If you are into a minimalist lifestyle, this shea body butter lotion recipe is for you. You will learn how to make lotion with shea butter with only 2 ingredients: organic shea butter and organic safflower oil and you can whip it in just 5 minutes.
You don’t even need to heat it up nor use a double boiler for that matter. Yes, it’s that simple!
It actually faster to make this shea butter lotion recipe at home, than to go shopping to buy it in a store.
This shea body butter lotion is great if:
- You are busy and have no time for fancy and time consuming DIY beauty recipes.
- You are in a panic because you ran out of body butter and your skin looks like a crocodile skin! (yes, I’ve been there!)
You will need a hand immersion blender like this one, a thick glass recipient, and only two ingredients:
You don’t even need a double boiler for this shea butter lotion recipe!
What are the properties of shea butter?
Shea Butter has deep moisturizing and healing capabilities known to heal and revitalize the skin. It is full of vitamin A and fatty acids are known to treat stretch marks and numerous skin conditions such as blemishes, wrinkles, dermatitis, and the like.
Shea butter is known to repair damaged skin and increase the collagen production. It naturally contains vitamin A and E and is a miracle worker for your skin. It has been shown by studies to have inflammatories properties and helps to relieve skin irritation such as sunburn or rash.
It is no wonder why Shea butter is the main ingredient of most body butter, lotion and healing salves known to cure and prevent stretch marks.
Shea Butter is thick and solid like your average butter (the raw and unrefined one is known to give the most benefit to your skin).
I use organic refined shea butter grade A as this is a personal preference.
I find the unrefined or raw shea butter has a strong smell but if you don’t mind it, it is definitely better quality and contains more vitamins and minerals since it has not been refined or processed. Raw is the way to go!
Why I use safflower oil in my shea butter lotion recipe
Safflower oil has a light texture and barely any scents at all.
It is a nice compliment to shea butter and allows to make a lotion which is smooth and with a thinner texture.
Safflower oil contains about 78% of linoleic acid and has the highest level of linoleic fatty acid amongst most of other carrier oil.
Step by step how to make shea butter lotion at home in 5 minutes
Step 1: Combine shea butter and safflower oil in a glass bowl
Step 2: Start mixing the shea butter and safflower with a hand mixer to make a shea butter lotion
Step 3: Continue mixing until smooth, should take no more than 2 minutes to turn onto a lotion
Step 4: Pour into a pretty cream or lotion container and slather the cream on your body, it will thank you!
How to make lotion with shea butter and keeping it simple at home
- Combine shea butter and safflower oil in a glass bowl
- Start mixing the shea butter and safflower with a hand immersion mixer to make a shea butter lotion
- Continue mixing until smooth, should take no more than 2 minutes to turn onto a lotion
- Pour into a pretty cream or lotion container and slather the cream on your body, it will thank you!
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