudy looking whip just a little as once it's hard it's really hard to get into jars.


Hope this helps :)

Fixing your body butter recipe NEW
by: Kyley

Hi Shari,

It sounds like maybe too much oil, not enough beeswax.

Here's what to do. Melt some more beeswax, then add in all the gooey body butter that didn't whip up. Melt the whole thing back down together, then whip it back up again.

I'm not sure how much beeswax it's going to take, so I'd start with a couple of tablespoonsful, then if that's not enough, melt it all back down again with a couple more tablespoonsful. Or increase the cocoa butter, which is hard at room temperature.

It's going to be a question of trial and error at this point, but the good news is you can't really screw it up. Body butter is so forgiving - just remelt and re-whip until you get the consistency you want.

Best of luck!

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