Soothing Moisture Whip Recipe for Dry Skin
This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe body moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promote skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties.
If your skin is like mine, it is not a fan of winter. Between the gas heat and the dry winter air there’s a lot to compete with to keep skin balanced and healthy. My soothing moisture whip recipe helps to nourish dry skin and soothe associated itching. So your skin will be back to its usual radiance in no time. Simply massage this natural body moisturizer with aloe into skin as desired, reapplying as needed to soothe dry, irritated skin and maintain hydration.
Soothing Moisture Whip Recipe
Ingredients to Make a Whipped Body Butter:
2 oz. refined shea butter
2 oz. oat butter
1.5 oz. safflower oil
1.5 oz. emulsifying wax
1 oz. aloe vera gel
.5 oz. witch hazel extract
.05 oz. calming essential oil blend (see notes)
Body Moisturizer Recipe Notes:
I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs for my soothing moisture whip recipe. Double distilled for a lower alcohol content than store bought witch hazel, this brand contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 13% alcohol. This in turn makes for a gentler, skin soothing product that lacks the sting of alcohol common in other brands.
A good alternative to Mountain Rose Herbs witch hazel extract would be T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel which you may be able to source locally.
When choosing the essential oil blend for my soothing moisture whip, I recommend Twig + Petal’s Deep Relaxation Blend or Plant Therapy’s Relax or Meditation Blends. Or you can create your own calming relaxation essential oil blend using three parts lavender essential oil, two parts tangerine essential oil, three parts bergamot essential oil and one part ylang ylang essential oil.
Alternately, if you prefer a fragrance oil, I recommend using 1 oz. lavender vanilla fragrance oil in place of the essential oil blend in my soothing moisture whip recipe.
Additionally, as this soothing moisture whip recipe contains aloe vera (a water-based product) you should strongly consider using a broad spectrum preservative. While commercially purchased aloe vera gel will have a preservative in it, its effectiveness will be diminished over time with the addition of the other ingredients.
I highly recommend using a preservative if you don’t plan to use your moisture whip right away or if plan to either gift or sell your moisturizer. Otherwise I advise keeping your moisture whip refrigerated between uses.
You can learn about common preservatives available to crafters in addition to their usage rates and guidelines at the Soap Queen blog here. I also recommend the article, Natural Preservatives for Homemade Lotion, from The Nerdy Farm Wife blog.
How to Make a Moisture Whip Body Moisturizer
Using a digital bakers math scale, weigh out the shea butter, oat butter, safflower oil and emulsifying wax. Combine in a 2-Cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Then heat either in a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave until all the ingredients have fully melted.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Then weigh out the witch hazel and aloe vera and add to the liquified butters, oil and wax mixture. Follow with the essential oil blend, first weighing out the amount called for in the recipe.
Using a hand blender with a whisk attachment, mix the ingredients for the soothing moisture whip together until combined.
Place the container in the refrigerator until it starts to thicken. Then mix again until the moisture whip is well combined to desired airiness. Pour your soothing moisture whip evenly into four 2 oz. jars, two 4 oz. jars or one 8 oz. jar as desired. Allow to cool completely, then cap and label as desired for personal use or gifting. Your soothing moisture whip will be ready to use the next day.
How to Use This Whipped Body Butter
Apply liberally to skin and massage in to nourish and moisturize dry skin and soothe itching. Or try it on sunburned skin for skin soothing relief.
If you enjoyed my recipe for making a soothing whipped body butter, then you may also enjoy some of my other natural skin care recipes.
Some of my personal favorites are my recipes for lavender body butter with neem oil, neem oil body butter with arnica infused coconut oil, natural rose body balm with tea seed oil, whipped body butter soufflé and cucumber eye cream with cucumber & tea seed oil. Or discover more skin care recipes by visiting my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board.
Want to Sell Whipped Body Butters?
Should you plan to sell your soothing, moisture whipped body butters, you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your products. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.
In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your handcrafted products.
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February 2, 2018 at 8:53 am
What would you suggest as a replacement for the oat butter?
Rebecca D. Dillon
February 2, 2018 at 9:17 am
You can use any other hydrogenated oil for the best results. Coconut oil should work too.
June 7, 2018 at 11:17 am
Do you use the same amount, if you were using Coconut oil?
Rebecca D. Dillon
June 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Yes, you would.
November 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm
AHHHHH man… Can’t u just let us buy from u…. I just can’t make it myself. That would be to normal….. But seriously though, do u not sell any of these things? That moisture whip at the top sounds like it would be SO AMAZING for face, especially acne prone like mine,….
Rebecca D. Dillon
November 7, 2018 at 12:56 pm
It is amazing and I’m so glad you like the recipe. Unfortunately I don’t sell any of the products I create recipes for. You may, however, be able to find a bath and beauty artisan on Etsy who is willing to make it for you.
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