Lemon Citrus Whipped Shea Butter is a simple recipe which combines 6 ingredients to create a creamy mixture that’s great for your skin or hair! Shea butter is often purchased in a solid, semi-hard state; which makes it harder to use. By whipping oils with the Shea butter it causes the butter to become softer and more pliable.
I’ve been using whipped Shea butter for years and it has kept my skin supple and smooth. Below are the ingredients and steps to create your own batch of Shea butter.
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- 6-8 oz for raw unrefined Shea Butter
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
- A Tablespoon of Jojoba Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Castor Oil
- A Vitamin E Capsule or 1/8 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil (Optional)
- 8-10 drops for Lemongrass Essential Oil- Your choice of oil (Orange or Lavender work well too)
Make Lemon Citrus Whipped Shea Butter:
Place Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E oil in a large bowl. If your Shea butter is hard, place the Shea butter in glass or metal bowl. Place the metal or glass bowl into a larger bowl with hot water, creating a double boiler. Allow the Shea butter to soften.
With hand mixer, whip the combined ingredients until creamy and light approx 5-10 min. Add essential oils and mix again for about 2 minutes.
Spoon your body butter into airtight glass jars, such as mason jar.
*This recipes whips up to approximately 16oz. When stored in a tightly sealed container, can last for months.
Shea Butter is moisturizing and is known for reducing inflammation. It has a concentrated amount of natural vitamins and fatty acids which helps with smooth dry skin. Shea butter can be found at health food stores and online retailers. Shea butter should be organic, raw/unrefined, unbleached.
Coconut Oil contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and anti fungal benefits.
Jojoba Oil is natural emollient, and is known to closely resemble our natural sebum, it absorbs easily into our skin.
Sweet Almond Oil can improve the complexion because it nourishes the skin. It is enriched with vitamins E, A, and B2 and it seals the moisture in the skin and improves absorption.
Vitamin E oil works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. It helps reduce wrinkles
Essential Oil– natural fragrance, often time used as a preservative