I was running out of my #1 moisturizer. We use this for pretty much everything at home, hair, body, eczema treat (video is here), lip treatment… I even make some for my preggo friends, very good for stretch marks ! Shea butter is really the best natural ingredient i know.
I have a complete video review on the S.B i use, check it here
Here are the products & measures used : (TB= tablespoon, e.o= essential oil)
- Shea butter (i buy here when i don’t have any from back home) : about 250g
- Castor oil : 1 TB
- Soybean oil : 2 TB
- Olive oil : 1 TB
- Grapeseed oil : 3 TB
- Coconut oil : 2 big TB
- Vit e : 20 drops
- Lavender e.o : 10 drops (for a light scent)
I place the shea butter to the double boiler to make it warm, but you can leave it outside for a soft consistency.
Then i let it cool off about 5 mns. And i start to add the oils (no particular order). I finish with the lavender e.o.
I will then start ti mix it with a handheld blender (use whatever you prefer)
I will blend until it reaches this consistency down here :
And here it is. I don’t put it in the fridge because it stays to normal temperature in my bathroom, but you can keep it in the fridge, it will be a little more solid.
I use my shea butter ALL YEAR AROUND, spring, fall, winter, there is no favorite, i just love it and grew up with it ! Now tell me what is your favorite moisturizer?
I whipped up mine but it turned hard/solid after a while. Shea butter never stays solid, I believe. After whipping it up, did it remain soft? I don’t know maybe I did something wrong or maybe that’s the way it is.
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hey @Rose well actually mine always stays soft & smooth, maybe it is all about the quantities of other oils you put in… I suggest don’t put too much shea butter, like 50% SB and 50% the rest. Or it might come from the SB you use actually… Just went on your blog, i like the way you write 🙂