Shea Butter Based Moisturizer
1)½ cup (115 grams) shea butter
2)2 tablespoons oil (ie: apricot seed, avocado, jojoba, or sweet almond oil).
3)10 to 15 drops essential oil (choose 2 to 3 different kinds)
Assemble a double boiler. Fill a saucepan with 1 to 2 inches (2.54 to 5.08 centimeters of water and place a glass, heat-safe bowl on top. Make sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the surface of the water.
Melt ½ cup (115 grams) of shea butter in the double boiler over medium heat. Stir the shea butter occasionally to help it melt evenly. Unlike coconut oil, shea butter does not clog pores, making it ideal for sensitive skin or acne-prone skin.
Add 2 tablespoons (30ml) of oil and stir with a whisk until combined. You can use just one type of oil, or you can use a combination of two different kinds. Consider using any of the following oils: Apricot seed, avocado, jojoba and sweet almond oils.
Refrigerate the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. Place it into the fridge about 10 to 15 minutes. Don’t let it harden completely.
Add in 10 to 15 drops of your desired essential oils. Choose 2 to 3 different types of essential oil, and add them to the bowl. You need 10 to 15 drops total. Consider any of the following oils listed below: Carrot seed,Clary sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh and Rosemary oils
Blend the ingredients together using an electric mixer for about 1 minute. The cream is ready once it turns thick and creamy. You can do this using a mixer for this.
Transfer the mixture into a container. Avoid using plastic, as it tends to leach chemicals overtime. The essential oils in the cream may also degrade the plastic overtime.