The Mixtress

Shealoe Pudding
This recipe is so easy, you'll wonder why you never tried it and it only takes a few minutes to make!

What you need:
hand mixer
1 cup shea butter
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
4 tbs coconut oil

In a microwave-safe dish, nuke your shea butter for 20-30 seconds until it's soft, but not melted. With your hand mixer on the highest setting, beat the shea butter until it's smooth and creamy. I use a whipping attachment and beat my shea butter for about 2-3 minutes. Next, add the coconut oil and whip the two together for another 2-3 minutes. You should notice it becoming creamier and gaining in volume. Now, add the aloe vera gel, a little at a time while whipping the entire time. This should take about 5 minutes. Now, you've just made Shealoe Pudding! Enjoy!

Sheacoco Whip

A friend made orange scented shampoo while I made my Sheacoco Whip. I'd just blow dried my hair and gotten a trim, and couldn't wait to try this. It turned out so amazing, my friend, who happens to be white, tried it in her hair too. The next day, she was still raving about how soft her hair was. I use this at night when I'm putting my hair up, and wake up the next morning to super soft, shiny hair that smells like honeysuckle flowers (wouldn't your significant other love that?!). I guesstimate that I use about 2 tbs in my hair each night.

What you need:

4 oz. shea butter
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
2 tbs avocado oil
2 tbs jojoba oil
2 tbs vegetable glycerin
1 tbs essential oil (This is optional but I used honeysuckle oil)
small pot or pan
glass bowl with a lid
mixer or blender

Boil some water in a shallow pot or pan. Remove it from the oven and place your tub of shea butter in it without the lid. Let it sit for a few minutes to soften it up a little. Once soft, scrape your shea butter into your glass bowl and add the coconut oil. Stir until well blended. Then add the avocado and jojoba oils. Stir well. Add the vegetable glycerin and continue to stir it all up. Finally, add your essential oil and stir well. Once everything is well blended, pour your ingredients into your mixer or blender. Whip it until it's light and fluffy. Then, place your whip back in your glass bowl and it's ready to use!

If you find your Cocoshea Whip is soupy, runny or melts, just stick it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to harden it up a little. Also, I prefer to use glass for mixing because plastic can alter your product's chemistry over time. I picked up my glass bowl with a plastic lid for $1.29 at a local grocery store chain. And, if you are using a blender or mixer, it's best not to use it for cooking purposes, especially when dealing with essential oils as they should not be ingested. You can grab one at a second-hand store really cheap.

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  1. This recipe looks great! I wanna try this, time to go shopping!

  2. This looks fantastic. I've been looking for a good sealant.

    What brand of Aloe Vera Gel do you use?

  3. Have you ever tried it on your skin ?

  4. Oooooo, I am definitely trying this. Thanks for sharing!
    Monet aka Icooka4u

  5. *gasps* I've been looking for easy shea recipes! If I wasn't lazy I'd get up and go do the first one right now since I have all the ingredients...but I'll definitely be doing it!

  6. Both are super easy and I'm in love with my shealoe. I'd straightened my hair a few weeks ago and it started getting fuzzy by week two so I put some shealoe in it, twisted it up over night, and my hair straightened right back out. I love them both, but shealoe's amazing as it also holds curls and waves for a long, long time.

  7. I have to try this. My hair will love it.