[Recipe] Whipped shea butter

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I have been using shea butter to seal my hair since the last few weeks before my big chop. I loved it then and I still love it now. The shea butter was an impromptu buy, I was buying something else from an online shop and I wanted to qualify for free shipping so I decided to add it to my trolley. I love how it keeps all the moisture in my hair locked in – it is one of my favourite sealants. I have been using it in its raw state since I bought it, the one issue I had with it was that whenever I rubbed it between the palm of my hands it didn’t all melt, it still felt grainy. I was left with off white specks which ended up in my hair, these looked like dandruff and I did not care for them at all. So during one of my internet browsing sprees, I came across whipped shea butter recipes which looked good enough to eat, so I decided to whip (and nae nae) my raw shea butter.

There are a million (maybe billion) whipped shea butter recipes online to choose from. My choice of recipe was inspired by the ingredients that I already had in my stash and those that I knew worked well for my hair. I then consulted the online recipes for the method only.

Whipped shea butter ingredients


  • 90g shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican black castor oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil


  1. Add shea butter to a bowl
  2. Melt shea butter over a double boiler
  3. Add jojoba oil and Jamaican black castor oil and mix with a spoon
  4. Allow to cool at ambient temperature
  5. Place in the fridge for 2 hours
  6. Whisk using an electric whisk for 10 minutes or until light and fluffy
  7. Transfer to a glass container
  8. Enjoy

Whipped shea butter

I have been enjoying the smoothness of my whipped shea butter, it applies so much easier than the raw one. I also love that it has that extra kick of benefits from the jojoba oil and the JBCO. The lavender oil adds a lovely smell to it. It is going to be a permanent member of my hair products stash.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Lebo

    Thank you for the Tut Lungs… I really want Shea butter to my regimen.

  2. Becca

    Yummy it looks like whipped cream 🙂 Did it harden completely?

    1. Lungi

      It did harden, but not as hard as the raw shea butter was.

    1. Lungi

      I love its smoothness too – what other ingredients do you use in your recipe?

  3. Joie

    I think I should try this out. Usually, I just use my fingers to twist and turn the sheabutter until its creamier. Maybe I should try whipping with heat. I hope the heat does not destroy the nutrients in the shea butter?

    1. Lungi

      Hi Joie, do try it, I’m finding it much better to use than the raw shea butter. I heated it up for not more than 2 minutes over boiled water, it melted quite quickly. I don’t think that heat will do much damage to the butter itself.

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