- RAW & UNREFINED: For DIY beauty recipes, and the best performance in helping raw chapped skin, it is critical your shea butter is raw and unrefined.
- 100% NATURAL: Organic shea butter is a safe and natural treatment for baby eczema, and dry chapped skin therapy
- FAIR TRADE: Millions of women in Ghana depend on the shea butter industry to provide for their families. Essential Living ensures all of our pickers are paid well above market labor rates, so you can buy a raw shea butter that promotes not only healthy skin, but better lives for the women who make it.
- SKIN & HAIR CARE: Raw organic shea butter is an essential ingredient in natural body wash, hand cream, soap, lotion and soap bases.
- SHAVING CREAM: Raw organic shea butter can be used for shave soap cream for men, for shea shampoo and conditioner and those looking to cut chemical skin care products out of their lives.
Shea Butter can be used to make several variations of body lotions, overnight creams, and hair treatments.
Extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree, pure shea is full of many vitamins, most notably vitamins A and E, as well as fatty acids. In addition to being packed with vitamins, pure shea has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it safe on even the most sensitive skin. It’s incredibly high in saturated fats, even more so than most other oils often used in beauty routines, including grape seed oil and olive oil. In order to truly reap the benefits of shea butter, it is important to use a raw, unrefined, organic butter. You can be sure it is of highest quality which is evident thanks to its nutty aroma and yellow color.
DIY – How to Make Whipped Shea Body Butter
Whipped Shea Body Butter is wonderful natural treatment for dry, cracked skin such as hands, elbows, heels, etc.
Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. Stir until melted and fully blended. (The microwave works as well for small batches.) Remove from heat and add jojoba oil. Move to the refrigerator until partially hardened, 20-30 minutes. Beat with hand mixer, adding essential oil. It should turn into a soft, whipped butter consistency. Store in an airtight jar or container.
Shea Butter Hair and Body Conditioner
This can be used as you use your regular conditioner. When showering, shampoo and rinse as normal. Apply this to your scalp and hair. Let sit for 3-4 minutes, then rinse. Your hair will feel softer and shinier after the first use! At the end of your shower, apply conditioner to your entire body, let sit for a few minutes, then rinse. It leaves your skin incredibly soft and moisturized. No need for body lotion post-shower.
Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. Stir until melted and fully blended. Remove from heat and add honey and essential oil. Place in refrigerator until partially hardened, approximately 20-30 minutes. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth and buttery. Store in an airtight jar or container.
Simply Shea Butter Moisturizer
There’s no need to mix up a recipe if you don’t have the time or ingredients! Simply take a small nickel size amount of shea butter and rub together; as it warms it will soften in your hands. You can put it directly on your face and body as is.
Shea butter has a naturally nutty smell that some consider strong. If the smell bothers you, simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the palm of your hands while warming it.