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4 Recipes for Homemade Whipped Butter

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By Chinwe of Hair and Health

With there being a multitude of recipes for whipped butter on the internet, it can be difficult to decide which one to try.  Well here are four different recipes that I recommend viewing first:

1. Whipped Shealoe – Remixed!

This recipe is what I currently use to seal my hair after a fresh wash and condition.  (I actually eyeball the portions but will do my best to give you actual ratios based off memory.)

Ingredients:
½ cup shea butter
¼ cup aloe vera gel
1 tbsp safflower oil (or oil of your choice)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp grapeseed oil
1 tsp honey

Instructions:
Break the shea butter into small pieces and place in a bowl.  Using a hand mixer, whip the shea butter until fluffy and the chunks are gone.  (If your shea butter is too hard, melt it only slightly to soften it a bit.)  Add in the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly with the hand mixer.  Finito! 

2. Whipped Mango Butter

Are you not a fan of shea butter?  Then try mango butter, which has a lighter feel.  (This recipe is from Sparkwisdom.)

Ingredients:
1 cup melted mango butter
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp sunflower oil
½ tsp vitamin E oil
1 drop honey

Instructions:
Bring a pot of water to a rapid boil.  Remove the pot from the stove and place a heat-safe container of mango butter in the pot.  Allow the mango butter to melt slowly.  Once melted, pour the mango butter into a bowl and place in the freezer for about 8–10 minutes to solidify a little.  Remove the butter from the freezer and mix in the remaining ingredients using a hand mixer until fluffy.  (The mixture will harden slightly over time.)

3. Simple 2‑Ingredient Whipped Butter

If you are new to mixing and want to whip a simple recipe, try this one:

Ingredients:
½ cup shea butter
¼ cup olive oil (or a little more depending on desired consistency)

Instructions:
Melt the shea butter directly in a pot over the stove, but do not bring it to a boil. Once melted, pour the shea butter into a bowl, set aside, and allow it to solidify a little.  Then mix in the olive oil with a fork (but a hand mixer works better).

4. Whipped Butter for Conditioner Lovers

For those who cannot get enough of conditioners, this might be a recipe worth trying.  (In the past, I used a mix similar to this one and loved it on my hair.)

Ingredients:
½ cup shea butter
½ cup conditioner (preferably a leave-in like Kinky-Curly Knot Today, but I have used a V05 rinse-out conditioner in the past)
¼ cup jojoba oil
a few drops of essential oil for fragrance (optional)
*Note: avoid conditioners with proteins and silicones for this mixture

Instructions:
Melt the shea butter directly in a pot over the stove, but do not bring it to a boil. Once melted, pour the shea butter into a bowl, set aside, and allow it to solidify a little.  Then mix in the conditioner and jojoba oil with a hand mixer.

Ladies, do you use whipped butter in your regimen? What is your favorite recipe?

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Ruth
Ruth
7 years ago

Could any/all of these recipes be used for skin as well?

Thanks!

Ruth
Ruth
7 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

Many thanks…I’m going to try one or more of them!

Ruth

Likewaterforchocolat
Likewaterforchocolat
7 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

Since honey is a natural humectant if one could substitute with vegetable glycerin?

Michelle Brazil
Michelle Brazil
7 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

Hello Chinwe,
My question is this. I have used DIY shea butters. I love them, but I find my hair oily to the touch. Is this normal. After reading through some of the articles, it looks as though there is a difference between moisturizing and sealing. I would like to moisturize the hair more and of course hopefully become a black girl with lovely, healthy and luxurious hair. Would you be able to reccommend me to articles that would teach me how to moisturize, seal and grow my hair? Thank you so much for this website.

Johanna
Johanna
7 years ago
Reply to  Ruth

Where can you find these oils?

Lawonda
Lawonda
7 years ago
Reply to  Johanna

You can find at any Heath food store or whole foods can be costly so I just order of amazon great prices

linnie
linnie
7 years ago
Reply to  Ruth

I use my shea butter mixture for my skin and my hair. It is only shea butter and olive oil mixed together.

Sassy24
Sassy24
7 years ago

Made my own using shea and mango butter, coconut, olive, and tea tree oil.

mangomadness
mangomadness
7 years ago

I use whipped shea butter — in my skin care routine.

My favorite recipe is unrefined shea butter, vanilla-infused organic coconut oil and sweet orange essential oil.

Michele
Michele
7 years ago

That shea butter, kinky curly knot today mix is genius!!!! Thank you!

Naturalgoldilocks
Naturalgoldilocks
7 years ago

This is great! I usually make my Shea butter mix using Shea butter, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin e oil, castor oil, honey, and an essential oil usually lemongrass. Makes a very rich mix. Have also tried using cocoa butter but am going to try your mango butter mix. Thx for the info!

naturalleeme25
naturalleeme25
7 years ago

Will any of these homemade butters work for me. I have a combination of 4B and 4C hair that is kinky, curly, coily and shrinks up when wet and it also gets super dry in the winter time. Thanks in advance for your opinions ladies. The are greatly appreciated

Dananana
Dananana
7 years ago
Reply to  naturalleeme25

Are your individual strands fine or coarse? If they’re coarse, shea butter mixes will probably be a great sealant for you. If they’re fine, like mine are, using shea butter mixes is a bit trickier–it only works out well for me when the other oils in the mix are added in larger proportions than the shea butter. Otherwise, the butter ends up being too heavy for my hair, and that sometimes leads to breakage for me. Hope this helps, and best of luck!

LBell
LBell
7 years ago
Reply to  Dananana

Co-sign…The whipping process aerates (?) the butter, making it lighter, but if you have fine strands you may still want to use less butter and more oils or gels (e.g. AVG). Shealoe has always worked well for my mostly-4b hair.

hmm
hmm
7 years ago

does the whipped shea butter melt into your hair well? The problem I have with she butter is that it just sits on my hair like gunk. I even tried an oil treatment with it by microwaving it, but by morning it solidified and my hair was white.

Also I’m not about that twisting life, so will this work on 4a-4c freshly washed hair?

Andrea
Andrea
7 years ago

Thanks so much for the different options! I’m gonna give the Mango Butter a try!

Aly
Aly
7 years ago

I do the simple two ingredients whipped shea. I basically just do 2 parts shea, 1 part olive oil or jojoba oil. It’s a simple, effective sealer.

aditi
aditi
7 years ago

How long do they last? When do they spoil?

Nafeesa
Nafeesa
7 years ago

I use the shea butter, vo5 conditioner and olive oil mix, to me it is the best recipe so far. my hair is super soft that everyone ask what i use on my hair. and very easy to manage without tangles

Catering Sydney
7 years ago

I made this last week, & I LOVE it! I’m making an alternate another double batch tonight! Yummmmmmm..

Alwina
Alwina
7 years ago

Looking forward to utilizing these recipes! Thanks for sharing!

Brittany G
Brittany G
7 years ago

Can anyone suggest a good online cite to buy organic shea butter that they’ve used before???

confused?
confused?
7 years ago
Reply to  Brittany G

You can get it on amazon

Momof3curlygirls
Momof3curlygirls
6 years ago
Reply to  Brittany G

I use a brand called Adwi Organics Organic Raw Unrefined Shea Butter. Its really smooth and creamy. I love it! I use in on my hair and skin alone or mixed with oils and other ingredients. You can buy it on Amazon. They only sell it there and amazon ships it. They do have a website though. Its http://www.adwiorganics.com

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kenya
kenya
7 years ago

I’m looking for a recipe fluffy, yet thick enough for thick coarse hair…my hair gets really dry…when you put the whipped shea butter on your hair is it oily or just feels like hair moisturizing lotions?

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Open
6 years ago

I would use the One Love Shea Yum on both my hair AND body; my hair wants it because it’s in dpaeerste for some good oil and moisture right now as I write this. (I kid you not.) It no longer likes the Blue Magic Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner as it used to when it was permed, because it’s grease and it contains too much petrolatum. The coconut oil in the grease may soften it a little, but it also makes my hair dull. My hair is tired of being smothered by that gunk, but it’s all I can afford… Read more »

Diane
Diane
6 years ago

Just made the shealoe, omitted the honey. Added vitamin E oil, and a few drops of tea tree oil. Also made the shea butter and conditioner using Cantu deep condition. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Sophi
6 years ago

I whipped mango butter yesterday. I added virgin coconut oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil to the mix. I had fun it was a nice DIY project. I am going to add a light essential oil mix to the next batch.

Thank you for sharing.

Amelia Barrett
Amelia Barrett
4 years ago
Reply to  Sophi

What did you use for mango butter? Did you buy raw mango butter?

bonolo
6 years ago

I love the mix…I found that the butter I made for my skin would be hard and would get very oily, almost runny. And I wondered how I can get that all-protective aloe in…thanks. But how do we get this greasy feeling on the hands?

Grace Mothabeng
Grace Mothabeng
5 years ago

hey, with the simple olive oil/shea butter mix… what do you use it for, to moisturise or to seal?

Naomi Letang
Naomi Letang
3 years ago

how long does the first mixture last. Will it spoil? As I see there is aloe gel added. I recently did a body butter with shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin e oil, almond oil, castor oil. I want to make some more and add the honey and aloe gel. Should i worry about spoilage?

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