Shea Butter Recipes
Agbanga Karite is happy to assist in gathering recipes from around the world for natural cosmetic products that are specifically developed for unrefined shea butter, virgin palm kernel oil, virgin red palm oil, virgin coconut oil, and African black soap. The goal of this page is to share ideas with others to increase our knowledge about the use of pure unrefined shea butter and virgin oils in shea butter body butters, soaps, creams, and hair care products. Please submit your recipes and we will be happy to add them to the site. Feel free to use and alter these recipes.* We only ask that you do not sell them for personal financial gain and that you contribute your own recipes to share...
Unrefined Shea Butter Creams, Lotions and Balms
Body Butters with Unrefined Shea Butter
Unrefined Shea Butter Soaps
Shea Butter with Emu Oil
70% Unrefined Shea Butter
Weigh shea butter in a plastic bowl and place in the microwave and heat until soft, not a liquid, do this in 30 second intervals. When this is completed, place your shea butter and oils in your mixing bowl. I have found that using a whisk type mixer produces the best results. Start on low to incorporate all your butters & oils together. Once that is done, you can then turn your mixer on high and let it whip. Once it reaches the look of whipped egg whites. Stop your mixer and add your fragrance, use caution doing this, the emu oil is transdermal and will bring which ever fragrance you use into your skin. I suggest using skin safe and healing type essential oils only, lavender and patchouli are my favorites. Mix fragrance in by hand for a minute, then turn your mixer on high and whip it up real good to mix in the fragrance. I always give this a shelf life of 2 - 3 months.
Contributed by Mary - Leonard, MI
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