Baby Bottom Butter
  • Difficulty Beginner
  • Time 45 mins
  • Yields 300g

Details

Natural Handmade Baby Bottom Butter

This butter-balm is as very easy, almost melt and pour!   To add some lightness, when the mixture is nearly cool, it is whisked with a hand held or electric balloon whisk (not a stick blender) to smooth and cream the butter.

The Soy Wax version is much softer than the Beeswax version as the beeswax thickens the butter considerably.  Adjust the wax and firmness to suit your requirements.

Neither formula requires a preservative as they contain no water, but the Rosemary Oleoresin Extract is a natural antioxidant that will lengthen the life of the oils.

 

Ingredients

 

90g Soy Wax CB-135 or Beeswax (30%)

66g Castor Oil (22%)

90g Organic Shea Butter (30%)

49g Sweet Almond Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil or Camellia Oil (16.5%)

3g Vitamin E (1%)

1.5g (1 1/2 droppers) Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (0.5%)

2 x 240ml Double Wall Jars


Method for Beeswax:

  1. Melt beeswax in Pyrex jug in microwave - caution as this gets really hot
  2. Add the liquid oils and then reheat until wax portion is completely liquid again
  3. Add Shea Butter and stir until dissolved
  4. Add Rosemary Oleoresin Extract
  5. Stir until mixture is starting to reach liquid honey thickness, and then whisk with an electric mixer until the texture is light and creamy
  6. Pour into containers
  7. If making in summer, pop the containers into the freezer for 10 minutes to help firm the butter quickly


Method for Soy Wax:

  1. Place Soy Wax and liquid oils into a Pyrex jug and heat in microwave a couple of minutes until completely liquid - caution as this can get very hot
  2. Add Rosemary Oleoresin Extract and Shea Butter and stir until it has all melted
  3. Stir until mixture is starting to reach liquid honey thickness, and then whisk with an electric mixer until the texture is light and creamy
  4. Pour into containers
  5. If making in summer, pop the containers into the freezer for 10 minutes to help firm the butter quickly


Customise: If you want to play with the softness and texture, you can substitue Liquid Shea Oil instead of the regular Shea Butter.

Important:  Soy Wax CB-135 is the only one of the soy waxes which has been dermatologically tested, we do not recommend using the other soy waxes for skincare.