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!