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Body butters and hair?

Posted on: April 15, 2009

So I was thinking if body butters are good for ones body, wouldnt they be good for ones hair.  Here is a selection of some body butter recipes that I found, that I think would be great dual purpose butters. Please note, has depending on your hair you may find that these are too heavy for your hair and weigh it down.  The recipes were found using google search for body butter recipes.

Shea & Mango Body Butter
(Makes about 10 oz.)

6 oz. Refined/Unrefined Shea Butter or Mango Butter
1 ½ oz. Olive Oil
1 ½ oz. Jojoba Oil
1 oz. Babassu Oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
1-2 tsp. Coconut Fragrance oil (to your liking)

Place Shea Butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat just until melted. Add Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Emu and heat just until mixed and translucent. Add Vitamin E Oil and blend with stick blender. Let cool for about 10 minutes, and then place in freezer for approximately 5-10 minutes. Blend again for a few minutes and place again in freezer for another 5-10 minutes. When mixture begins to thicken, blend your Fragrance Oil in and pour into clean sterilized containers.

*This recipe does NOT require preservative. This recipe will make a body butter with the consistency of tub margarine. Olive oil is used because of its ability to reduce the effects of sunburn.

Luxerious body butter

1/4 cup cocoa butter
1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup mango butter
2 tablespoons evening primrose oil
1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon rosehip oil

1  Melt all the butters over a double boiler until just melted.
2  Take off the heat and stir in all of the oils.
3  Let the mixture stand for a few minutes and then use an electic mixer and whip the mixture until fluffy and cool.
4  You could also put all the ingredients in a jar and let it sit in the sun until melted.
5  Put in pretty jars and use up with in about 6 months.

  Moisturizing Body Butter


2 lbs. cocoa butter
1 lb. beeswax
1 lb. mango butter
16 oz. sweet almond oil
0.8 oz. silk amino acids
0.8 oz. Dry Flo
3.2 oz. fragrance oil
0.4 oz Vitamin E T-50

Melt cocoa butter and mango butter together in a double boiler. Melt in beeswax. Mix in fragrance oil and sweet almond oil, add to butters. Mix in liquid silk and and Vitamin E oil. Finally, sprinkle in cornstarch, mix thoroughly. Makes 20 4 oz. jars. (For a softer butter, you can use less beeswax, or add more sweet almond oil.)


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