Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Today, I share how I made my Whipped Shea Butter for a healthy skin , lips and hair! One solution for all indeed is shea butter. Anti-aging, moisturising, healing, protecting and nourishing for the skin and hair. A much cheaper yet the most natural organic and effective alternative to shop options. I got my shea butter in its raw form from Ghana, and they came in a rock hard form! Don't be tricked because intimidating as they might appear, they can easily be transformed into a wonderful solution to dry symptoms, be it in hair or skin. Below also is my video direction on how I achieve this.

whipped shea butter mix raw shea butter

Shea Butter
Shea butter is one of Gods gifts to mankind. It has many qualities and amongst these are healing qualities, moisturising qualities, for baby care, improvement of skin elasticity, anti-aging benefits, sun protection, skin protection and hair protection. A potent ingredient especially in its most natural form, unprocessed and unreformed. Adding the following oils below only enhances the already super qualities of shea butter! When set, the whipped butter becomes firm but still soft enough to use daily and a little does go a long way with this. Sometimes the form depends on current temperature, however just rub a little into your palm and it melts. Though it is essentially an oil butter, when applied onto the skin, it does soak in soon after and doesn't leave you with greasy skin all day.
raw shea butter

Accompanying oils
In this recipe, I decided to use the following oils for their great benefits. You will also need a whisk preferably an electric one for ease.
whipped shea butter mix inredients

Almond Oil - 1/2 of a cup 
Amongst the many benefits of almond oil are its great anti-inflammatory properties, as it reduces inflammation both inside and outside of the body. It is also an anti-oxidant and a great moisturiser. *Please use an alternative oil like rapeseed oil if allergic to nut oils*

Olive Oil - 1/3 of a cup
Olive oil is a great moisturiser also. It helps with dry skin and scalp, dandruff and also acts as a great conditioner. It helps improve thinning hair.

Coconut Oil - 1/2 of a cup
Coconuts oil is "liquid gold". It acts as a rich moisturiser for hair and skin. Amongst its benefits are its immune system boosting properties. It also has anti microbial, antioxidant and anti-fungal properties.

Rosemary Essential Oil - 10-20 drops
Rosemary essential oil stimulates blood circulation thereby promoting hair growth and mental activity. Using it on the scalp and skin is a great way to get more nutrients where needed through the increased circulation.

Glycerin - 1/2 of a Cup
Glycerin is known to be a humectant. It is also known to be water soluble and attracts water to your skin. It is a great moisturiser especially for dry skin.

Whipped Shea Butter Directions
1. Most raw shea butter come in a very solid form. Therefore start by melting your shea butter.
2. To do this, pre-heat your stove for about 5 minutes and then turn the knob off. With your shea butter in a sauce pan, place the pan on your turned-off stove and allow the shea butter to melt for about 5-10 minutes. The reason for turning the stove off is to prevent the oil from burning after melting.
3. Alternatively, use a microwave, keeping an eye on it and only running the microwave 1 minute at a time to prevent the oil from burning.

raw shea butter

4. Once your shea butter is ready, allow it to cool down, and then pour it into your mixing bowl.
melted shea butter

5. Begin to add the oils one after the other. whipped shea butter mix ingredients almond oil

whipped shea butter mix ingredients olive oil

whipped shea butter mix ingredients coconut oil

whipped shea butter mix ingredients glycerin

whipped shea butter mix ingredients rosemary essential oil

6. After adding the oils together, mix with a spoon and put the oil mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes. This step allows the oil to begin the setting process in order to make whisking easier. Whisking the oils as they are without briefly allowing the mixture to cool down takes a very long time.
whipped shea butter mix ingredients

whipped shea butter mix ingredients

7. After the 20 minute freezer time, your mix should be ready for whisking. Whisking takes about 20 minutes depends on how whipped you want your mix.whipped shea butter mix ingredients

whipped shea butter mix ingredients

whipped shea butter mix

8. You should end up with an ice-cream like texture, very soft and whipped cream or meringue like texture. The whipped shea butter does set eventually into a firm but soft butter depending on room temperature sometimes.
9. Tranfer your whipped shea butter into the container you would like to keep it in.
whipped shea butter mix

10. And you have yourself a super potent secret weapon for soft, supple, moisturised skin and hair. Don't forget the anti-anging and healing qualities. Do let me know if you try this recipe on twitter or tag me on instagram, all @yvonnedzifa. whipped shea butter mix

Do check out my video directions on how to achieve this.

Yvonne Dzifa

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