Sealed! DIY Whipped Butter

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It’s been almost four days since we got Bro’Ham. To say having a dog is a whole different experience doesn’t begin to describe what being a pet parent means.

I have to feed another living being. Every day. He wants affection and reassurance that he’s okay and a good dog. He follows me around. He’s left a layer of dog hair that has broken my clean freak spirit. Two tongue baths (I am still weirded out by that, but another day). And he’s brought me a real sense of peace and calm.

Bro’Ham being here means a lot of handwashing. A lot. And for some reason, terrible static electricity. I know there’s some correlation between ash and getting the shock of life, so I figure now’s a good time to make some whipped butter.

I’d made a batch before and didn’t love the consistency. The recipe added beeswax, which isn’t something I’ve used before. It felt… waxy. It took forever to liquify and was just all around not a good deal.

This time I had the bright idea to substitute coconut oil for the beeswax. The end result is exactly what I wanted: a light, whipped cream that melts and glides on my skin easily. No more welts from all the rubbing.

Whipped Butter

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces shea butter
  • 3 ounces cocoa butter
  • 4 ounces coconut oil

Measure both butters and the coconut oil into heat safe  medium-sized bowl.  Set the bowl in a pan and add enough water to come about halfway up the bowl. Heat on medium-low until melted. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Using a whisk attachment, blend at high speed until frothy, about 1 minute.

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Refrigerate 10 minutes or until just solid.

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Once solid, using beaters, mix on high speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until desired consistency. Store in airtight container.

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Whipped Shea Butter with Coconut Oil and Vitamin E

I’ve had this shea butter for years, probably since 2008. I bought it because everyone touted how great it is for skin and hair and I figured I didn’t have anything to lose, right?

Wrong. I seriously didn’t know what to expect, but I really didn’t expect hard rocks of yellowness. I got past that though and decided to try it on my hair. Major fail. It could have been that I used too much, but my hair felt greasy and heavy, two things I hate. So I tried it on my skin. Epic bomb. By 10 a.m. I looked like I’d rolled around in chalk.

I was complaining about the shea butter to someone and they suggested I try mixing it with something else. I LOVE coconut oil and use it for everything. So it only made sense to me to mix the shea butter with the coconut oil. The end result was great. My skin feels soft and smooth and I don’t look like Ashy Lola.

Check out the video (it’s my first one!) to see how it’s made.