Still going strong with the hair gel/body lotion/lip balm . . .
So I don't know why, but shea butter hair gel always turns out to be an early morning creation for me. The kids were all (all--yes, Abigail is finally sleeping through the night!!!) still asleep, I woke up early, we were out of lotion/hair gel, and I decided that today was the day. I can't find the original site with the recipe I used the first time, but apparently this isn't exactly a secret formula, because I found the same basic combo again easily on another site (and I don't follow their recipes anyway, I'm not a measuring kind of gal).
You basically need shea butter, which I bought in an excessively large quantity from a somewhat dubious website that came through for me, aloe, and a drizzle of olive oil.
I squeezed the juice out of three or four big aloe "leaves" from the plant in my kitchen.