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 Body Butter
80% Unrefined Shea Butter
Weigh your butter and oils into a plastic bowl. Place in the microwave and heat in 30 second intervals. You do not want it melted, only softened. I have found that using a whisk type blender is best. When your butter is soft, you may begin mixing with your blender of choice, starting on low to incorporate your butter and oils together. When that is completed you may now pick up speed and let it whip. When using unrefined shea butter, you will notice that it will turn a dark green in color, as it whips and gets airy.. it will turn a very light cream color. When your butter has the look of whipped egg whites and is starting to peak, add your fragrance of choice. I have found it is best to stop your mixer to do this, mix it by hand for a minute.. then turn your mixer on high and whip it up real good to mix in the fragrance.
Contributed by Mary - Leonard, MI
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