Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kitchen Khemist Unleashed: Whipped Shea Mix

My skin has been in need of something with a little more “ump”, if that makes any sense. My unrefined shea butter is GREAT as is, but my skin was craving something a little extra.

With my kitchen khemist antennas raised, I was in the kitchen & ready to make something yummy.

My arsenal:

Unrefined shea butter

Tucuma Butter

Prime Pressed Cocoa Butter(w/its YUMMY chocolate scent)

Sweet Almond Oil

When mixing stuff for myself, I generally add until I’m satisfied, but I’m going to guesstimate what was used.

6 tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil

2.5 oz of Tucuma Butter

About 6 oz of Cocoa Butter

About 8 oz of Shea Butter

In a double boiler, I first heated my sweet almond oil, adding the tucuma and cocoa butters next since they’re a bit more solid than the shea. I heated the items until combined completely before adding the shea. I turned off the heat and continued stirring until the shea had melted into the mix, removed from heat, and then allowed the mix to cool at room temperature.

Once the mixture started to solidify, I then mixed with a stainless steel hand mixer before adding to my container and covering.

That’s it!

The result is as pictured: A melt on skin contact, yummy-smelling whipped concoction that I keep finding myself sniffing. LOL!



ChocolateOrchid said...

It looks delectable. I may have to give this a try.
Thanks for sharing.

KP said...

No problem! If you want it a bit more creamier, you can lower the Cocoa butter content. It's still creamy, but not the consistency of say....shea butter whipped.

tiff said...

thought it was cake batter at first. still looks good though. nice job