Shea Butter Recipes
The Melanin Nurse offers an off-white fatty substance obtained from the nuts of the Shea tree from West Africa, specifically Ghana. Typically, you will see companies advertising using Shea Butter in cosmetic and all natural skin products. What some of these companies fail to explain to customers is that they add additional ingredients to the Shea Butter recipe, defeating the purpose of its true intent. Our company wanted to provide the most premium and clean presentation to our customers, including all glass jars to preserve the full benefit of our 100% raw all natural butter.
Most Shea Butter products being sold on the market are in plastic packaging. We found plastic to be the least ideal type of packaging to use, so we supply our customers with premium glass jars to easily store your products. Plastic can draw out the lipids it carries to the inside of the container. The smell of plastic and the harmful materials in it can take away from the full benefit of this product. Our premium Shea Butter glass jars are by far the cleanest on the market. When using our glass you will preserve the high quality and full benefit of the product. These same rules apply to our mango butter and oils, which are all packaged in glass. Our glass is one of a kind and it can be slightly heavier than your beauty supply Shea Butter in light plastic packaging but the benefits far outweigh the added weight.
MN Advance Shea Moisturizer Boost
• 1/4 cup of Almond Oil
• 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil
• 1/4 cup of Argan Oil
• 1/4 cup Shea Butter
• 2 tbsp Vitamin E
• 20 drops 100% Pure Frankincense Essential Oil
• 20 drops 100% Pure Lemongrass Essential Oil
1. Put Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, and Shea Butter in a glass bowl, then place that bowl in a saucepan with water or in a double boiler over water.
2. Heat stove to medium and mix ingredients together.
3. Once mixed, put in refrigerator for an hour until solid.
4. With a regular mixer or hand mixer, beat the mixture until it is whipped and fluffy. Then add essential oils and vitamin E and mix.
5. Fill container and store in a cool place.
When mixing recipes, it’s always important to remember not to worry if you are not exact with our recipes. It becomes more exciting when experimenting with recipes by utilizing natural products from around your home. Shea Butter can be used as a base for a multitude of uses and recipes.
Advanced All Natural Acne Treatment
100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil-100% Pure Lemon Grass Oil-Shea Butter Acne Treatment
We made this mix specifically for our clients who are struggling with overactive acne. This is a natural made remedy that can be used as an alternative to expensive clinical creams. This mixture is packed with ingredients to hydrate acne prone skin and defeat scarring or wrinkles that result from acne or sun damage. We provided the recipe below for you to begin mixing your own products using our raw products. This Melanin Nurse combination will hydrate, revitalize, and maintain an acne free radiant look
Directions: Apply this mixture daily in the morning prior to applying to moisturize or makeup then leave it on during the night while you are sleeping.
• 4 tablespoons Shea Butter
• 1 1/2 tablespoon Argan Oil
• 4–6 drops of Tea Tree Oil
• 4–6 drops of Lemongrass Oil
• 3–5 drops of Frankincense Oil
How To Make It:
1. There are two methods for you to do this, depending on what you have available. You can simply use a double boiler. This method will allow you to fill the bottom pot with water boiled at a medium level, while the Shea Butter melts in the top pot. This method makes it easier to melt the Shea Butter at a faster pace.
2. The alternative to not having a double boiler would be to use a heat safe container filled with Shea Butter, sitting in a pan with boiling water. Use this method to melt butter at a slower pace, then add your oils to blend.
3. Once melted, place the Shea Butter in the refrigerator to cool and partly solidify. This takes about 20–25 minutes.
4. Remove from the refrigerator and place in a bowl. Add the oils slowly while whipping the Shea Butter. You can use an electric hand blender to whip it to the desired consistency. If you do not have one, just use a spatula and blend the ingredients well.
5. Place the mixture into a glass jar with a lid and store. You can store in the refrigerator or a cool dark place for added shelf life, which is approximately 3 weeks.
The Melanin Nurse Tips:
- We recommend not overheating your Shea Butter, to avoid losing its healing properties. Heating it makes it easier to blend, so keep a close eye on it at a medium level.
- While stirring the liquid Shea Butter, begin blending your oils into the mixture.
- Whipped Shea Butter will not change its chemical structure and benefits.
- If you prefer the end result to be harder vs. whipped, you do not need a hand mixer. Simply blend with a spatula.
Possible Side Effects/Caution:
- If you have an allergy to nuts, be careful before using Shea Butter
- Perform an allergy test and consult with your physician if redness, burning, or itching occurs.
- The American Shea Butter Institute states that there have not been any clinical trials proving that Shea Butter causes allergies. If you are allergic to nuts, it may be best to stay away from Shea Butter until you are sure that you will not have any negative side effects.