1c Unrefined/RAW Shea Butter
1/2-1c 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. Mix till everything is liquified. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat.
2. Place bowl containing the melted shea butter & coconut oil in the refrigerator for 1 hour. It needs to set-up.
3. Add aloe, vitamin E, and any oils. Mix with hand mixer for 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 to 1/2c coconut oil. Summer I’ll use 1/1 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.