Sigh… DIY – how we love thee.
Ah… the Nutribullet – what was this life like before you?
Wait… you ARE caught up on the Nutribullet posts, right? There are like a katrillion of them so it’s best if you hop to it. Okay, just click the links below:
- NutriBullet Superfood Nutrition Extractor
- Ice Cream in The Nutribullet
- Nutribullet Milling Blade
- Flavoured coffee and tea blends
So, since giving some major props to my Magic Bullet, it conked out on me and I received a Nutribullet as a birthday gift from my fabulous broski and sissie. I guess I used the poor little guy too much (plus I’d received it “used” from a friend who no longer needed it) so this isn’t to say it isn’t a good little gadget.
Over the Christmas holidays, I watched Shameless Maya make body butter as gifts for her family on her YouTube channel. How cute! But then my intrigue was piqued when she brought HeyFranHey on some weeks later to go through all the steps to making the butter. It’s so easy peasy and budget-friendly that I had to try for myself. Plus – I always have a chunk of raw shea butter among my skin/hair products.
1lb Raw shea butter – purchased from my local beauty supply store.
1 cup Organic coconut oil melted in a pot of hot water over the stove
1/4 cup Argan oil
1/4 cup Jamaican black castor oil
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Several drops of lavender oil to add fragrance to the mixture
Blast away and it is done in seconds. That’s it.
At first, I thought that the consistency was more on the runny side, and I feared maybe I’d used too much oil in proportion to the amount of shea butter I had. Whatever state it was in, though, it was still good to use so I wasn’t too worried. I poured the mixture into some recycled skin product containers that I’d kept and cleaned and let them sit overnight.
By the next morning, the mixture had that lovely whipped texture that I was after – yay!
Results on my skin: I have been using it after I shower (leaving my skin damp) and I wish I had used this stuff during the winter. As I had said in our Winter Skincare regimens, I only use Palmer’s Cocoa butter on my skin, but this stuff is so fab. And smells SO lovely thanks to the lavender.
Results on my hair: when I used it to style my hair, my hair maintains great shine and moisture…. and even a bit of definition which was a pleasant surprise.
I even tried it on another day to ensure that first try wasn`t a fluke:
I’ve found a holy grail product and happy to say I made it. The greatest part about DIY is knowing exactly what is in your results. Now I’m going to get other oils to try other mixtures and fragrances. They really do make great gifts if you’re on a budget or just don’t know what to get for someone. What girl (or guy!) doesn`t want soft skin?
And there you have it – another use for the Nutribullet.