Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oils, Aloe Vera, and Whipped Hair Butter

It's that time of year again to mix another whipped hair butter!  (My batch ran out this weekend.)  

Ingredients (all are moisturizing):
• unrefined shea butter (softening)
• coconut oil (protection [1] [2])
• olive oil
• safflower OR grapeseed oil (high in fatty acids)
• aloe vera gel
• essential oil (for fragrance, optional)

Instructions:
Read my earlier post on the body butter mixture; the instructions are very similar.  For every cup of shea butter, use 1/4 a cup of olive oil, 1/8 a cup of coconut oil, 1/8 a cup of safflower/grapeseed oil, and a few tablespoons of aloe vera gel.  Of course you can tweak this mixture for a creamier or firmer consistency.  Feel free add drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance!

FOR THE MIXOLOGISTS:
More whipped butter recipes can be found here.

2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of add aloe gel but how long will it last? Does the aloe gel shorten the shelf life or do you refrigerate?

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    1. Yes, the aloe vera gel can shorten the shelf life but not by much. I think I've been able to go up to three months on one mixture and without refrigerating it. :o)

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