This simple shea body butter recipe is super easy to whip up and so wonderful on the skin.


Recipe and method 

80g shea butter at room temperature (soften a little in a bain-marie if the butter is cold as it won’t whisk if too cold).

18g cold pressed sunflower oil (or any other vegetable/carrier oil).

2g (approx 40 drops) essential oil of your choice (optional – if you don’t use any essential oil, then use 20g of cold pressed sunflower oil)

Whisk the butter with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy, add the sunflower oil and whisk again. Finally, add the essential oil, whisk one last time and put in pots. Use for amazingly soft, smooth skin!

Shea butter is soothing and nourishing and leaves skin really soft and smooth. Great for all skin types, especially dry skin.

Remember to check essential oil safety data before use and do a patch test. Don’t allow any water to get into the product and store away from direct sunlight – the body butter will then have a shelf life of around six months.



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