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missbanjo 06-13-2011 10:09 AM

What did you make this week?
Since I'm mixing something up in the kitchen at least once a week and I know there are others. Why not have a thread for it? Recipes are up to you. Maybe you'll inspire somebody! :mrgreen:

missbanjo 06-13-2011 10:10 AM

Trying another flax cream. Using my usual FSG and BTMS this time.

Ceri 06-13-2011 06:43 PM

That's funny you mentioned the FSG with BTMS, I was just playing around with a formula myself for something like that. I'll probably try it this weekend.

Sat I made a few batches of CP soap and today I made up a batch each of my solid shampoo and solid conditioner. Tomorrow will be soap again.

Since I sell at my local Farmer's Market on Sun, I try to make something after work at least 3 days a week after my day job.;-)

swtndspcy 06-14-2011 09:09 PM

I have been working on a quasi curl fuel recipe.
My first recipe was fantastic for curl enhancement, but was sticky. I am thinking maybe boiling the mag sulfate and agave with the water for a minute to help it really dissolve might help this.
My recipe was
1/2 c distilled water
1/4 c AVG
1/2 tsp agave
1/2 tsp silk amino acid
1 tsp mag sulfate
1 tsp veg glycerin
1-2 tbsp condish
and a crap ton of FO to cover the antiseptic smell of the AVG. (LOTD)
I may also scrap the AVG in favor of aloe juice. Which is what the curl fuel uses. I just used AVG cause that's what I had. Plus, until my husband finishes up that ginormous jar of pickles in my fridge, I have no where to store some aloe juice! LOL

curledlove 06-15-2011 03:20 PM

I mixed castor and jojoba oils last night for an oil treatment. Left it in for about an hour and BAM awesome hair! I love oils more and more every time I try them :)

BekkaPoo 06-15-2011 03:40 PM

Made a shea butter/amla oil/grapeseed oil sealant mix. I think the amla oil is giving me zits though, and not in good places -- behind my ears, for one! :silent:

I'm going to redo the mix with just grapeseed oil.

famus_darling 06-16-2011 01:23 PM

Great idea for a post!

By he way, can someone explain the benefits of BTMS to me? Is there a process for using it? I know it does not come in liquid, right?

This week I made a pre poo conditioner for my daughter.

Coconut butter
Coconut milk
Olive oil
Liquid amino
Banana, apple, and carrot baby food

I have tons left so I'll use it for about a week; for my hair and my baby girl's hair.

Shondadini 06-16-2011 04:52 PM

Well today I whipped up some whipped Shea butter lol. I took about 8oz of Shea butter, about 3/4cup of evoo, and some orange essential oil. It's really creamy!

missbanjo 06-17-2011 08:29 AM

Famus, it's a wicked good conditioning agent. I don't know specifics but a lot of curlies love it.
Some info:
Lotioncrafter BTMS - Lotioncrafter LLC
Conditioners Containing Behentrimonium Methosulfate | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care

My recipe last night didn't turn out as planned. My original FSG with BTMS didn't have enough BTMS so back to the drawing board. I decided to make it from scratch instead of doing a test sample with 1 3oz tube of FSG. I get the Flax extract done, the herbal extract done, mix them together, get the BTMS in and finally to the right temp.....
Power goes out at 7:40pm :cussing:
I'm sure it was due to the fire and they wanted to cut power to those affected and went into overkill. At 8:40p I finally went to bed, late. The power comes on at 10:12p and the electric company calls to let me know at 10:45p, uhhh thanks. :angry3:

So this morning I reheated it and blended it up. We'll see if it's shot when I get home.

IAgirl 06-17-2011 07:22 PM

I love the BTMS idea. Too heavy for me except in teeny tiny bits!

I tried adding polyquat-4 to protein-ed FSG. The first use was WOW, the second and third were less wow, so probably causing build-up.
Today I added acrylates copolymer to FSG. I think I may like this better.

Last night I used a mix of hops, horsetail, chamomile, and nettles in a PT and it is always a really nice herbal mix for adding body!

Great idea for a thread, Missbanjo. I'll be back to see what creative things you all are up to!

CurlyCoilyMe 07-04-2011 05:15 AM

Deep conditioner of banana, avocado, coconut milk and olive oil.

SusieSuze 07-04-2011 08:49 PM

I created what might be an awesome styling cream!

3 oz. Garner Fructis Fortifying Cream
1 tsp unflavored unsweetened gelatin. (I used Knox)
4 oz hot water.

Blend thoroughly. I saw a few lumps and took out my hand blender and it worked great. I let the mixture cool a bit and poured it into an appropriate 8 oz. bottle.

Used it once so far, and results are quite nice and lasting!! I'm excited to use it more and see if it stands up to the test of time.

Anyone here try using gelatin?

thecurly1 07-06-2011 07:28 PM

Made a batch of good old FSG, then made a batch of okra gel blended them together! Its kinda a slimy snotty mixture! Only tryed it once so far but the shine is unbelievable !!!

would the abbreviation be FSOG lol

missbanjo 07-07-2011 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by thecurly1 (Post 1710723)
would the abbreviation be FSOG lol

Lol, why not? I was going to make some cleansing condish and leave-in but my back had other ideas Tues. morning so I didn't get squat done.

missbanjo 07-25-2011 12:12 PM

My cleansing condish was pretty good but a little too waxy so I'm shelving that recipe for a little bit, it had soapwort extract in it for cleansing properties. It's all gone now and worked very very well. I decided to try soapwort extract and lemongrass extract in Tresemme Naturals Nourishing condish.
1 cup water
1 Tbsp dried soapwort root
1 Tbsp dried lemongrass
1/2 cup condish
1/4 cup extract blend

We'll see how I like it and I'm eyeballing the SheaM African Black Soap condish now...:laughing6:

madametj 07-27-2011 09:31 AM

What is BTMS? Didn't see it on the acronym cheat sheet. :confused5:

missbanjo 07-27-2011 08:00 PM

Behentrimonium Methosulfate

I also cooked up some okra mudd this week. Used it once so far so not sure on it yet. I started from Kathymack's recipe of
1/2 cup okra (used frozen)
1 cup water
1 teas marshmallow

I kept adding 1 cup water & boiling after straining until I made 3 cups. Then added:

1 Tbsp magnesium chloride
1 1000mg tablet vitamin E
1 1/2 tsp agave nectar
2 1 4 tsp Optiphen preservative
6 drops lavendar EO
6 drops rosemary EO
2 tsp xanthan gum

I wasn't going to add the EOs but it really did have the okra stench before I added them.

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Fmasuhr 08-20-2011 08:38 AM

i made a mix of aleo vera gel honey tea tree and a bit argan oil, left it in my hair for an hour. i was just playing round with it, and its the first time ive done somthing like that so im still figuring out wat my hair likes. i found that it was really good at untangling and when i washed it out i was left with a really clean scalp but my hair wasnt really softer or smoother or shinyer......

sweetmx85 08-20-2011 10:49 AM

I made flax seed gel for the first time, just 2 cups water 1/4 cup flax seed added a little castor oil and lavender eo. i really want to find vitamin e oil to put in next time but im not sure what to buy or where yet

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