Southern Mom Loves: Whipped Shea Butter Brown Sugar Scrub {Recipe}

Whipped Shea Butter Brown Sugar Scrub {Recipe}

Friday, August 8, 2014

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This is a recipe for a whipped scrub using Shea Butter. It goes on smoothly, exfoliates, and heavily moisturizes, so this is a good recipe for extremely dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis problems. It's whipped texture belies its balm-y nature, and helps the mixture spread more easily, while the brown sugar is a gentle exfoliator to help remove dry, dead skin. Use it in the shower for great results. It's easy to make and all you need are four ingredients and a hand mixer.

Since this is a recipe that will be used on your skin, I would choose the purer ingredients like 100% pure organic shea butter, virgin organic coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil. Otherwise they could contain fillers that will clog your pores or cause other nasty problems.

A note about fragrance: I'll include it in the recipe and tell you when it add it, but if you're using this for skin problems like Eczema or Psoriasis, I would skip it. It could make the problem much worse. You can also skip the brown sugar for a whipped moisturizing balm you can use in the shower.

Whipped Shea Butter Brown Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter (I used this one)
  • 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Virgin Coconut Oil (I used this one)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • Essential Fragrance Oil of choice

Directions:
  1. Fill a large pot with about an inch of water and set it to simmer on medium-low.
  2. Melt the coconut oil (if solidified) and mix with the olive oil. Put it in the fridge until chilled, about 15 minutes.
  3. Measure out a level 1/2 cup of shea butter and put it in a large metal or glass bowl (It will be sticky!)


  4. Set the bowl over the steaming pot just long enough to soften the shea butter. If it starts to liquefy on the bottom, remove the bowl and stir well.


  5. Using a hand mixer (or a stand mixer if you have it) on high, beat the shea butter until it whips up to the consistency of meringue or thick whipped cream, about 2 minutes.



  6. Dribble the coconut and olive oil mixture into the shea butter mixture *slowly*, while beating on high. Once the oils are incorporated, continue mixing on high for about 4 minutes. The mix will be thick, but fluffy, and will be about double the starting volume.


  7. Add in the brown sugar, making sure to avoid adding lumps, and mix on low just until incorporated.


  8. If adding in fragrance, add it in now and mix until just incorporated.



    Put into a container and enjoy!

What are your favorite dry skin remedies? I love to read your comments!



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