Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shea Butter, Anyone? For Hair Gel?

You can get it for a great price from: Empower Village

Supplier of wholesale 100% Shea Butter. For those of you using it for body cream or to make hair gel out of it! :)   It's really great stuff!

Owen and I made some hair gel today (based on the alarming info I read about in a book I will go into later, Slow Death by Rubber Ducky), containing shea, aloe, and a little olive oil.  It worked for Owen, I haven't tried it yet.  Here's the recipe:

Shea Hair Gel:

4 oz shea (100%, if possible)
2 oz aloe (I squeezed it out of our plants, actually)
2 T olive oil or coconut oil


You heat up the shea on the stove in a double boiler.  Then add the other ingredients.  It is liquid at first but cools to a really cool semi-soft texture.  And you could use it for body lotion if you wanted, too.