I currently have two posts on Shea butter (ori in Yoruba, okwume in Igbo) so I guess the fact that I like my shea butter is not a big secret. However, because I do not find Shea butter easy to spread, I whip it up with some other oils and throw in some Essential oils.
I share my method for whipping up a batch below:
I used olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil (if it is going on my hair), glycerin and either lavender or lemongrass essential oil. My girl screwyhair has details on ingredients and measurements.
When you first use whipped shea butter, you may find it a bit greasy on application. Have no fear! It sinks right in really quickly.