You can add some aloe gel to organic shea a few drops of your favorite essential oil or beneficial essential oil to you, to the mix and mix like a cream.
You can melt Shea butter in a double boiler or a microwave with coconut oil or any other oil that is beneficial oil to you, to this you can add varying amounts of cocoa butter and or beeswax this will all melt and you can stir to combine add essential oils of your choice and pour into pots when set it will be either firm to hard, this is the fun and experimenting will lead you to the amounts of what gives you the product you desire, beeswax and cocoa butter will firm a product up Shea, Mango, Argan, Peach, and other butters will loosen or soften it more, and wet oils like Almond, Apricot, Grapeseed, etc will loosen it up.
A body butter is made by combining oils (liquid) with butters (solid). Example:
- oils (liquid): almond oil, safflower oil, avocado oil, apricot kernal, macadamia, argan, rosehip, hemp.
- butters (solid) : shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, argan butter,
- Coconut oil is hard until warm ( 20c is when it starts getting soft and melting.)
Basically you can make your body butter with any combination, as long as the proportions are roughly 75% solid, 25% liquid..
Shea Butter Hand Cream.
Melt ¼ cup of shea butter, 2 teaspoons of almond oil, 1 tablespoon beeswax, stir as it melts when melted allow to cool a little then add essential oils here we will add 10 drops of geranium and 5 drops of chamomile, pour into pots and allow to set this will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Whipped Shea Butter
Organic Shea is best at room temp, add amount to large bowl say ½ cup or full cup amount, you can add mango, or argan butter if you want, add a little vegetable oil of your choice something nice and light if for your face say apricot or safflower, or blend of oils. Start mixing with a stick blender on the lowest speed. Proceed real slow, carefully placing the mixer on top of the lump(s) of Shea butter and pressing down to ‘ break them up’ .slowly the oil will begin to incorporate and the mixture will begin to get creamy, you will now be able to see how it will turn out so you can can add more oil and any essential oils, and beat until the required consistency is achieved, you just go with the flow and adapt the amount of oil in a whipped cream recipe until it’s perfect. spoon into pots when done, this will keep in the fridge for several weeks.