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May 24, 2016
The Many Uses of Shea-Butter

Everywhere you look there is someone selling this product, so let’s first off make sure we are using the right one. Pure shea-butter is solid in form and yellow; if that is not the case, then it has been chemically bleached or procesed in some way, so stay away from those.{{more}}

Because of its moisture rich qualities, shea-butter can be used on almost all areas of our body.

If you’re looking for a perfect natural hair cream for twist outs or even everyday use, then all you need are:

8 oz of raw natural shea-butter

4 oz of coconut oil

1/2 cup of Aloe Vera gel

1 tbsp of jojoba or olive oil

1 tbsp of castor oil

Melt the shea-butter into its liquid form and add all ingredients into a mixer. Mix until soft and fluffy, then place into a container for use. I use the melted shea-butter and combine it in my daughter’s leave in hair conditioner as well.

For a great body butter, simply combine:

1/ 2 cup shea-butter

1/ 4 cup coconut oil

1/ 4 cup olive or almond oil

10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil, if you need a nicer smell (as I always do)

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until everything is melted.

Let cool for a good hour or when the oil mixture starts to solidify around the edges. Place into a mixer and mix until it looks like whipped cream, forming stiff peaks.

And there you have it, just a few more ways that you can use this wonderful product.

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