This whipped body butter recipe with calendula is thick, creamy, and loaded with powerful moisturizers. Calendula-infused oil makes a super soothing and healing base for this body butter and is a non-greasy addition to your natural skincare apothecary. Use this homemade body butter for a wide array of skin ailments including dry, itchy, or rashy skin.
Calendula Whipped Body Butter
This recipe for whipped body butter with calendula has a lovely thick and creamy texture that soaks right into your skin for ultimate moisturizing and healing.
Starring moisturizing powerhouses avocado oil, coconut oil, and shea butter, your skin will be super smooth.
The balance of oil to shea butter in this body butter recipe gives a nice feel on your skin that is non-greasy.
Calendula infused oil lends major skin soothing and healing properties to this whipped body butter too!
For whipped body butter troubleshooting, this homemade whipped body butter article has a helpful printable guide!
Calendula has long been known for its powerful healing properties. It’s an easy-to-grow flowering herb that is beautiful and super beneficial, especially for skin issues. Calendula can aid in healing dry skin, eczema, scrapes, minor burns, sunburns, rashes, and bug bites.
This herb is also known for reducing inflammation and can be helpful to clear acne and diaper rashes. So many healing uses!
Calendula is a true power flower, I recommend growing some in your yard or herb garden.
Dried calendula flower (Calendula officinalis) is a lovely herb that is both edible and medicinal, with many healing and health beneficial uses. Feel free to use homegrown and dried calendula flowers if you have some!
Avocado oil boasts natural vitamin A and E and works wonderfully to help improve skin texture in natural skincare recipes. It is a fatty oil that is perfect for nourishing dry, dehydrated, or mature skin. Alternatively, olive oil could be used.
Coconut oil is wonderful for moisturizing the skin and leaves a protective layer that helps your skin retain moisture, making it a popular choice for DIY body care products. Fractionated coconut oil is an option if you prefer lighter body butter.
Shea butter is loaded with vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids, and other vitamins and minerals for a natural skin-supporting nature.
How to Make Whipped Body Butter with Calendula
Once you have all the ingredients on hand this calendula whipped body butter is simple to make!
Make Calendula Infused Oil
Start by infusing dried calendula with avocado oil. Simply place 4 ounces of dried calendula flower into a 32-ounce jar. Fill the jar with avocado oil, filling to the top to generously cover the dried flowers.
Cap the jar with a lid and let sit in a cool spot out of direct sunlight, and infuse for about 4 weeks.
Once the 4 weeks have passed, strain out the calendula flowers using a fine mesh strainer and cheesecloth. Reserve the liquid for your herbal creations!
There are many methods to make calendula infused oil, use whichever one suits your needs. This infused herbal oil can be used on its own, or added to a variety of soothing body care recipes!
Warm the Butter and Oils
Create an easy double boiler by filling a pot with water about ½ way. Place a medium-size bowl over the top of the pot opening.
The benefit of using this method is that it helps take out any need for transferring your liquid multiple times. You can melt, cool, and whip it all in this same bowl!
With the stove on medium heat, add ½ cup of shea butter to the bowl, allowing it to melt completely.
Then pour in ¼ cup of coconut oil, also allowing it to melt all the way.
Pour in ¾ cup of calendula-infused avocado oil and give the mixture a good stir until everything is all melted and blended.
Carefully remove the bowl from the pot and allow it to cool on the counter for a few minutes, then place it in the refrigerator to continue cooling
The bowl of liquid will need to be in the fridge for about an hour, allowing the edges to turn white and solidify, but the center should still be a loose creamy liquid.
Whip It, Whip it Good
Once you achieve this stage, take a hand mixer and get to mixing! You’ll need to mix on medium speed for a good 5 minutes.
You start to notice the texture change from a soft liquid, to creamy, to finally a whipped texture.
How to Store Homemade Body Butter
Using a spatula or spoon, scoop the fluffy, whipped body butter into your favorite jars. Cap them with a lid, and store them in a cool dry place that is easily in reach when you need it!
This recipe makes about one cup, it will fit in 4 small 2-ounce jars, or can be scooped into one larger jar, whichever you prefer!
How Long Does Whipped Body Butter Last?
Whipped body butter with calendula will last for 6 months or longer. Since there is no addition of water, it won’t go bad like a water based lotion or cream.
How to Make Body Butter Less Greasy?
If the finished product of whipped body butter feels too greasy to you after giving it a sufficient amount of time to soak into your skin, an option is to add a teaspoon or two of arrowroot powder, tapioca starch, or cornstarch.
How to Use Whipped Body Butter with Calendula
Use this rich body butter anytime your skin needs soothing, moisturizing, or healing from chapped, red, or rashy skin.
Let it soak in for a few minutes, feel it smoothing and soothing your skin, and benefit from its protective qualities too!
You might also like these calendula skin care recipes:
- How to Make Calendula Cream
- Calendula Lotion Bars for Dry Skin
- Calendula Salve
- Herbal Bath Salt with Calendula and Mint
- Calendula Soap Recipe
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Calendula Whipped Body Butter
- Handheld Mixer
Make the Calendula Infused Oil
- Place 4 ounces of dried calendula flowers into a 32-ounce jar. Fill the remaining jar with avocado oil, filling to the top. Cap the jar with a lid and let sit and infuse for about 4 weeks.
- Once the 4 weeks have passed, strain out the calendula flowers using a fine mesh strainer and cheesecloth.
Make Whipped Body Butter with Calendula
- Create a double boiler: fill a pot with water ½ way, then place a medium-size bowl over the top of the pot opening.
- With the stove on medium heat, add the shea butter to the bowl and allow it to completely melt.
- Next, pour in the coconut oil, allowing that to completely melt with the shea butter.
- Pour in the calendula-infused avocado oil and give the mixture a good stir until everything is melted and blended.
- Carefully remove the bowl from the pot and allow it to cool on the counter for a few minutes before placing it into the refrigerator.
- The bowl of liquid will need to be in the fridge for about an hour, allowing the edges to turn white and solidify, but the center should still be a loose creamy liquid.
- Mix with a hand mixer on medium speed for a good 5 minutes. The texture will change from a soft liquid to creamy, and finally a whipped texture.
- Using a spatula or spoon, scoop the fluffy, whipped body butter into jars.
- Cap with a lid and store in a cool dry place.
- There are many methods to make calendula infused oil, use whichever one suits your needs.
- Whipped body butter with calendula will last for 6 months or longer. Since there is no addition of water, it won’t go bad like a water based lotion or cream.
- If the finished product of whipped body butter feels too greasy to you after giving it a sufficient amount of time to soak into your skin, an option is to add a teaspoon or two of arrowroot powder, tapioca starch, or cornstarch.