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Christmas Gifting: Yolo’s Natural Whipped Shea Butter Mix

By:  Yolo On:  December 23, 2010 1 Comment

Christmas is almost here!!!!!  This year my Christmas gifting has been downsized. I’m saving for my wedding in 2011 so resources are TIGHT! But I still want to give a special meaningful gift to my family. After thinking and stressing out about what I could gift on a low budget I finally got a great idea, my Natural Whipped Shea Butter Mix!!! I have been using shea butter on my skin and hair for years. I mix my shea butter with other natural oils to make it creamy and luxurious! My skin and hair is always so soft and moisturized so I think this will be an amazing low budget gift to those I love.

To make my Natural Whipped Shea Butter Mix you will need:

  • 100% Pure Shea Butter (I used 1x 16oz container)
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon Castor Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tea Tree Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Grape Seed Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • You can substitute any other natural oils or creams you desire

Directions:

1.  Dump the shea butter into a large plastic bowl and soften in a microwave for :45 sec.

2.  Next add the remaining ingredients to the softened shea butter.

3.  Whip the mixture with a hand mixer or stir with a plastic spoon until ingredients are completely mixed and starts to thicken.

4.  Pour into a sealed container.

This shea butter mix is amazing.  It’s very light and absorbs into my skin and hair.  I hope my family will enjoy it!!

If you have not been introduced to shea butter as an all over moisturizer here is some background on its’ benefits.

100% African Shea Butter is made from the nut of the African Shea Tree.  It contains a rich amount of fatty acid which renders it far superior to Cocoa Butter.  This fatty acid is crucial to rejuvenating and moisturizing the skin.  Shea butter provides all the essential vitamins needed to make skin and hair look and feel smoother, softer, and more importantly healthier.  Its therapeutic properties protect the skin and hair from wind, cold and sun, and helps it heal wounds faster.  Shea butter fights the effects of aging and repairs rough, damaged skin and hair.

USAGE:

  1. Treatment of dry skin, eczema, and minor burns.
  2. Protects the scalp from sores and rashes.
  3. Strengthens and moisturizes weak hair, and helps to prevent it from breaking, fading or thinning out.
  4. Pain relief from swelling and arthritis.
  5. Improves muscle relaxation and stiffness.
  6. Sunscreen, due to its rich content of vitamins E & F.
  7. Treats dark spots, skin discolorations, stretch marks, wrinkles and blemishes.
  8. Massages, diaper rash and as a hair conditioner.

-RA Cosmetics

So try out this mixture or create your own and let me know what you think.

~Yolo~

PS. If you think this will be a great gift for your loved ones I made 2x mixes to make 6x 6oz gifts.  The shea butter and grape seeds oil was purchased at a local natural store.  The remaining products were purchased at a beauty supply store.  The 6x 6 oz LOCK-UPS containers were purchased at the Container Store.

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  1. NaturaLeah

    NaturaLeah
    9:38 AM

    Awesome! I’m doing this, too! I’ll have to try this recipe next time though ;-)


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