Do homemade products need to be refrigerated?

tgreyztgreyz Posts: 1,627Registered Users
I ordered some shea butter from ebay and if it ever arrives I want to make shealoe or perhaps whipped shea butter. I would also like to try the homemade [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] recipe and maybe flax seed gel.

Should these be refrigerated? Or are they only good for a certain amount of time?
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  • curlymaybecurlymaybe Posts: 354Registered Users
    Anything with liquid ingredients should be refrigerated. Or you could add a preservative.
    Butters and oils are okay at room temperature.
    Hair loves: aloe vera juice, cocoa butter, camellia oil

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  • elissadelissad Posts: 268Registered Users
    My whipped butter/oil concoctions are perfectly fine at room temperature. The FSG and the quasi-[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] need to be refrigerated, even with Vit E and citric acid in it to help preserve it.
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