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Shake’s Whipped Shea Recipe!

By January 27th, 202113 Comments
I thought I’d re-post this after the interest in the recent Hair Butter video. Shake has gorgeous hair and a delicious Shea Butter mix!
From 12/2008

Shake's Whipped Shea Recipe!Many of you have requested Shake’s Whipped Shea recipe. She posted this a minute ago under the comments in her Interview, but I thought I’d post it here, so no one misses it!

Shake writes:

My whipped shea is as follows:

8oz pure yellow unrefined shea butter
can of coconut milk
olive oil
coconut oil
vegetable glycerin

-Use a hand mixer
-Put all of the shea butter in a large plastic bowl
-Add a few large spoonfuls of coconut milk and whip until smooth.
-Add more and more, bit by bit, mixing after each addition until it’s light and fluffy.
-Add a spoonful or so of each oil and mix again.
-Add a healthy squeeze of glycerin, and voila!

I am going to substitute aloe vera gel (dietray grade) for coconut milk in my next batch. Hopefully, I will like this even more! I’ll inform Nikki if this mix is superior.

Happy mixing ladies!


  • Nefertiti says:

    This is really similar to my whipped shea (that I lurve), except I use a little honey as my humectant (and to help preserve it), and add some aloe vera to bring the pH down. I'm definitely going to try adding some glycerin in, next time!

  • Dawn Michelle @ Minimalist Beauty says:

    This looks like a great recipe. I will have to try it! I am all about DIY beauty. I am also curious how long it will stay fresh even in the fridge.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you for re-posting. Love recipe. Live, Love, Peace.~Sweetsop

  • Madeaj says:

    Good recipe, I will have to try coconut milk and glycerine.

    I always use a preservative when I mix water based ingredients with oil based. The one I use is called Optiphen, its paraben and formaldahyde free. That's just the brand name I use, I know there are other brands.

    My recipe is Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sesame oil, Coconut Oil, Chamomile hydrosol, Aloe Vera Juice, Vitamin E and .5 to 1% preservative. The .5 – 1% is based on the final weight of the final product. I didn't put amounts because it varies depending on the texture I want.

    I like coconut oil and sesame oil because they are not heavy and work well in the summer time. I'll probably change it out for grapeseed, rice bran oil and/or olive oil for the winter.

    I use this on hair and skin, its nice and mild.

  • labelfreementality says:

    I just bought un-refined shea butter I bought the white one though anyway I’m going to have to try this!!

  • Anonymous says:

    i buy glycerin from a health food store or drugstore. cvs sells 2oz bottles. and i buy shea butter at african shops or festivals usually. many people order it tho. i like to see it in person first so i can tell the quality of it.

    and yes if you make big batches and don’t refrigerate it, it may become “spoiled”. it all depends on the temp of the storage spot. be sure to keep a top on. this is why i will be trying aloe instead of coconut milk next time. my mother whips hers with coconut milk with no prob…

  • Maria says:

    Can you please tell us where you buy your sheabutter and glycerine?

  • Anonymous says:

    Does the coconut milk make the product rancid after awhile?

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks nikki.

    Dont use the whole can of coconut milk! Use how ever much you feel is enough; just use your intuition.

    I just store mine in the bathroom or bedroom with other beauty care products.

    I use it as a leave in.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank u SHAKE!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Do you use this as a leave-in or as a deep conditioner…..thats alot of coconut milk does this make your hair sticky? TIA

  • Natural Hair Rules!!! says:

    Is this just enough for one application? If you have left overs how do store it?

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