Monday, November 15, 2010

Whipped Shea Butter 101

I have been collecting ingredients and waiting to make my own whipped shea butter and this weekend I made my first batch!!! I'm all about passing it on so here's how:

16 oz Raw Unrefined Shea Butter (the darker the yellow the better)
2 tbsp Avocado oil
2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
2 tbsp Coconut Oil
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp Safflower Oil
2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
1 tbsp Liquid Lanolin
1 tsp Tea Tree Oil
1 tsp Jojoba Oil
1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
Vanilla, Peppermint, Lavender
Ylang Ylang, Sandlewood, 
Rosemary Essential Oils
(italicized: carrier oils/ bold: preservative/ underlined: very moisturizing)

  1. Melt down your shea butter. (DO NOT melt it down all the way or cause it to boil!)
  2. Add your Jojoba & Vitamin E Oil
  3. Whip the mix for 5-7 minutes
  4. Place the mix in the fridge for 5-10 min
  5. Take the mix out and whip it for 5-7 minutes
  6. Add your carrier oils and whip the mix for 5-10 min
  7. Place mix in the fridge for 5-10 min
  8. Add your essential oils. (*** NOTE: if you have a large amount of shea butter and carrier oils, you will have to place over 100 drops of your essential oils. If you want your shea to smell strong and have good nutrients you have to add this amount.
  9. Whip you mixture for 15 minutes
          DONE! This is just how I did it and it is open for your modification. :)

After the first step.

You can see it getting this after the fridge and all the whipping.

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