Homemade Chocolate Mint Body Butter

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Soothe your winter skin with this simple Homemade Chocolate Mint Body Butter. It looks like frosting, smells wonderfully relaxing, and will make your skin so soft!

The season is upon us for that horrible dry skin and this homemade body butter can help!  This will moisturize and soften your skin like nothing I’ve ever tried before.  It works wonders for this time of year.

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Chocolate Mint Body Butter

This homemade chocolate mint body butter recipe would make a perfect gift idea too. I love making homemade beauty products that are all-natural. These gifts are perfect for friends, relatives, teachers, Moms etc…This recipe is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.

And since winter dryness is setting in yet again, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my favorite homemade whipped body butter recipe with all of you! Not to toot my own horn, but I think this homemade version is even better than the store-bought body butters I’ve tried in the past.

And don’t forget to try out my homemade body butter for glowing skin, orange body butter, and this rose coconut body butter, too.

You’ll LOVE this Chocolate Mint Body Butter because it:

  • moisturizes, smoothes, and regenerates your skin
  • forms a protective barrier that helps keep moisture from leaving your skin
  • nourishes your skin with vitamins and antioxidants
  • can reduce stretch marks and scars
  • is affordable and customizable
Chocolate Mint DIY Body Butter

Ingredients for the Chocolate Mint Body Butter

I love using a variety of oils on my skin throughout the year but come winter, mama needs a little more moisture. Enter Shea Butter.

Shea Butter

Shea butter softens and hydrates skin. It is anti-inflammatory, packed with antioxidants, and ideal for all skin types, from regular to dry.

It won’t make your skin look oily after applying it; it quickly soaks up into your skin and creates a moisture-sealing barrier.

And even though it’s rich in fat, shea butter is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores if you have acne-prone or oily skin.

Alternative: Mango butter, suitable for normal or dry skin. It will change the texture of the recipe, and it will be more solid. 

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help off free-radical damage, which can cause skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin.

It reduces stretch marks and scars.

Cocoa butter is rich moisturizer. It’s high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply. 

The top layer of the skin absorbs cocoa butter quickly. It can also improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. It is perfect for dry skin.

Alternative: Kokum butter is highly moisturizing, without clogging the pores, and helps heal dry and cracked skin. However it is drier than cocoa and flakier, so it may change the consistency of the body butter.

Beeswax

Beeswax hydrates, conditions, soothes, and calms the skin. It exfoliates, repairs damage, and promotes the skin’s regeneration.

Liquid Carrier Oil: Jojoba Oil is my choice but any other liquid carrier oil would do for example sweet almond, olive oil, avocado, or grapeseed oil.

Coco caprylate/caprate

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate is a mixture of coconut alcohol, caprylic acid, and capric acid (all naturally derived ingredients). It is used as a natural emollient (moisturizer). Coco caprylate/caprate is made by combining esters from coconut-derived fatty alcohol (the non-drying kind) with caprylic and capric acids, also from coconut. It may be plant-derived or synthetic–Paula’s Choice uses the natural form–and functions as a lightweight emollient. Along with providing emollient benefits, this ingredient can also help solubilize other cosmetic ingredients.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil acts as a moisturizer to reduce and prevent dry skin. It reduces flakiness and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Peppermint Essential Oil

In this recipe, I used Peppermint Essential Oil but you can use any of your favorite essential oils. Once it’s made all you have to do is add it to a cute little mason jar and decorate it with a fun ribbon. 

Cocoa Powder

Inside or out, Cocoa is good for the skin. It helps soften, clear, and detoxifies your skin. Raw cocoa powder can also increase the elasticity of your skin, which helps with fine lines, and wrinkles, and reduces the appearance of scars.

Arrowroot Powder

It can help thicken the homemade body butter, and it is an excellent oil-absorbing agent.

Alternative: Tapioca starch or cornstarch. 

Mint Chocolate Body Butter

How to Make Chocolate Mint Body Butter

  1. Weight out all your ingredients.
  2. Melt butters and wax in a water bath or over a bain-marie until just melted.
  3. Slowly add oils into melted butters, and mix gently. This gradual addition of ingredients reduces the need to heat the more heat-sensitive botanical oil ingredients at the start.
  4. Start cooling down your blend in a cold-water bath. When under 40 degrees, add Vitamin E oil and peppermint essential oil.
  5. Continue stirring gently in cold/ice water bath until an opaque/milky blend is observed. This is the point when oils, butters, and waxes are completely mixed and there is a low risk of separation of these ingredients in the final product. 
  6. Start whipping your mixture until fluffy. 
  7. Mix in arrowroot powder and cocoa powder properly.
  8. Distribute into the jars.

Yield: 100g

Chocolate Mint Body Butter

Mint Chocolate Body Butter

Soothe your winter skin with this simple Homemade Chocolate Mint Body Butter. It looks like frosting, smells wonderfully relaxing, and will make your skin so soft!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 45 g Shea Butter
  • 10 g Cocoa Butter
  • 2 g Beeswax
  • 30 g Jojoba Oil
  • 1 g Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 g Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 6 g Coco caprylate/caprate
  • 1 g Cocoa Powder
  • 4 g Arrowroot Powder

Instructions

    1. Weigh out all your ingredients.
    2. Melt butters and wax in a water bath or over a bain-marie until just melted.
    3. Slowly add oils into melted butters, and mix gently. This gradual addition of ingredients reduces the need to heat the more heat-sensitive botanical oil ingredients at the start.
    4. Start cooling down your blend in a cold-water bath. When under 40 degrees, add Vitamin E oil and peppermint essential oil.
    5. Continue stirring gently in cold/ice water bath until an opaque/milky blend is observed. This is the point when oils, butters, and waxes are completely mixed and there is a low risk of separation of these ingredients in the final product. 
    6. Start whipping your mixture until fluffy. 
    7. Mix in arrowroot powder and cocoa powder properly.
    8. Distribute into the jars.

Notes

  • If you decide to whip your butter to be fluffier, and lighter, put the whole blend into the fridge for 10-15 minutes to cool down completely. 
  • For the next stage, the blend must not be too hard nor too soft either.
  • Remove from the fridge and start whipping with a mini whisk or cappuccino frother for a few minutes and see if the structure is forming. If the body butter is too hard to whip, leave it to adjust to room temperature. If it is too soft, put it back into the fridge and wait a bit longer. Keep whipping for a few minutes until your desired texture is achieved. The final texture must be soft, glossy, and without lumps.
  • Once you are happy with the texture, stir in the arrowroot powder thoroughly. Then, decant the butter into containers. Ensure it is cool, then lid.

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