What is body frosting you ask? It’s a whipped blend of oils and butters that melt into your dry, winter skin to create beautifully soft and hydrated hands, feet, and legs. Sometimes I even put it on my face! Now, I know you’re looking at that picture and thinking “it looks like a Wendy’s frosty and she puts that on her face?!” Yes. Yes I do. And if you had dry skin like I do you would understand. 😬
Let’s get one more up close of that cocoa-almond goodness
mmmm, sometimes I wish you could eat it, but you really shouldn’t. For those of you that have read my post on Whipped Body Butter it’s similar, except this one has a few added ingredients to make it smell amazing and feel even better on your skin.
Here’s what you’ll need to yield about 6 cups of body frosting:
- 16 oz organic coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp pure almond extract
- 1 tbsp cornstarch (I know that seems odd, but it helps the body frosting not feel greasy)
The instructions could really not be any easier. Combine all ingredients except cocoa powder and cornstarch in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until everything is melted. Remove bowl from microwave and stir in cocoa powder and cornstarch. Let mixture return to room temperature (which can take a few hours) or place it in the refrigerator to speed things along. When the oil mixture has turned opaque and is thickened but not solid it’s time to whip. Add mixture to a chilled mixing bowl and beat on high for 5 minutes or until super fluffy. You may have to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times to make sure you have gotten all of your frosting fluffed. A KitchenAid works really well for this, but any high powered mixer will work.
This is how it should look when you’re done:
You can store your frosting however you wish but glass vessels work best. I packaged mine up in small mason jars to give as gifts. You do need to be mindful of where you store your frosting, as coconut oil has a very low melting point. You don’t want all of your hard work to go to waste and have everything melt right after it’s made. If you want you can store it in the fridge but you really don’t need to unless your house is very warm. I keep mine in my kitchen windowsill with my Sweet Citrus Mint Hand Scrub so it’s ready whenever my hands need love, and it never melts.
This recipe is so rich and moisturizing it makes a great hostess gift, or you can put a cute tag on it and give it to your coworkers for Christmas. Happy making!