What Oils Do You Mix Your Shea Butter With?

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Right now as a sealant I'm using Califia Moisturizing Cream from KomazaCare, which has Aloe Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Mango Butter. It works wonders and I love it, but I'm trying to find a cheaper alternative. I'm thinking of using raw unrefined shea butter and adding some oils to it for scent and to soften it. Which oils and how much do you add to your shea butter? And also where do you order your oils from? Thanks in advanced!
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I don't add any oils to my shea butter. I used to in the past but my mixes came out too greasy. I just whip in some LOTD aloe vera gel and honey. The mix smells great and works well as a sealant.

You could make a knock off of the Komaza Care Califia Moisturizing Cream by whipping some shea butter, mango butter, aloe vera gel and coconut oil together. You wouldn't need to buy aloe butter--It's just a mix of coconut oil and aloe vera.
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Sweet almond oil
Castor Oil
Aloe Vera Gel
Jojoba (just a little)
Coconut Oil

and then I just mix it/ whip it...
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Depends on the other butters I use with shea butter. Like I mix murumuru, shea and JBCO. If use a little corn starch in your mix it cuts out the greasiness.
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I have ordered jojoba oil and coconut oil from drugstore.com. They also have avocado oil, but I don't think it is organic.

I have never tried shea butter. Could someone compare it to olive oil, jojoba, or coconut? I've tried those three, and the heaviest was olive, followed by coconut and then jojoba, which was extremely light.
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Thanks for the responses everyone!

Saila, shea butter is a pretty thick sealant ... people actually usually use some of the oils that you mentioned to soften it and make it easier to apply to the hair because it's just that thick ... so if you find olive oil too thick/heavy then I prob wouldn't use shea butter it would definitely weigh your tresses down too much

I like most of the oils that people mentioned. Now, I have never used raw unrefined shea butter, and I have heard about the smell ... I don't know if I will like it or not, but what can I use to perhaps cover up the smell? And how much of the fragrance oil or essential oil do you use?
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I have a mixture of oils all in one, that i use with my unrefined shea butter: Sunflower oil, JoJOBA oil, castor oil and grapseed oil
I have raw, unrefined shea butter. So far, for me my best mix is to mix it with coco butter and coconut oil. The combination of all three in my hair has had such a great result for me. The ways in which I've been using it have literally transformed my hair. I'm happy.
Thanks for the responses everyone!

Saila, shea butter is a pretty thick sealant ... people actually usually use some of the oils that you mentioned to soften it and make it easier to apply to the hair because it's just that thick ... so if you find olive oil too thick/heavy then I prob wouldn't use shea butter it would definitely weigh your tresses down too much

I like most of the oils that people mentioned. Now, I have never used raw unrefined shea butter, and I have heard about the smell ... I don't know if I will like it or not, but what can I use to perhaps cover up the smell? And how much of the fragrance oil or essential oil do you use?
Originally Posted by Mz.Preciosa
Shea butter doesn't have a heavy smell, definitely not as heavy as cocoa butter. It smells nice and its not overpowering in the least.

You can cover the smell easily with an essential oil like lavender or even a fragrance oil.

I ordered mine from CoastalScents.com they have all of the oils as well and if you spend $50 you receive free shipping.
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The shea mix for my hair usually includes coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba, and sometimes almond oil.


I also love to make one for my skin with shea, cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, mowrah, grapeseed, almond and jojoba, vitamin-e. and essential oils for fragrance.


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I don't add any oils to my shea butter. I used to in the past but my mixes came out too greasy. I just whip in some LOTD aloe vera gel and honey. The mix smells great and works well as a sealant.

You could make a knock off of the Komaza Care Califia Moisturizing Cream by whipping some shea butter, mango butter, aloe vera gel and coconut oil together. You wouldn't need to buy aloe butter--It's just a mix of coconut oil and aloe vera.
Originally Posted by Fronomenal
Hmm...your shea butter mix without the oils sounds like something my moisture-deprived hair would like.

So, where do you buy your mango butter?
(I read that whipped mango butter makes for a good dry skin cream, so I'd like to experiment with it.)

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I don't add any oils to my shea butter. I used to in the past but my mixes came out too greasy. I just whip in some LOTD aloe vera gel and honey. The mix smells great and works well as a sealant.

You could make a knock off of the Komaza Care Califia Moisturizing Cream by whipping some shea butter, mango butter, aloe vera gel and coconut oil together. You wouldn't need to buy aloe butter--It's just a mix of coconut oil and aloe vera.
Originally Posted by Fronomenal
Hmm...your shea butter mix without the oils sounds like something my moisture-deprived hair would like.

So, where do you buy your mango butter?
(I read that whipped mango butter makes for a good dry skin cream, so I'd like to experiment with it.)
Originally Posted by KurleeEdna
You should try it! I use 1 part shea butter, 3/4 part aloe vera gel and a smidgen of honey.

I haven't tried mango butter yet but if I do I'd buy it from butters-n-bars.com I get my shea butter there and I like it a lot.
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I like the unrefined Raw Shea Butter (yellow), not the white. The white has a funky smell to it. I love do love Raw shea butter for it's great hold. Jojoba oil is too light, olive oil wayyy too light. Shea Butter, coconut oil have been what my hair loves. I ordered some grape seed oil, sweet almond oil and more coconut oil. I want to make a Shea butter mix, but I want to know why it is that people are making the mix is there something beneficial about it mixed?
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Coconut Oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil (I hate the smell of shea butter) and a tiny bit of castor oil.


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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.
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I melt the shea butter just enough so it softens then I add a bit of jojoba oil or olive oil (whatever I have at home) and a drop or two of vanilla for scent only. Then I whip it with a fork and the put in the fridge right away. Once cooled and solid again, I leave at room temperature for a nice scented whipped shea.

Last edited by africana; 10-25-2012 at 04:31 PM.
I use coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and castor oil.
make sure to only use 1 tsp of oil or it gets to greasy.
I get my oils from the local health food store or new directions aromatics if I am ordering my shea butter.
I always used refined shea butter, because I can not stand the smell of unrefined.
To scent my mix, I use 1-2 tsp of burnt sugar pomade.
My whipped Shealoe mix includes:

Ivory white raw Shea butter
Coco mango scented Shea butter
Tucuma butter
Aloe Vera gel
Raw honey
Vegetable glycerin
Cornstarch
Coconut oil
EVOO/Sunflower oil blend
Grapeseed or Safflower oil (one or the other)
Castor oil






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