If you want smooth, soft, wrinkle free skin there’s no need for complicated hard-to-pronounce fancy-pants chemical ingredients made in a laboratory.
Shea butter is your skin’s best friend!
This rich buttery skin superfood comes from the seeds of the Shea Tree in Africa.
Used externally, It soaks deep into the layers of the skin to deliver powerful healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.
Chock full of vitamin A, E and essential fatty acids, shea butter has the nutrients your skin needs to rebuild collagen.
Although I love my wrinkles. I really do. They are signs of a life full of smiles, tears, sunshine and laughter. Who would want to completely wipe away all evidence of those things?
We are not meant to look like smooth skinned robots untouched by the ups and downs of life. But I guess everything in moderation…..including wrinkles. So shea it up!
I think of shea butter like a comfort food meal for your skin. Like when you come in from the rain, cold and starving and the fire is on and there’s this big pot of nourishing soup on the stove and a roast in the oven with a rhubarb and apple crumble with custard to finish. And afterwards you sit back in your chair totally sated, pleasantly full and toasty warm and stare peacefully into the flames while someone reads you a story. Yeah shea butter is just like that, except for your skin.
Shea butter is the best! Not only because it is so damn good for your skin but also because it supports women and families in the Ghana area who extract the shea butter by hand using age-old tried and true traditional methods passed down through generations without chemical additives or harmful industrial processes. Fair trade production of shea butter supports families and communities to create sustainable employment and reduce poverty. I am all for that! As I am sure you are too.
So when should you use shea butter?? Every day!
Here is a list of more specific things where you should smother yourself in shea butter and get all buttery and smooth and glowing and nourished. Watch out! Someone might mistake you for the meal and beg you for a little taste!!
Shea butter Can Help.....
- Moisturise your skin, hair and scalp
- Dry, stressed skin
- Skin cracks caused by cold weather
- Itchy skin or scalp
- Eczema or dermatitis
- Windburn or sunburn
- Nappy rash
- Cracked nipples
- On stretch marks, scars or cellulite
- Insect bites
Shea butter can be used alone or combined with other oils, butters, clays and plant extracts to make luxurious treats for your face or body.
All our lip balms are based on shea butter combined with pure essential oils– choose from Lavender and Rose Geranium Lip Balm, Peppermint Lip Balm and our latest blend - Lemon and Vanilla Lip Balm.
The Bug Repellent Lotion Bar also contains shea butter as well as proven insect repelling essential oils such as Lavender, lemon, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. This lovely bar does double duty as a soothing treatment for insect bites.
Shea butter is also a valuable addition to our handmade soaps. This makes our soaps super moisturising and nourishing to use. Many people come back and tell us how our soaps don’t dry their skin like most commercial soaps can.
Whether you use shea butter contained in our products or just on its own……soak it up and enjoy! You’ll love it! And know that you are doing a good thing for your skin and great thing to support women and families eradicate poverty.