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 both are incorporated. Let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes. It will set back into solid form if you leave it very long, to speed up cooling you can put it in the freezer for ten minutes or so. While it is still somewhat liquid, add the Vitamin E oil and the fragrance oil.
Use a stick blender (or magic bullet or ordinary blender works just as well) to whip the mixture until it’s very light in texture. The consistency should resemble yogurt in smoothness. When selecting your fragrance oil choose something you will like, jasmine is a great option because of its soothing properties for hair and skin.
When you have reached the desired consistency you can spoon your finished product into a container. Use as often as needed as a daily skin and hair moisturizer. This is a very good replacement for commercial hair oils and skin lotions.
Shea butter has numerous benefits for hair and skin:
- It can make hair softer, smoother and more manageable.
- It absorbs quickly into the scalp without clogging the pores.
- It protects the hair from weather damages.
- It promotes hair growth.