Shea Butter Recipe for Acne

This shea butter cream for acne enriched with Lavender and Lemongrass essential oils could help in acne treatment. You can try with other essentials oils believed to be good for acne, but do not put any other butter or base (carrier) oil.

What do you need?

  • 2 oz. unrefined Shea butter
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 oz. or bigger empty clean jar

You don’t have to melt shea butter at all and this is method i prefer. Make sure unrefined shea butter is on a room temperature before you start. Mash it with a fork and add essential oils. Mash it again a little bit. Mix it with a hand mixer for few minutes and you are done!

Alternatively, you can do the same cream using following method. Melt unrefined shea butter on the steam using double pot.  Put it out of the steam and let it cool down a little bit. Add Lavender and Lemongrass essential oils and mix it. Put it in a clean jar and let it cool down on the room temperature.

Ingredients Good for Acne

Below listed ingredients are believed to be good for acne.

Butters: Shea butter

Essential oils: Basil, Bergamot, Birch, Cajuput, Camphor, Caraway, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Garlic, Grapefruit, Immortelle, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Niaouli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vetivert

Others: African Black Soap

Read general guidelines on how to make your own creams.

Learn more about shea butter, what it is good for and where to buy it.


Acne — 18 Comments

  1. Akoma Multipurpose Cooperative Society is leading Shea butter producer in Ghana. We have Organic and Fairtrade certifications. We also have conventional sheabutter, unadulterated in anyway. We ship worldwide.

  2. How do one recognize a premium quality shea butter in the Nigerian market and where can I get lavender oil?

  3. lol this stuffs liters the market here in nigeria for very much less than a dollar lets say @ a quarter of a quarter of a dollar u will get some hmmm thanks man shear butter is a real cool stuf but men! i hate d odur i guess over night facial mask will do so u can manage d odur with eyes shut .wana meet me? add me on whatapp 08135913915

  4. If i use the alternative oils in your suggested group how many drops are necessary? For example the Chamomile and grapefruit?

  5. I can’t wait to try this recipe. It sounds absolutely wonderful. How do you measure 2oz of unmelted shea butter? Thx 🙂

  6. Thanks for the recipe. Very informative. I will try this recipe today for I do have acne prone face. I do love shea butter but never thought of it as acne treatment until now. Thanks again.

  7. SheaMapo packaged unrefined shea butter that is pure and additives free is all you need. We ship worldwide and you contact us for your order. We now have agent in SA and Zimbabwe for your premium grade shea butter. / +2348138719973

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  8. Hello my name is Yuly a friend told me about the amazing Shea butter for acne and i was just wondering if there is a place were i can buy it.

    • hi yuly u can contact me and buying from me helps support our newly formed women,s team as well as to help us in the fund raising for setting up an orphanage

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