I'll bet with all the stuff going on around here lately you thought I forgot all about updating you on the shea testing I have been working on this (and last) year.
There it is up there.
A whipped shea that melts in without that typical 'shea-greasy feel'.
The greasy feeling has reduced to nothingness – a mere whisper.
And after all the tests and batches and tweaking and more testing, the answer seems so simple and straightforward. (It always does when you finally find it, doesn't it?)
There's a single teensy bit of magic you need to add to achieve this light-as-air, non-greasy feel, and because I think you're the best – ever – I'm, going to share it with you.
You Got ThisYou've already seen several posts about how to work with shea (if not, there are links to all kinds of shea and body butter goodness below), so today I'm just going to give you the magic tips.
The Magic TipsAchieving non-greasiness when making a shea-rich product is all about what you pair it with.
Here's what you need to create a non-greasy touch to your whipped shea butter:
- Shea Butter (divided into nice, even-sized pieces at room temperature)
- Dry Oil (I used Fractionated Coconut Oil)
- Arrowroot or Micronised Rice Powder
The addition of the powder combined with the use of dry oils is what cuts the greasy feel.
Who Would Have Thought?It's hard to believe it can take so many batches and months of testing and tweaking to find an answer that really is the simplest thing on the planet.
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