Wild Rose Body Butter

Wild Rose Whipped Body Butter Recipe


This luscious body butter is so rich, so moisturizing… it has quickly become a new favorite of mine!

I adapted it from the wonderful whipped body butter recipe found HERE on the Soap Queen blog. I love that it’s super easy to put together – no melting, no chilling, no complicated steps.

I loaded my version up with wrinkle fighting rosehip seed oil, skin nourishing mango butter, rose petal infused sunflower oil, and then lightly tinted it pale pink with a smidge of rose clay.

 

Wild Rose Whipped Body Butter Tutorial

Wild Rose Body Butter

(Click HERE for printable version)

  • 7 ounces mango butter (or shea or avocado butter if you’re allergic)
  • 2 ounces sunflower oil (I infused mine with rose petals – see HERE for how)
  • 1/2 ounce rosehip seed oil
  • 10 drops geranium rose essential oil
  • 8 drops rose absolute
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose clay

You can buy every ingredient you need for this project at BrambleBerry.com.

To start, place your mango butter in a mixing bowl. The original recipe suggests that you use a stand mixer; however, I don’t own one so made do with my cheapo hand held. It worked great; I just had to remember to stop it every so often so it wouldn’t overheat.

Begin mixing the mango butter, gradually increasing speed until it’s light and fluffy.

Add the sunflower oil, rosehip seed oil, tapioca starch, rose clay, and essential oils.

Note: If you’re allergic to sunflower, just substitute with another light oil such as avocado, olive, meadowfoam, jojoba, etc. If you don’t have tapioca starch on hand, you can try substituting arrowroot or corn starch instead.

The rose clay adds a pale pink tint to the body butter; you can leave it out or replace it with a bit of alkanet root infused oil, if you’d like.

For scent, you can use all Rose Absolute or all Geranium (Rose) essential oil; I only combined the two, since I had both on hand. Geranium gives a nice rosy scent, usually at less cost than rose essential oils.

Resume mixing, starting on low then gradually increasing speed.

Beat until the body butter is light and fluffy. The texture reminds me a bit of buttercream frosting when it’s ready. (But, don’t eat it!)

Spoon into jars and cap tightly.

If you’d like to make round labels, check out my tutorial HERE on how to do so.

This recipe fills about 7 or 8 of the small two ounce jars as shown below.

Rose Body Butter in Etsy Shop

 

If you love roses, you may also like my ebook: Things to do with Roses!

Things To Do With Roses ebook

 

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22 Responses to Wild Rose Body Butter

  1. ClaireEllenSmith says:

    Hi Jan! Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes! I am curious to know what method of cleansing you use for your skin? I have been thinking of trying the Oil Cleansing Method? Have you had any experience with this?

    • Jan says:

      Hi ClaireEllenSmith!

      I have super sensitive skin and rarely wear makeup, so I just rinse my face with plain water then follow up with something moisturizing (and hopefully anti-aging!) at night. My favorite, for my face, is Rose Salve (recipe is on this site.)

      I think the oil cleansing method sounds lovely though and it would be at the top of my list for testing out if my tried-and-true method stopped working for some reason!

    • Bernette Todd says:

      I use a mixture of half Castor Oil and half extra virgin Olive Oil, it only takes a little I massage onto my face leave for a few minutes as time allows and then run a washcloth under hot water wring it out and let the cloth steam my face until it no longer feels warm then wipe the oil off. I really have dry skin and still moisturize as well.

  2. Hi Jan, Just discovered your web site today, and I’m delighted…
    I was wondering if you might be able to help…. I couldn’t read all of your information yet, so am going to ask :)
    My dad has very sensitive skin, he gets skin sores on his elbows and knees as he works construction… On top of that he has that skin condition were you loose pigment and get “albino” spots….
    For the second there’s no cure, but he found an infused water that works a treat with sunshine. But for the skin sores there’s no cream on earth to help him….
    I want to make him something… to try and help… Would you have any recipe already posted? Or would you be so kind to help me create one?
    Thank you thousand times :)

    • Jan says:

      Hi Estefania! I’m not very familiar with that condition; I’m so sorry that your dad has to suffer from it! Off the top of my head, I would suggest trying out a salve or cream with tamanu oil if you haven’t already; maybe put some rosehip seed oil in it as well? Those are two of my favorites for showing visible results. I have a healing salve recipe here that is useful for all sorts of things: http://thenerdyfarmwife.com/herbal-healing-salve-recipe/ you might could use that as a base for your recipe. Best wishes to your dad – I hope he’s able to find some relief!

      • Estefania says:

        Hi Jan, thank you so much… I will try your salves, all of three seem to have something that can help him. I already ordered the oils I was missing. I tried your Etsy shop, it’s a shame you don’t ship to UK. I would have bought directly from you so he could have something to use while I “cook” my own :)
        But thank you ever so much for your help and kindness.

        • Jan says:

          Hi Estefania! I did ship outside of the US at one time, but found that I never had the postage calculated right so usually ended up way undercharging and couldn’t cover my costs. I can do a custom order to UK and other areas, but I’m actually phasing out my Etsy shop over the next month or two – it’s so much more fun when it’s just a hobby! :)

          • Estefania says:

            Hi Jan, I would love if you could make that custom order for me then, maybe two packs of samples, one for me, one for my dad…. And while he is using those, I’ll gather the ingredients to make the one you advised me…. Like that he has something to use while he’s waiting on the one I’m making…. Just let me know what to do…. How to pay you etc. :)

            • Estefania says:

              Hi again Jan, just one other question, in one of your salves you use Golsen seal to infuse an oil, and then prepare the salve.
              I found it in root powder and tincture with drop dispenser…. Which one should I use?
              Many thanks :)

              • Jan says:

                Hi Estefania! You don’t want to use tinctures in salves because the water/alcohol won’t mix with the oils and will seep right out of your finished product. Root powder would work to infuse your oil – just be sure to shake it well every day if you can because powders tend to settle and compact in the bottom of the jar more than larger pieces of herb.

            • Jan says:

              Hi Estefania! If you will contact me through my Etsy shop, then we can set that up for you. There’s a “Contact Shop Owner” button under my photo there. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheNerdyFarmWife I have several spam filters on this site and my email, so Etsy’s messaging system will be the most reliable. :)

  3. Sally says:

    What is the shelf life on this rose body butter?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Sally, Since there is no water component, it’s pretty shelf stable. It depends on the quality and types of the oils that you start with, but it should keep well for at least 6 months & probably much longer. It will settle a bit over time, but that’s just an appearance change & it’s still fine to use.

  4. Anne-Marie says:

    Hope you enjoyed making the whipped body butter and your labels are so pretty =)

    • Jan says:

      Thanks Anne-Marie! You created the best body butter recipe EVER. I am thoroughly hooked on it. :) Thank you so much for the goodies and allowing me to share my rose version with my readers!

  5. Amy says:

    Jan-I tried making my own body butter using raw shea butter, coconut oil jojoba oil & lavender essential oil. First off, the shea butter stinks! Even after adding more lavender–it just smells, but after having invested so much $, I am using it anyway. I am very disappointed that my skin feels so dry. Every site had testimonials about how improved & soft women’s skin was after using these ingredients–not my experience :( Any thoughts?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Amy! I like using unscented, refined butters myself, especially for creams and body butters – I know some people like them, but I agree with you about the strong smell that the raw versions can have. Which recipe did you use? Did you add any starch or clay? If so, what types? My first thought about your combination of ingredients is that coconut oil could be the problem. It’s kind of the “it” ingredient right now, but quite a few out there are allergic to it or find it super drying to the skin. In fact, I would love love love to figure out a good soap recipe (outside of castile) that doesn’t use coconut oil, because so many people write me that are allergic to it and are stuck finding a soap they like. If you let me know the exact recipe/ratios you used, I can see if there’s any other ideas that come to mind.

  6. Carol H says:

    I’ve just found a new favourite website! Thank you Jan for all the lovely goodies on your page. I can’t wait for my rose petal oil to finish infusing so I can make the rose butter and salve. Thank you so much!

  7. Meredith says:

    Jan,

    Thank you so much for lovingly sharing all of these great recipes with the public. I have really enjoyed your whole site and have tried a few of your recipes with success! Thank you.

    I was really excited about this butter and tried it, but I don’t feel like it went so well. For starters I sub’d shea butter for the mango because I didn’t have any. I also sub’d cornstarch for the arrowroot powder for the same reason. My end product is runny with tiny gritty pieces from the shea butter. I did “whip” as you instructed and it did get smoother, but I couldn’t get the grainy bits to go away. I will still use it of course because there is a lot of money in there, but I was wondering if you had any suggestions on where I went wrong. I did not use any clay because I didn’t have any. Was that for color only or do you think it would have added to the “body” of the cream. It does smell lovely though. Thanks!

    • Jan says:

      Hi Meredith, I’m so sorry that you had that experience with the recipe! Usually any graininess in a product containing shea butter is from the shea being overheated sometime in its life – such as when it’s being shipped or while in storage. This recipe doesn’t call for any melting, so it shouldn’t be a problem in this one, but if you ever have a recipe that requires you to heat the shea butter, you want to heat it just until melting so you can avoid potential graininess. Is it a new batch of shea butter? If so, I would suspect it got overheated while getting shipped to you. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot that a company can do to control that, but you could possibly call the company you bought it from and let them know. Also, if you’re ever expecting any, make sure it doesn’t sit in a hot mailbox or on your porch in the sun for a few hours. However, if your shea acted just fine in other recipes, then I’m pretty stumped. Usually, you whip the shea really well, then add the oil and starch, then whip again. The clay is just for color, though it helps along with the starch to absorb some of the oil once it’s on your skin. It shouldn’t be runny at all – it should be light and fluffy. I have a little sample tin left from the last batch I made – if you’ll send me your mailing address via the contact form here: http://thenerdyfarmwife.com/page-3/ I’ll ship it to you this week and you can look at it and see how the consistency should feel like. Again, I’m sorry that that happened for you & hope future recipes return to acting nicely for you! :)

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