Whipped Cocoa Jojoba Body Butter
I thought it was time to sharpen up my regular Whipped Shea recipe, and so with the arrival of some lovely Jojoba, I have put on my formulating hat!
This and the other whipped balms are all-oil recipes, but if you want to include Jojoba in your lotion formulas you can sub it as part or all of the Liquid Oil portion of your usual formula, or choose one of ours from here or in our Making Your Own Moisturisers Book.
This is a light fluffy recipe which has the addition of Dry Flo or Dri Silc powder, which helps it feel less greasy on the skin. Whipped butters are great for winter, but if using in summer, store in a cool place like all non-emulsified formulas, or they will melt back to oil if left in a hot car!
This recipe is weighed in grams, so do use your scales to replicate it exactly. You can double the recipe if you want to make more, but it is best not to halve it because by reducing the size it will make it difficult to whip up. I have made the minimum batch size I am happy to use a single hand held electric beater in (I use one beater instead of two when mixing these small amounts). A stick blender is not suitable for these formulations.
Packaging can be anything you fancy, but don't go too large as a little goes a long way! Wide Neck Tubs, Large or Small Lip Pots or even Tins are all suitable. Don't keep product more than about 6 months or so in the tins, as even though there is no water in these, the rims can start to degrade over time.
Whipped Coco-Jojoba Butter
This is a lovely light whipped balm, but has lashings of moisturising capabilities!
Sit the jug carefully into a jug of iced water to drop the temperature more quickly. Take care, use pyrex and not glass, or you could have the jug shatter whent he hot glass is put into the icy bath.
This butter is nearly room temperature, and starting to get nice and creamy now, but there is a little more whipping needed yet.