DIY Whipped Shea Hair and Body Butter
I’m not sure about the rest of you, but the moment I went natural it was in more ways than one. I wanted to use all natural ingredients on my hair as well as my skin! So, I decided to whip up (literally) my own little concoction in my kitchen. The best part is that this DIY project is simple and requires only a few ingredients, making it affordable. This process is super easy, only taking 10-12 minutes to complete. This recipe moisturizes the hair as well as the skin making it a two-in-one delight! I’ll list the ingredients you’ll need along with where you can find them and any prices associated with the item.
1 cup of Shea Butter
½ cup of Coconut Oil
½ cup of your oil of choice (Olive, Jojoba, Grape seed)
½ a tblsp of essential oil (optional)
Shea Butter (16oz) can be bought at any local beauty supply for $5-$6, which is how I get mine. I know what works for my hair, which is why I prefer using Olive oil that you can find in your pantry. My hair craves the Jasmine essential oil, so I like to work that into most of my DIY hair products. I purchase my essential oil and coconut oil from Heritage Health Foods for seven bucks. You can get yours from any health food store or online here. The oils will not only lock in the moisture, but it also acts as a natural preservative.
Now that we have all of our ingredients, let’s get started. You will need a blender (I use handheld), measuring cups, a bowl, and a container with a lid. Now, some people like to melt their Shea butter and coconut oil, mix it, freeze it, and then mix it again. That is just too much back and forth work for me, so I simply prefer to mix my Shea and coconut oil in their solid form. It makes more since it saves time and blends well in this stage. We have all of our ingredients and materials, so it’s time to jump right into the steps!
1. Put solid form of Shea Butter into bowl.
2. Add solid form of Coconut Oil into bowl.
3. Add in your oil of choice and essential oil (optional).
4. Blend the combined ingredients together on a medium setting for seven minutes.
5. Pour mixture into container and seal tightly with a lid.
6. Place in the refrigerator for about 2-3 minutes.
7. Take out and enjoy your wonderful, all natural, homemade creation!
I told you it was easy! The great thing about this project is that you can take delight in knowing that you have made your own product. As you’re massaging the butter into your scalp, you know what’s in it. When you are rubbing the whipped Shea into your skin, you are certain it is doing wonders for your body. Remember, this recipe is what works for me so feel free to tweak it to your preference. Add in more or less butter and oils to fit your liking. You can also use other butters such as Cocoa Butter. Check out this website for additional butters. Thanks for reading and happy DIYing!