Shea Body Butter Recipe

Love shea butter, but tired of fighting to get it out of the bottle? Try my whipped body butter recipe. I use orange, frankincense, and cedar wood essential oils because they’re all amazing for your skin and have anti aging properties! This body butter is excellent as an eye/neck cream, for stretch marks and problem areas, or just as an every day replacement for those toxic moisturizers you get in the store.

YOU’LL NEED:
(c=cup; t=teaspoon; T=tablespoon)

1 c shea butter
1 T fractionated coconut oil (FCO) + 1 t FCO
1 t vitamin E oil
16 drops orange essential oil (EO)
6 drops frankincense EO
2 drops cedar wood EO

Put a large stainless steel bowl and a whisk in the fridge

Put a large stainless steel bowl and a whisk in the fridge. You could also use a hand mixer if you have one and skip this step all together. 🙂

Melt 1 cup of shea butter over low heat

Melt 1 cup of shea butter over low heat

Add 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil

Add 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil

Add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil

Add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil and all of your essential oils.

Put in your chilled bowl, whisk to combine, and put in the fridge for 20 minutes

Put the oil mixture in your chilled bowl, whisk to combine, and put in the fridge for 20 minutes

Whisk your oils for a couple minutes...

Whisk your oils for a couple minutes…

and then pop it in the fridge for another five minutes to get cold again

…and then pop it in the fridge for another five minutes to get cold again

Once you've reached stiff peaks, use a spatula to scrape down your bowl, and store in a sterile mason jar.

As it starts to firm up, add 1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil, and continue whisking. Once you’ve reached a creamy, body butter consistency, use a spatula to scrape down your bowl, and store in a sterile mason jar. Would make a great last minute hostess gift!

TIP: If you forget about your oil mixture in the fridge, like I just did this morning, your oil mixture will harden. Just pop your stainless steel bowl over a double boiler and stir until the oils melt again. Then chill your oils again for 20 minutes (and set your alarm this time!), then whip!!

Enjoy!

<3,

L

Advertisements

One thought on “Shea Body Butter Recipe

  1. Pingback: DIY Squeezable Bug Repellent Cream | Kanga 'n Rue

Comments are closed.