***1/2 cup shea butter1/2 cup 100% aloe jelly/juice (I used Lily of the Desert)1Tbs emulsifying wax1Tbs honey10-40 drops e.o.'s to your hearts content (i like ylang ylang and lavender.
***thick & rich body oil / hair milk:1 Tb Shea butter, melted1/2 cup coconut oil1/4 cup sweet almond oil1/4 cup olive oil
6 oz distilled water1/2 oz shea butter1/2 oz cocoa butter1/2 oz olive oil1/2 oz avocado oil1/2 oz jojoba1/2 oz emulsifying waxpinch of Vitamin C (optional)1/2 tsp Vitamin E 1400 IUEssential oils of choice 30 drops total.
Melt butters and emulsifying wax in a double boiler. When melted completely for 20 minutes at 175 degrees, add oils and Vitamin E. In a separate container add vitamin C to warm previously boiled water and dissolve. When both oils and water are about the same temperature, slowly add water to oils mixng with a stick blender.Blend 2 minutes, wait 5 minutes. Repeat 3 times. Wait until cool to add essential oils. Blend once more before placing in containers. Store in a cool place or refrigerate if necessary. Use within 1 month.
This extra rich hair treatment can be used hot or cold formulated for thick coarse hair that drinks up lot of oil
4oz jojoba oil2oz monoi de Tahiti (Jasmine)2oz camelina oil
Blend all oils in a glass bowl and pour into bottle. To use as a hot oil treatment just heat up on stove or microwave in a plastic container. To use as scalp oil part hair and apply small amount to scalp work through hair with wide tooth comb. Enjoy the results.
Moisturizes dry hair
2 oz olive oil or olive oil blend (mix with whatever oils you like best, such as virgin coconut, jojoba, macadamia nut, etc.)1-2 tbsp melted shea butter or mango butter2 oz liquid lecithin 4 oz water Favorite essential oil or fragrance oil, if desired
Combine all ingredients in a double boiler and warm until melted. Blend well and transfer to a bottle. If mixture is too thin, add a little more lecithin. If it is too thick, add a little more water. Adjust recipe depending on how much lotion you wish to make. Shake before each use.
an oil for moisturizing dry hair
1 C herb infused olive oil1 C liquid lecithin1 T of melted shea butter A few squirts of jojoba oilA few drops essential oil for scent
Melt the oils and pour into a bottle. Use only a small amount at a time. I like to infuse my olive oil with conditioning herbs like rosemary, nettle, and chamomile leaves for a special conditioning treat. You can do this by putting the dry herbs in a big jar, then put the jar outside in sun and leave it for a week. Be sure to shake it up everyday. Then strain oil through cheesecloth or a fine strainer to remove herbs. Or, you can put the herbs in a large, plastic measuring cup, pour the oil over the herbs and put the measuring cup inside a large pan filled with water. Simmer over low heat for about and hour, then strain.
A rich moisturizing hot oil treatment.
1 Cup Macadamia Nut Oil1 Cup Sunflower Seed Oil1/4 Cup Hemp seed Oil1/8 Cup Avocado Oil1/8 Cup Jojoba Oil2 TBSP Vitamin E Oil1/8 Cup Cocoa Butter1/8 Cup Avocado Butter1/8 Cup Mango Butter
Add all the ingredients to a double boiler and let them melt. Pour into a jar. When ready to use, heat gently for about 10 minutes in a bowl of boiling water until liquid and warm, but not hot. Apply liberally to hair and scalp, let soak for 15-20 minutes, then shampoo out. A second shampooing may be required. Apply treatment once a week and enjoy the luxurious results
A natural shampoo for the hair
3 oz Liquid Castile Soap1 heaping tbsp Chamomile Flowers1 heaping tbsp Nettle Leaves1 heaping tbsp Sage Leaves1 heaping tbsp Rosemary LeavesJojoba Oil (for extra conditioning--optional)Few drops each of rosemary and lavender oilsBoiling water
Mix herbs together in a bowl. Add enough water to cover herbs, cover and let steep at least 30 minutes. Pour castile soap into a bottle. Strain herbs and funnel into soap. Add a few squirts of jojoba oil and essential oils, if desired. Shake well before each use to mix the oil with the soap. Shampoo will be very runny, but also very concentrated, so use only a little bit when shampooing. **Note** Feel free to experiment with different herbs and essential oils for this recipe.
Shea butter recipe for loc care and maintenance
2 Tbsp shea butter2 Tbsp mango butter2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp lanolin1 tsp sweet almond oil1 tsp jojoba1 tsp avocado oil10 drops-ylang-ylang 1/8 tsp vanilla fragrance oil (or fragrance oil of your choice)
Melt ingredients together, pour in container and let cool. Good for hair and skin. Makes approximately 4 ounces.
Similar to No More Tangles
8 oz. distilled water 1 tsp. aloe vera gel 1-2 drops glycerin 1-2 drops essential oil 15 drops Grapefruit seed Extract
Combine in a spray bottle. Shake before each use.
Itchy? Dry? BYE BYE!
4 parts nilotica shea butter 2 parts jojoba oil.25 parts tea tree oil.25 parts peppermint oil
Soften the shea butter by mashing and whip in the jojoba oil. Continue whipping as the butter becomes a thick, smooth consistency. Add the essential oils and whip to blend. TO USE: apply cream to dry hair. You will feel a "tingle". If you have a heat cap, great, if not then wrap your head in plastic (I use a grocery bag) and then pull on a KNIT wool-type ski hat. Go about your business for 30 minutes and then wash and style your hair as usual.
a few drops of this oil is soothing massaged into dry, itchy, red or flaky scalp
5 tsp. or 15 ml Jojoba oil4 tsp. or 12 ml Neem oil1 tsp. or 3 ml Hemp seed oil2 drops each of these essential oils:PalmarosaLavenderCarrot SeedCajeputRosemaryBay LeafChamomile, either Roman or Blue
Mix carrier oils, then add essential oils. This provides optimal dilution of essential oil to carrier oil, that is, 14 drops/oz.Mix & warm by rolling bottle in hands, do not heat over flame or in microwave.
Massage a few drops daily with finger tips into flaky, red, or itchy areas on the scalp (leaves hands nice and soft afterwards, too!)
Cautions: Leave out rosemary if being used by a pregnant person
1 oz. (30 ml.) Jojoba oil
4 tsp. (20 ml.) Neem oil
1 tsp. (5 ml) Hemp seed oil
1 tsp (5 ml.) borage oil Essential oils:
2-3 drops Palmarosa oil
2-3 drops Lavender oil
2-3 drops Bergamot oil
2-3 drops Carrot seed oil
2-3 drops Cajeput oil
2-3 drops Rosemary oil
10 drops Bay leaf oil (NOTE: this is Pimenta racemosa, which is used for dandruff & hair care. This is not the same as Bay Laurel - Laurus nobilis - which can cause dermatitis.)
Blend and bottle the oils. This has proved to be very helpful to my husband's itchy, flaky scalp, and he loves the smell of the combination! The essential oils are all suggested for eczema, psoriasis, itching, dandruff, oil production regulation, or skin regeneration. The hemp seed oil is 10% of the recipe, and the essential oils together are at most 2%. Shake gently and put a few drops on fingertips to massage into freshly-shampoo'd scalp where there is scaling and flaking. Protect scalp from sunlight, as bergamot can be phototoxic
***2 teaspoons of Vegetable oil ( which is a variation of soybean oil)
1/2 teaspons of coconut oil
2-3 drops of ginger oil
stir together, and use as a massgae oil on scalp on any part of body.
***Mostly Olive Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Coconut Oil or (Medium Chain Triglycerides that come in oil form, because coconut oil has to be melted down)
***1 part Shea Butter1 part Conditioner1/2 part OilA few drops of essential oils that compliment your hair type and scent preference
This stuff is heavenly. I would say use a Cone free conditioner, I used Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner. And whatever oils work for you. I used a mixutre of jojoba and sweet almond oil.
***4oz melted unrefined shea butter2oz jojoba oil2oz coconut milkcouple drops of fragrance oil
***Hi, I'm new here too. Nice to meet you guys! I made a concoction with Jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, 5 drops of tea tree oil, 5 drops of lavender, coconut oil, and olive oil. I put it in the mane and tail spray bottle and i use it in the mornings