Melting Shea Butter with a hot
thermometer to read temperatures between 60-170 degrees Fahrenheit
mixing bowl with a cover or a large zip lock bag
- A hot
water bath (a large saucepan can work well for this)
large pan with water to create your hot water bath. Heat the bath of water on a
stove to between 140-160 Fahrenheit.
mixing bowl (or large zip lock bag) containing shea butter in the hot water bath
and cover with a lid. Be careful not to spill water into the butter. You will
notice after a few minutes that your butter begins to melt.
to monitor the temperature of the bath water until the shea butter is completely
butter is completely melted, remove the butter from the hot water bath and put it in a cool place. If you wish to add some essential oil or fragrance, this is
the stage to do so (be sure not to add to much fragrance. You can always add
more oil later). Once the butter begins to solidify, use the wooden spoon to
whip the butter. Do a second whipping 15 minutes after the first whipping to
your desired smoothness.
butter into your desired packaging material and allow to solidify. Your 100%
natural shea butter is now ready for use.