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Old 09-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
 
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here's a recipe to make your own butter!

these arent exact measurements... and you can add which ever oils you'd like.

unrefined shea butter
100% pure cocoa butter <-- or coconut oil,
tea tree oil <-- from walmart
carrot oil <-- from walmart
EVOO
a little bit of vit. e
(using the 100% cocoa butter makes it smell really like cocoa butter... a lot. i tried using a fragrance oil, but it didnt completely mask the smell. so if you dont want the cocoa butter smell mabey use less cocoa butter then you can use which ever EO you'd like)

using double boiler method melt down shea butter and cocoa butter. add the oils. sit it in the frig to cool.
(i like to take a bowl of icy water and set the boil of oils in it.)
take it out, sit it in a bowl of icy water. get a wisk (or a electric mixer) and start mixing it up
(i prefer a wisk because you can really get the bottom where the first hardend butter will be)
before it gets really thick, add some cornstarch, as much as you'd like, but not too much haha mix it up. the color will change, keep mixing and mixing and mixing till it gets hard. i set it in some warm water to soften it, and then mix it again. then i set it in the freezer for a bit, take it out and mix it again. its done mixing when it forms little peaks on the side, like a mirange.
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
 
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Cool!

I've made something similar, but I put in too much oil and it took forever to reach that "ready to wisk" stage.

What is the cornstarch for? Does it help thicken, or does it help make the butter less greasy?

I'm impressed that you use a whisk. I get tired just holding on to the electric beater! You must have some fantastic muscles!
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:25 PM   #3
 
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it helps to make less greasy, though mine are still pretty much. lol im afraid to put too much in, i dont want to waste my oils or shea butter. i should try it one day, to see how much i can put in... it also helps make it light in color i think
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When making your own DT treatments and so forth, especially with the butters and oil how the heck do you get them out thoroughly without shampooing?

I made a DT with 1/2 wheat germ oil and 1/2 shea butter, I HAD to shampoo to get that stuff off, especially the oil part.
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:17 PM   #5
 
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When making your own DT treatments and so forth, especially with the butters and oil how the heck do you get them out thoroughly without shampooing?

I made a DT with 1/2 wheat germ oil and 1/2 shea butter, I HAD to shampoo to get that stuff off, especially the oil part.
hmmm i dont know. i put the shea butter mixed with lots of other oils and hair moisturizers and microwaved it and did a kind of hot oil treatment. then i left in my hair for 15+ hours (i worked a 15 hour shift and didnt wash it out when i came home) my hair was really oily but i just kinda dealt with it. when i did did wash my hair i condish washed under hot water. and yea, no problems! mabey its your hair type? i need loads of moisture
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:54 PM   #6
 
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I need moisture too, but olive oil and such leaves my hair way too oily if I don't properly wash it out, I may have to do like an ACV rinse or a baking soda rinse.
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