8 ounces refined shea butter
2 ounces apricot oil
1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil (optional)
2 cups white sugar
8 2-ounce jars
Place the shea butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer and whip on high speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). You can also use an electric hand mixer and mixing bowl for this step. Reduce the mixing speed to slow, drizzle in apricot oil and essential oil (if using) and mix slowly until combined. Bring the mixer back up to high speed and whisk for another minute or two—just until the butter has a gorgeous fluffy texture. Think buttercream frosting! Gently fold in the sugar, mixing the ingredients just enough to combine them fully.
Divide the mixture into four bowls—one for each color you plan to make. Add a pinch or two of food color to each bowl and stir well to blend in the color.
And voila! That’s it. Super easy and just think of all the color and fragrance combinations you can create.