This recipe is great if you are out of beeswax. Shea Butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A and E help to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. They also provide skin collagen which assists with wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Vitamin F contains essential fatty acids, and helps protect and revitalize damaged skin and hair. Shea Butter is an intense moisturizer for dry skin, and is a wonderful product for revitalizing dull or dry skin on the body or scalp. Try this all natural and simple body butter recipe right in your kitchen!
Oil Phase - 10 tablespoons 100%
6 tablespoons of shea butter (60 %)
4 tablespoons of sunflower oil (40 %)
1 capsule of Vitamin E
Essentail oils (optional):
10 drops of Franckincense essential oil
10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
yield about 4 oz
Add the Shea butter and oil to your double boiler on low heat until they are melted.
Take it off the heat and start whipping with an electric mixer for two minutes.
Put the bowl into the freezer for 20 minutes. (not more or it will be impossible to whip right away) if the butter is too hard to be mixed, just leave it for a few minutes at room temperature.
Start whipping with an electric mixer for a few minutes, you will see that right away it turns white and fluffy. Add the essential oils and whip again for 1 or 2 minutes. I usually stop here but if you want to have a very fluffy whipped shea butter, you can putit back in the freezer for 10 minutes and whip again until you are happy with the constitency.
et voila, a shea butter without beeswax or any other chemicals. Since there is no water in this recipe, you can keep it for a year.