I put together this very simple and basic recipe for making whipped shea body butter. It contains 3 ingredients which can be customized by you based on what is best for your skin type. This recipe has the bonus that it does not require heat so can be done quickly and easily.

See the recipe tutorial video below:



About Shea Butter


Shea Butter comes from the nuts of the Shea Tree (Vitellaria Paradoxa) in Ghana, Africa . The Shea tree has been nicknamed “Tree of Life,” for its ability to help with numerous skin, hair, and health conditions. Shea Butter itself is also known as “Mother Nature’s Conditioner” for its exceptional moisturizing and softening properties. You can get Shea Butter in a raw, unrefined or refined state. We recommend raw or unrefined as the butter contains more of its natural nutrients and beneficial properties.

Shea Butter is a nutrient rich cosmetic butter packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It deeply moisturizes the skin to help soothe and repair dry, itchy, cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis. Its properties also make it effective in evening out skin tone, diminishing blemishes, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally Shea Butter can be used on the scalp or in the hair to stimulate growth, tame frizz and lock in moisture.

This is a semi soft butter, it melts upon skin contact so can be applied as it is or mixed with other ingredients to make skin and hair care products. Shea Butter is vegan and safe for all skin types.


unrefined shea butter


Other Ingredients


Jojoba Oil  is packed with nourishing properties that moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. Jojoba Oil is well known for having a composition that closely resembles sebum, the naturally created substance in human skin which helps to keep it moisturized. For this reason it is easily accepted and safe for all skin types.

Apricot Oil is a light, delicate carrier oil that moisturizes dry, sensitive skin. It is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help diminish fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. It is also well known for restoring natural skin radiance and decreasing puffiness and dark circles.

Almond Oil is a nutrient rich carrier oil. It deeply moisturizes and protects the skin, keeping it hydrated and supple. The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil promote collagen production and help restore natural skin radiance.  This oil is non-comedogenic so does not clog pores and is particularly effective in diminishing scars, blemishes and soothing irritation.


whipped shea butter recipe

Whipped Shea Body Butter Recipe


  • 6 oz Unrefined Shea Butter
  • 4 oz Jojoba Oil, Apricot Oil or Almond Oil
  • 40 drops of essential oil of choice

How to Make:

  1. Cut up Unrefined Shea Butter into small pieces and put into a mixing bowl
  2. Using an electric mixer, mix the shea butter on low to mash it up
  3. Pour in your carrier oil a little at a time and continue to whip the butter and oils together
  4. Add in the essential oil or oils of choice
  5. Continue to whip until the body butter reaches your desired consistency.
  6. It is now ready! Scoop into your final containers, cover with a lid and store in a cool dry place.

To use, clean the area of the body in need, pat dry and apply body butter. Allow to soak in. Use once a day or more if needed.

whipped shea body butter


I hope you love this whipped shea body butter as much as I do. Let me know if you have questions or feedback by leaving a comment below.