Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Do Your Own: Baby Shower Gift

Good afternoon lovies.

The other day I was invited to a friend's surprise baby shower and you know you have to walk with a little gift. Cai go wid yuh long han* Money was a little short and time was running down so I had to do something fast. I remembered watching a few pregnancy vlogs on Youtube and how the ladies spoke about stretch marks. That light bulb went off in my head and I thought my gift would be a butter for the future mommy's tummy. Plus we can't leave out for her hair as well.

What you'll need:
2 cups of shea butter or butter of choice
1/2-1 cup coconut oil
7 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp rose hip seed oil
1 tbsp of vitamin e
a few drop of vanilla essential or scent of choice

1. In a bowl add all of the following ingredients
2. With a mixer combine until your desired texture is achieved.
3. Voila

Benefits: Shea Butter protects the hair from sun damage, soothes dry skin, treatment for eczema and it absorbs quickly without clogging pores. Vitamin E rejuvenates hair and keeps skin healthy. Coconut oil serves as a very good anti-dandruff agent. It has a great moisture retaining capacity and as a result gives soft and lush skin. Olive oil is a remedy for dry skin, contributes to scalp health, dandruff prevention and also protects from sun damage. Rose hip seed oil helps stretch marks, age-spots, helps with eczema and also dry damaged hair.

This batch filled a total of three containers and two 4x7 poly bags. As such adjusting the recipe for personal preference is advised. My brother said that this mixture was a lot lighter than my previous mixtures. Observation that I've gathered while doing mixes is that lighter lights (i.e coconut oil, grapeseed oil) provides lighter and fluffie mixes as opposed to heavier oils (i.e castor oil).  Also I believed the longer whipping time contributed to this texture. Massaging this into the skin after a bathe is amazeballs.

Happy mixing
God Bless you