Whipped Lavender Shea Butter Mousse for smooth skin and hair

(Last Updated On: December 9, 2017)
Whipped Shea Butter
The basic recipe for whipped shea butter is shea butter and oils. The number and variety of oils used is all dependent on what you have on hand, so there really isn’t a standard recipe which must be used. I rarely follow the exact instructions I see on YouTube because I find that some of the ingredients used are just not easily available to me. And since many oils have similar nutrients with similar benefits, I usually end up using a more affordable and easily accessible ingredient.
Recipe
1cup room temp. shea butter
(shea butter will harden in the winter time, so it helps to leave it in a warm area for a few hours before whipping. Soft shea butter is also easier to whip.)
1tbsp (tablespoon) castor oil,
1tsp (teaspoon) jojoba oil,
1/4cup room temp solid coconut oil, (should be soft, not hard or melted)
1tbsp olive oil,
5 drops lavender oil*the more oils you use, the greasier and softer your mixture will be*

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Direction
1. Cut the shea butter into small chunks
2, Combine the ingredients in a clean round bowl
3. Use a hand mixer to blend everything together until it’s smooth and fluffy, use a rubber scraper to scrape the side of the bowl so that you can incorporate every bit of each ingredient in the mixture
4. Mixture should have a mousse like consistency
5. Transfer content into a clean tub and store at room temperatureWhat are some of your ingredients for whipped shea butter?

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5 comments on “Whipped Lavender Shea Butter Mousse for smooth skin and hair

  1. I use shea butter and coconut oil for my skin. I must say it’s good for my skin. I basically get a pea size of each from their different tubs and mix in my palms before applying on my body. I have always been scared that if I add other oils I would normally use for hair, I would become TOO hairy all over (I am a hairy person already) Lol.

    • lol! you’re funny. truth is, the cosmetic company often use the same ingredients in hair and skin. The reason is that our hair and skin are quite similar scientifically speaking and this is why food nutrients which are good for the skin are also good for the hair. I think whipping everything together is more convenient to use than using two separate products every morning.

  2. Deola, you are doing a great job. Pls don’t stop blogging. I have tried whipped shea butter using another method bt I Ddnt get d Mousse like consistency: it was really thick. Bt I ‘l try this method as soon as I finish the one I have, I will let u knw if I get it right with this method. What does room temp solid coconut oil look like? Ve not heard of it.

    • Hi seyi. Thanks for the encouragement. room temperature coconut oil is very soft, it’s not hard and it’s not melted. also, shea butter left at room temperature will also be soft. You can start by whipping the shea and coconut oil first and then adding the rest of your oils.
      melting the shea butter before whipping it will eventually harden, although it easily melts and spreads when rubbed in your palms.

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