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DIY Beauty Tutorial 206 | New and Improved Whipped Shea Butter Cream

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This is the photo tutorial for my new and improved Shea Butter Hair & Body Cream. To try my other DIY Beauty recipes, click here.

1 cup [8 oz] Unrefined Shea Butter
2 Tablespoons [Tbsp] Jojoba Oil [I like to use golden jojoba]
1 Tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil [EVOO]
1 Tbsp Castor Oil
1/2 Teaspoon [Tsp] Vitamin E Oil
Essential Oils for fragrance [optional]

Will yield approx. 16 ounces [or fill 2 x 8 oz wide mouth containers plus some extra]

1. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to whip your Shea Butter for about 10 minutes until silky smooth I used the off-white Shea Butter [my personal favourite]. Notice the colour change to white after whipping [img. 3].
EPG Tip: My Shea Butter sits in my kitchen so was already quite soft. I mashed it with a fork [img. 2] first then whipped it. If your Shea Butter is too firm, then microwave in 10-second intervals to soften up a bit. No need to melt it. No electric hand mixer, then just use a regular whisk but it'll take much longer [20-40 minutes] to obtain the silky texture needed for this recipe.

2. Add the Jojoba, Coconut, EVOO, Castor and Vitamin E oils. Whip for a further 10 minutes or until well combined.

3. Stir in your optional Essential Oils. Mix well. I used Lavender, Rosemary and Peppermint. This essential oil combo is especially soothing for dry skin and/or eczema.

4. Scoop into your containers. There is no water in this cream so it should keep for a few months without spoiling. Wrap up to give as gifts or keep it all for yourself! I put some in a little .50 oz shallow screw top tin that I keep in my bag to use as hand cream-on-the-go [I put a fancy diy label on the little tin since I was planning on giving a few as gifts].
EPG Tip: Can also be used as a moisturizing cream for natural hair OR as a styling cream for your twist-outs and braid-outs.

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