As promised my basic recipe for Shealoe. I know there are many recipes avaliable online but this is probably the most simple with only three ingredients. Shea Butter alone is a great all natural moisturizer. Combined with aloe vera gel it is softer and easier to work with. It can serve as a creamy moisturizer and/or styling product. Feel free to improvise and add your favorite essential oils. I suggest that your use a glass mixing bowl for easier clean up. I use my Shealoe from head to toe, literally. I use it as a hair moisturizer/ styling product and an after shower body cream. Apply Shealoe to wet clean hair or skin. For hair after application style as desired.
Ok here we go.
1/2 cup of unrefined white or yellow shea butter
1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
2 tbs of coconut oil and/or olive oil depending on your preference.
Soften the shea butter by microwaving for about 30 secs or warming over a water bath. Its ok if it melts completely. Once it's soft add the aloe vera gel and coconunt oil. Mix by hand or with a hand mixer on low speed. Pour in a container with a lid and let settle. Store in a cool dry place.
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Shea Butter puchased at D & B African Village in Houston, TX
Aloe Vera Gel can be found at most stores. I purchased this one at Wal-mart. Can also be found at CVS, Walgreens, Target, etc...