22 January 2015

Whipped Body Butter Recipe with Sea Buckthorn Oil

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I have a great new oil to introduce to you today and a whipped body butter recipe. Sea buckthorn oil has been used for generations in Europe and Asia, but it's just getting popular in America. There are two kinds of the oil: fruit oil and seed oil. Both come from the same berry but from different parts. Both are great for your body, but they do have different properties.

The oils can be used topically to cleanse and exfoliate. They are also said to have healing properties and can help the skin recover from burns, rashes, and cuts. It is high in fatty acids and antioxidents and is antiviral and may help reduce inflammation.

With all of these great sea buckthorn benefits, I was dying to make a new recipe. I haven't made a body butter in a while, so I decided to use the sea buckthorn berry oil in this easy recipe. I carefully selected all of the ingredients for their unique properties.

The sea buckthorn oil is anti-inflammary and helps heal skin. Coconut oil has fatty acids that your skin needs. Shea butter has fatty acids and skin loving vitamins, and it's also anti-inflammatory. Vitamin E increases the shelf life and nourishes your skin.

Sea Buckthorn Body Butter Recipe




Melt the coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler over low heat.


When it's completely melted, turn off the stove and move the pan from the heat. Add sea buckthorn oil and vitamin E oil.


Let cool to room temperature. You can put it in the fridge to help it cool quicker. I put mine in the fridge for a little over half an hour.

I started whipping at this point, but I put it back in the fridge for another 5 minutes and tried again. It whipped up a lot better when it was colder.


When the edges start to get solid but before it gets completely solid, use an electric mixer to whip it for at least 5 minutes for a creamy texture. If you left it in the fridge too long, just let it warm up at room temperature and scrape the sides of the bowl.

I used my whisk attachment on 10 with my KitchenAid mixer.


Spoon in to a glass mason jar or other container.

The sea buckthorn oil gives it this gorgeous gold hue.

If this gets warm, it can melt. It's still safe to use, and you can whip it again if you'd like it to be fluffy again. In the summer, I store it in the fridge because it stops it from melting and the coolness feels great on my skin.

Sea buckthorn oil is yellow. I used metal measuring spoons so it would not stain. When you put this on your skin, it is very yellow. When you spread it around, it will not stain your skin.

Use within three months. If you notice any discoloration or off smell, do not use and discard it.

This body butter recipe goes on smooth and soaks right in to your skin. The is very nourishing, so I'll definitely be using it again in more recipes.

Looking for more DIY recipes with seabuckthorn oil?  Try this Scar and Stretch Mark Salve.

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