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Whats ur fav whipped shea butter Recipe??

Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
I'm really loving my whipped shea butter mix, and I'm looking for more ideas. Soo, Whats in your shea Butter Ladies??

My best mix:

3/4c shea butter
1/3 coconut oil
1/2tbs jojoba
1tbs rose hip seed oil
vanilla fragance oil
3c, fine, porous,MBL
Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
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  • annehanneh Posts: 58Registered Users
    I can't contribute a recipe but I would like to know how you make your recipe and where you purchase the shea from. I would love a whipped shea butter but not sure how to make it:confused: anneh

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  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    I actually go the shea butter from amazon.com, its yellow organic 100% pure african shea
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    all I do is put scoop out the 3/4 cup shea butter, put it in a bowl (not plastic) and microweave it for 30-45 sec, so its soft, not melted but just soft.

    then I add my other oils, take out my and eletric hand mixer and whip it all up. Then I put it in the frige for a bit. It comes out nice and easily melts in my hands.

    You may want to make little batches & play around with the oils you add and the amounts to see want your hair likes best.

    Hope that helps
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • alove15alove15 Posts: 27Registered Users
    I didn't use measurements but here's the basic recipe:
    1 block of Shea butter(eBay)
    2 spoons of coconut oil(whole foods brand)
    3 pours of aloe vera gel(whole foods brand)
    1 tsp evoo
    2 generous squirts of honey
    if it's too greasy add more aloe vera, I keep the extras refrigerated and refrigerate the one I'm using as often as possible. Works great as a hair moisturizer,lip balm, or lotion. If you don't like even the faintest smell of Shea butter then I recommend putting 15-20 drops of an essential oil such as peppermint or lavender.
  • lovelovelovelovelovelove Posts: 257Registered Users
    I've been wanting to make a shea butter mix for my hair for a while now; but yesterday I went to my local natural food store, found some and did the most dissapointing thing ever: smell it. It stank soo much that I put it aside. Then I decided to check out if maybe I'd buy some essential oil to get rid of the smell. Bad thing is, shea butter cost 16$, and essential oil 14$... My wallet screamed in protest.. Do you guys think shea butter is really worth it? Thanks a bnch, and scuse me for my ignorance :P
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  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    My hair loves shea butter I thinks its worth every penny, I order it on-line for $8, from amazon or butters-n-baars. com. I would check out vitmineshoppe You can get essentials oils for $6-$10.
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • KaijahKaijah Posts: 69Registered Users
    I'm wondering, when you've ordered from Butters N Bars, have you found their shea to be particularly gritty or anything? I got a tub and it's got a bit more grit/lumps than I'm used to. I know it's a raw shea product and all, so some is to be expected, but I'm wondering if I just happened to get a bum batch. Any chance remelting it would help? Or does whipping help smooth everything out?

    Personally haven't tried to whip my raw shea yet, but it's definitely in my plans. I used a pre-made whipped shea product that had soybean oil and sweet almond oil whipped in, so I'm thinking of messing around with those in some formulation.

    Out of curiosity, what do you add rosehip seed oil for? The fatty acids/vitamin A or does it add scent or...?
    2C-3Aish/mostly M/ii-iii, med-high porosity, normal elasticity, hip length
    Protein sensitive, likes heavy moisture and oils, mostly CO with occasional CWC
    Low Poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention
    Washing Conditioner: Trader Joe's Refresh, Tresemme Nourishing Moisture, V05
    Length Conditioners: GF Triple Nutrition, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Walgreen's BioInfusion Balm
    Leave Ins: AO Honeysuckle Rose, raw shea, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, sometimes aloe gel or KCNT
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    Honestly, as soon as it comes I start the whipping process, melting it down and whipping might make the difference, cuz when I apply its always smooth.

    I add Rosehip seed because it has lots of healing properties for skin and hair, I use my shea mix for my hair and body.
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    Honestly, as soon as it comes I start the whipping process, melting it down and whipping might make the difference, cuz when I apply its always smooth.

    I add Rosehip seed because it has lots of healing properties for skin and hair, I use my shea mix for my hair and body.

    Hmmm.. I gotta give this a try! Usually I just put everything on my hair first, then appply shea butter! What is the difference that you feel in your hair when applying your whipped shea mixtures?
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,248Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    shea butter
    cocoa butter
    jojoba (or hempseed, sunflower, safflower, coconut) oil

    I don't add any scented oils because I love the smell of cocoa butter.
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    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • generositytgenerosityt Posts: 245Registered Users
    Honestly, as soon as it comes I start the whipping process, melting it down and whipping might make the difference, cuz when I apply its always smooth.

    I add Rosehip seed because it has lots of healing properties for skin and hair, I use my shea mix for my hair and body.

    Hmmm.. I gotta give this a try! Usually I just put everything on my hair first, then appply shea butter! What is the difference that you feel in your hair when applying your whipped shea mixtures?

    I use a mix too, it's the same thing as putting things one by one in your hair, it just saves you more time and your hair benefits from all those ingredients at once. I also love the feel of whipped shea butter mix in my hands and my hair.
    This is how I do mine: I warm about 2 ts of coconut oil and 1 ts of EVOO then add the shea butter while the oils are still warm so it warms up a little bit then add AVG and Glycerin. I also added honey (about a tea spoon) then whip everything for about 10 minutes until it gets all fluffy. I think I added more AVG because I noticed it was getting more like a lotion than a whipped mix.
    In fact, this mix was posted by someone a few weeks ago, with the exact amounts, I think I just changed a little bit the amounts because my hair loves glycerin and AVG.
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    Co-Wash: VO5, Tresemme naturals, Fructis naturals
    Cond: Nature's Gate conditioners
    Stylers: Lotions made at home with coconut oil, honey, AVG, vegetable glycerin, OO, and EO.
    Gel: LA Looks sports gel for high humidity days.


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  • GorgeousCurls09GorgeousCurls09 Posts: 6Registered Users
    i ordered from butters n bars also and my shea is gritty...i was curious at first but it melt in my hand as it should so it doesnt bother me anymore.

    i was actually thinking about trying whipped shea...i will in about another week my hair is in a protective style now so there is no need for it...i just never knew how or what what to use... honestly i still do not know what my hair love im just now trying to take care of it and i bc'd 10 months ago.
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    Honestly, as soon as it comes I start the whipping process, melting it down and whipping might make the difference, cuz when I apply its always smooth.

    I add Rosehip seed because it has lots of healing properties for skin and hair, I use my shea mix for my hair and body.

    Hmmm.. I gotta give this a try! Usually I just put everything on my hair first, then appply shea butter! What is the difference that you feel in your hair when applying your whipped shea mixtures?

    I use a mix too, it's the same thing as putting things one by one in your hair, it just saves you more time and your hair benefits from all those ingredients at once. I also love the feel of whipped shea butter mix in my hands and my hair.
    This is how I do mine: I warm about 2 ts of coconut oil and 1 ts of EVOO then add the shea butter while the oils are still warm so it warms up a little bit then add AVG and Glycerin. I also added honey (about a tea spoon) then whip everything for about 10 minutes until it gets all fluffy. I think I added more AVG because I noticed it was getting more like a lotion than a whipped mix.
    In fact, this mix was posted by someone a few weeks ago, with the exact amounts, I think I just changed a little bit the amounts because my hair loves glycerin and AVG.

    interesting!

    Does anyone know what I can do or apply to my hair or shea butter mix to ensure ALL DAY moisture? Usually I apply rosewaterw/ glycerin, then a sparing amount of swt. almond oil, then a tiny bit of shea butter daily... but that's not doing it.. All responses appreciated!! :queen:
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • red61riderred61rider Posts: 11Registered Users
    What do you do with the recipe listed in this post? Do you use it as a conditioner and then rinse out? Thanks. Newbie here
    3a;High Porosity; Fine
    AOWC, CK, GVP CB, FSG, AG Re:coil, BRHG, ACV Rinses
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    red61rider wrote: »
    What do you do with the recipe listed in this post? Do you use it as a conditioner and then rinse out? Thanks. Newbie here

    Oh no, well I believe they're being used for daily moisture. Shea butter wouldn't make too good of a rinse out conditioner because it stays on the hair longer than that.
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • jeweldjeweld Posts: 140Registered Users
    shea butter
    plain yogurt

    keeping it simple right now but may add EO and other oils soon
    Poo: Giovanni TTT
    CoWash/Detangler: Any Suave on top of VO5, Yes to Cucumbers
    DT: Aubrey Organics White Camellia, Amla/ Coconut milk, Castor oil
    Styling Products: Yes to Cucumbers, EcoStyler, Longaid Curl Activator,
    Daily Moisture: Hibiscus tea+Aubrey Organics White Camellia Spritz, Yes to Cucumbers, Homemade Whipped Avocado+ Green Tea Creme
    Seal w/ Dabur Vatika Oil, Castor oil
  • blackguitargirlblackguitargirl Posts: 492Registered Users
    shea butter
    coconut oil
    jojoba oil

    This mix really works for me. I've tried different mixes but this one seems to work the best.
    4a/4b
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    BC dec 29, 2008
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  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    Yes, the mix is for moisture, I dont have to re-apply it daily. And its just great having one product, I know will provide lasting moisture, Shea butter is also a natural sun block so in the summer its great for my hair.
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • ReynaCRReynaCR Posts: 405Registered Users
    Yes, the mix is for moisture, I dont have to re-apply it daily. And its just great having one product, I know will provide lasting moisture, Shea butter is also a natural sun block so in the summer its great for my hair.

    See, that's exactly what I am looking for -- something that I don't have to apply twice or three times daily!

    Do any of you know any good videos for this technique?!:occasion9:
    :queen: Reyna

    "Don't look back and ask why, look forward and ask why not!?" - Unk.
  • ladyhottladyhott Posts: 1Registered Users
    I found that I don't like the "nuttiness" of shea butter so I add in a lil cocoa butter to help and it knocks that nutty smell right out. And my hair luvs shea
  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users
    I don't measure the ingredients so this is in order of decreasing amounts. For anyone who doesn't like the smell of shea butter, both cocoa butter and lemongrass oil mask the scent nicely.

    shea butter
    cocoa butter
    EVCO
    EVOO
    jojoba oil
    grapeseed oil
    lemongrass EO
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
    :clock:Natural since 1990, BC #3 September 2008:clock:
  • veganyoginiveganyogini Posts: 31Registered Users
    alove15 wrote: »
    I didn't use measurements but here's the basic recipe:
    1 block of Shea butter(eBay)
    2 spoons of coconut oil(whole foods brand)
    3 pours of aloe vera gel(whole foods brand)
    1 tsp evoo
    2 generous squirts of honey
    if it's too greasy add more aloe vera, I keep the extras refrigerated and refrigerate the one I'm using as often as possible. Works great as a hair moisturizer,lip balm, or lotion. If you don't like even the faintest smell of Shea butter then I recommend putting 15-20 drops of an essential oil such as peppermint or lavender.

    How many ounces are in a "block"? My shea butter comes in a jar.
  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    I like the NOW brand of shea butter. It has almost no scent and it's not very gritty. I only mix it with jojoba oil, but I might just add some coconut oil to it.

    Thanks!
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  • SummerRubySummerRuby Posts: 468Registered Users
    1 tbsp raw/unrefined shea butter
    1/2 tsp grapeseed oil
    1/2 tsp coconut oil
    1/2 tbsp to 1 tbsp LOTD Aloe Vera Gelly

    I use the Lily of the Desert brand because my hair is picky and hated Fruit of the Earth. There is a difference between brands of aloe vera gel, and not all aloe is the same.

    I might vary this recipe by adding equal parts of mango butter to shea butter to make this mix more moisturizing, and the mango butter can be substituted for the aloe vera gel so it's humectant-free (but still moisturizing) and winter-safe.

    I apply this to wet hair and seal with grapeseed oil (since, for my hair, the sealing step of moisturizing needs to be separate from the moisturizer).

  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users
    aubin wrote: »
    I don't measure the ingredients so this is in order of decreasing amounts. For anyone who doesn't like the smell of shea butter, both cocoa butter and lemongrass oil mask the scent nicely.

    shea butter
    cocoa butter
    EVCO
    EVOO
    jojoba oil
    grapeseed oil
    lemongrass EO

    I recently changed my recipe. Now I use less cocoa butter and more olive oil.
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
    :clock:Natural since 1990, BC #3 September 2008:clock:
  • MissNasMissNas Posts: 3Registered Users
    Hi everyone :wave: i'm a 4b and im new here and i was wondering how you guys use your shea butter..do you use it after washing to seal the moisture in your hair or do you apply when dry or both? I plan on doing my big chop next month it will be one year since my last relaxer! Yay! I plan on making my own shea butter mix with beauty supply store shea buter, africas best herbal oil, fragrance oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera gel. Is this a good mixture? is it too much? Too little?
    Thanks!
  • pretebrowneyespretebrowneyes Posts: 248Registered Users
    Texas Natural Supply is having a sale this week so I figured I'd try a whipped butter recipe. How's my cart looking??

    Mango butter 3.5 oz
    Shea aloe butter 3.5 oz
    Jojoba oil 3.5 oz
    Lemongrass essential oil and/or .5 oz
    Orange (sweet) five fold essential oil .5 oz
    *MopTop Maven Healthy Hair Challenge 2011*:wave:

    PrePoo- EVOO
    LowPoo- Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap bar
    Shampoo- ORS Creamy Aloe
    Clarifying poo- Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo
    DC- GVP Conditioning Balm
    PT- GVP K-Pak reconstructor
    Leave in- Giovanni Direct leave-in *with kimmaytube recipe*
    Moisturizer- water+aloe vera juice+castor oil+jojoba oil spritz
    Sealant- jojoba oil
  • Prophet30Prophet30 Posts: 32Registered Users
    Heres my recipe i use shea butter, aloe vera ge, vatika oil , olive oil , castor oil, ojon restorative treatment , peppermint oil, rosemary oil. i melt the shea butter in the microwave and i melt the ojon as well then then i mix and put it in the fridge until it get hard then i mix other ingredients i use a mixer and whip untill fluffy and its the bomb i mix my shea butter with the ojon to stretch it because ojon cost so much and i us it as a leave in or my homade grease its great i have a afro that has grown so long and it dosent break off at all and my 4b hair not nappy the comb goses straight through it but i do comb my hair straight to the back at night and i lay it down with a satin scarf and its flat staright to the back and i just pick it out in the morning cause i dont wear braids im getting dreads soon love yall oh ive had my had my hair in braids many times though i dont like it my sis braids to tight
    4b thick kinky coily hair
    shampoo/ swastika shikakia shampoo bar / and organic sulfate free moisture shampoo
    conditioner/ henna , amla , brahami , tresse anti breakage conditioner,:afro::faroah: :king::viking: as a cream rinse/ honey egg and mayo ass a deep treatment,
    vo5 moisture milk conditoner
    oils/ organic coconut oil, vatika oil, castor oil, shea butter ,ojon restorative treatment ,olive oil,emu oil, peppermint essential oil, rosemary essential oil
  • pretebrowneyespretebrowneyes Posts: 248Registered Users
    Ok, I finally got some shea butter on a whim at the BSS...and I wonder if I can just add some Africa's Best herbal oil and some Vatika oil for a whipped recipe. Sound good to anyone?
    *MopTop Maven Healthy Hair Challenge 2011*:wave:

    PrePoo- EVOO
    LowPoo- Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap bar
    Shampoo- ORS Creamy Aloe
    Clarifying poo- Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo
    DC- GVP Conditioning Balm
    PT- GVP K-Pak reconstructor
    Leave in- Giovanni Direct leave-in *with kimmaytube recipe*
    Moisturizer- water+aloe vera juice+castor oil+jojoba oil spritz
    Sealant- jojoba oil
  • JC's MorenaBronxMamiJC's MorenaBronxMami Posts: 80Registered Users
    jeweld wrote: »
    shea butter
    plain yogurt

    keeping it simple right now but may add EO and other oils soon

    I've been interested in concocting my own shea butter and yogurt moisturizer. Do you have a specific recipe? If so, please share!:toothy7:
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    :D Keeping it simple...
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