So, I surprised myself when I discovered how fast and easy it was to make my own shea butter moisterizer. I love the natural ingredients products that are available out there from spas, but since I can’t afford them, I decided to save money. Getting started was even easier than making the cream. First, I ordered the ‘unrefined Shea Butter’ and ‘almond oil’ from Mountain Rose Herbs. They have fantastic quality and selection of just about any organic herb, butter, oil, anything that nature provides, with reasonable prices and quick shipping. I chose Almond Oil because even though I have normal skin, my forehead tends to get oily, and Almond oil absorbs real well. I even got the recipe from them. Shea is the ‘butter’ from the nuts of “Karite” tree, ground by hand as the livllihood for women in Africa. It has fantastic, nourishing qualities, as well as edible! I have to mention that, because my daughter, the esthetician jokes in a serious manner, that if you won’t put it in your mouth, why would you put it on your skin? You can find out tons of information on Shea, natural ingredients, and many, many health tips at: Care2 Make a Difference.
Next, Measure out: 2 ounces of unrefined Shea Butter and 3/4 ounce of oil. I put them in a pyrex measuring cup in a hot water bath to melt. (This took like 2 minutes). Then add a capsule of vitamin E, 4 to 5 drops of essential oil of your choice and whip it until it starts to set.
If it has a grainy texture when it cools, NO WORRIES, just re-heat it and whip it again. I have been using it on my legs after shaving, and I gotta say that it does wonders!!! Mountain Rose Herbs also has several types of containers that you could put this in to impress and share with your friends as gifts. Give this a try!!!
I have been using this during the extended heat wave, temperatures over 100 and have NOT gotten sunburnt!!! It’s true!!!
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