Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shealoe Mousse

I made this a few weeks ago and my hair and body are loving this recipe!


Shealoe Butter Mousse Recipe

I told y’all I was going to try this in my last post and I wasn’t kidding. Last night I went into the kitchen armed with my hand mixer and collection of oils and I added a little of this and a little of that and voilá I had my concoction of what I’m calling Shealoe Butter Mousse.

What I was going for was a light butter that I could use both on my skin and hair. For this reason I didn’t add more shea butter but if you want a thicker butter you can go ahead and add more shea. This recipe yields a light fluffy whipping-cream-textured “butter”. The key to this recipe is not to get any water in the mix. If water gets in you’re likely to experience fungus growing on your masterpiece…unless of course you use some type of preservative.

So here’s the recipe:

¼ cup coconut oil
2 heaping tbsp shea butter
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tsp jojoba
1 tsp vegetable glycerin
¼ tsp vitamin E
¼ tsp fragrance oil of your choice


1. In a small bowl melt together the coconut oil and shea butter in the microwave until it is just melted. Do not boil it. I nuke mine in 30 second increments until the shea butter is almost completely melted.
2. In a measuring cup, measure out the aloe vera gel.
3. On medium speed with a hand mixer, start beating the melted shea and coconut oil. While beating, slowly add the aloe vera gel. The mixture will start turning white. Beat for about 3 mins.
4. Leave the mixture to cool for about 30 mins. As it cools it will thicken.
5. After the 30 minute period beat the mixture for 5 -10 mins to incorporate more air and make it lighter.
6. Add the vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil and vitamin E. Whip until completely incorporated.
7. Add your choice of fragrance oil (I chose oatmeal milk and honey fragrance oil) and whip again until completely incorporated.
8. Spoon into a container and store in a cool dry place.