whip shea

Whipped Shea Body Cream


1/2cup shea butter

1tbsp vegetable glycerine

1tbsp grapeseed oil

1 tbsp jojoba oil

1 tsp palm oil

2 tbsp coconut oil (the real stuff from the grocery store, NOT the fake stuff from the beauty supply store)

1.5 tbsps of organic aloe vera gel

essential oil for fragrance (optional)

rosemary oil or tea tree oil ( as a natural preservative)

Soften (don’t melt) the shea butter in a microwave, or boil some water in a small pot and put the shea butter on a ceramic or glass plate and rest it on top of the pot until it softens. Then spoon it into a food processor. (I use a little one like this). Add one of the oils only and start to whip. After the shea butter has started to smooth, add the rest of the oil a little at a time, scrpaing the sides as you go. Then when the butter is the consistency of thick lotion (like Eucerin), add 3 or 4 drops of essential oil for fragrance and rosemary or tea tree oil, (as a natural preservative) and whip one more time just to blend. Spoon into a container with a top and you’re all set! We usually spoon a little into little lip gloss containers, so that we can take some with us! The rest I put into used salsa jars or whatever else we’re recyling at the moment. I also rotate the oils and fragrances, so you can really make this your own. I use this stuff on my body, in my hair, and if you slather it on your feet at night and put some socks on, you’ll wake up to nice soft feet!

What are your whipped shea recipes? What do you use it for?

By the way, if you have trouble finding these items where you live, you can always order them from the Savvy Shop!

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15 thoughts on “Whipped Shea Body Cream

  1. The SistahChick

    Thank you so much! I cant wait to try this :-) I have just recently started trying to mix my own things. Its a LOT of fun. Here is my recipe:

    The SistahChick’s Shea Blend
    (Works Great as a moisturizer for the Hair and Skin)

    1 Cup 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
    3tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 tsp 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel
    8 drops Peppermint Oil (Or whatever fragrance you like)

    I used a food processor to blend it all together to the consistency that i prefer and voila… DIY Concoction ready to use!

  2. Savvy

    Hey SistahChick! Thanks so much! Your recipe looks nice and easy! I use rosemary because it’s a natural preservative, but you can use a couple of drops of tea tree oil too if you want. That way your mixes last longer.

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  5. mangomadness

    I use a mix of 1 part shea butter, 3/4 part aloe vera gel and 1 tsp of honey. I love it on my hair and skin. A little goes a long way so it lasts for ever.I love being a mixtress!

  6. anon

    Hey Savvy,

    I made this yesterday without the coconut,rosemary and palm oils coz I didn’t have them. Thank you so much for putting this up. After a full day and sleeping, my skin has lost it’s serpent-like scales and still looks moisturized. Was worried that it would leave grease marks on my clothes but ………nada! :)

  7. Savvy

    @anon I’m glad it worked out for you! The rosemary is just a preservative so that it lasts longer. Even leaving the other ingredients out I’m glad it still worked for you!

  8. mangomadness

    @Savy: I use it to seal the last inch or my braids or twists or as a pomade for my edges. It works awesomely and smells great.

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  10. Buttercups

    This looks awesome! I’ve been questioning lotion’s ingredients lately and I found this right on time! I know you said the rosemary or tea tree oil help preserve it. About how long is a batch good for?

  11. Mark G

    Please do not use palm oil. Orangutans and about 40 other species of plants and animals are in jeopardy because of our demand for palm oil. Don’t believe me, try searching on the internet. Oh, and palm oil hides under more then 50 different names so make sure you know how to recognize it.

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