I get so many questions about making homemade whipped shea butter for the hair and body that I figure I should make a post with the answers. Making your own shea butter mix is easy once you get the hang of how butters and oils work.
How do you get the grit out of your shea butter? Where can I get ingredients for my mix?
Wholesale Supplies Plus
Elements Bath and Body
The Vitamin Shoppe
Melt the shea butter down. You can use a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler just make sure to watch it on the stove and keep it on LOW or you can microwave your shea butter. Once the shea butter is melted completely, place in a container and place the oil in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes. or until hard again. It should be a smooth consistency, free of grit when you take it out of the freezer.
How do you keep your whipped mix from getting hard?
If your mix goes back to being hard, you need to re-whip it. Also, you can add a cup of your favorite conditioner. Basically, after melting the shea butter, and placing it in the freezer, if you take it out of the freezer before it is completely hardened after you whipped it, it will harden. Thus, you will then have to re-whip it.
My mix keeps coming out greasy, why is that?
You may need to cut back on the amount of oils you’re using or you may need to change the oils. Some oils are heavier than others, such as castor oil. You can also add cornstarch to your mix to cut the greasiness. Additionally, adding a bit more shea butter will also help balance your mix.
My whipped shea butter melted, is it ruined?
No, just place it in the freezer or refrigerate until hard and re-whip the mix. You can also add a little conditioner to the mix and whip till fluffy).
I don’t like shea butter can I use something else?
Yes, you can use kokum, mango, illipe, avocado, almond, and some places even sell coffee butter. Just remember not all butters are the same, some are heavier than others and some may be better for the skin than the hair so read the descriptions and reviews carefully.
Do I need a preservative?
No. If you don’t add water or another perishable ingredient, you won’t need to add a preservative. If you add aloe vera, make sure it is preserved already. Whipped shea butters can last from up to 12-24 months.
Can I use my mix for my hair and skin?
Yes, you can use it anywhere.
What do I have to do to sell my shea butter mix?
Test it and get reviews from your family.
These are the questions I get the most and I hope I answered some of the questions you may have had as well.
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