Proverbs 31:18… She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night. Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time? Who do you want to be, if granted the time? I love these verses found in Proverbs 31:25-26 Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. The word ‘honor’ embodies integrity or uprightness and dignity. Her practice is one of holiness; her speech is brimming with wisdom and sprinkled with kindness. I want to be this woman.
In 2009, when I made the decision to allow my hair back to its natural state, I had access to almost no hair products and what little was available was absolutely ridiculously priced. YouTube became my best friend. Okay, so I guess at this point, I should admit that I am a teeny, tiny, bit vain about my hair (just a tad bit). At the time, natural hair was a relatively new idea. You-tubers were testing out homemade products and one common ingredient used was Shea butter. Here is my version of the perfect hair butter. This product is made to be used by four people and usually remains for about six weeks. These are approximate measurements; adjust accordingly. It can melt in very high temperatures. The oils are separated into two groups; carrier and essential oils. The carrier oils form the base for the essential oils; they also form the bulk of the product. All the oils suggested are not necessary, use what you have access to and have fun with it. Research the importance and benefits of the carrier and essential oils. The information will help in deciding what oils will be best for you. I have been making my own hair butter for the past eight years (same process every time) and the entire family (including my husband) loves it! This product is primarily applied to style wet hair, by ‘style’, I mean, two-strand twist.
½ lb Shea butter 2 cups coconut oil
½ cup castor oil ½ cup olive oil
½ cup jojoba oil ½ cup almond oil
10 drops tea tree oil 7 drops peppermint oil
5 drops lavender oil 5 drops rosemary oil
5 eucalyptus oil
Double boil Shea butter over a medium flame, until melted: ensure the pan is uncovered and let cool. Add the coconut oil to the cooling Shea butter. Next add the remaining the carrier oils only. Use a mixer and blend for roughly 20-25 minutes. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes. Repeat until the mixture is thoroughly blended and begins to thicken and form a creamy texture (blend/rest). Add the essential oils to the mixture and blend for 10 minutes, let rest for 5-7 minutes and repeat. The more blending, the firmer the mixture becomes.
The most difficult thing to find, when making this product, is time. Ensure you have plenty of it available. Time; don’t you wish you could control it? Have a great day, today and remember to make the best use of the time give to us.