Step 1: What You Will Need
7 Tablespoons Shea butter
1/2 teaspoon Coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon Jojoba oil, Olive oil can be used if you don't have Jojoba
1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon essential oil optional I used fig This sounds like a lot but for some reason the Shea butter absorbs the essential oil and it takes more for scent to come through.
Eye shadow optional (Kool-Aid will work sometimes for a dye, you just need to experiment. )
If using this for a lighter body butter add your favorite moisturizing cream to the base until you have desired
Measuring spoons, small glass dishes, glass mixing bowl, Mixer and beaters, storage containers with secure lids, scissors, embellishments, marker,tooth pick, wooden spoon, and label.
This is a sampler recipe. I did not measure but it makes about 1/2 cup.
Step 2: Measure and Mix Ingredients
If the Shea butter is hard and won't mix, leave it out at room temperature until it becomes warm enough to spread but not too soft. If it gets too soft, chill for several minutes watching closely. The mixture is tricky, because it won't whip if the butter is too soft and it takes forever to whip if it is too hard. You have to experiment. The good news is you can't ruin it! Well, I have never ruined it! I do not like using the microwave because it destroys all the good stuff in products. If you will be heating the oils, which I don't recommend, do not heat the essential oil with it. Add the scent after the mixture is softened.
Step 3: Method
Chill for a couple of minutes.
Step 4: Add Color and Mix Again
Add coloring, I used a few flakes from the purple eye shadow and it did not color my skin. It was very pretty in the bottle!
Beat again for 2 minutes.
Chill for a few minutes.
Step 5: Whip and Store
Spoon into the container you are going to store it in.
Step 6: Decorate
Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
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