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RECIPE: Whipped Shea Butter Moisturizer

This recipe is one of Debbie May's favorites. At shows it is a proven best seller for pampering the skin. When marketing this product, make sure you highlight the fact it is all natural. Include the believed benefits of Shea Butter and Vitamin E. While these jars hold 5 oz of fluids, they only hold 2.5 oz of this product because it is whipped.

Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: (8) 4 oz. Jars

Ingredients

  • 20 Ounce(s) Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
  • .5 Ounce(s) Vitamin E Natural T-50
  • 10 ml(s) Grapefruit (Pink) EO - Certified 100% Pure 141
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Slick Fix - Oil Locking Powder
  • 8 Piece(s) 4 oz Natural Classic Plastic Jar - 71 mm Top
  • 8 Piece(s) 71 mm Natural Top Cap - No Liner
  • 2  Droppers - Plastic

Equipment

  •  Electric Hand Mixer
  •  Mixing Bowl - 64 oz
  •  Spatula
  •  Spoon


Recipe Directions

  1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  2. Place shea butter in mixing bowl. Allow it to sit until room temperature.
  3. Using a hand mixer, whip shea butter until smooth like cake frosting.
  4. Add 1/2 oz. or 15 ml. (3 tsps.) of Vitamin E.
  5. Using a dropper, measure 10 ml. and add the essential oil.
  6. Whip until liquid ingredients are fully blended.
  7. Fold in 2 tablespoons Slick Fix and then whip with hand mixer for 60 seconds or until fully blended.
  8. Using a spoon and spatula, fill jars.
  9. While these jars hold 5 oz of fluids, they only hold 2.5 oz of this product because it is whipped.
  10. Apply lids to jars. If you are planning to sell this product, label according to FDA Cosmetic Label Guidelines.

INCI Ingredient Label: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tapioca Starch, Tocopherol(Vitamin E), Citrus Paradisii.

Wholesale Supplies Plus is not responsible for the products you create from our supplies. You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.
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"Can you tell me what would be a suitable substitution for tapioca starch. I really like using Kaolin clay. Would it be a good substitution or would it not work?"

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Posted By: Cheri   |   May 28, 2016


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"Hi, we used the last of our shea butter and made a small batch of this. It is hard. If you can get past the heavy, hard lotion its great, but I've made whipped lotions before and they are usually soft and fluffy. What could have gone wrong, or is it suppose to be this way? Thank you, Lynda"

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Posted By: Lynda   |   March 24, 2016


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"I've made Shea Butter in the past and it always seem to harden. With recipe will the texture of this Shea Butter stay whipped or will it harden? If so, what makes it remain soft?"

Posted By: Lawana   |   March 10, 2016


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"Is grapefruit EO safe to use in this? I have read that citrus EOs are phototoxic and should not be used in leave-on products. "

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Posted By: Mary Jane   |   January 04, 2016


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"What is the purpose of the Vitamin E in this recipe? Is it being used as a "preservative?"

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Posted By: Tony   |   November 28, 2015


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"So frustrated. I just made this using only your ingredients and instructions. Shea was at room temp. It whipped up nicely but has little grainy pieces of shea? I just bought 5lbs of the shea butter. What happened?"

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Posted By: Linda   |   November 08, 2015


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"I just made this and WOW it is wonderful. I was wondering if I could add powdered goats milk and if I would still need the tapioca powder. Appreciate your thoughts. You have never steered me wrong. Thanks."

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Posted By: Deborah   |   November 04, 2015


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"I made this recipe with half shea and half mango but I can't get rid of the greasyness. At this point I'm up to 15 tbsp of tapioca starch modified. Can this be saved? Plus, it still has tiny clumps. Help please!"

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Posted By: Brittany   |   September 26, 2015


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"What is the purpose of the Slick Fix - Oil Locking Powder in this recipe? "

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Posted By: Reva   |   September 18, 2015


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"I have a lot of unrefined Shea butter--can I use that?"

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Posted By: Andrea   |   May 29, 2015


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"Okay i had a recipes like this but with a little cocoa butter and coconut oil and it keeps melting what can i use!!!"

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Posted By: patricia   |   May 19, 2015


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"what can I use instead of the arrowroot powder since you are out of stock right? also what is the benefit for this powder?"

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Posted By: christina   |   March 17, 2015


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"What type of liquid colorant would you use to color?"

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Posted By: Damalia   |   February 19, 2015


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"What type of colorant can I add to this recipe? Powder or liquid?"

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Posted By: Karen    |   February 17, 2015


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"Do you need a preservative for this butter? How long does it last, how should it be stored? Thanks"

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Posted By: Erin   |   January 27, 2015


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"I didn't know where to put this, so I am putting it here. I just made this recipe as directed and it is wonderful! I love it and will make it again. A little goes a long way :) "

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Posted By: Lisa   |   November 17, 2014


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"Could you use regular corn starch?"

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Posted By: Valerie   |   October 28, 2014


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"Can corn starch or arrow root be used in this recipe instead of tapioca starch?"

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Posted By: Deborah   |   September 02, 2014


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"Since this recipe calls for 20 ounces of shea butter can I use 10 ounces shea butter and 10 ounces of lemon butter instead of all sheabutter?"

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Posted By: Rene   |   August 28, 2014


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