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Red Palm Body Butter

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Red Palm Oil is great in body butters and skin and hair formulations, bringing many benefits and so easy to work with.

And no, using it doesn’t mean you are destroying rainforest and obliterating Orangutans, especially when you use Baraka Red Palm Oil, sustainably produced and sourced from small scale farmers in Ghana. Check this blog if you want more detail: Why Baraka Palm Oil is Sustainable.

This recipe uses equal amounts of Red Palm Oil and Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Kombo Butter. Feel free to experiment by using more of some and less of others.

It is a simple 4 ingredient recipe with a couple of optional ingredients, Baraka Cocoa Powder and an essential oil of your choice. Process is to measure, melt, cool, whip and package.

baraka red palm body butter recipe card

HOW TO MAKE OUR RED PALM BODY BUTTER

DIRECTIONS

  1. Weigh out the butters and oils and put in a double boiler to melt.
  2. When melted strain into a cooling dish that you can use to whip the mixture in after it solidifies.
  3. Leave it to cool (you can put it in the fridge if you want, but stir frequently or it will be too hard on the outside and still liquid in the centre.
  4. If using cocoa, moringa or other powders or essential oils add them in as you start to mix.
  5. Whip until it is a light, fluffy consistency (more whipping will give you a softer product (more air whipped in) that will need more containers to hold it all.
  6. Put it into containers. I like to put it into a plastic bag, remove the air and cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and squeeze it into containers, but some like to simply spoon it in.
  7. Put covers on containers, label and use (or give away, or sell)

 

Red Palm, Shea, Cocoa and Kombo Butter after whipping

Red Palm, Shea, Cocoa and Kombo Butter as it reaches solidification

 

INGREDIENTS & BATCH SIZES

 

PERSONAL

FAMILY

CLAN

MARKET

Kombo Butter

250 g

500 g

1 kg

2 kg

Shea Butter

250 g

500 g

1 kg

2 kg

Cocoa Butter

250 g

500 g

1 kg

2 kg

Red Palm Oil

250 g

500 g

1 kg

2 kg

Optional: Cocoa Powder

25 g

63 g

125 g

250 g

Optional: Moringa Powder

25 g

63 g

125 g

250 g

Optional: Essential Oil (Not included in kit)

13 ml

30 ml

60 ml

125 ml

Total volume

888 g

2,155 g

4,310 g

8,625 g

Approx. yield (250 ml jar)

5 jars

10 jars

19 jars

36 jars

 

CAUTIONS WHEN USING RED PALM OIL

While Red Palm Oil has many amazing properties that will make your hair and skin happy, it may make you sad if you don’t take care of the colour. It can stain sheets and clothes (fortunately it absorbs quickly and the very things that give it the colour (carotenoids) are powerful protection against UV Rays). If you have light hair you should test it in a small area and avoid leaving it on your hair for an extended period.

 

INGREDIENT INFORMATION 

To learn more about the individual ingredients and why each is included, use the links below to review blogs and other information:

If you live in Australia, Greater China/North Asia, Philippines or Mexico you can order directly from local Baraka distributors using the links below.

UNITED KINGDOM

AUSTRALIA

PHILIPPINES

GREATER CHINA
+ NORTH ASIA

MEXICO

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