Whipped Shea Butter Recipe

whipped shea butter recipe

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We all love a good whipped, luxurious body butter that we can use for moisture.  Which is why our recipe can be used for the entire family including babies, young children, teenagers, women and men.  This is also why this whipped shea butter recipe is a great gift on any given occasion. It is an item that many friends and family members would love to receive.  Besides, you can tweak it the way you see fit.  For example, you can add natural scents such as essential oils (which also have their own benefits).  Once the recipe is made, you can spruce it up by adding the finished product to a custom container, seal it with a ribbon and name tag.  You’ll have a gift that they’ll be grateful to have that they can use to pamper themselves with.

Why Use A Whipped Shea Butter Recipe

Now, you’re probably asking yourself why would I spend so much time making body butter when I can just use lotion?  Well, because homemade whipped shea butter and Cocoa butter is much healthier and more beneficial than a store bought product.  When you make your own cosmetics you know exactly what’s in it. As a result, you know exactly what ingredients you are putting on your skin and hair.

However, whipped shea butter and Cocoa butters have a much thicker consistency than lotion and also contains less water.  Less water means that it takes a bit more time to penetrate the skin. All in all it is moisturizing and helps with dry skin and hair.  Body butter is easy to apply when it is whipped.  It is soft and moisturizing.

Whipped Shea Butter Recipe

So, you want to know how to make whipped shea butter and cocoa butter? Enough with all of the babbling and lets jump into it . With the combination of shea and cocoa butter with organic/virgin oils you’ll have a super moisturizing butter and with the additional whipping you’ll have a smooth and soft consistency.  The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe is 4oz of raw shea butter, 4oz of raw cocoa butter and 4 tablespoons of your choice of a natural oil ex: olive oilcoconut oil , grapeseed ,etc.  For our recipe we use coconut oil.  Again, feel free to substitute or play with different proportions. 


Firstly, using a double boiler, combine all of the ingredients to start the melting process. However, I recommend that you add the cocoa butter first, because it will take longer to melt down in comparison to the shea butter. Second, set the water to medium heat, be sure to stir constantly until you see that all ingredients are melted. Once all of the ingredients are melted, remove from heat and let it cool down, move to the fridge and let it cool for an additional hour or until the liquid starts to harden around the edges but still has a hard-soft texture.  


Lastly, remove from fridge and whip for 20 minutes until it is fluffy. Return to the fridge for an additional 10 minutes to allow for the ingredients to set. Finally, enjoy feeding your body with such an amazing soothing product. *Note* If your home stays above 75 degrees, it may soften and turn to oil. The best solution is to keep the mixture in the fridge to avoid the butter turning into liquid.