Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Simple Hair Pomade Recipe

I am always playing the role of a mad scientist, Mixing oils , herbs and other ingredients together gets me excited. I came up with a very nice light pomade for my 7 month old. I also used it on her little bum bum and it works great for preventing diaper rash too. It's real simple and all you'll need;

1 quart size pot
3tsp calendula wax*
2 drops lavender essential oil
1 drop tea tree oil
1 1/2 oz castor oil
1 tsp shea butter

Put the wax, shea butter,and castor oil in the pot on low heat until the wax has melted. When the mixture has completely melted, allow it to cool down a bit-leave it for about 30 minutes. Then add in your essential oils and mix with a hand mixer until it gets thick. You can transfer the mixture into 2oz containers. This should make you 2# 2oz jars to use.
* Calendula is a plant base wax that is used as a emulsifier in product recipes. It is great for the skin!
It's a great hair softener for babies and don't forget to rub some on your baby's bum to prevent rashes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where could I find calendula wax to buy? I see other waxes, but not the one you've recommended.

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