Ready to pamper your skin with butter? Here’s a quick and easy Argan Oil Body Butter recipe you can try…
Recipe: DIY Whipped Argan Body Oil Butter
Argan Oil – 6 Tbsps
Shea Butter – 8 Tbsp
Essential Oil of your Choice – 8 – 10 drops
Cornstarch – 1 Tsp
First step is to get a sanitized jar ready, so you can transfer the body butter when done. If you don’t know how to do it, it is very simple. Just clean a container you want to store the body butter in. Let it dry. Now, boil water in a bowl and switch it off. Use that water to rinse off the jar (if you are using plastic container) that is now dry and let it dry again. That’s it! Your sanitized jar is ready.
Now, you need to add the Shea butter to a mixing bowl and whip it using a hand blender (you can use electric blender or a manual one). However, it tends to turn hard often, so you can heat it slightly before whipping. Don’t let it melt fully, just slightly so you can whip it.
Now, add Argan oil and essential oil and blend again.
Add corn starch and blend till there are no lumps and the butter is blended evenly. You should get a whipped butter that’s similar to the frothy and thick latte that you get with coffee in high-end outlets!
Now, transfer the Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter to the sanitized jar and use it whenever you need it.
Remember to use a clean spatula to remove the butter for use.
Tweaking the Recipe
Though there are different vegetable butters that one can use on skin, cocoa butter and Shea butter are very popular. In this recipe, I have used Shea Butter, though you can substitute with other butters of your choice.
I prefer Shea butter over cocoa butter, only because Shea butter does not clog pores like cocoa butter! Oh! I absolutely love the smell of Cocoa butter and have nothing against it! In fact, I really like it, though I don’t want to suggest that and trigger acne breakouts. However, those who have dry skin, or aren’t prone to acne, feel free to use Cocoa Butter if you like!
Don’t want to use cornstarch? Substitute it with arrowroot starch instead! However, you can entirely skip the starch part, if you are not fond of it. After all, this recipe is just an outline or guide – tweak it as you like, or to suit your skin best!
Time and time again, we have written a lot about Argan oil. It is important to remember that Argan oil is highly nutritious and a few drops should do, to work magic on your skin. It is great for all skin types and particularly known for its anti-aging properties. It is a good moisturizer and helps reduce scars, stretch marks and blemishes.
Shea Butter is a woman’s friend and has many benefits and uses. Rich in Palmitic, Oleic and Linolenic acids, Shea butter is a great healing agent. It helps treat rashes, reduces stretch marks and scars, heals burn wounds, frostbite, etc.
It prevents skin damage due to UV exposure and protects your skin from free radicals. It is an anti-inflammatory and helps deal with a few skin conditions. It nourishes and protects your skin, while restoring skin elasticity.
It moisturizes your skin and soothes dry or irritated skin. It leaves your skin soft and smooth.
Though not acne-triggering as cocoa, Shea butter can trigger acne as it is a rich butter. If you have acne-prone skin, don’t use this for your face or acne-prone areas of your body. However, you can always experiment and see. You can also consider adding essential oils that will help curb acne and see if that helps.
If you thought corn starch is only for cooking, you will find this surprising. Corn starch is a great anti-inflammatory and calms itchy or irritated skin. It also helps with rashes and burn wounds. What’s not to like about it?
Try out this quick and easy DIY Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter and feed us back with your results. You can use our very own Argan Oil in this recipe for best results.