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  • After Sun Skin Care Lotion

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup of Shea Butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oils
    • 1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil
    • 2 teaspoons organic aloe vera gel
    • 1 teaspoon vitamin e oil
    • 2 teaspoons of restorative skin oil

    Directions

    1. Melt the Shea Butter in a double boiler on the stove, stirring occasionally
    2. Remove from heat
    3. Stir in the remaining ingredients
    4. Allow all of the ingredients to solidify
    5. Once solidified, mix again with a fork to ensure that the aloe is fully incorporated
    6. Transfer into a clean glass jar
    7. Ready to use immediately and as frequent as desired/needed


  • All-Natural Face Cream


    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons of Shea Butter
    • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
    • 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil

    Directions

    1. Combine the Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Tea Tree Oil in a small glass mixing bowl
    2. Press the ingredients together with the back of a spoon until a frosting like consistency is achieved
    3. Store in a glass jar and use daily before bed
    4. THAT’S IT, ENJOY!

  • Moisturizing Lip Balm

    Ingredients

    • 1 teaspoon of Shea Butter
    • 1 teaspoon of Raw Honey
    • 4 pieces of Beeswax
    • A few drops of an essential oil of your choice to add fragrance if desired
    • EITHER:
    • 1 teaspoon of Sweet Almond Oil
    • 1 teaspoon of Castor Oil
    • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil

    Directions

    1. Place the Shea Butter, Raw Honey, Beeswax, and your choice of Oil & Essential Oilin a double boiler
    2. Heat until everything melts, stirring occasionally
    3. Pour the liquid into a clean glass lip balm jar or container
    4. Wait for the mixture to solidify
    5. Use as needed

  • Two Ingredient Lotion


    Ingredients

    • 4 ounces of Shea Butter
    • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Directions

    1. Melt the Shea Butter over the stove using a double boiler-
    2. Stir the Olive Oil into the melted Shea Butter
    3. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to cool for 30-40 minutes (or until it is at least half way solidified again)
    4. Use a hand mixer to beat the mix until the lotion becomes creamy and smooth in texture(this should take about 5 minutes)
    5. Transfer contents into a glass jar and use as needed

  • Vanilla-Chocolate Conditioner

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup of Shea Butter
    • 2 teaspoons of Coconut Oil
    • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
    • 3 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Gel
    • 3-5 drops of Vanilla Essential Oils

    Directions

    1. Heat a pot of water to near boiling
    2. Place Shea Butter into a glass mason jar with a lid and secure the lid
    3. Submerge the mason jar of Shea Butter into the hot water for about 15 minutes(make sure the lid is on tight ensuring no water enters the jar)
    4. The Shea Butter does NOT have to be melted, just soft enough to mix with the other ingredients
    While steps 1-4 are taking place:
    1. Place Coconut Oil into a double boiler and stir continuously until melted
    2. Once the Coconut Oil is in liquid form, mix it into the softened Shea Butter
    3. Add the Olive Oil into the above mixture by stirring it in
    4. Add the Aloe Vera and mix until all ingredients are completely combined
    5. Add the Vanilla Oils to the mixture
    (Surprisingly enough, by adding the vanilla scent to the nutty scent of the Shea Butter, the combination gives off somewhat of a chocolate aroma!)

  • Whipped Body Butter

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup of Shea Butter
    • 1/4 cup of Organic Coconut Oil
    • 1/4 cup of Sweet Almond Oil
    • 8 drops of Lavender Oil
    • 8 drops of Melrose Essential Oil

    Directions

    1. Melt the Shea Butter and Coconut Oil until they become liquid over the stove using a double boiler, stirring occasionally
    2. Remove from heat and let cool for approximately 1/2 an hour
    3. Once cooled, stir in the Sweet Almond Oil, Lavender Oil, and Melrose Essential Oil
    4. IMPORTANT: Place in freezer until the edges of the mixture start to solidify (10-20 minutes)(You do not want to over cool because you will not be able to whip into the correct consistency if the mixture becomes completely frozen)
    5. Once the mixture solidifies correctly, remove from the freezer
    6. Whip the mixture until it becomes smooth like butter (you will know when you have whipped it enough when the mixture thickens and forms peaks that are able to stand on their own)
    7. Transfer contents into a glass jar and use as needed!

Shea Butter Recipes for Skin and Hair

Shea butter is a skin superfood known for its plethora of benefits. In addition to its moisturizing properties, shea butter can reduce inflammation, protect against the sun, reduce wrinkles, soothe insect bites, prevent razor burn and more. While many companies claim to include shea butter in their bath and body products, how can you be sure that their shea butter is high quality and the rest of their ingredients are pure? Big factories that cheaply mass-produce health and beauty products can’t always ensure all-natural ingredients, but you can! And it’s easier than you think!

Using your favorite shea butter from Raw Apothecary, you can make a variety of homemade bath and body remedies using our DIY shea butter recipes. Skip the plastic bottles from the store aisles and make your own hair conditioner, two-ingredient lotion, face cream … the possibilities are endless! Try one of these shea butter recipes and feel confident about the ingredients you put on your body each day.