Lavender Scented Whipped Shea Butter

I’ve found the secret to a great whipped consistency for my Shea butter. Maybe it wasn’t a secret, and I’m just late….but I found it!

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I took Naptural85’s advice and whipped the Shea while it was soft at room temperature.

For my previous batches I would melt the Shea in the microwave and place it in the fridge to harden a little-then mix. This worked well….heck even plain raw Shea butter is da bomb! But this earlier consistency was more like a pomade.

This time….I got it. It feels light and airy, it melts nicely and has a soft feel.

I’m definitely going to whip my Shea in this manner from now on.

For this batch I mixed,

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Raw Shea butter, organic virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, vitamin E and Lavender essential oil.

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Raw Shea, about 1 cup

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Mashed Shea w spatula to soften

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Added about 2-3tblsp of coconut oil

I missed the pic showing the amount of olive oil….it was a cap full, about 2-3 tablespoons.

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Cap full of vitamin E, about 1tsp

I added about 10 drops of Lavender essential oil, I could have added less…but I wanted the lavender fragrance to stand out a little.

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Final product

I wanted to try Lavender this time for the scent but also because it’s said to prevent baldness and encourage hair growth.

Hopefully this will help w my postpartum shedding B-)

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My poor hairline

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