DIY Shea Butter whip with coconut and honeysuckle oil
2. This is what shea butter in unrefined state looks like, solid chunk of butter with a soap like consistency.
3. I took about 1 oz of shea butter, give or less and put it on a glass bowl. I am going to broil the butter so I boiled some water in a pot, took the pot off the stove and put the bowl with shea butter on the water. You can also microwave it, but I prefer this way to ensure 100% undamaged nutrition.
4. Then I added 2 drops of honeysuckle essential oil, which i bought from amazon as well
5. Then I added one tablespoon of Bione organic raw virgin coconut oil, also bought from amazon, because none of these can be easily found here in BD.
6. I took the bowl off the water when the the butter is somewhat melted. I know its not 100% melted but its okay as its going to be whipped next.
7. With a electric whipper, I started whipping the concoction. It had an oily look/texture at first but got a creamy look/texture within 5 minutes of whipping.
8. After some 20 minutes of whipping ( I took break in between) it became stiff and fluffy like a whipping cream. It also increased in size, almost 2x-3x of the original amount.
9. So I transfer the whipped butter to an disinfected and empty scrub container and its done.
I also used the leftover butter from the container on my body and hair and it felt so good. It is rich and fluffy and smells heavenly. Quite as good as any commercially available body butter and hair moisturizer. If I wasn't so lazy, I would have stopped buying commercial butters and buy shea in bulk and make different flavors of body/hair butter, but I am lazy so I will probably just make some for my hair after I finish these. It is 100% natural,preservative free and has coconut oil, the oil that can penetrate the hair shaft most.
So if you have dry skin or hair and looking for fun inexpensive DIY, give shea butter whipping a try. Let me know if you have any question about the procedure or anything else.