I FINALLY made WHIPPED Shea!!
So mixing a bit of shea with oil every morning got old, and I moved on to melting it to add the oil to it, but that got old too as it wasn’t as effective as at moisturizing as I believe shea butter could be. So after fighting it, I got a hand blender and decided to whip me some shea!!
I stopped using aloe vera in my shea better a while ago, b/c it was tragically drying my skin out. Also, per a recipe from a friend, I decided to try a tad bit of honey since it’s got all these vitamins and moisturizing properties…I admit, although I use it as a facial mask and “cleanser” in the AM, I was nervous about adding it to my lotion—putting it on and rinsing it off is one thing. Leaving it in your lotion and letting it absorb into your skin…a totally different thing. Will keep you posted on how this goes. Now let’s get to it! My recipe du jour….
~8 oz Raw Ivory Shea Butter
1/4 cup of oil (TOTAL)—I mixed these 3, about 1 part each
1 tsp raw honey
15-20 drops lavender essential oil (for fragrance—OPTIONAL)
1) Partially melt shea butter in double boiler on LOW heat, leaving about 1/2 unmelted.
2) Transfer partially melted shea butter to mixing bowl.
3) Place mixing bowl with shea butter into a larger mixing bowl that has ice in it to cool the shea butter in the smaller mixing bowl.
4) Using mixer, blend shea butter on low setting until all the shea butter is the same consistency. Should result in a cream or thick liquid depending on how much of the shea butter was not melted and how quickly it begins to cool.
5) add the 1/4 c of oil blend and honey to the shea butter. Continue to blend until smooth and the mixture begins to thicken.
6) Optional add 15-20 drops Lavender essential oil. Blend more.
7) Enjoy this creamy, whipped deliciousness for your skin!
PS…yes, that is a gel container that I have placed my whipped shea butter into. We reuse & recycle whenever possible in this house. What do you do that’s good for the planet?
If you decide to try this let me know! And feel free to hit me up with any questions you have! I tried a little bit of this today and my skin is loving it far more than shea alone or my previous “blended” shea mixture.