- ½ cup tallow
- 1 cup Shea butter
- ½ cup jojoba oil
- 2 tsp. vitamin E oil
- 1 tsp. peppermint essential oil
Begin by placing your Shea butter and tallow in a glass container. Position the glass container in a medium saucepan of simmering water and allow it to heat on medium until they are melted together. Note: you can also utilize a double boiler for this process.
Remove the Shea butter and tallow from the heat and stir in the jojoba oil. Next, prepare a bucket of ice and water and allow the glass bowl to sit in the ice for five minutes. Pour in the vitamin E oil and the peppermint oil and stir. Allow the body butter to remain on ice water until entirely chilled—another half an hour.
Next, remove the glass bowl from the ice bucket and utilize a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip the mixture. Stiff peaks should begin to form.
Carefully scoop your prepared body butter into an airtight container and store in a dark location. Because it contains vitamin E, this butter should last about a year.