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Shea Butter Recipes

Agbanga Karite is happy to assist in gathering recipes from around the world for natural cosmetic products that are specifically developed for unrefined shea butter, virgin palm kernel oil, virgin red palm oil, virgin coconut oil, and African black soap. The goal of this page is to share ideas with others to increase our knowledge about the use of pure unrefined shea butter and virgin oils in shea butter body butters, soaps, creams, and hair care products. Please submit your recipes and we will be happy to add them to the site. Feel free to use and alter these recipes.* We only ask that you do not sell them for personal financial gain and that you contribute your own recipes to share...

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Mint Cream Hair Dressing

approximately 16 oz jar
8 oz raw shea butter
4 oz olive oil
4 oz castor oil
2 tbs ginger mint herb tea
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
30 drops peppermint essential oil

In a double boiler slowly, gently melt shea butter. While butter is melting, add herb tea to olive oil and heat in double boiler for about 20 minutes - enough time to infuse oil with the essence of the tea. Strain through cheesecloth or a coffee filter and set aside. Combine melted shea butter, infused olive, and castor oil. Stir in peppermint essential oil (and cayenne pepper, if you desire - good scalp stimulant in small quantities) and set aside, allowing to cool. After mixture solidifies, you may use a hand mixer to make it creamier. It's now ready to use! Contributed by Michelle - Virgin Gorda Bath Shop Georgia, USA

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