Although there is already a recipe for a shea butter sealant here, it was definitely due a face lift. Being the kitchen alchemist that I am, I wanted to find a lighter less greasy way to both lighten the shea butter* and make it easier to apply while keeping the ingredients as natural as possible.
When you first receive pure shea butter*, you will find that it is a yellowish, firm, waxy product with little to no smell of it’s own. You can melt a little by rubbing it between your fingers before using it to seal in moisture to your hair and a lot naturals use it this way. Whipping it however helps to both make it easier to apply and allows you to mix in other lovely ingredients.
Aloe vera juice and honey both have purported benefits to hair so they feel right added to this recipe somehow. Instead of using the juice, I have incorporated aloe vera gel* to the recipe to allow the mixture to better emulsify. Without further ado, here’s how to make the make it:
Shea Aloe Moisturizing Sealant
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons pure shea butter
- 2 tablespons aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon set or runny honey
- 10 drops essential oil of choice (I used lavender)
Note: Do not omit the honey*, it will help preserve the final product
Originally posted 2012-10-17 21:32:38.