This nourishing whipped body butter recipe is perfect for softening and soothing dry hands and body!
It features a trio of herbal flowers: dandelion, sunflower, and calendula, that help repair and condition chapped skin.
Today I’m excited to share a recipe that was inspired by my friend Colleen’s brand new book, Healing Herbal Infusions.
If you love making useful projects with flowers and herbs from your garden, this is a must have for your home library!
Isn’t the cover gorgeous!?
The inside is just as beautiful – filled with full color photos and a lovely botanical design. (Use the “look inside” feature at Amazon and check it out!)
Ingredients You’ll Need
For the Flower Infused Oil
(Note: For my version, I used dandelions & sunflower petals instead of lavender & elderflowers. I used a combination of rice bran oil and grapeseed oil for the oil portion.)
- 1/4 cup dried calendula
- 2 tbsp dried lavender
- 2 tbsp dried elderflowers
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
- 1/4 cup apricot kernel oil
- 1 tbsp castor oil
For the Body Butter
- 4 oz shea butter
- 1/2 cup of the flower infused oil from above
- 5 to 10 drops lavender essential oil, optional
How to Make Flower Infused Body Butter
First, make the flower infused oil:
- Combine the dried flowers and oils in a half-pint jar.
- Cover with a lid and shake to mix well.
- Put the jar in a cool dark place to infuse for 4 to 6 weeks.
- You could also use the quick infusing method as detailed in my 10 Things to Make with Calendula article.
- Once infused, strain the flowers from the oil and proceed with the recipe.
Next, make the whipped body butter:
- Melt the shea butter in a double boiler over low heat.
- Add the flower infused oil.
- Mix well.
- Place in the refrigerator about 1 hour, until beginning to solidify.
- Use a hand mixer to beat until fluffy.
- Add the lavender essential oil.
- Mix until incorporated.
- Spoon into jars or tins.
This filled about 2 1/2 of the 4 ounce small canning jars shown.
We recently started back the wood stove for winter and my skin was feeling dry.
I’ve been applying this body butter at night over the last few weeks and it leaves my skin feeling softer and smoother.
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