DIY: Whipped Almond Shealoe Butter

The mixture of raw shea butter and aloe vera really seals and moisturizes my hair quite well.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. Unrefined Shea Butter
  • 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tbsp Glycerin
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Few drops of Vanilla Essential Oil of your choice-

Instructions:

Melt Shea Butter in double boiler in low, so you don’t “boil” the butter. Pour shea butter into a container and place in freezer for about 10 minutes or until the Shea butter is firm, not solid. Take it out, and whip. Place back into freezer. Continue doing this as much as you want, until shea butter resembles buttercreme frosting. Wait until the last whipping session, to add in the remaining ingredients. Pour in all ingredients and whip together. Store in a plastic container.

THIS BUTTER CAN BE USED AS A STYLER, MOISTURIZER, OR CURLING CREAM

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6 responses to “DIY: Whipped Almond Shealoe Butter

  1. This sounds really good and I bet smells heavenly BUT what does the almond extract do for the hair? I have looked up almond extract for a post of my own and I didn’t find anything helpful or harmful.

    • Hello,

      Thanks for the inquiry. Almond extract used as one of the basic ingredients for hair care and skin care products. Almond extract is a popular cosmetic ingredient because it has the ability to seal in moisture and strengthen hair and skin conditions. I received a another comment of Almond Extract containing Ethyl Alcohol, this may sound a little ,quote on quote, “bad”, but Ethyl Alcohol is actually made from a process from starch or sugar-based feedstocks of the most common grain known to humans….. Corn! Basically, it is just fermented sugar from the corn. it is sort of like the process of Sauerkraut, which if you didn’t know is nothing but fermented Cabbage.
      Hope this help you out alot.
      PS: And if you are worried about purchasing regular Almond Extract, you can buy the 100% Pure almond Extract, if that make you feel any better. The link is here http://www.myspicesage.com/pure-almond-extract-p-418?cagpspn=pla&gclid=CM-Wz4bF1boCFS8S7AodCyUAaA

  2. Almond extract is made with ethyl alcohol…wouldn’t this be drying to the hair? I’m just curious…although I did read find online after some research that it is a good sealant…just seems kind of contradictory. Please explain the rationale. Thanks.

    • Thanks for the inquiry. Almond extract used as one of the basic ingredients for hair care and skin care products. Almond extract is a popular cosmetic ingredient because it has the ability to seal in moisture and strengthen hair and skin conditions. I did see your comment of Almond Extract containing Ethyl Alcohol, this may sound a little ,quote on quote, “bad”, but Ethyl Alcohol is actually made from a process from starch or sugar-based feedstocks of the most common grain known to humans….. Corn! Basically, it is just fermented sugar from the corn. it is sort of like the process of Sauerkraut, which if you didn’t know is nothing but fermented Cabbage.
      Another thing that you may want to remember, is that the DIY: Butter that I posted has other moisturizing ingredients such as She butter, Aloe Vera Gel, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, and Honey. So the 1 tsp of Almond Extract will not amount to cause your hair to dry out, I promise. The other host of ingredients in the butter will actually take away any “dryness” that you “may have” received from this Extract.
      Hope this help you out a lot.
      PS: And if you are worried about purchasing regular Almond Extract from the store, you can buy some 100% Pure almond Extract, which contains Water, Almond Oil, and Alcohol. And If that make you feel any better. The link is here http://www.myspicesage.com/pure-almond-extract-p-418?cagpspn=pla&gclid=CM-Wz4bF1boCFS8S7AodCyUAaA

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