Have you ever tried whipped Shea butter before? It’s absolutely divine! Because the natural consistency of Shea butter is so thick and rich, whipping it makes it perfectly light and creamy while still retaining that deep moisture that can be felt with the rather dense thickness of un-whipped Shea. Whipping the Shea butter is also a great way to make your own decadent body butter at home, and because the whipping makes the Shea butter nice and light, you don’t have to worry about mixing the Shea butter with large amounts of other carrier oils to reach a thinner and more viscous consistency. Here you will find a basic blue print for making your own whipped raw African Shea butter body cream. Get creative, and have fun!

The recipe is as follows:

  • 8 oz. raw Shea butter

  • 1-2 Tbs. carrier oil of choice, such as Jojoba

  • Essential oil(s)- optional

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Hand held electric mixer

Make sure that your Shea butter is room temperature, since this recipe does not require you to melt the Shea. In your mixing bowl, take a fork and mash the Shea butter for a minute or so, breaking it up and making it easier for the whipping process. After the Shea has been softened a bit by the fork, add in your carrier oil of choice, and mash a little bit more, being sure to incorporate the carrier oil into the Shea. Proceed to add in your essential oil(s), adding no more than 20 drops or so. Using your electric mixer, mix the Shea/carrier oil mixture on high speed for about 5 minutes, until the Shea butter has become light and fluffy, similar to frosting. And voila! That’s it! Simply transfer your whipped body butter to a jar or container of your choice, and keep it in a cool, dry place.

Don’t hesitate to get creative with this recipe and play with different scents and carrier oil additions. For example, you could use Frankincense or Geranium essential oils if you wanted to further aid in scar repair or skin regeneration, or trade in the Jojoba for an oil like Sea buckthorn or Rosehip Seed to make it extra therapeutic and nourishing for your skin. This whipped Shea butter body crème makes a perfect gift for birthdays and special occasions, and makes the art of personal care fun, easy, and luxurious.