Nami Naturals Raw Shea Butter Review
Natural & Unrefined
100% Pure – No Additives – Ivory
I did it. I just made my very first batch of whipped shea butter. I was really intimidated at the thought of making my own homemade body moisturizer, but I knew I needed to try it. I had received a 16 oz.bag of all natural unrefined Raw Shea Butter from Nami Naturals to review for my blog. I also received an E-Book that explains all about Shea Butter and its many wonders. The e-book also has some good recipes for making your own shea butter creations.
The Karite tree also called “Shea” produces a fruit that has the nut inside. Shea butter is made from those nuts. The e-book is very interesting and goes on to explain how this nut has been invaluable for the African people for centuries. In fact they use every part of the tree from the leaves and sap to the roots and bark. For lumber, food, medicine and more, nothing is wasted from this precious tree.
I am amazed by how nutrient rich this nut is. It contains fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. When used on the skin a good quality shea butter can-
help neutralize free radical damage
fade age spots
reduce fine lines and wrinkles
stimulate collagen production
When I finished the e-book and learned how incredible l and anti-aging shea butter is, I was ready to tackle making the shea butter recipe. Here is my recipe for some super fluffy whipped body butter.
Whipped Body Butter Recipe
1/2 Cup Nami Naturals Shea Butter
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Essential Oil Of Your Choice (optional)
In a glass bowl gently melt shea butter over a double boiler *do NOT microwave* on low heat or place the glass bowl of unmelted shea butter in a bigger bowl and then fill bigger bowl with hot water. *Do NOT overheat the oils, just enough to get the shea butter to start melting*
Add olive oil and coconut oil to the melted shea butter,
Put the glass bowl of oils in the refrigerator to chill. Oil must be chilled before you can whip it. Maybe 20 mins. until the top of the oil starts to become firm again, but not too hard. Remove from fridge.
Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, start whisking the oils. Stop and scrape down the edges of the bowl and make sure everything is evenly incorporated. The cold oil sorta sticks to the bowl.
Continue to whip the oil mixture and now you can start adding your essential oils. Add as many drops as you need to create the strength of the fragrance your are trying to achieve. Continue to whip the oil mixture. Your body butter should be starting to get fluffy by now.
Continue to wipe down the sides of the bowl and whip the body butter. You want to whip the butter for at least 20 or mins. Incorporate as much air into the whipped butter as you can. Just enjoy yourself. The more you whip the fluffier it will get. I can’t believe the texture it achieves. I just love touching it. I almost wanna eat it. It looks like super rich whipped cream.
Store your new body butter in a pretty glass airtight jar. I used the cutest little Ball Canning Jar to store mine in. I love using glass canning jars to storing everything in. My daughter made a beautiful little stitched cover for my jar. What a great gift this would make.
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Now For the Giveaway…
Nami Naturals is giving one lucky Gotta Chop reader a chance to win a 16 oz. bag of their own raw shea butter to create whatever you want. You can make your own whipped shea butter with the recipe I used or you may have a favorite recipe you have wanted to try.
One e-book and 16 oz shea butter
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.