Monday, July 20, 2009

Shea Whip

By:Allison B. Kontur

You will need:

2.5 oz Shea Butter, Unrefined (Virgin)

1 oz Kukui Nut Oil (Organic)

5 ml (1 tsp) Vegetable Glycerin
5 ml (1 tsp) Natrasorb Bath (Tapioca Starch)

5 drops Rosewood Essential Oil

20 drops Lemon Essential Oil

5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Phase 1:
In a double boiler, over low heat, melt shea butter until liquified. Remove from heat, transfer to a glass measuring utensil and add Kukui Oil. Place glass utensil containing the oil/butter mixture in a cold area and allow it to sit until a "skin" begins to form.

Phase 2:
Once a "skin" has formed on the oils, add vegetable glycerin. Using a hand mixer reserved for formulating, begin to whip with a whisk attachment. Mixture will turn white and become firmer.

Phase 3:
Stop mixer and add Natrasorb Bath. Mix by hand to incorporate the Natrasorb powder before reactivating the hand mixer or you will coat your work area with Natrasorb. Whip for about a minute and stop to add essential oils. Begin mixing again and continue until product takes on the consistancy of whipped cream (i.e. appears "fluffy").

Phase 4:
For best results, package in a wide mouth container like our Heavy Wall Jars.


1 comment:

  1. I know its weird, I'm commenting on my own blog, but whatever. This recipe is so truly wonderful, I just had to post it for you to share. I love Allison's blog, please go check it out!