Homemade Shea Butter Cream Recipe

Finished Shea Butter Mix

Shea butter is a great way to moisturize your hair, retain length, produce shine and most importantly, hold a style. I used it when I was transitioning to help merge the difference in textures and cut down on styling time since it makes de-tangling so much easier. If you’re looking to hold a style in the winter or summer a budget, this recipe will last you more than 6 months.

For this recipe, I only use about 1/2 a fingernail for each cubic 2″ section of hair…yes, it’s that good, and this is what allows you to save money since it lasts so long.


32 oz Raw Shea Butter

1 TBSP each of Nourishing Oils (Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil)

1 TSP each of Scented Oils (Rosemary Oil, Lavendar Oil) – add more if you like


Large Mixing Bowl

Gallon Sized ZipLock Bag

Electric Hand Mixer


Shea Butter Blended

1. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and slowly begin whipping contents with hand mixer. Make sure that the butter is at room temperature so that it’s easier to work with. The consistency should be smooth and fluffy. Smell your mixture to see if it’s fragrant enough, if not, add in some more essential oils! You can get creative here.

2. Transfer your whipped butter into a ziplock bag. Ideally we want to concentrate the mixture towards one side so that it’s easier to pipe into your containers. Fold over the top of the bag to prevent losing any butter on the top and sides…we want to be economical folks!

3. Using a pair of scissors, snip the corner of the bag with the highest concentration of butter and begin ‘schblorping’ the whipped butter in. This recipe makes a LOT of butter, so make sure you have enough containers. The ones you see below are 1 $2 from the container store and 2 old shea moisture containers.

Update: I purchased more glass Container Store jars in 2 sizes (small shown, and larger one at least 2x this size) and use these to give butters as gifts or in place of the 2 Shea Moisture jars. 
Shea in jars


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