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Supplies and Ingredients You'll Need
8 oz Deodorized Cocoa Butter
5 oz Refined Shea Butter
2.5 oz Coconut Oil, 76 degree
.5 oz Tapioca Pure (helps give a silky smooth, not greasy after feel)
A few drops of Tocopherol T-50, or vitamin E (this is an antioxidant, retarding rancidity in your oils/butters, NOT a preservative!)
Preservative (Liquapar, Optiphen, etc)
Fragrance oil or Essential oil to scent
Melt your butters slowly with gentle heat in a bowl, and then add in the coconutoil and tocopherol (or vitamin E). Allow to cool for about 30 minutes until it is starting to thicken up again.
As your butter/oil mixture continues to cool and thicken, use a stick blender towhip air and lighten the texture. Gently sprinkle in a tiny portion of the TapiocaPure, similar to how you would add small portions of flour to a cake battermixture. This will prevent any lumping.
Next, add your preservative and any fragrance or essential oils. Spoon your Mousse like concoction into jars and seal with lids. This whipped body butter will become firmer as it sets up at room temperature. This is a very rich body butter that you can easily substitute other butters for.
Consider exchanging Sal or Illipe butter for the Cocoa Butter. You could also use Natural Cocoa Butter for a delicious natural ‘cocoa’ scent. Mango Butter is a decadent substitute for the Refined Shea butter also! Have fun making your own incredible Tropical Body Butter.