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[ 2 Apr 2012 | One Comment ]

Hemp seed butter comes from the cannabis plant. Not to worry in its industrial state it is non-hallucinogenic and drug free. If you use it on your hair and you see that your hair is glossy and thick, you are not hallucinating; the hemp seed butter is really very good. Hemp Seed Butter is deep green in color and similar in feel to Shea Butter, and it has a mild, characteristic aroma. It absorbs quickly into the skin and does not leave a greasy feel. Out of all the butters …

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[ 2 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments ]

Are you feeling up to trying the hemp butter for yourself? Well here’s a standard recipe, you can embellish it all you want but these three ingredients should provide a fabulous conditioner for your hair.
Ingredients
1/4-cup hemp butter (or hemp oil)
1/2-cup shea butter
10 drops essential or fragrance oil
Instructions:

Melt the shea butter and the hemp butter using the double boiler method. If using hemp oil melt only the shea butter, then add the hemp oil.
Allow mixture to cool for about 20 minutes. For rapid cooling put melted butters in the freezer.
Whip the …

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[ 30 Mar 2012 | 18 Comments ]

Cocoa butter is an undisputed skin care ingredient, its benefits for skin are widely known and people use it lavishly for its superior moisturizing properties. The cocoa butter has a high Vitamin E content and it is rich in minerals and vitamins. Cocoa butter is known as the skin healing butter because of its anti-wrinkle and premature aging busting properties, pregnant women use cocoa butter for stretch marks or persons who have stretch marks in general know that this butter is the one to use. So what on earth does …

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[ 29 Mar 2012 | 11 Comments ]

This recipe was inspired partly by Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment with Nettles and Rosemary — 4 fl oz If you are not a do it yourselfer and you want the effects of Avocado Butter then this product works pretty well. However, if like me, you love to create your own thing in the kitchen, the following is the recipe for Avocado Butter Deep Conditioner.
1/3 cup Avocado Butter
1/3-cup Shea Butter
3 drops nettle essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
Directions:
1. …

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[ 29 Mar 2012 | One Comment ]

Once upon a time in the days before everything was so commercialized and appeared in a bottle ready for immediate consumption, one of the best pomades that was used to stimulate hair growth and to give hair a glorious sheen was made from mashing the avocado fruit into a pulp and applying it to hair.
Today, we have become more sophisticated and advanced but we are still cognizant of the bountiful nutrients contained in avocados such as copper and potassium and oleic acid and a host of other vitamins and minerals. …

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[ 27 Mar 2012 | 8 Comments ]

This recipe can be used on hair in lieu of moisturizer or on skin instead of commercial lotions. No water is used in this preparation so expect it to be creamy not runny, a little goes a long way.
1/3 cup Mango Butter
2/3-cup Shea Butter
8 drops essential oil (choose your favorite)
2 tsp. almond oil
2 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
Directions:
1. Put your mango butter and shea butter in a bowl that is hardy enough to be placed in boiling water.
2. Add water to saucepan that is bigger that the bowl …

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[ 27 Mar 2012 | 3 Comments ]

The juicy mango fruit is not the only healthy thing about the mango. Believe it or not the seed that we throw away after eating the mango possesses a high content of stearic acid, which is comparable to the amount in cocoa butter. The mango seed is expeller pressed; an expeller press is a screw-type machine that presses oil seeds through a caged barrel-like cavity. Raw materials enter one side of the press and waste products exit the other side. The machine uses friction and continuous pressure from the screw …

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[ 22 Mar 2012 | 11 Comments ]

This recipe can be used as an everyday hair moisturizer and skin lotion. You can vary the ingredients to your hearts content.
Shea Butter Hair and Skin Homemade Recipe
1 and 1/2 Cups of Shea Butter
½ Cup of Olive Oil (castor oil, coconut oil, almond oil works just as well)
1 tsp. Of Vitamin E Oil (preservative)
½ ounce of fragrance oil/rosemary, lavender or jasmine
Heat shea butter slowly in a medium sized saucepan until the butter is in liquid form. When it is liquid add in the olive oil and mix it around until …

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[ 21 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]

The shea tree has gotten some very good press in recent times. The fat from the fruit of the kernel from the nut is used to make a cream-colored fatty substance with a butter-like texture that is extremely good for hair and skin.
Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E and F. It also contains minerals, sterols and other nutrients. The vitamin F in shea butter consists of two essential fatty acids: linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid. These fatty acids which make up 85 to 90 percent of the total …

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[ 21 Mar 2012 | 18 Comments ]

When one thinks of butter usually the spread that you put on bread or a creamy peanut butter comes to mind and these butters really do something to a dry piece of bread or a lonely cracker. No wonder then, when hair and butter are mentioned together you might think of a creamy spread for your hair. Hair butters are really very good for the hair, both natural and relaxed. As a matter of fact, the butters I am about to mention are crazy about your skin also.
What are hair …