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Cinnamon Cacao Whipped Body Butter

herbal skincare

Cacao Whipped Body Butter

Cinnamon Cacao Whipped Body Butter by Flora's Feast Botanicals

With winter firmly holding its grip and Valentine's day on the horizon, make an edible whipped body butter that can be used as a moisturizer for dry skin enduring the cold season or for a romantic couples massage in whatever fashion that strikes your fancy.

What is whipped body butter? A body butter is a thick moisturizer that containing butters and oils that are melted together and whipped to aerate and lighten it

Does body butter need to be wiped off? No, a body butter does not need to be wiped off as it should be absorbed by the skin just like an oil, cream or lotion.

How to use whipped body butter? Body butter can be used in place of your typical moisturizer, especially in the winter months when even oily skin can become dry. Due to the low melting point of both cocoa butter and coconut oil, this makes for a rich massage oil. Given its edible nature, when using food grade ingredients, the possibilities are endless for its use in the bedroom.

Whipped Body Butter by Flora's Feast Botanicals

Ingredients. A body butter roughly has equal parts butter and oil. This recipes uses cocoa butter and coconut oil for a light textured result. The addition of powders and honey increases its potency, but also edibility. It does not contain essential oils to keep it food grade.

Cocoa butter is the vegetable fat pressed from fermented and dried cacao beans. Cocoa butter benefits include:

-deeply hydrating to the skin

-creates a barrier to lock in moisture

-aids in repairing and soothing cracked or irritated skin

Coconut oil is the oil pressed from dried and shredded coconut meat. Coconut oil benefits include:

-a penetrating oil suitable for most skin types

-a protective emollient that softens skin

Cacao is the powder of the fermented and dried cacao bean. It is a warming, stimulating, mood improving, endorphin inducing powder rich in antioxidants.

Vanilla is the fermented and dried seed pod of a tropical flowering orchid. It is an aromatic aphrodisiac that incites arousal and calms the mind.

Cinnamon is bark harvested from a Cinnamomum species tree. It is a circulation stimulating herb that can bring blood flow to the skin. It's a warming relaxant that symbolizes love and awakens passions.

Honey is a humectant that promotes the retention of moisture and adds a touch of body and sweetness to the flavor. It can be omitted if the body butter will not be tasted.

Powdered Herbs in Cinnamon Cacao Whipped Body Butter by Flora's Feast Botanicals

Make Cinnamon Cacao Whipped Body Butter

2 tsp honey, optional

Hand mixer with a whisk attachment

Melt cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler until melted.

Remove from heat and pour into a stainless steel mixing bowl.

Put mixing bowl into the fridge to cool the blend. It should be starting to solidify around the edges, though not solidly and remain soft in the middle. Check after 20 minutes and continue to peek every 5 minutes thereafter.

Remove from the fridge and whip with a hand mixer with the whisk attachment until it starts to aerate. If it becomes too firm, let it come to room temperature before blending it.

Add cacao powder, cinnamon powder, vanilla bean powder and honey, if using. Continue to whip until it has a soft, airy texture, about 3-5 minutes.

Bottle and store in a cool, dark place.

Texture of Whipped Body Butter by Flora's Feast Botanicals


Honey may make the feel slightly sticky. If you do not plan to taste or consume the butter, you could omit it.

The body butter will soften or thicken depending on the room temperature.

For a "heavier" body butter, try jojoba or olive oil to replace part of or all of the coconut oil.

Use caution when applying any new topical product to your skin.

Avoid sensitive areas such as mucous membrane tissue.

For educational purposes only.

Not intended for medical advice.

Always consult your physician.

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