What Oils Do You Mix Your Shea Butter With?

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My Shea butter mix:

Castor oil- softness and growth antiseptic
Sweet almond - frizz control
Vitamin e- good overall but thick have to dilute
Coconut oil w cherry kernel oil- mixed but good and lighter than unrefined coconut oil this is the fractionated kind
Olive oil- moisture and light
Rosemary oil- growth and helps with gray hair keeping the brown
Tea tree oil- antiseptic and deodorizing
Eucalyptus oil- soothing
Peppermint oil- growth and smells delicious
Aloe Vera gel- humectant and helps cool my strands
Argan oil- softens and strengthens hair

All of these oils excluding aloe vera gel and olive oil are in my castor oil mix too.
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Shea butter mix, oils I use:
Castor
Jojoba
Sweet almond with vitamin e
Olive oil
Tea tree
Eucalyptus
Lavender
Rosemary
Coconut

First batch was good just couldn't make it smell sweet.

Though I will add vitamin e and add more sweet almond. Decrease the coconut and castor, maybe.
Also try and add acv juice too.
Originally Posted by MsCurl83
hey i really like your ingredients but i was just wondering can i add water to my mix to keep it creamy
Shea butter mix, oils I use:
Castor
Jojoba
Sweet almond with vitamin e
Olive oil
Tea tree
Eucalyptus
Lavender
Rosemary
Coconut

First batch was good just couldn't make it smell sweet.

Though I will add vitamin e and add more sweet almond. Decrease the coconut and castor, maybe.
Also try and add acv juice too.
Originally Posted by MsCurl83
hey i really like your ingredients but i was just wondering can i add water to my mix to keep it creamy
Originally Posted by afroniqueyou

Not unless you use it within a week (refrigerated) or incorporate a preservative.

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Adding h2o to Shea butter I never heard of. You'd be better off spritz on the hair with it then sealing with the Shea. I've heard vitamin e is a good preservative.
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Adding h2o to Shea butter I never heard of. You'd be better off spritz on the hair with it then sealing with the Shea. I've heard vitamin e is a good preservative.
Originally Posted by MsCurl83
Eh? Isn't that basically making a buttercream? How is that weird at all? There are loads of products on the market with butters (shea and otherwise) and water.
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Adding h2o to Shea butter I never heard of. You'd be better off spritz on the hair with it then sealing with the Shea. I've heard vitamin e is a good preservative.
Originally Posted by MsCurl83
Eh? Isn't that basically making a buttercream? How is that weird at all? There are loads of products on the market with butters (shea and otherwise) and water.
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
Yes that is true and they work wonderfully. The issue is that if you are attempting to make a butter cream at home you will need to incorporate a preservative because otherwise the water in the water based product will serve as a breeding ground for bacteria rendering it unsafe to use. Butter creams that are sold on the market generally have to incorporate an effective preservative if they want to avoid customer complaints that the product is molding etc.

SL
~APL~BSB~BSL~MBL~
WL

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I like the unrefined Raw Shea Butter (yellow)



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