My Whipped Shea Butter Mix

Thursday, November 28, 2013


I've always been curious to try my own homemade Whipped Shea Butter Mixture. I just never had all the ingredients readily available. However, I finally gave it a try and I must say I'm very impressed with my results first time around. 

Here are the ingredients I used:

  • 100%  Natural African Shea Butter (conditions hair making it soft)
  • 100% Glycerin (attracts and draws in moisture)
  • Grapeseed Oil (ceramide oil)
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (prevents protein loss and smooths the hair cuticle)
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil (softens the hair and promotes hair growth)
Directions:

1. Melted 3 TBSP of Shea Butter in a bowl (over a boiling water in a pot) for 3-5mins. Then I proceeded to add: 
  • 2 TBSP of Glycerin
  • 2 TBSP of Grapeseed Oil 
  • 1 TBSP of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 TSP of Jamaican Black Castor Oil
2. Poured all the contents into my Kitchen Aid mixer for 15 mins on medium speed (8).
3. I placed the mixture into the fridge for 5-10 mins.
4. I then poured the contents back into the mixer bowl for 15-20 mins on medium speed (8) until it got to a thick consistency.
5. I put my Whipped Shea Butter into a plastic container for storage.



It's that simple!

I've been using this mixture on my hair & skin and I just love it. I leave it out at room temperature so that the texture remains soft and easy to manipulate. I moisturize with Scurl No Drip Activator first and then I'll seal with my Whipped Shea Butter mixture to lock in the moisture. My hair remains smooth and moist for days! It's perfect for this harsh winter weather where I live as it allows my hair to retain moisture. In addition, my skin remains hydrated and soft after I step out of the shower. It's a hit :)

Just wanted to share!

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20 comments

  1. This is lovely, can I mix the shea-butter and glycerine with any oil apart from coconut & castor oil such as avocado and olive oil for both skin and hair benefits? Thanks

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    1. Yes of course you can. I just chose to use coconut and castor oil because they are moisturizing for me and my hair/skin.

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  2. Great recipe! I never though to add glycerin to my kitchenista hair & body butter mix!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Thanks Hun. Yes, Glycerin attracts and retains moisture. It's perfect for any moisturizing butter whether it's for hair or skin.

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  3. I've noticed they are still selling the old formula for s curl on amazon. I would suggest you buy it from there.

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    1. Thank you love for the heads up. Gotta get it ASAP!

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  4. I don't use shea butter, but I'm wondering how this would work with coconut oil or vatika oil

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    1. Shea butter and coconut oil work very well together. Try it. You have nothing to lose.

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  5. Does SCurl not dry your hair out during winter months? I make a whipped shea butter mix with shea butter & coconut oil only. I use it for my body though.
    Divachyk@Relaxed Thairapy

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    1. I don't notice the dryness during the winter. Nice body butter mix. I use mine on both my body and hair. No complaints at all!!!

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  6. Where do you get the 100% glycerin?

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    1. I get mine from amazon http://www.amazon.com/Solutions-Glycerine-Vegetable-16-Fluid-Ounces/dp/B0019LWU2K

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    2. I get my Glycerin from my local beauty supply store. I was surprised to see it there.

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  7. I tried to make my own once lol it didn't turn out so good but I think I'll give it another try ;) thanks for the inspiration Sunshyne!

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    1. Your welcome Hun! Hope you like it this time around.

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  8. THANKYOU so much for sharing your shea butter mix. i just made my own and ooooooh my hair & skin is in lurrrrrrrrv! its so good. came out just like yours in the picture. Perfect for me the naturlista

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  9. where do you get shea butter from and what is glycerin

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    1. I get my Shea Butter from my local beauty supply store.

      Glycerin is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air into your hair/skin.

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  10. is it possible to add essential oil such as ylang ylang

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    1. Yes, you can definitely add essential oils to the mix. Enjoy!

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