Home Ec. Week4

So this past week in my home ec experiments didn’t go so well.
Laundry detergent went well. Made two buckets.

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But the whipped Shea butter and coconut oil that I have been doing for a very long time did not come out. Chalking it up to the heat. It is blended but way oily and not the fluffy consistency that I have grown to like. Oh well. Will try again during a diff season.

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4 thoughts on “Home Ec. Week4

  1. Sometimes i find whipping the shea (unheated) on its own first to as fluffy as you can get it, then adding the selected carrier oils gradually to your preferred texture helps, when weather changes are a factor. sometimes getting it too runny, then setting it up in the fridge helps as well. also bear in mind that our hair and skin respond differently to oils and butters depending on the climate. I find coconut oil works well for me in California, but not Arizona. It could be that you need to switch to a drier and or lighter oil (like watermelon seed for example) . Babassu has a coconut like feel but absorbs well in a wider range of climates (in my experience, anyway)
    http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com has a nice cold pressed organic babassu that you won’t have to mortgage your house to buy πŸ˜‰
    Just a thought.

    • I don’t see that oil on that site. I was finding that pure coconut oil was working just fine fir body but thought I would mix it up for the hair.
      Oh and I didn’t heat. I thought if putting frig but was thinking it would probably revert anyway in the heat. No biggie. Glad I tried and now off mental to do list for now.

  2. Well if pure coconut oil is still working great for you out there – then that is not the issue πŸ™‚ I’m glad it is still great for you in your new home. oh well. I understand about checking off lists. the disadvantage of this site is that they frequently run out of stuff. Another oh well. Yes I feel you on clearing the mental to do’s.

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