Homemade Whipped Body Butter

Whipped Shea Carrot Body Butter  

by Jade Shutes

Ingredients for Whipped Shea Butter (all certified organic)

Ingredient Amt %tage
 Butters 63%
Shea 88.45g 39%
Cocoa 54.43g 24%
 Vegetable/Herbal Oils 35%
Carrot infused oil 79.38g 35%
Vitamin E 2.27g 1%
Essential oils 1%

Carrot seed


Cape chamomile

2g = 76 drops

25 drops

36 drops

15 drops

TOTAL 8oz =226.8g 100%


Equipment needed:

  • One hand held mixer
  • Stainless steel double boiler
  • 5 stainless steel spoons (to scoop out butters and put whipped butter into jars)
  • 1 electronic scale that weighs grams and ounces
  • 4 – 8 : 2 and/or 4 ounce glass jars
  • Measuring cup and bowl



Step One: Gather  all ingredients.

All ingredients

Step Two: Weigh all ingredients.

Weighed cocoa butter and carrot infused oil

Step Three:  Gently melt butters in double boiler

Adding Cocoa with Shea butter

Step Four: Once close to melting, remove from heat. Dry bottom of pan. Then add carrot infused oil.

Adding in Carrot Infused Oil


Step Five: Stir well with whisk or fork.

Stirring salve mixture

Step Six: Place bowl in freezer for about 15-20 minutes until it has formed a semi-solid sheen on the top.

Place well mixed salve into freezer for 15-20 minutes, until light glossy coating is on top.


Step Seven: Take out and whisk with beater.

I begin whipping the butter from the freezer with the blending attachment.

I begin whipping the butter from the freezer with the blending attachment.


Then I put on the beater attachments and whip for about 5-10 minutes.


Step Eight: Add essential oils and antioxidant

Adding in essential oils.

Adding in vitamin E

Step Nine: Whisk together for another 10-20 minutes. The longer you whisk the fluffier the butter.

The Final Whipped Butter

 Step Ten: Scoop into jars.

Putting into jars

This takes a bit of time and patience. Use a smaller stainless steel spoon and move the butter into the jar. Tap jar on counter to get butter to fill container. Keep putting butter in and tapping on counter until butter comes to the ‘lip’ of the jar. Not the very top. It is perhaps 1/4 inch or so away from top.  You can smooth top with tip of spoon.


Step Eleven:  Label and date.  The body butter should be good for up to 6 months. Keep cool (not in refrigerator) and use daily!


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  1. I’m really interested in making this recipe.

    do you know where I can purchase carrot infused oil or could I substitute another oil instead?

    as for the e/o… are you suggesting to use 25 drops carrot seed, 36 Lavendin, and 15 Cape chamomile? I just wanted to be clear?

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi, this recipe looks wonderful. It is thick, full of moisture and anti-oxidents, which is important. Can any other essential oil be substituted for the Cape Camomile? I would like to make this, but I do not have Cape Camomile. Thank you very much. Tamara

    • Hi Tamara, Yes, you can always use Roman chamomile or German chamomile. Or even lavender. Thanks for asking!

  3. I LOVE this recipe. I have made it several times now (from butters and balms class). The first time I accidentally reversed the cocoa butter and shea proportions…. Love both recipes but when I want a rich chocolate aroma I reverse the proportions. I add peppermint (decreased to 0.5%) for a fun winter aroma. Fun gifts for teachers and friends wanting a pick me up during the stressful day. Great for dry winter skin. Love that you share all your expertise!

    • Thank you Kristin! Shall have to try your variation. Always love sharing different ideas as it can be rather time consuming to figure out adjustments! Love, Jade

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