DIY Winter Edition: Easy Whipped Shea Butter Recipe
The best thing about DIY’s is there’s really no WRONG way to create– you ‘do’ as you please! With a little help from Pinterest, your own personal flair, and everyday ingredients, you too can ‘whip’ up your own whipped shea butter! Let’s get to creating.
For a little briefing, let’s go over the key benefit. Raw shea butter by itself is ideal for sealing in moisture. It’s sometimes referred to as a sealant for this reason. Because of lackluster, dry weather (depending on where you live), the skin will benefit from this DIY natural moisturizer. It’s also the perfect moisturizer for hair on the drier and coarser side. Great wintertime hack! There are many variations of a whipped shea butter concoction, but I like to incorporate my favorite oils.
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe.
- Electric Hand Mixer
- 2 teaspoons of Castor Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Avocado Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera Juice
- 3.5 oz of Raw Shea Butter
First, warm up your raw shea butter– you can do so by sticking your container of shea butter into another bowl filled with hot water. For the impatient folk–you can do what I did and warm up your raw shea butter in the microwave. Depending on how much you’re using, you’ll want to adjust the settings. Be careful when doing this so you do not overheat your raw shea butter. You don’t want to extract the nutrients.
I used about half of a container of the butter. I recommend sticking to about 20 seconds if you decide to heat this up. The above measurements are estimates of what I used.
Next, blend together all oils and your raw shea butter.
In order to get the whipped consistency, you’ll need to make sure you continue whipping till you get an airy texture–much like the consistency of whipped heavy cream.
Enjoy your winter-perfect, whipped shea butter!
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