Shea Butter SouffleINGREDIENTS
4 oz. Unrefined Shea Butter
2 oz. Coconut Oil (Instead of coconut oil I used Babassu Oil Butter)
1 Tbs. Castor Oil
2 Tbs. Jojoba Oil
1 Tbs.Vegetable Glycerin
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil (Natural Preservative) (otional)
1 tsp. Starch (to reduce the oily feel) (optional)
Essential oil For Fragrance (optional)
You don't have to use all the oils that I have listed. Especially if your hair does not like oils. You can leave out some of the oil if you wish, or substitute them for other oils. I selected these oils for their different properties. However, it's not necessary. Just work with what you have.
Melt Shea Butter over low heat in a stainless steel vessel (or in the microwave. Do Not Let it Boil). Once liquid, remove from heat and stir in fixed oils. Cool in freezer (approx. 5-10 min) until white "crust" begins to form along sides of vessel (from fats hardening) and the butter become semi-opaque. Remove from freezer and begin beating with an electric mixer, preferably one that is outfitted with whisks. Once the mix becomes aerated and fluffy, drizzle in the glycerin while mixing on low speed.
Once all the glycerin is in, whip again. Feel the consistency and decide if you want this product to have a less greasy feel. If you do, add in the starch by sprinkling atop the butter mix, and whip again til all is incorporated. This product will NOT become hard. It should remain fluid and creamy if mixed properly. Spoon into sterile jars
For my Sistahs that still Perm, this mixture is an ASH busting miracle!!! Great for those elbows and knees too!! I hope this helps!!!