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I have two D.I.Y.s for you! The first part of this recipe I’ve been making for years, but the second half is new and I love it! I use them both in my hair and on my skin. The lighter option for my hair is the Shea butter lotion for everyday use. It’s the only no-heat recipe you’ll ever need to make the creamiest homemade shea butter cream and lotion. You and your customers will love it.
Now, I know! I know! There are thousands of homemade whipped shea butter recipes out there, but this one is better. I will teach you how to make This one feels as good as it looks. That’s right! Fluffy, light, buttery, nourishing, moisturizing, smooth, and never greasy! There are no hidden clumps or very very VERY little clumps (depending on your Shea butter and where you get it from).
I’ve created this post to give a complete break down of ingredients, tools, and tips to make the creamiest no-heat shea butter. If you like, you can use this recipe and create your own shea butter blend to make and sell.
*Note: My website and channel were formerly “CoilySue86: like my current name on IG. Therefore, you’ll see “CoilySue86” in the photos and in the video below.
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A quick breakdown of the ingredients:
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Unrefined Organic Shea Butter: Raw and unrefined is how you want your butter if you want to get most of the vitamins, anti-aging, and healing properties.
Unrefined Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: The second ingredient, that left unrefined, will have the most benefits. It’s a very penetrative oil and adds shine to your skin and hair. It’s antifungal and antibacterial. The cheapest and most legit unrefined virgin coconut oil I’ve found is at my local Aldi’s. Simply Nature Organic Coconut Oil for $4.99 a jar! The second cheapest jar is at my local Whole Foods. 365 Brand Unrefined Coconut Oil for $6.99 per jar.
Sweet Almond Oil: Hypoallergenic (unless you have an almond allergy), which is perfect for sensitive skin. This prevents and treats eczema, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. It also hydrates the skin.
Jojoba Oil: It’s an oil that closely resembles our own skin oil (sebum), is a great moisturizer to add to your butter mix. This oil is high in vitamin e and softens and conditions the skin.
Vitamin E Oil: I happen to use food-grade oil. This oil is a great antioxidant and natural preservative to use in your skincare products to fight wrinkles and aid in the reversal of skin damage.
Double-Whipped Shea Butter Recipe: (Video posted below)
A half-pound of unrefined Shea butter
1/8 cup of sweet almond oil
1/8 cup of jojoba oil
1 to 2 dropper full of vitamin e oil
And add any essential oils of your choice
1/2 cup of unrefined organic virgin coconut oil
A large mixing bowl
A silicone or wooden spatula
A clean and dry jar with a lid
A hand mixer with mixing beaters and a whisk beater.
Instructions: (Demonstration in the video below.)
Put the Shea butter into a bowl and begin to mix for about a couple minutes to break up the larger clumps.
*If the butter is really cold and hard because some people refrigerate their butter, take it out for a couple hours to a whole day ahead of time.
Take your 1/2 cup of coconut oil and add half of it to the bowl and start mixing for a couple minutes. (Set aside the remaining oil for your lotion.)
*If your coconut oil is cold and in a solid-state do not microwave it or heat it up over the stove. Just sit it out a couple hours ahead of time or add it to the mix as a solid and it will warm up as it’s being mixed.
Take your 1/4 cup of blended oils and pour half of it in and begin mixing again for about three to five minutes or until you start to see peaks forming in the butter. (Set aside the remaining oils for your lotion.)
Stop and use the spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and to check for any clumps pea-sized or larger. If there are some, keep mixing for another two to three minutes.
After that, eject the mixing beaters and attach the whisk beater.
Scrape the sides of the bowl again to form a mound of butter.
Begin to use the whisk attachment to help eliminate small clumps and to further whip the butter into a smooth cream. Whisk for about three to five minutes and check for clumps.
When done, add your butter to a clean and dry container. Make sure you set aside about 3/4 cup to a whole cup of your whipped Shea butter for your lotion.
When adding your Shea butter to your container, tap the container on your fist or the table to settle the butter down and eliminate large bubbles of air. I avoid piping in the Shea butter with a plastic sandwich bag because I, personally feel that it’s a bit wasteful of plastic and Shea butter that remains in the bag.
This whipped butter will stay fluffy and should last about three to four months.
Double-Whipped Shea Butter Lotion Recipe: (Video posted below)
3/4 cup to 1 cup whipped Shea butter
Your remaining oils plus another 1/4 cup of blended oils.
Any essential oils of your choice.
A small bowl
A thoroughly washed and dried pump bottle.
A kitchen funnel (Optional)
Add your oils to the bowl.
Adding a dollop at a time of Shea butter, whisk the butter in with these oils until smooth.
Use your funnel, or in my case the pump, and bottle your Shea Butter Lotion.
The oils lightly separate over time, but it’s nothing that a gentle shake can’t fix.
Give this a try, pin this on Pinterest, share this recipe with your friends, and let me know what you think! I will respond!
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