How to Whip Shea Butter
By Del Sandeen, About.com Guide
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After about 20 minutes of whipping (if you have a large amount of shea butter, it will take longer), your mixture should be light, fluffy and thick, almost meringue-like. Whipping shea butter will increase the volume by two to three times, so having a container on hand to hold all of it is essential. Store your shea butter in a cool, dark place in a glass or plastic container; the refrigerator is not recommended because it may become grainy. Natural shea butter mixed with coconut oil or jojoba oil can last approximately six months to one year.