Monday, 24 August 2009

sptrizes,lip balm with shea butter and aloe vera oil,I'm back mixing my stuff

finished product

I discovered aloe vera oil and added it to my spritz. Currently I'm using aloe vera oil, jojoba oil, lavender eo, honeysuckle eo, orange blossom water, water in a spritz. I change the ingredients depending on what I have. I like the fact that with aloe vera oil I don't have to refridgerate like aloe vera juice. I also found clove oil. I'm not quite sure how to use it. And I decided to make a lip balm with: yellow shea butter, beeswax,jojoba oil,lavender oil. Next I made a body butter using yellow shea butter, aloe vera gel, murumuru butter, cupuacu butter,sapote oil,jojoba oil, shea oil and some lavender eo. I added strawberry&cream fragrance oil too. I also added 1tbs veg glycerin. I need some pretty tins to package my stuff LOL. I'll give them as pressies to my friends on their birthdays eh.
VERDICT: the glycerin has given it a really silky smooth texture that absorbs right into your skin, Lovely. Thanks Nubianlockedprincess for that tip


Nubianlockedprincess said...

I have been making body butters since I locked 21 months ago! There is nothing that makes your skin and supple like raw shea butter.

I use shea butter, natural aloe vera, jojoba oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, gycerin, tes tree, Frankincense & myrrh.

A little goes a long way! My batch last about 6mo.

anthia-ofo said...

Oooh frankincense & myrrh. I want some LoL. I can't find f&M in the health shop, though. Maybe online. How does the glycerin affect it? I'm going to add a bit and see what happens.
Any ideas for clove oi??

Kay said...

Hey Anthia, been following your blog for a while. Just wanted to know where in the UK do you get your ingredients from. I can see myself moving into making my own body butters. I can't keep giving lush my money.

anthia-ofo said...

Kay, I get mine from Ghana. I have some shea butter/cocoa butter/african black soap and some mixes, available for purchase. The other butters I purchase from Shea butter cottage has a wide range of products). I love lush products,but they're rather pricey. I'm using the baby face cleanser at the minute but when it's finished I'll make my own cos I have the ingredients. Anyway, contact me if interested:

Krystal said...

Hi Anthia,I'm interested in making my own whipped shea butter.I have raw shea butter,jojoba oil lavander e.o.and aloe vera juice.I was curious about what ratio is best when mixing these ingredients together.Thank you...Krystal

anthia-ofo said...

Krystal, for a basic whipped shea butter, you want 200g shea butter to 30ml oil and perhaps 5ml fragrance or essential oil. Whip it when it's softened rather than melted.