Learn to make a decadent DIY pumpkin spice body butter that's whipped to fluffy perfection. Its creamy texture easily melts into skin, and its aromatic pumpkin spice scent is a treat for your senses. Made with natural essential oils.
To begin, combine the beeswax (or candelilla wawith the fractionated coconut oil (or MCT oiin a stainless steel mixing bowl. Place the mixing bowl over a pot of water on medium heat. (If you wish, you can also use a real double boiler for this step.)
Maintain medium heat while stirring frequently. (Since fractionated coconut oil and MCT oil are mostly saturated, they won't be damaged by high heat.) Once the oil is hot and the wax has liquified, reduce the heat to low and proceed to the next step.
Add the bacuri butter and stir until completely liquified. You may need to increase the heat slightly to get it to incorporate.
Reduce the heat to low before adding the nilotica shea butter, red and yellow clay powders, and vitamin E oil. The nilotica will melt easily, but stir to make sure everything is thoroughly combined. If any lumps begin to form, you can turn up the heat slightly once more to get rid of them.
Once the mixture is completely uniform and liquified, turn off the stove and remove the bowl from heat. (Take caution as use oven mitts.) Leave the mixture at room temperature to cool completely before placing it into the fridge. (You do not want to put it in the fridge while it's still hot. It won't cool any faster, and will only increase your fridge's temperature.)
Place the bowl into the fridge for at least an hour until cold and firm. Then, take it out of the fridge and allow the body butter to come to room temperature before whipping. (This is important, otherwise your body butter could turn grainy.) Don't be alarmed if it's a very deep colour, as it will lighten significantly once whipped.
Right before whipping, add the pumpkin spice essential oil blend.
Whip the body butter with a handheld mixer for 3-5 minutes. You want to use the highest setting to ensure maximum fluffiness. Once sufficiently whipped, the body butter will turn light orange and should have the texture of whipped cream or mousse.
Transfer your whipped pumpkin spice body butter to a glass or stainless steel container for storage.
Never use this body butter on your face. Check with your doctor about using essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking prescription medication. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs.