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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

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Soap

30% Olive Oil
25% Palm Oil
25% Palm Kernel Oil
15% Unrefined Shea Butter
5% Cocoa Butter
Lemon fragrance oil, or a essential oil blend of citrus.
Please run this thru your own lye calculator

At trace add Virgin Palm Oil until you achieve your desired color of yellow. Start with 2 T and work from there, use caution so that you do not turn it orange!! Add poppy seeds to your liking as well, then your fragrance. Pour into a Teflon bundt pan and place in a preheated oven on 160 - 170 until it reaches gel stage then remove. Let it harden, then place into the freezer for an hour or so for easy removal. Top it with some freshly made base soap. Let set for a week.. display on a cake plate and slice soap as you sell.. makes for a pretty display.

Contributed by Mary - Leonard, MI

*Use a lye calculator or scale to figure proper amount of lye to use with these soap recipes.

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