Avocado Butter Deep Conditioner

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. Put your avocado 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 with your butters, test the level of the water to make sure that you can place the bowl with your butter in it, without the boiling water spilling over or entering your butter mixture. Bring the large saucepan with water and then place the bowl with your butter in it.

3. Allow the butters to melt, avocado melts pretty quickly, turn off the fire and remove the bowl with the butter, be careful when handling the containers.

4. Add the remaining ingredients to the melted butter using a metal spoon to combine (wooden spoons will absorb your essential oil scent, got this timely info from (http://www.easy-aromatherapy-recipes.com)

5. Whip the butter continually for several minutes (just like you would frosting.) You can use an electric hand mixer, to save you time and energy from doing it manually and to get a professional finish. As you keep mixing, it will start to look like whipped cream. The more you whip it, the lighter it will be.

How To Use
1. Put mixture in jar when cool.
2. As a pre-shampoo treatment, rinse hair and apply to damp strands. Cover with a plastic cap for oils to penetrate hair for an hour or two or put hair in plastic cap and go under overhead dryer for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse out and then shampoo.
3. For a deep conditioner, shampoo hair and then apply to damp hair, going under a plastic cap and then allowing the heat to penetrate you hair strands, use the same time as above.
4. As a daily moisturizer, use sparingly on hair after a water based moisturizer to seal in the moisture.

11 Comments »

  • Web Designer said:

    Great, thanks for your share!
    @2012-04-12 17:00

  • Tracy said:

    Do you recommend this recipe or have another one for locked hair?

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Hi Tracy,
      This recipe was really an imitation of a commercial brand. I recommend this recipe for healthy hair in general. I have experimented since this update with a few combinations. I will update the recipe section soon.

  • Adanna said:

    Is it ok to use avocado oil instead of butter?

    • Brenda Barrett said:

      Yes it is. However, you would have to reduce the amount of oil. I have not experimented using just avocado oil (wish I had some right now) so I would suggest that you add a little maybe a teaspoon at a time if you don’t want it runny.

  • valarie said:

    Hi Brenda. Where can I purchase avocado butter? Thanks for all the good homemade recipes.

  • Efe said:

    Hi Brenda,

    What other option is there if the nettle oil is unavailable

  • Tiarra said:

    Hi Brenda,
    I have shoulder length hair and I also have a Perm in my hair that I get every 2 or 3 weeks but I would like waist length hair. So is there a particular recipe I can use to accomplishthis faster?

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