1c Unrefined/RAW Shea Butter
1 to 1-1/2c Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, or Coconut Oil
1/3c 100% Aloe Gel
10-15 capsules VitaminE (optional)
20-30 drops Argan Oil (optional)
15-20 drops Lavender, Citronella, and/or Tea Tree Oil (optional)
1. In double boiler, on low, melt/liquify your shea butter. Once melted, add coconut oil (any other oil can be added later). Mix till everything is liquified. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat.
2. Place bowl containing the melted shea butter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. It needs to set-up.
3. Add aloe, vitamin E, and any oils. Mix with hand mixer for appox 5-10 minutes. It will become light and fluffy. Store in your favorite/accessible container.
– I have yet to find a pump that will work so I go for a jar that is the same size, or larger, at it’s opening than at the bottom.
DISCLAIMER: I started making my own cream when I could not find a local available gluten and fragrance-free cream that worked for my dry/eczema covered skin. Winter I will use 1c shea butter to 1c almond oil. Summer I’ll use 1-1/2c almond to 1c shea ratio due to seasonal dryness. I am not medically trained in any way. Started researching ideas and went to basics. It’s been over a year now and my skin is much healthier than it’s ever been. Other than the Shea Butter (Amazon – link in ingredients), all ingredients are purchased at my local health food store.