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Whipped Kokum Butter Recipe | For Smooth Silky Skin

Kokum Butter is becoming more and more popular for those that want soft, healthy skin but are not a fan of that greasy residue some skin care products leave. Through trial and error I came up with a recipe I Iove, using this butter as the star ingredient and I want to share it with you.

Note: If you are in a rush and just need the recipe itself you may skip to the bottom of this article to see our tutorial video 🙂

What is Kokum Butter?

Kokum Butter comes from the fruit kernels of the Indian tree known as Garcinia Indica. It is indigenous to the Western Ghats region of India.  It is off-white in color and has a harder consistency than butters like Shea or Mango Butter. It has a similar texture to Cocoa Butter.

Kokum starts to melt around 90-104 ° F. So, when it comes in contact with the skin, it melts just slightly. It feels lightweight and not greasy.

This butter has little to no scent so is nice if you want an unscented product or if you want to add essential oils or scents to it.

The first ingredient in our Whipped Kokum Butter recipe is of course Kokum Butter. Our raw kokum butter comes in a brick shape to make it easier to cut into pieces and use on your skin or in DIY beauty recipes. This butter is hard and crumbles easily, it’s white and scent-free.

How to use Kokum Butter on your skin

You can use Kokum butter as-is to soften your skin, just break off a pea size amount and rub it on your skin until it’s absorbed. This is a fairly “dry” butter, meaning that it gets absorbed quickly on your skin once it melts and does not leave a greasy residue.

Then there’s a more creative way to use Kokum Butter on your skin, and that’s to mix it with other oils and botanicals that together  give your skin the vitamins, antioxidants and nourishment it needs to be healthy.

Whipped Kokum Butter Recipe – Infused with Rose Petals

There are two parts to this recipe. The first part is infusing your carrier oil of choice, in this case Almond Oil, with Dry Rose Petals. The second part is blending and whipping up the rest of the ingredients with this infused oil.

Part One

You will need:

8oz of Almond Oil 

1 Cup Dry Rose Petals

How to Infuse the oil with Rose Petals:

1. Place rose petals in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or jar

2. Pour Almond Oil over rose petals until completely covered

3. Place glass jar with the oil and petals in a double boiler on low heat for 2 – 4 hours

4. Pour the mixture through a strainer to remove the rose petals from the oil. It is optional to also pour the oil through an additional strainer to remove any fine particles the rose petals may have left in the oil (you may use a cheese cloth or coffee filter for the second filter process)

Part Two

You will need:

3/4 Cup of Rose Infused Almond Oil 

1 Cup of cut up Kokum Butter (loosely measured, do not pack into the measuring cup)

20 Drops Rose Essential Oil. This is optional if you want a stronger rose scent

1 teaspoon of pink mica. This is optional as it does not add any skin benefits to the body butter, however, the soft, pink hue makes this simple skin treat so lovely, so you may not want to skip this 🙂

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How to make Whipped Kokum Butter

1. Place Kokum Butter and rose-infused almond oil in a double boiler system on low heat until completely melted

2. Once completely melted, place in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until it is firm but not completely solid (soft to the touch)

3 Stir it up with a spoon or spatula and add in optional pink mica and essential oil, stir these until mixed well

4. Using an electric blender, whip the mixture for several minutes until it is light and fluffy

5. Scoop into your jars or final containers

Uses and Benefits

Use this whipped Kokum Butter as a face and body moisturizer, or for particularly dry skin spots. It will help heal the skin and/or maintain it so it is silky smooth.

I hope you love this recipe, leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you have.

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Whipped Body Butter Video Tutorial

As promised, here’s the video version of this recipe. Enjoy!

49 responses to “Whipped Kokum Butter Recipe | For Smooth Silky Skin

    1. Yes, other flowers can be used as long as they are dry flowers and not fresh. You can use fractionated coconut or sweet almond oils as well, the only oils that I would not use are castor oil or extra virgin olive oil as they are too dense.

      1. Not really, using rose water in this recipe without adding an emulsifier and a preservative will not work. But you can use rose essential oil instead of infusing rose petals, that will give you a similar result.

  1. Would love to try this as I’m allergic to Shea butter and other butters are so greasy! The recipe calls for a cup of this butter. Will the 8oz bar on your website be enough for this recipe?

  2. Sounds great, but I would like a plain unscented cream. Can it be made with just the butter and oil? Same measurements ?Thanks

      1. No need to refrigerate it, shelf life is stamped on the package you receive, usually 12-24 months from production.

  3. I was trying to buy Kukum bitter(1) lb. the order came up 3 and I couldn’t change the quantity back to one (1).!!!!!!
    I entered my code ( getkokum)
    I have purchased from your company before and been satisfied. I don’t understand why I couldn’t change the quantity!!!!! Please respond. Thank you

    1. Sorry, I am not sure what happened, but sometimes emptying the cart and starting over helps. If you need more help please send an email to [email protected] with your order ID so we can look into it asap.

  4. I tried making body lotion with kokum butter….. I used kokum butter, gms powder, distilled water and geoultra preservative……the end result is soft but not flowy liquid like …… Please suggest any corrections or improvements to make this better .

  5. i made this and was fantastic, however it started melting in room temp ……i live in Massachusetts and was warm day but my other batch of butters not melting. can i add beeswax to this and how much dont want to make too firm just to prevent the melting ?

    1. You can add some beeswax, but also you should just keep it in the fridge during summer, that’s really the best way to preserve it.

    1. That information is not available, you may need to test it on your skin. Kokum is very dry and crumbly, it absorbs quickly and it’s pretty neutral, so I doubt it would cause breakouts.

  6. Hi! I was looking at your Rose Infused Kit, and noticed what seems like a discrepancy. The recipe suggests infusing 1 Cup Rose Petals into 8 oz Almond Oil. Yet the kit provides only 4 oz rose petals. Would you verify amount of rose petals included in kit? I would hate to receive package & realize more is needed… I’d prefer to order all supplies prior to starting! Much obliged!

    1. Our rose petals are packaged in 4 oz bags. That’s a lot more than 1 cup of rose petals, so you will have extra rose petals left for other projects after you make the Rose Infused Body Butter 🙂

  7. If i wanted to add the rose petals into my body butter would it decrease the shelf life of the body butter or cause any harm? Do you recommend? Thanks!

    1. Hi Jessica, how would you add the petals to the body butter? Would you infuse the in the oil or butter then strain them out, or do you want to include the actual petals?

  8. Hi I tried out your recipe according to the video on how to make fluffy kokum butter but after some time the kokum caked up and I don’t know what was wrong pls help me

  9. I’m wondering if there are any tips on how to keep the final product light and fluffy? The consistency was perfect right after I blended it, but now that it’s in the jars it has hardened. Please help!

    1. I know what you are aiming for, but unfortunately without using synthetic ingredients, it is not possible to keep that exact fluffy, light consistency.

  10. I’ve been making lotion bars using shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax, but am not a fan of the “greasy” feel left on my skin. Can I use Kokomo Butter in solid lotion bars? Would it replace the shea butter?

    1. Yes you can! Kokum is drier than other butters, but it’s also hard, you will need less beeswax.

  11. Kokum butter is drier than shea, and with lotion bars you can control how much goes on your skin so that should solve your problem.

  12. You have really nice recipes. It would be most professional and useful if you would have these as formulations in % and grams. Just a suggestion as it is far more accurate as opposed to cups, and tsp etc. example like 1 cup loosely kokum butter is a different thought by everyone. Just saying 🙂

  13. Your recipe was very easy to assemble and the final results were absolutely amazing. I love the way the butter feels on my skin. Soothing, fresh and I love love the scent. I can’t wait to share this beautiful rose scented whipped butter recipe with my friends. <3

    1. Do not boil it, it will damage the butter’s properties. You can easily create a double boiler by putting a shallow plate or another heat proof container in a pan that has a couple of inches of water. Keep the stove setting low until all is melted.

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