For Those Who Make Whipped Shea Butter....

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  1. thehappyserver

    thehappyserver Active Member

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    I just made whipped shea butter using naptural85's recipe. I know that she keeps her raw shea butter in the fridge, but what about the whipped? Do you keep it in the fridge, or leave it out? How long of a shelf life does it have? Thanks!:spinning:
     
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    bump. bump.
     
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    I don't make whipped shea butter anymore but I made some last summer.... I just put some in a small container that I kept in my bathroom and the big container in the fridge. I think it took me like 2 months to finish a small container and it did not go bad. I kept refilling the small container until I ran out.
     
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    isawstars Thank you! Can I ask why you stopped using it?
     
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    I keep most oils in the fridge unless its one that has a long shelf life like coconut oil. I do this coz I learned the hard way when I had to throw out a lot of shea butter that went bad. I'd say the shelf life is about a year or so depending on what else you have in the mix. If you have a smaller container of whipped shea that you use regularly then I wouldn't keep it in the fridge. But if you make a big batch then store the rest in the fridge.
     
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    Well I was using it for my skin not my hair. I think I just mixed it with cocoa butter, aloe vera, coconut oil... maybe that was it? Anyways, when I ran out of shea butter I kept putting off ordering some... and I started using coconut oil on my skin. I like it a lot better because of the scent. I don't really care for the "nutty" scent shea has.
     
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    Unrefined Shea butter does not spoil, you just need to keep it in a cool dry place. As long as you make sure you have 100% unrefined Shea butter you shouldn't have to worry about it spoiling. If it melts you can put it in the fridge to make it solidify again.
     
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    Of course it spoils,just like every other oil,butter. It goes rancid .
     
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    I make about 3/4 cup sized batches at a time, which lasts me about 2-3 months. I add tea tree EO as a preserveative. I keep it in the bathroom, I haven't had any issues with rancidity.
     
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    I concur.

    On the record... I found a container of whipped shea butter (from last summer). It was disgusting and all sorts of colors.
     
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    I don't have any issues with mine. I make it and put it in the bathroom for a month or 2 and its fine. Of course I don't keep it lying around for years at a time. I put different oils and essential oils that help preserve it and make sure I use what I make.
     
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    I just finished off a jar i whipped up and have been working on since January. My mix is simple, unrefined shea, coconut oil, and vitamin E (natural preservative). I add a creamy coconut essence to it to make it smell yummy :lick: So far I havent had any rancidity issues. After I blend, I put it in the freezer for a few minutes to aid in the "whipped" texture. Then i store it at room temp in the bathroom. This is wonderful for my NG when i get deep in a stretch :yep:
     
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    crazytrish75 Where did you buy the coconut essence? My batches don't smell bad, but I would love for them to smell great!
     
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    I bought it off of amazon.com. It smells wonderful and covers that shea butter smell.
    The seller is Eternal Essence Oils, I tried to copy and paste a link and it wouldnt work from some reason. Just go to amazon and type in "coconut cream fragrance oil". I bought several oils from there and they all smell delicious
     
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    What's the recipe?
     
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    -Unrefined Shea Butter at Room Temperature
    -About 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
    -About 1 tsp Olive Oil
    -About 1 tsp Castor Oil
    -About 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
    -About 1/2 tsp Vitamin E

    I used all of these ingredients but in smaller amounts because the batch she made was much larger than mine.
     
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    Are you using it as a moisturizer or a sealant? TIA
     
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    From other posts, I guess it does spoil! I make about 5oz-6oz jar's worth and both me and DD go through that in like 2 months...or less... :look: we use it from head to toe tho... Sounds like the shelf life is at least a year tho. can't imagine having any unused that long!
     
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    I've kept Shea butter for 2+ yrs without it spoiling is whipped different?
     
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    I am using it as a sealant for my twists.
     
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    I never knew shea butter goes bad, but I also use it quickly.

    I made shealoe using a recipe that uses honey and vitamin E as preservatives
     

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