I may be a dabblist, but I also really enjoy buying maker's amazing products. I especially love going to my local herbal apothecary and seeing what the local artisans are making, the pretty labels they create, and the lovely bottles they choose.
But, inevitably, I find myself obsessing over the ingredients and trying to reverse engineer them to make it myself. Sometimes it’s a total disaster, but sometimes it’s a total success.
This hair and scalp butter was a success, thankfully.
My man’s scalp gets irritated easily. So, rather than rubbing some lighter oil in it, I was looking for a thicker butter consistency that I got with the combination of shea and cocoa butter. Adding in the healing calendula, lavender, and bergamot oils felt right too. He uses it once a week on his scalp before bed (washing it out in the morning) and I like to apply it to my ends as a conditioning treatment.
Hair & Scalp Butter
- 1 cup sunflower oil (like this)
- 2 tbsp (8 chips) cocoa butter wafers (like this)
- 4 tbsp shea butter (like here)
- 7 tsp beeswax pellets (like these)
- 1 tsp vitamin e oil (like this)
- 1 tsp calendula oil (like this)
- 15 drops lavender oil (like this)
- 10 drops bergamot oil (like this)
Combine sunflower oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and beeswax in a glass bowl and place over a shallow water bath over medium heat. Heat until everything is just melted, using a chopstick or wooden spoon to mix it around.
Once melted, take the mixture off of the hot water bath and let sit for a few minutes to reduce in temperature. Then add in your vitamin e oil and essential oils and mix around with chopstick or wooden spoon.
Pour your mixture into the container you’ll be storing it in. I’m a big fan of these tins.
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