Creamed Shea Body Butter

I’ve been interested in trying to make a creamed or whipped body butter. We receive many questions about this product and I wanted to try it out. In the hot months of summer, it is hard to ship a creamed body butter as it easily melts. This can cause quite the dilemma when trying to ship samples and I left the project for a time that cooler weather would help, not hinder. This was a fast project to make, so let’s go check out the ingredients!

Shea Butter: I wanted to make this really simple and so I chose Shea Butter as it seems to be a common ingredient in creamed butters.

Liquid Shea Oil: To follow the Shea Butter theme, I used Liquid Shea Oil as it allows for slight softening of the finished product and therefore, easier application.

Vitamin E Acetate: I wanted to extend the shelf life of this product by slowing the oxidation process. Vitamin E Acetate was my first choice!

Natural Vanilla Oil: Following my craving for baked holiday goods, I used Natural Vanilla Oil in this creamed body butter. Oh my!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Regular Shea Butter
Liquid Shea Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Natural Vanilla Oil
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Microwave safe container
Food Processor*See Notes*
Spoons

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)

Recipe in ounces:
3.14 ounces Regular Shea Butter
0.34 ounces Liquid Shea Oil
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.01 ounces Natural Vanilla Oil
Recipe in grams:
89 grams Regular Shea Butter
9.7 grams Liquid Shea Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
0.3 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
Recipe in Percentages
89% Regular Shea Butter
9.7% Liquid Shea Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
0.3% Natural Vanilla Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients into the food processor bowl. Gently pulse the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Once the scrub is mixed together, fill the jars and cap.

Notes: If you want to make a small batch, you can easily use a small personal blender like I did for these photos. I used a food processor attachment for a stick blender.

Finished body butter in jars.
Finished texture of the creamed body butter.
The chopper/grinder attachment for our stick blender.
Weighing ingredients.
Begining to cream the ingredients.

Using the stick blender attachment to cream the ingredients.
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14 thoughts on “Creamed Shea Body Butter”

  1. Looks awesome! I’ve been meaning to make a body butter for myself and for sale this winter – now I know just what I’m making!

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  2. Fun idea for this dry and cold time of the year! Thank you Andee!!!

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  3. I need this! It’s been so dry this winter. Such a simple treat and I love that you used the vanilla oil to scent it!

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  4. I love whipped body butters. Once I started using my own body butters, no more dry skin. Sad to say it took many, many years to figure this out. Never to old to learn!

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  5. This looks yummy enough to eat! I’ll have to get some Shea Oil to try it out soon! Looks easy! Does it feel greasy or not so much? I’m curious about the texture and absorption.

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    1. Donna,
      This is super easy to make. It is a little greasy and took time to absorb (it also depends on how much is used), but I found that it had a nice feeling on my feet and hands at the end of a long day!

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  6. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I do a whipped body butter for my line, but have been wanting to do one that is a bit creamier and not as thick!

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  7. How does a person get on the “tester” list. That Shea body butter sounds awesome and the vanilla favoring makes me think of my moms vanilla creme sauce. Good enough to eat.

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    1. All samples are sent out with orders, so every order you receive will have one of the currently available blog samples. Sometimes you can request particular blog samples in your orders and we will do our best to send a sample along in your order.

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  8. What a great sounding cream! I love shea butter and my hands do, too ^.^

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  9. It looks so easy, and I can almost smell te vanilla. Thanks for such a simple recipe.

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  10. I’ve made a similar product and everyone loves it. I think your ratios and procedure are better than mine. The use of Liquid Shea Oil is a great idea!

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  11. What is the model number on your stick blender, my 12.99 bargain is starting to see it’s last days. I have compared prizes, functions and models of different companies. If you can share this info that would be GREAT. thanks and I love you guys…. i look forward to the daily blogs, they are the highlight of my stressed out HR JOB. :)

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    1. We use the CSB 77 or the HB154PC from Cuisinart. I’m really glad we can be the sunshine in your life.

      YEA!

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