In today's world, sharing is caring "Whipped Shea butter body cream recipe"
Updated: Jul 20
Whip up your own mix and blend version of my body butter, if you are at home with some spare time on your hands... especially as we go through the lock down period, shops out of stock, queues as long as the River Thames! (Slight over exaggeration but you get the drift). Now is the perfect time to develop a new hobby, or for me a new passion.
Following on from my last blog post, thank you for the positive response, I am happy to share my recipe with you. I will tell you now, there are ups and downs but you can really make the experience enjoyable, especially if you have the pleasure of having your children or partner make it with you, just so they can either chip in and wash up, whilst you cautiously watch over the process, or just give you the motivation you need to keep trying.
Either way, the reward at the end of it will definitely be worth the effort.
Whilst the recipe is, in my mind quite simple, it is important to note that it does require you to be organised and prepared. Also, a reminder that all essential oils should be blended with other carrier oils or diluted. My body cream includes Eucalyptus essential oil, which helps to open the respiratory glands and to fight skin inflammation, as well as support the healing process of muscle tension, aches and pains. As I enjoy Yoga practice and body work out sessions,( I feel another blog coming out soon)! combining this oil with my body butter helps to relieve any soreness I feel after each health activity.
What to get?
4oz Shea Butter
1 tbsp refined coconut oil
2 tbsp glycerin
20 drops of Essential oil of your choice
Glass / metal container (10ml / 30ml)
This mixture should make up to 10 - 15 pots, depending on how much you put into each container.
What to do?
Melt the Shea butter in a double boiler, or fill a large saucepan with a few inches of water then use an oven safe bowel and place into the water. The bowel should float.
Once the Shea butter has melted, remove it and stir the coconut oil into the Shea butter. I use a room temperature metal spoon, this help the butter not to stick into the grain of a wooden spoon. (Be careful here, as the bowl may still be quite hot).
Place the mixture into the fridge for 30-40mins or until the mixture solidifies half way.
Remove the mixture from the fridge and use an electronic hand mixture to whip the butter until you get a light and fluffy texture (Try not to get too happy whipping as this can create the butter to become to thick)
Mix in your choice of essential oil and the glycerin. Whisk again for a few more seconds to get that creamy feel and blend the aroma of the oil, the glycerin adds a nice shine to the butter, and helps to keep the moisture in the butter when applying to your skin.
Using the piping bag, pipe the mixture into your containers and use as often as required.
Feel free to have a go and make your own. I tend to give my massage clients a free sample and encourage them to find a mix that works for them.
Drop me an email Therapybyjaye@outlook.com to let me know how you get on or if you have any queries or questions.