I finally recorded how I make one of my all time favorite DIY products… my Whipped Cocoa, Shea and Mango Butter!
DIY Whipped Butter
Isn’t it so pretty and yummy looking! It smells and feels amazing but NO you CAN NOT eat it!
I wrote all about where I got my butters (Sheabutter Cottage) in my previous post “Butters…Butters…Butters” I only recently started to incorporate whipped butter into my routine (for both my hair and skin) and I must say I was missing out before because my hair LOVES butter and so does my skin!
Now, I do have to say that I have fine hair and therefore I have to watch how much I use and the ratio of the ingredients I use otherwise I end up with weighed down greasy limp curls (not a good look). Those with thicker or coarser hair strands can be a little more heavy handed without worrying that their curls will look lifeless and flat.
I have so much to say about butters but I will (try) to keep things simple. I wrote a tiny bit about butters in “Natural Ingredients for Hair” and “Natural Ingredients for Skin“.
Getting back to my mix 🙂
I recorded how I make my Whipped Cocoa, Shea and Mango Butter and have it on my YouTube Channel. The video demonstrates exactly how I mix everything along with the exact amounts of each ingredient. I have listed the ingredients I use below for your reference.
Recipe (this makes 9.4 oz):
- 2.5 oz Unrefined Cocoa Butter
- 4.5 oz Unrefined Shea Butter
- 1.0 oz Unrefined Mango Butter
- 5 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
- 3 tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
- 3 tablespoons Almond Oil
- 1 teaspoon Glycerin
- 3 capsules Vitamin E Oil
- 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
How I use my Whipped Butter
Personally I use a little to seal* in moisture or to help give my hair a little hold. I can not use the whipped butter as a moisturizer because as I mentioned, I end up with limp greasy curls. *When I use my whipped butter I do not use my DIY Mixed Sealing Oil because again it would just end up weighing down my hair.
A lot of people use whipped butters in different ways and I know that some use it as a “moisturizer”. Now for me, a moisturizer needs to include water at the very least and since I do not add water (you would need a preservative to keep the mix from going rancid) using it as a moisturizer would not work (for me). P.S. water, honey, Aloe Vera Juice and so on can also be added to whipped butters but all of the above would require a preservative in order to stop the mix from growing bacteria and expiring really quickly.
Process of Application:
I use my DIY Leave-In Conditioner either the Creamy Leave-In or Spray (if I am using my Flaxseed Gel I would apply that next) and then seal everything with my Whipped Butter.
How it makes my hair feel?
AMAZING! Really, my hair just loves this mix! I get super soft, shiny hair that retains moisture throughout the week. I do not need to reapply the whipped butter after the initial application but because I love it so much I sometimes add a dab during the week just because!
I have a few other recipes so if you would like to hear about those please do let me know. I would also love to know your favorite mix and how you apply it!