Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shea Butter Whip

My hiatus from blogging has reminded me how much I love blogging!! I've been in London for a few days devouring my mothers food. Banku and tilipia, kenke and jerk chicken, waakye and all those other tasty Ghanaian foods that will grow figurative hairs on your back and add an additional roll to your waist line if you overindulge. lol.
Whilst being at home I also had the opportunity to get my creative DIY juices flowing through me. I am now embarking on a DIY journey, that includes hair butters, weaves, wigs, braids,hair oils and many more. My first DIY project was my 'Shea Butter Whip'. I've been wanting to make one of these for a while and I thought there is no better time like the present. I didn't really measure out any of my ingredients; however, I did add more of the oils that were slightly cheaper, e,g. castor oil, shea butter and olive oil.

Michelle's Shea butter Whip Ingredients
Shea Butter
Olive Oil
Castor Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Rosemary oil approx 10 drops

 I added all of my ingredients to a mixing bowl and I whisked away using an electric whisk until my my whip was light and fluffy. Towards the added drops of Rosemary Oil to mask away the scent of the Shea butter. I made quite a large batch and gave some away to my family. If I was to make this again, I would use 2 essential oils so that the whip had a nicer scent.

**Side note**
When washing your mixing bowl and whisk use boiling water from the kettle. Also boil the kettle a few times and pour the hot water down the sink as oils down the sink are a big NO, NO. You don't want a blocked up drain.
Please remember that I'm taking a massive dive into the pool of 'trial and error' and as always I will share with you my results. I'm not an expert; just a lover of my kurls, koils and kinks.

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