During the summer months, Aloe Vera can easily become a must have in your daily skincare routine. Aloe Vera has alkalizing properties which help to balance your skin’s PH levels. Here at Baraka Shea Butter, we naturally believe that Shea Butter needs to be added to that list! SO, with this dynamic duo, your skin will thank you this summer!
- 4 ounces Baraka Shea Butter
- 1/2 ounce Vitamin E oil
- 1.5 ounces jojoba oil
- 1 ounce vegetable glycerin
- 2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon rice powder
- 20 drops of your favorite essential oil
- Wear your protective gloves and ensure that all the ingredients are available and easy to reach.
- Measure the ingredients precisely and set them aside in sequence for easy access.
- Now set up a double boiler on the stove. Ensure that you use low-medium heat.
- Add the Shea butter to the double boiler and allow it to melt. Use a wooden stirrer to mix to ensure uniformity in melting.
- Once the Shea butter has melted, remove it from heat and cool slightly.
- Now add in your vitamin E and jojoba oil. Mix well.
- At this stage, add in your aloe vera gel, rice powder, and vegetable glycerin. Use a wooden spatula to combine.
- Once all these ingredients are combined well enough, you can add in your essential oil at this point.
- Using a hand whisk or preferably an electric beater, whip your aloe vera butter to the required texture and consistency.
- Ensure to not over whip, or otherwise, this mixture will split.
- Once the desired whipped form is achieved, pour in your whipped aloe vera butter into mason jars for storage.
- This batch of Aloe Vera butter can be used for up to six months in case of proper storage.
- To ensure product efficacy and prolonged shelf life, keep the container out of direct sunlight in a cool and dry place.
This is an anhydrous formula, therefore it doesn't need a preservative. If you would like to use a preservative, we recommend Georgard ECT, or Optiphen+. You only need a small amount, but please check with your supplier for the correct percentage of usage.
Skin Benefits of Aloe Vera Butter
Aloe Vera has many skincare benefits, especially when combined with Shea butter to give us a luxurious whipped Aloe Vera butter, for our skincare concerns. With the use of this Whipped Aloe Vera Butter, you will genuinely experience natural skincare like never before.
Aloe Vera butter has a cooling effect combined with its anti-inflammatory properties. You can use this as a quick remedy to treat sunburn or dry and irritated skin.
With the use of this whipped aloe vera butter, you can experience renewed skin elasticity and an increased cell turnover rate. Not only that, but it also helps in restoring the skin’s natural glow and firmness.
Moisturizing and Hydrating
Due to the combined powers of both Aloe Vera and Shea butter, this whipped aloe vera butter helps to bind moisture molecules to the skin to restore hydration. It also prevents moisture loss and stimulates elastin production.
Due to the presence of different vitamins and antioxidants, this whipped aloe vera butter helps fight signs of aging, especially those caused due to loss of collagen and sun damage.
This whipped aloe vera butter recipe harnesses the acne-fighting properties of both Aloe Vera and Shea butter in one. Its topical use can help prevent breakouts and treat active acne.
It helps in lightening dark spots on the skin caused by UV rays. It aids in restoring the skin’s natural glow, to give you a bright and radiant complexion. It also helps in adding a shine to the skin and giving it a more aesthetic appeal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Aloe Vera Be Whipped?
You can whip Aloe Vera quickly with a hand whisk or an electric beater to give you whipped Aloe Vera for use in different DIY recipes.
Can Aloe Vera Be Mixed with Shea Butter?
Yes. Aloe Vera can be mixed with melted Shea butter to make different skincare items at home.
Use and enjoy, or package and give to special people. It makes an incredible gift!
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