Saturday, December 27, 2014

DIY: Whipped Shea Butter That Smells Like Cake Frosting

I've been on a tight budget lately, so I got a little creative with my Christmas gifts this year. Instead of buying gifts, I opted to make a batch of Whipped Shea Butter for my family.

Most of the ingredients I already owned which made it economical for me. If you don't have most of these items, I would not suggest you run out to get them because it can really add up. Besides, you can make whipped Shea butter with just the Shea butter and Coconut oil and whatever fragrance you want.

Feel free to make this recipe your own. Play with the ratios until you get the consistency that you want.

1 lb Raw Shea butter (ivory).
.75 lb Extra Virgin Coconut oil
.25 lb Raw Cocoa butter
.25 lb Raw Mango butter
1/4 cup Aloe Vera juice
4 tbs Jojoba oil
4 tbs Sweet Almond oil
4 tbs Grape seed oil
4 tbs Jamaican black Castor oil
3 oz. Sugar cookies fragrance (from a soap making company, so it's safe for skin).
15 drops Jasmine essential oil
10 drops Vanilla essential oil

♥ Boil water in a large pot

♥ In a metal mixing bowl add the following: Shea butter, Coco butter, Mango butter.

♥ Using the double boiler method, put the mixing bowl over the boiling water to melt the butters

♥ Removed mixing bowl from boiling water and add everything except the fragrance and essential oils

♥ Allow the mix to cool until the mixture gets cloudy. This indicates that it's starting to solidify again, but don't allow it to become solid.

♥ Add the fragrance & the essential oils.

♥ Using a blender or a mixer, whip the butter until it's fluffy.

How To Use
You can use this on your hair or your skin. I prefer to use it on my skin, especially during these cold & dry winter months.

Apply on clean damp skin. Put your pajamas on and allow the mixture to condition your skin over night. Avoid getting oil on fabrics by placing a barrier (pj's, socks, etc.) between you and your sheets.

*** Please note, I have no affiliation with the companies linked in this post. I am only a customer and I'm sharing what I've used. If you decided to use their products, please contact the company with any discrepancies you might have. I had a positive experience and I hope you do too.***

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