Mixtress Chronicles: Shea Butter Souffle Recipe

So most of you know, my hair is too fine for butters. It results in greasy hair for me; it's not a good look. My hair loves (lotion or) cream consistency products though. I learned of a shea butter souffle recipe from KeetaRay's blog:
  1. 2 parts Coconut oil
  2. 1/2 part Shea butter
  3. 1/2 part Castor oil
For all the newbie mixers, there are different ways that you could mix this. You could melt the shea butter, add the other 2 oils, and then let it cool and solidify. You all know from my other shea butter mixes (used mostly on my body) that I like to whip the shea butter first, add everything else one by one and then whip it all together.

Now it wouldn't be me if I didn't want to "tweek" this recipe to my liking. I want to call mine "Koils n Kream: moisture sealer". Dope, right? You all know I gotta put my own spin on stuff. So here's how I would mix mine:
  1. 2 parts Coconut oil (ooo, or maybe coconut cream? hmm...)
  2. 1/2 part Shea butter
  3. 1/2 part Grapeseed oil
  4. A few drops of Peppermint or Tangerine essential oil and Vanilla for scent
I like that this recipe is mostly oil; light oils that my hair absorbs and respondes very well to. I want to add water to this to make it a moisturizing product so I know I will need to find a preservative (I'm learning that parabens may not be so bad/cancer causing afterall? But they are not eco-friendly so back to the drawing board). Until I get that figured out, I would just moisten my hair first before sealing with this. I hope to try it soon.

I also learned from KeetaRay's blog, a good site you can buy plastic containers to hold your mixes. I'll be stocking up on the white doublewall plastic jars.


MahoganyD04 said…
Tea tree oil is a natural preservative. I use it im my whipped shea butter and it keep it from going bad.
MG said…
Tea tree oil and honey are natural preservatives. And you'll need an emulsifier if you add water to your mix.
Great blog as always!
Efe said…
Where did you buy coconut cream? I'm having a hard time trying to find it...

Also, Do you have vanilla essential oil or do you use food grade vanilla extract? Vanilla essential oil is expensive (I'm a college student.) and I'm not sure if vanilla extract is good for my hair because of the alcohol in it...
Milan said…
Efe: I can find coconut cream at my local grocery store. I believe that you can make coconut cream with coconut milk some kind of way.

I would get the vanilla essential oil. Yea, it aint cheap (most essential oils aren't) but I luv the smell of vanilla. Lol.
Milan said…
Thanks ladies. I'm still researching a good preservative if I were to add water to it; I hear mixed reviews on rather tea tree oil is a good preservative or not.
chilid856 said…
I know that I am late. But have you tried neem oil it's an anti- fungal, anti-bacteria, anti-microbial, anti viral, preservative. grapefruit extract and rosemary extract is also a great preservative, sage also.
Thank you very much for this rare idea of mixing different natural extracts or oil to make a good puff for our souffl├ęs. For sure this will take a number of trials to perfect the blend, but it’s worth a try.