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Organic Yellow Shea Butter from OTI that can be used in your body butter.

We cannot state enough how important it is to keep your skin moisturized and nourished.

Leaving your skin dry and chapped has many effects including infections, itching, wrinkles etc…

However, inasmuch as you need to keep your skin moisturised, you need to use the right products on your skin.

Honestly, not all store-bought body lotions are good for you.

Some of these include parabens, a substance experts have linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues among other things. They also may contain phthalates which have been linked to reduced sperm count in men, early puberty in girls, a host of reproductive issues, as well as liver, kidney and lung damage.

With this in mind, it will be best to always choose natural products for external use.

In this article, you’ll learn how to make your own body butter at home using organic raw shea butter from Organic Trade and Investments.

Things you’ll need:

OTI Organic Borututu/ Ivory Raw/ /purified shea butter | Essential Oils (based on your choice) | Coconut Oi| Almond Oil

Start off by melting ½ cup of shea butter, ¼ cup of coconut oil and ¼ cup of sweet almond oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

Some oils combinations you can use:


12 drops ginger

6 drops cinnamon

6 drops nutmeg

6 drops clove


12 drops orange

6 drops ylang ylang

10 drops vanilla


20 drops orange

6 drops cinnamon

6 drops clove

You can decide to add a twist to these based on your preference. However, be sure to research the benefits of each before using them.

The butter whipping process

Having already melted your shea butter, mix it well with the oils and leave it in a mixing bowl to chill in the refrigerator overnight. (Although this is recommended, you can chill it for a few hours if you do not have the time, what matters is the mixture is solidified enough to whip up).

Once your mixture is solidified, whip it into a silky buttery state using a hand beater or stand mixer fitted with the whip.

When you achieve the desired texture, transfer the butter into a storage jar with a lid. Voila! You have your organic homemade body butter.

The homemade body butter may last a couple of months depending on how fast it is used. To prevent it from melting, especially if your room is usually warm, you can store it in the fridge.

(NB: You need to label the jar to keep yourself and other members of your household from mistaking it for an edible paste.)


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