The winter months are now settling in and not only is it the season to be jolly, it’s also the season for dreaded dry chapped skin! Our toasted marshmallow two-colour body butter will help combat the damage with a wonderfully creamy, skin nourishing body butter with a pink and white duo colour look that’s so simple to make at home.
We’re using Stephenson’s body butter base which is packed full of sunflower oil, cocoa butter and shea butter. It’s also pre-thickened and pre-preserved enabling you to create this wonderful product quickly and easily. With the addition of our Toasted Marshmallow fragrance oil and our Blushed Pink mica powder, this is the perfect luxury treat for yourself or lovingly made Christmas gift for your family and friends.
Jump straight into our video tutorial below or keep scrolling to view the written version with step by step images to help you create this beautifully presented body product.
Our tutorial is meant for personal use only. If you’d like to sell your body butter products, you’ll need to purchase our Body Butter Assessment and follow the guidelines on selling your bath and body products as laid out in our blog post here.
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Makes: 800g of product (filling 3 x 250ml cosmetic jars)
- Kitchen weighing scales
- 2 heat proof jugs
- 2 Spatulas
- 2 small containers for fragrance oil
- Small pot for the mica powder
- 3 x Round Plastic Jar 250ml
- 3 x Glossy White Round Caps
- A piping bag and large nozzle
- A microwave or double boiler
Step 1 - Weigh out your ingredients
Weigh out 800g of the body butter base into one jug. Divide the 8g of Toasted Marshmallow fragrance oil into two equal pots of 4g each. Weigh out 2g of blushed pink mica powder into another pot.
Step 2 – Prepare the colour
Add the 2g of mica powder to one of the 4g pots of fragrance oil. Stir thoroughly to fully combine.
Mixing the mica into the fragrance oil will help the colour disperse better when added to the base.
Step 3 – Heat the Base
Using either a double boiler or microwave, heat the body butter base to 50-60°C. The base should be continuously stirred during the heating process. If using a microwave, heat on short 30-60 second bursts stirring thoroughly in-between.
Step 4 – Split the batch
Using your scales, split the 800g of melted base evenly into 2 jugs so each jug contains 400g of the melted base.
Step 5 – Add fragrance oil and colour
Take the first jug of body butter base and whilst continuously stirring, add in the 4g of fragrance oil and mica powder mix. You will need to stir until the mix has fully combined and you can no longer see any mica streaks. Do not whip or stir too rigorously as we don’t want to incorporate any air bubbles.
Take the second jug of body butter base and repeat the mixing process with just the 4g of fragrance oil.
You should now have 1 jug of blushed pink body butter and one that is the base colour.
Step 6 – Allow Base to Cool
We now need to wait for the bases to cool back down and thicken back up. Once the bases have reached room temperature, we are ready to pipe our body butter into the containers.
You can choose to use clingfilm or place directly into the piping bag. We like to use clingfilm as it tends to hold the mixture in place and keeps waste to a minimum.
Step 7 – Piping the Mixture
First, tear a piece of clingfilm that's about 6 inches longer than the length of your piping bag. Lay it flat on your work surface and spoon both of your mixtures next to each other down the centre of film along the length.
Now fold the sides over, try and squeeze out any air pockets and roll up the ends.
Snip off one end of the clingfilm and place inside your piping bag.
Pipe your mixture into your containers.
Your body butter is ready to use immediately!
Looking for more information on creating your own scented body butters? Our beginner’s tutorial How to Make Body Butter gives you more tips on customising your products with other fragrances and colours.
Want to make a matching scented bath bomb? Check out our tutorial on How to Make a Bath Bomb in 6 easy steps to create matching products to layer your fragrance experience.