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How to make body butter at home in large batches

How to Make Large Batches of Body Butters at Home

So you’ve started a small business making homemade skin care products, and you’ve realized how impractical and chaotic it can seem to make body butter at home in large batches. Unfortunately, not everybody has access to a commercial size kitchen or industrial sized equipment that could make the process easier. Well, today we’re going to pass along some tips on making large batches as well as for utilizing your home kitchen to make the process as smooth as possible. There are also videos below that further illustrate the information.

How to make body butter at home in large batches

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Scroll down and you’ll find part 2 at the bottom of this post

Gather the Ingredients

First you will need to figure out how many jars you have and are looking to fill with your body butter. Once you have that number and know how much each jar holds, it’s time to do some math to figure out how much of each ingredient you need. There are two methods to scale the ingredient amounts listed below and all amounts below are in oz unless otherwise noted.

Method #1

Step #1:

Step #2 (repeat for each ingredient):

Step #3 (repeat for each ingredient):

Method #2

Step #1:
Number of jars times jar capacity equals total ounces needed - how to make body butter at home

Step #2:
total ounces needed over amount created by base recipe equals ingredient multiplier - how to make body butter at home

Step #3 (repeat for each ingredient):
base recipe ingredient amount times ingredient multiplier equals ingredient total amount - how to make body butter at home

The easiest way to keep track of your ingredients and how much you need of each is to stick a large handwritten note/label on each ingredient so you won’t get confused or have to keep referring to your recipe. The amounts will be right there on the ingredient’s container itself.

Logistics

Now, as mentioned before, if you are making body butters in your home kitchen, you will want to figure out how much you can make at once considering your mixing bowl size, your double boiler setup and your mixer. Stand mixers have limitations on how much you can mix at once (make sure you account for increased volume from whipping) so you will most likely have to split your batch up. Splitting up the batches is pretty easy, just take your ingredient amounts and divide them up by the number of batches you need to break the process down into. 

Weighing Your Ingredients

You absolutely will need access to a kitchen scale for this step. We recommend weighing out your ingredients ahead of time (splitting up as needed for batches). Combine the butters in the bowls ready for melting with a double boiler setup. In your separate bowl(s) or jar(s), combine your oils and cover them until they are needed.

Keep in mind, as long as you’re not adding any Aloe Vera or water to your recipes, you don’t need to add any emulsifiers or preservatives to your body butters. Also, since making body butters is a lot like cooking, it’s ok if the measurements aren’t 100% exact, and if you end up with an extra ounce of a butter or oil added to such large batches, it’s going to be just fine.

Prepping your Equipment

It’s easiest to create a bit of an assembly line type situation in your kitchen. Getting everything you will need, out and ready, so you aren’t fumbling around looking for things in the middle of the process.

You will need (in order)

  • your double boiler setup (or a bowl over a pan of water)
  • your weighed ingredients, ready to go
  • your mixer and rubber/silicone scrapers
  • your jars, lids and large zip lock bag or pastry bag
  • finally, you’ll need your your product labels.

We recommend laying everything out in the order your will need them so you can be as efficient as possible (time is money!).

Melting

Note: Be careful when working with melted oils and butters, as you don’t want to spill any of them. Just go slowly and carefully when handling them and don’t overfill your bowls.

Next is melting the butters with your double boiler setup. Just melt them slowly over low heat, checking on them occasionally. Depending on the size of your batch, it shouldn’t take more than a half hour, give or take a few minutes, to get them fully melted and combined.

Whipping

Once fully melted, it’s time to go ahead and add your oils that you left in a covered bowl earlier. Cover the bowl(s) and put them in the fridge for a few hours to solidify. We highly recommend putting them in the fridge rather than leaving them out to cool because the cooling rate for Shea Butter + Cocoa Butter differ, and when they cool down at different rates, you can end up with a grainy butter, which will work just as well, but doesn’t look nice.

After the butters have solidified, it’s time to whip! Just add the butter to your mixer (careful of overfilling) and start whipping until it has doubled in volume (it usually only takes 3-5 minutes).

Note: Your body butters will settle over the next 24 hours becoming firmer and not remaining quite as fluffy as when you initially whip it. There’s no way to avoid this without adding synthetic ingredients.

Filling the Jars

The less time efficient method to filling your jars is to just scoop the finished body butter in with a rubber scraper or spoon. The quicker option is to take a pastry bag or zip lock bag, fill it and use a hole in the corner to squeeze the body butter into your jars.

To make sure you have filled your jars as full as possible, we recommend taking a towel folded up and laying it on your counter and tapping the bottom of the jar against it to get the body butter to settle further into the jar. Then you can take either the bag again or just scoop more in with a rubber scraper to top it off.

Labeling

After your jars have been filled and sealed, next step is labeling where you just have to peel and stick your labels and place them on your jars/containers.

There are several types of labels you can go with for your products (see even more info about creating/designing your labels with our other blog post here). You will be less frustrated if you go with professionally printed labels, either from a local print shop or from an online company that prints coated labels. This way, they are waterproof and won’t smudge when your body butter or balm inevitably ends up touching them. You can print your own labels at home by ordering blank sticker/label sheets and using your inkjet printer, but they won’t be waterproof, but potentially more affordable, especially when initially starting your business.

If ordering labels from a local print shop/online shop, you will want to find the shop that will do low-run labels or stickers, so you don’t have to order a large amount as a minimum order. You can get labels that are on rolls that you just peel the label off of or there are options where the labels are separated and just have a peel off back. You can get them in all shapes or sizes depending on your needs and your containers/jars.

Clean Up

You will have a lot of residual butter and oil left on your bowls and utensils after this process. A quick way to make the clean up easier is to take the bowl you had the butters and oils in, and put it back on the double boiler setup and set all your utensils in it and heat it up over low heat to melt the butter and oil residue. Then you can wipe everything off super easily.

Now you’ve learned how, go and make a large batch of body butter at home!

Video Tutorial Part 2

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116 responses to “How to Make Large Batches of Body Butters at Home

    1. Isabella
      Thanks for so,so much for all the information. I have been making my own Shea butter cream, for hair, face and body just over 8 years for my family.

      At the beginning the ingredients with very difficult to get hold of, now it’s so easy, to order everything online. I still cannot get my head around, making a large batch ingredients method. Can you give me example with figures.

      I would like to sell at the Christmas markets. Thanks Jay

    1. You can find these jars by googling “4oz glass jars with lid”, there are many suppliers available. You can also look on Amazon, they will probably offer jars in smaller quantities if you prefer to start small and scale up later.

      1. Hello there!❤❤ saw your video. I want to use method 1 but got a little confused on step 2. How do you find the total amount the base recipe produces?

          1. I’m confused once i get the number of jars amount and jars size how do i firgue out the indrgent amount for each item

          2. You then decide what percentage of butters and oils you want. You either choose an existing recipe you find on line, or you formulate it yourself. Try to do 60% butters (you can break this down to 30% shea and 30% mango for example). That leaves you with 40% oils, you can break this down further using carrier oils and essential oils.
            Let me know if this makes sense.

  1. Thank you for sharing these tips. I have a few questions on labeling.
    1). How do you list the ingredients of the body butter on the label?
    2). Do you include quantities of the ingredients on the label?
    3). Can you share an example of the label you made for this body butter?

    Thank you.

  2. Hello 🙂
    So what kind of preservatives or emulsifier should I be adding in if I use Aloe Vera Gel in my batches? Please I need help understanding this. Thank you in advance.

    1. To give you an accurate answer I would need to test a recipe and give exact ratios. In general, I would go for the classic and most popular ones: geoguard or optiphen for preservatives, and a regular emulsifying wax. All of these are available on Amazon.

  3. Hello 🙂
    So what kind of preservatives or emulsifier should I be adding in if I use Aloe Vera Gel in my batches? Please I need help understanding this. Thank you in advance.

    1. To give you an accurate answer I would need to test a recipe and give exact ratios. In general, I would go for the classic and most popular ones: geoguard or optiphen for preservatives, and a regular emulsifying wax. All of these are available on Amazon.

  4. Hello there!❤❤ saw your video. I want to use method 1 but got a little confused on step 2. How do you find the total amount the base recipe produces?

  5. If I want to fill 20 2oz jars, how do I calculate the recipe. I’m wanting to use your Method #2 but I cannot seem to figure out the second step (total amount/amount created by base recipe) you would be a great help to me if you could assist in working this out! I love your videos ❤️

    1. Hello Ebony! If 100% of your formula is 40 oz, you now need to decide what percentage is butters and which is oils. Let’s say you want 60% butters and 40% oils (and you can break these down further by saying 30% of the butters will be shea and the other 30% will be mango), you calculate what 60% of 40 oz is. In this case it’s 24 oz. That’s the total amount of butters. Do the same for the oils.
      Let me know if this helps or email me for easier back and forth at [email protected]

      1. Hello, how do you determine what amounts you want to be butter & what amounts you want to be oils? Are these percentages just to your own discretion or is this based off of a smaller scaled recipe?

          1. Isabella,

            Thanks for the response! Do you have a recommendation of percentage amount of oils in a recipe? I know with EO’s things can get a a bit tricky due to dilutions. I see you do the 60% and 40% with oils and butters, so roughly what percentage of oils do you do in your recipes?

          2. If I want 40% to be oils, I start by calculating 2% out of the 40% in Essential Oils since having more than 2% is not recommended (it can cause skin irritation for some to have too much EO concentration). That leaves me with 38% in carrier oils that I can use in my formula.

      2. hello Isabel, thank you. So say I want to make 10 jars of 200 ml ie. 10 jars × 200ml ( 6.7628 oz) = 67.628
        So is 100% of my formula 67 oz? To start with?

        1. Correct! Then you can break it down to 60% butters and 40% oils. Then you break down the butters and oils further if you use more than 1 butter and 1 oil.

      3. Hi. I too am confused by step 2 in method 2. Ex… 24 jars at 4 oz is 96 oz. Is step 2 actually deciding the percentage of butters and oils you want to use (keeping with 60% butters and 40% oils) and step 3 would be 60% of 96 oz which would be 57.6 oz (rounded to 58) of butters and 40% of 96 oz which would be 38.4 (rounded to 38) of oils to use? Please help.

        1. Step 2 is not deciding on the percentage of butters vs oils, I have already decided before starting that my recipe would be 60% butters and 40% oils. That percentage gives me a good butter consistency (not always, it depends on the butters, but it’s a good start!). Do you know how many jars you want to make and what ingredients you want to include? I can help you if you give me more details about your plan.

          1. Thank you for your response. I will take all the help that I can get! Lol. I do have the jar count and ingredients available. Would it be best to email you?

  6. Hey! So im a bit confused…im filling 12 6oz jars and im only using 75% butter and 25% oil….I have no idea ho to do step 2 or 3 lol

  7. hello after watching the video to make a batch i was wondering if i need to make say 40 jars but sizes are 8oz that came up to 320. i did 40×8
    so on the butter how do i know how much butter and oils i need to make the same consistency every time? i know you mentioned by percentages but how do i weigh them for those 40jars? im sorry I’ve seen your answers but i still dont quite get it from the oils weight and butters.
    thank you in advance

      1. Hello! I am wondering if you’ve made a video on how to do the measurements? I went looking after you posted the last comment reply but maybe I am overlooking?

  8. If I’m making a big batch of body butter with mango butter , apricot oil and fragrance only . What would be the % of butter , oil and fragrance for 10 8oz jars for my formula to be 100% ? Right now I’m just making them one by one ☹️ Thank you for your help !

    1. You need to start by calculating how many ounces equals 100%. Multiply 10 jars time 8oz = 80 ounces
      If you use 60% mango, that’s 48 ounces of butter, fragrance oil cannot be more than 2% so that means 1.6 ounces of fragrance. You now have 38% left for your apricot oil, which equals 30.4 oz

  9. Hey there ! (: I’m trying to make 12 10 oz jars , but I’m using 2 butters , coconut oil, fragrance(essential oil), &arrowroot powder , can you help with the percentages I should use. Thanks love the post !

  10. If I want to use just Shea butter is the percentage still the 60% and can I mix up the oils or do I just go with one oil like olive oil

  11. Hi, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! I like to know where do buy your materials? I am looking for the cocoa butter and the one I found is white, not yellow like yours. Does it matter?

    1. White cocoa butter has been refined and stripped of several of its nutrients. Unrefined cocoa is a yellowish color and is smells like chocolate.

  12. Hello, I have 36 jars that are 6 oz. I’m using two different butters, coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e, almond oil.
    36 * 6 = 210oz

    210 = 100%
    What do I do after that ?

    1. I would try this ratio:

      Butter #1 = 30%
      Butter #2 = 30%
      Jojoba Oil = 20%
      Almond Oil = 10%
      Coconut Oil = 9%
      Vitamin E = 1%

  13. Hi sorry I’m really struggling I have 2 butters, coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, fragrance and arrowroot powder what ratio would you suggest?

  14. I’m making 25 jars * 4 oz = 6.25

    6.25 = 100%

    I’m using Shea butter , coconut butter , Coconut Oil , Jojoba Oil , Vitamin E , and Vanilla Fragrance oil

    What is the ratio for this method?

  15. Hi Isabella! Thanks for the informative post. I’m making 20 8oz jars and I’m trying to figure out how much arrow root powder to add to my recipe. I’m using Shea butter, mango butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, arrow rot powder, and fragrance. 60% butters, 2% fragrance, 1% vitamin E which leaves 37%. How do I know how much arrow root powder to use or can you recommend a percentage to oil I should use?

    1. My most recent fool proof method to avoid graininess is: 1. melt all butters and add carrier oils as covered in your formula. 2. Put the container with melted oils and butters in the fridge (no need to wait for a trace to appear). 3. Depending on how much product you have, it can take anywhere from 2-4 hours for the melted butters to mostly solidify. 4. Remove the bowl from the fridge when the product is mostly solid but still soft and semi-liquid in the center. 5. Whip to completion. 6. Keep it stored in a cool place away from direct heat.

  16. Hi Isabella Im having a really hard time figuring this out

    Im doing 30 8oz jars, I have 2 butters, 2 carrier oils, Vitamin E, Arrowroot, and fragrance

    I know that I need 240 oz in total but how do I break the rest down.

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Destiny, try this:

      Butters 60% (30% for each butter)
      Carrier Oils 36%
      Vitamin E 1%
      Fragrance 2%
      Arrowroot 1%

      Let me know if you can figure it out from here, sorry about the delay in asnwering.

  17. Hey ..
    so I made the body butter , but seems like I dint whip it enough .
    And now the butter is hard and difficult to use .
    Please suggest what should I do ?

    1. After you whip it, it will settle and get hard again, but having a whipped consistency it will be easier to apply on your skin.

  18. Hey! I love your measurements I’m still learning. I have a question I haven’t really understood how just yet. I’m making 10 8oz jars. What it the OZ of butters oils, arrow root, fragrance oil if I wanted 55% butter
    30%oil. Please help. ?

  19. Hi, I’m starting a business and I have different products so I wanted to make all my body butters at once to save time. Can I do that ?

    1. You sure can, I would only make what I thought could sell within 3 months from manufacturing so you can provide a fresher product to your customers.

  20. I’m having a little trouble figuring out the amount/percentage that should be use for each ingredients
    I’m making 20 4oz almond body Shea butter
    I’m using
    Shea butter
    Coconut oil
    Argan oil
    Jojoba oil
    Vitamin e oil
    Almond coconut fragrance
    Beewax

  21. Hi, I don’t have a large batch. I’m gonna be making about 10-15 jars at a time. I have 1 butter, 1 carrier oil, fragrance, & arrowroot in case I need it. Can you help me with a ratio for this?

    Thanks!

  22. Hi I’m making 20 8 oz jars using three different butters mango Shea and coco 2 carrier oils vitamin e, fragrance oil and arrow root powder. How would I measure this out in ounces to make enough for jars? Thanks for your help

  23. Hi I have Shea butter coco butter and jojoba oil is that ok I have six ounce glass containers 12 how much should I use of each

  24. Hi, I’m having a hard time figuring out my measurements/percentages for my body butter recipe. I am looking to make 12 8oz mango whipped body butter.
    I’ll be using mango butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, buckthorn oil, vitamin e oil and a fragrance.

    Please help me calculate the measurements. Thank you so much in advance! God bless.

  25. Hello, im trying to figure out my measurements and percentages of each product I use. I just know that I hv 4 oz jars but the actual product on the inside may be less. So do I weigh the container 1st on the kitchen scale and then subtract that amount and get my net weight?? Please help me out!!

  26. Instead of placing the melted butters and oils in the fridge, can you place them in the freezer so that they solidify quicker? If so, how long should they remain in the freezer? Do you recommend glass jars over plastic jars?

    1. Yes you can place them in the freezer, just keep an eye on them and pull them out when they are half solid and half liquid. Glass jars are always best in my opinion, but not a must.

  27. Hello, I’m still having a hard time with the math part. Could you do example with numbers because I’m confused about if you mean TOTAL ingredient amount after you do step one and I’m confused about what you mean by total amount base recipe produces, and the same for step 2 & 3 in the 2nd method. I’m trying to do 150 40oz jars 150 8oz jars and 50 16oz jars. Could you please clarify the meaning of the descriptions in step 2 & 3 for both methods?

    1. I really need to do a whole video about this. I can tell at a glance that if you are making all that body butter at home, you will need to break it down to several batches of maybe 40-50 jars at a time max. If you cannot wait for my next video to come out email me and I can try to help that way. [email protected], just remind me I asked you to email me 🙂

  28. This was a really helpful article – I’m so glad I came across it on Pinterest! I’m looking to get started making body butters and am trying to do as much research and prep work as possible beforehand, so this was SUPER! Thank you! ?

  29. I would love to see a video or even just a written post about the formulating/math part. I’m sure it has already been requested a dozen times already.
    It would also be great to see 3 or 4 examples using different amounts. A couple of examples using numbers for large batches and a couple of examples for smaller batches.

  30. Hi Isabella. Thanks for this helpful post!! I have a concern about the increasing volume of the butter. Does that mean my final yield will be my raw ingredients weight times two? So I should actually have twice as many jars…? Or what haha

    1. It’s not easy to know exactly how much the whipping will increase the volume. Sometimes it’s close to double, but the best way is to get the body butter ready, then fill a jar a weigh it. The first round of formula will be a test, but after that you’ll have the drill down.

  31. Hello and you’re welcome! What that means is that you will have the same weight overall – for example 8 ounces total – but because it increases in volume caused by the whipping, you will be able to fill more than an 8-oz jar.

  32. Hi Ronni, yes, I’ve had this request many times, sorry for the huge delay.

    Let me tell you quickly that a fail proof ratio for body butters is 60% butters and 40% oils. For example, you can have a super simple recipe with 10 oz = 100%. With that, you want to mix 6 oz shea + 4 oz apricot oil.

    If you want to use more ingredients, make sure the butters and oils still add up to your ratio. Try 2 oz cocoa butter + 4 oz shea butter (the total butters is still 6 oz = 60%). To these butters you will then add 2 oz apricot oil, 1 oz jojoba oil and 1 oz rosehip oil (this total 4 oz of oil).

    To your final body butter you can add between 6 and 12 drops of essential oils for every 1 oz of final product. In this example, if your final product is 10 oz, you can add between 60 and 120 drops to it.

    I hope this helps for now, I’ll make a video and blog soon.

  33. Not yet :/ but here is an answer that may help you.

    A fail proof ratio for body butters is 60% butters and 40% oils. For example, you can have a super simple recipe with 10 oz = 100%. With that, you want to mix 6 oz shea + 4 oz apricot oil.

    If you want to use more ingredients, make sure the butters and oils still add up to your ratio. Try 2 oz cocoa butter + 4 oz shea butter (the total butters is still 6 oz = 60%). To these butters you will then add 2 oz apricot oil, 1 oz jojoba oil and 1 oz rosehip oil (this total 4 oz of oil).

    To your final body butter you can add between 6 and 12 drops of essential oils for every 1 oz of final product. In this example, if your final product is 10 oz, you can add between 60 and 120 drops to it.

    I hope this helps for now, I’ll make a video and blog soon.

  34. Hello!
    I used 6lbs of Shea butter and used the following oils: coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E and sunflower oil. Used arrow root powder as well. But I put the oils in fridge at 7pm and it’s now 1am and the melted butters still have all the way solidified yet. What could have went wrong. That’s seems way to long to have to NOT solidified? Thanks

    1. How much oil did you use with the 6 lb of shea? Maybe the ratio has too much oils and it will not get fully solid. And what size jars did you use?

    1. There’s a local to Austin print shop we use for small runs, and Consolidatedlabels.com for larger runs over 500 labels.

  35. I absolutely love how precise and helpful you are! I am planning on starting my business soon and am working on getting all of the products and equipment and thinking about the recipes, ratios and ingredients can be a bit overwhelming but seeing your site and videos, and e-book is super helpful and much appreciated!!

  36. Is fraction aged coconut oil considered an oil or a butter since its more of a solidified consistency unless heated?

    1. It’s called Fractionated Coconut Oil, and that’s the type of oil that is always liquid. I call that an oil for sure. The coconut oil that gets solid and liquid is not fractionated. I still treat that as an oil because it melts so easily that it throws off my formula consistency if I use it as a butter. I hope this makes sense.

    1. Arrowroot powder works nicely to make the final body butter less greasy. I would add 1 tablespoon for every 8 oz of your final body butter, add the powder slowly and whip or stir to make sure it gets evenly distributed. You can add less, it’s a bit of a preference, but I don’t think you will notice much of a difference if you add less than 1 TBS per 8oz.

  37. Hello ,

    Late responding but I figured out what the issue was. Something so minor. I placed the 6lbs in my mini fridge (like I did with 16 ounces worth). I felt so stupid. Once I put the 6lbs in my big kitchen freezer, then the butter started to solidify fast. Since my 16 ounce test batch solidified so fast, I stupidly assumed the 6lbs would solidify as fast as well in mini freezer.. WRONG!!!! Basically if I wasnt so lazy, and took the time to simply take some of my food out the Big kitchen freezer, then the confusion and delay would’nt have happened.

    2 Questions? With 6lbs of shea butter, using a total of 3 different oils, how many cups of the oil do you recommend to add to the shea butter

    Your recommendation of shipped whipped body butter in the summer months?

    thank you! Advice greatly appreciated

    1. Oh Rene, I’ve been there and done that lol! I am glad you figured it out in the end.

      For your second question, while it is ok to use volume to measure small recipes (so it’s ok to use cups or teaspoons), when you make a larger batch that includes 6 LB of butter, you need to switch to 1. calculate percentages of butters vs oils. and 2. measure everything on a scale and stop using cups and teaspoons. Generally, if I use 6LB of butters and I keep my formula ratio to 60% butters and 40% oils, you want to use 64 fl oz of oils total.

    1. That means you have to produce 4oz x 50 jars = 200 ounces total. This is your starting 100% of the formula. If your formula looks similar to mine, you will need 60% butters and 40% oils. And you keep going like that calculating the percentages of each ingredient, then converting them into weigh. God, I really need to do a follow up video to this…

  38. Hi, can you please do a follow up video. You’re the only person on YouTube that has broken down the percentages I think I’m getting the formulation but I’m not 100% sure also I’m have a hard time figuring out when should I use the preservative and also what should I use to reduce the greasiness ? Thank You.

    1. Yes, I keep procrastinating on this, sorry! I’m also putting together a course that will teach you how to formulate in details.

  39. What is the relationship between time in fridge/freezer and quantity? Say I wanted to make a 5 gallon buckets worth, would there be issues around it cooling in thay large of quantity? Then taking the solid putter out and whipping in batches?

    1. It’s hard to give you an exact time for your specific batch, you will need to test it. It usually depends on what ingredients you have: wax makes things cool faster, a high % of oils in your formula slows down the process. It also depends on how big or small your containers are, larger jars (8oz and over) may take longer, but small 2oz tins will solidify faster. That said, to cool a rack worth of about 50 LBs of our butter bricks, it takes approximately 3 hours.

  40. Thanks a ton! That insight is helpful. I’m going to give that a go this weekend and see how the freezing process works for a plastic bucket! I tried to reply but the functionality was not working.

  41. Hello Isabella, have you been able to put up this course? I am interested. Thank you for always sharing valuable information ☺️

    1. Not quite yet, but I’m starting a new videos series on youtube, hopefully you will all find them useful!

  42. I am having issues with breaking down the ratios of oils for my body butter base. I use apricot, grapeseed, jojoba along with coconut oil and vitamin E

  43. I am having a hard time trying to figure out the formula. 10 jars/5oz
    Shea 50%
    Mango 27%
    Almond Oil 10%
    Extract Oil 10%
    Essential oil 3%
    I’m having a hard time with the math part. How am i suppose to figure out how many oz or lbs i need for each ingredient?

    1. Hi Ambika,

      Sorry about the delay in responding.

      With ten 5oz jars, you are trying to fill a total of 50 ounces. That means that 50 oz is 100% of your formula.

      To find the amount of Shea Butter needed, you take 50 oz and multiply that times 50% (use your phone calculator:) = 25 oz
      For Mango: 50 oz times 27% = 13.5 oz
      Almond Oil: 50 oz times 10% = 5 oz
      Extract Oil: same as Almond Oil = 5 oz
      Essential Oil: 50 oz times 3% = 1.5 oz

      To double check that you did the math correctly, you add up all the oz of the ingredients above: 25 + 13.5 + 5 + 5 + 1.5 = 50 which means the math is correct because it all adds up to your original 50 oz batch.

      BEWARE: depending on your formula and on how long you whip the ingredients for, the volume of your final body butters may increase. This means that you will need a few more jars to fit in your batch. My advice is to not stress about this when you start up, practice makes perfect. Just have a few extra jars to fill in case you need them.

      I hope this helps.

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