Moisturizing Vanilla Whipped Body Scrub
What happens when you blend the moisturizing power of body butter with the exfoliating benefits of body scrub?
You get a super nourishing, extra-emollient treat for the skin, that feels like a high-end spa treatment.
And this whipped body scrub takes just 5 minutes to make!
How is whipped body scrub different from regular body scrub?
I’m glad you asked!
Whipped body scrub, however, is made by whipping botanical butter, such as shea or mango butter and/or coconut oil. Sugar is mixed in after the butters are full of air.
The result is a thick, heavy scrub that is extremely moisturizing.
Whipped body scrub is perfect for winter months when skin tends to dry out; butters and oils restore moisture, while sugar exfoliates, removing dead skin cells and leaving a healthy glow.
Using a whipped body scrub regularly will help keep skin soft and smooth.
The method of making a whipped body scrub is very simple (as I will demonstrate in the recipe below). It’s a fun way to take basic body scrubs up a notch and add a little extra pampering to your skincare routine.
The following recipe pairs shea butter with brown sugar to create a gentle exfoliant that’s mild enough to use 2 or 3 times a week.
Shea butter is a well-known remedy for dry skin and useful in preventing further loss of moisture.
I included WFN’s coconut oil and avocado oil for their nourishing skin benefits and because they mix so well with the shea butter to create a soft, silky consistency.
Do you make your own skincare products? Have you ever made a whipped body scrub before?
Apply scrub to the skin in circular motions. Wash off with warm water.
Use this whipped body scrub to exfoliate and moisturize hands and feet, or go all out and utilize its benefits as an all-over body scrub.
If washing off in the shower, please be very careful as it will make the shower floor slippery.
Shea butter whips fairly easily, but if it is extremely firm, warm briefly in a double boiler until soft enough to whip.
Shea butter is derived from the nut of a nut tree, if you have nut tree allergies consider avoiding its use due to a possible allergic reaction.
Do not use this scrub on the face. The butter and oils are too thick and could cause breakouts.
Avoid using scrub on sunburned, windburned, or otherwise damaged skin.
Have you made (or used) a whipped body scrub? What did you think of it?
- Stacy Karen