S H E A B U T T E R C R E A M
Butter up for silky soft skin from head to toe
This rich, natural lotion is loaded with organic shea butter for long-lasting moisture and super soft skin. It is wonderfully thick, with a soft creamy consistency that spreads easily and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin silky soft and deeply moisturized without ever feeling greasy. I use it on my hands, feet, arms, legs, and even on my face for soft healthy skin from head to toe.
To craft this wonderful product, I work with a small company here in the USA that is passionate about shea butter. They stir together this rich lotion for me in small batches using their luscious organic shea butter that they get straight from the source - individuals and small independant shea butter co-ops in Africa. I then add the very same 100% natural aromatic essential oils that I use in my soaps to this freshly-made base to create the beautiful fresh herbal scents that make these creams so special.
These nourishing shea butter creams are 99% natural, with a safe and effective preservative that is completey paraben-free. They are made without any petroleum-based products, parabens, dyes or synthetic fragrances. They are beautifully scented with pure essential oils that perfectly coordinate with my natural handmade soaps.
Ingredients: spring water, shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), emulsifying wax (vegetable based), natural essential oils, citric acid (vitamin C), paraben-free preservative (phenooxyethanol, glycol ethers).
W H A T I S S H E A B U T T E R
The story behind the butter
Shea Butter (butyrospermum parkii) is a natural oil that has been used for centuries to maintain soft, beautiful, healthy skin. Shea butter comes from the fruit of Karite trees (also called Shea trees), which grow wild across the savannah belt of West Africa. These indigenous trees require very little cultivation, yet a single Karite tree will produce abundant fruit for up to 200 years, making it a valuable sustainable natural resource for the rural African villages.
Shea Butter is made by hand, through a process of drying, roasting, and crushing the nuts that are found inside the Karite fruit. Typically it is the women of a village who gather the ripe fruit after it falls from the trees, boil it, and spread the shea nuts out in the sun to dry. The nuts are then roasted and crushed to extract the natural healing oil.
The Shea Butter in my creams is purchased directly from individuals or small independent co-ops in Africa, ensuring both a high-quality organic shea butter and a fair trade price for the African women and their families who have worked hard to produce it.