Tuesday, 24 March 2015

D.I.Y: Home made Shea butter whip ( Skin Care edition)

Hi Lovers,
So in my Shea butter hair edition post,  I showed you 2 of my fav recipes for hair and now I am going to show you my tried and tested, no muss, no fuss Shea butter bodacious body whip.

This has been my main/ consistent go to body moisturiser for the last year and a half and I LOVE it. Before this I had made it sporadically but now it is everything. You really see a difference in your skin!

It's natural, it's affordable, it's effective and it lasts a long time (2-3 months including daily use).

Shea Butter whip

As seen in my hair care edition , all you need to get started is a clean large mixing bowl and a electric whisk. I use a separate one for food but there are no harmful chemicals associated with Shea butter and once the product is cleaned there is no chance of you getting sick.

Instruments you will need:

Clean large mixing bowl/ container
1x 16oz containers ( another recycled container)
Spoon/ spatula
Electric whisk (I bought a cheapy one from Argos specifically for doing this)es)

Once all the ingredients have been added

Classic Shea butter whip (intense moisturising):
Crumblef Shea butter into your mixing bowl.

2 tbsp Castor oil
1 tbsp Coconut oil
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Almond oil
1 tsp Flax oil
1 tbsp Grapeseed oil
3 tbsp of Aloe Vera water
3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil
2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil 
2 drops of carrot seed Essential Oil 
2 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil 
3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil  
2 drops of carrot seed Essential Oil 

Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Depending on you personal taste adjust the amount of oil if it seems too oil heavy or you have been a little heavy handed (guilty lol).

The finished product should be light and fluffy with a silky texture that allows it to sink into the skin while sealing moisture in. This is also great for deep moisture and hair repair. Add a heaped tablespoonful to a deep conditioner for those with finer hair / Caucasian hair who can't take or don't like having a bit of weight to the strand, as this may make their hair appear greasy and lank in moisturiser form.

All products were purchased from Naturally Thinking and are of the highest quality which is handy. Be ready to spend a fair bit of moolah because you will want everything .

Final product

I am dying to know about your  go to Shea butter whips?  
So do let me know.
P.S sneaky tip: If you have dry or chapped lips apply some of this after a sugar scrub. Works wonders

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

Don't forget to come find me and    


  1. Oh wow!
    I really must try this! If you make loads does it last to keep?
    Where do you keep it? Fridge or cupboard?
    Can't wait to try this ☺️


    1. Hi Chloe,
      It keeps for ages.
      I would say a minimum of 6 months to 2years.depending on temp conditions and the quality of the shea.
      Keep it in a cool place.
      Your bedroom should be fine for everyday use.
      If your are stocking up, somewhere that is cool like a cupboard that doesn't have temp fluctuations, in proper storage is best.
      Some people do put it in the fridge to make it cooler but it can solidify.
      Good luck I would love to see your results!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      xoxo Stephanie