Shealoe - Shea Butter + Aloe Vera Gel

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.

You'll need:

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.



More Information: http://www.naturalhairrules.com/
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...

29 comments:

  1. This recipe is right up my alley, I was just looking to make some shealoe butter but needed a recipe. Thanks

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  2. As many tips I get from your site, who needs market products....lol...I've never purchased aloe vera gel...to be continued I guess

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  3. I'm going to get up on this, ASAP...thanks!!

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  4. This is really great tips how long and for how many days this process should be done.

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  5. @ millimegan- it doesn't take long to make. I apply as a body moisturizer daily and on my hair after each wash. I also use to seal my ends if I'm wearing twist.

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  6. This truly is simple. If you are mixing with a hand mixer, what type of consistency are u looking for before u stop? Oh and can u recommend any other great oil to mix in for a little added scent? I just can't handle the smell of coconut oil.
    Thanx :-)

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  7. @DanyelleLoves You just want to make sure it is mix completely so the consistency should be the same throughout for mixture. The oil is in such a small amount you wont smell the oil but you can sub for any carrier or essential oil.

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  8. Is this mixture good for locks? I'm looking for something different than the regular jams and locking gels.

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  9. I'm going to try it because it sounds EASY. I've seen other Shealoe recipes that sound much more complicated!

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  10. Just tried it and used a little on my body and it feels awesome. Can't wait to use it on my hair this week! YEAH!!!!!

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  11. Could there be any substitutes for the shea butter? It is not available everywhere.

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  12. Where can I find coconut oil?

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  13. I bought my coconut oil from Whole Foods but you can usually find it at any of your grocery stores.

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  14. I've used this mix in the past and still do fir my two strand twists, but I never measured anything. I just put more shea butter than aloe (I used the natural gell/goop from the actual plant) and mixed it up. Also, I used whipped shea butter (I whiped yellow shea butter with coconut oil, Tea Tree Oil, few drops of lemon essential oil for nice smell).
    I got %100 natural coconut oil from a West Indian/Asian fruitstand

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  15. Love the results. Used it for the first time last night and I'm sold on it. I'm cancelling that appointment with my stylist on Friday.

    Thanks

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  16. where can I get aloe vera gel?

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  17. how do you use this? after washing?

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  18. how long does it last once mixed? Can I put it in a container and use it as needed or should I make just enough for that time?

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  19. My friend and I just made it last night and I used on both hair and skin....feels WIKED!!! I love it! I will be using this from NOW ON!!!

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  20. can the aloe vera gel be replaced with aloe juice

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  21. Thanks!!!
    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life :o)

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  22. Thank you for posting this shealoe mix recipe!!! @Anonymous (7/8) I think if you use aloe vera juice you would have to refrigerate the mixture and that might alter the consistency.(Found that out yesterday -LOL) Gel has the preservatives in it already so you can keep the mixture out and creamy.

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  23. I met someone who makes hair colors. I guess its his everyday routine to mix colors and find the best one for the hair. I find it amusing. Thanks for sharing this post.

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  24. hi where did u get your coconut oil from?

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  25. I will try this I had a young lady to tell me to just wash my hair with a conditioner only because the shampoo strips the hair of it's natural oils how true is that. I have been natural for almost three years and it is still a challenge trying to find the correct products to use what should I do.

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  26. Don't use the aloe vera gel shown in the picture. It is not 100% aloe vera gel it is 100% gel with aloe vera in it. Try using the lily of the desert brand.

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  27. Can you use the aloe plant instead of the gel or juice

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    1. I used two adult leaves from my aloe plant and it worked great! Not to mention I'm sure its more beneficial than a packaged brand.

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