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Shealoe Recipe (Shea Butter + Aloe Vera Gel )

By Tamara of Natural Hair Rules

This is Natural Hair Rules recipe for Shealoe or Whipped Shea Butter with Aloe Vera Gel. I know there are many recipes available online but this is probably the most simple with only three ingredients. Shea Butter alone is a great all natural moisturizer. Combined with aloe vera gel it is softer and easier to work with. It can serve as a creamy moisturizer and/or styling product. Feel free to improvise and add your favorite essential oils. I suggest that your use a glass mixing bowl for easier clean up. I use my Shealoe from head to toe, literally.

Ok here we go.

You’ll need:

1/2 cup of unrefined white or yellow shea butter

1/4 cup of aloe vera gel

2 tablespoons of coconut oil and/or olive oil depending on your preference.

Begin by scooping room temperature shea butter in a bowl.  Whip with a hand mixer on low speed until  fluffy in consistency.  Once it’s soft add the aloe vera gel and coconut oil.   Mix again with hand mixer on low speed. Spoon into a container with a lid. Store in a cool dry place.  You can also subsitute the coconut oil for any other oil you prefer.

Shealoe can be used as a hair moisturizer/ styling product and an after shower body cream.  Apply Shealoe to wet or dry clean hair or skin. For hair after application style as desired.

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Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • tlclark71

    That is the same thing I use except I add castor oil to the mix and put a dab of aloe vera gel on after. I’ll try mixing aloe vera gel it in and see if it makes a difference. Thanks!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Happy Mixing.

  • Tishana Trainor

    Which Aloe Vera Gel? The kind for styling (Fruit of the Earth), the kind for ingestion, or straight outta the plant?

    • Jamelia Davis

      I’ve tried both the styling and ingestion kinds. Fruit of the Earth mixes easier for me, but it seemed too “grainy.” The aloe vera for ingestion creates a creamier result as long as I use more shea butter than aloe vera. I think that you have to experiment and see what works best for you.

  • JazzFest

    I don’t have aloe vera gel, but I have aloe juice. Does anyone have suggestions on how to incorporate that in the recipe?

    • masque3000

      You can use the same amount of juice as gel. In my experience it will be creamier, but if you don’t whip it well enough, it will separate over time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/natasha.arrington.75 Natasha Arrington

    Just mixed my shealoe. Can’t wait to use it in my hair.

  • enohmay

    what is the shelf life for this shealoe butter? I made mine and after one month, it was growing black mold. What do I add to prolong the shelf life?
    Thank you.

    • masque3000

      For everything I mix at home, I usually add 1-2 drops of grapefruit seed extract to every eight ounces of product. Ive NEVER had mold. I usually keep leftovers in the refrigerator until needed, though. I’ve preserved stuff up to 4 mos like that. I’m surprised more people dont know about this stuff. It’s a natural preservative & antibiotic, antifungal, etc.

  • Erica J

    Tried this recipe & it’s great! Another comment just gave me the idea to add castor oil!

  • Alexis

    Make this all the time. Hands down staple product for my twists. Gives healthy ligh hold and luster on my 4c hair and makes my hands feel soooo smooth.