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Shea Butter is such a wonderful ingredient. It is so versatile and is incredibly popular in so many skin applications. Our Organic Unrefined Shea Butter is as pure as shea butter can possibly be. The nuts are roasted, the butter is hand kneaded and filtered and that's it! It is soft and creamy and melts into the skin. It is a super emollient and moisturiser, rich in many skin loving nutrients. Here we share some of our favourite easy Shea Butter recipes for you to try at home.
There’s nothing worse than suffering with dry, chapped lips. If your lips are always flaky and chapped and you're constantly applying lip balm, you might need something with a little more clout to fix your chapped lips. That’s when a lip scrub really comes in handy. They are super easy to make and are really effective at exfoliating dry skin, yet gentle enough to use on your lips. The oils nourish the skin and protect from further dehydration.
1. This recipe is so easy, simply put all the ingredients in the bowl and mash together until they are all fully combined.
2. Scoop a small amount and gently massage into your lips in a circular motion to exfoliate and remove dry skin. Remove with a flannel or rinse off with water for beautifully soft and hydrated lips.
Shea Butter is widely known for its amazing properties and benefits. It is absorbed well by your skin, especially if you have dry skin, leaving it nourished and hydrated. We suggest using this Intensive Repair Cream on any dry areas on your skin, especially on cracked heels and dry and itchy elbows.
1. Weigh the Shea, Avocado and Hemp Oils and gently melt either with a bain-marie or in the microwave and mix well.
2. Allow to cool slightly before adding the High Strength Vitamin E and Chamomile Essential Oil. Mix really well.
3. Pour the melted oils into a jar and put a nice label on it.
4. We suggest you place the finished product in the freezer for an hour for rapid cool down and then store it in a cool place. Shea Butter tends to be quite sensitive to change in temperatures; when it is exposed to high temperatures and then cools down too slowly, Shea Butter can crystallise, resulting in a grainy texture.
5. Use it topically every time you feel the need to nourish your skin. Shea Butter, with its high content in fatty acids, will deeply moisturize those dry patches while Roman Chamomile, thanks to its properties, will soothe your skin. This Intensive Repair Cream is an easy remedy for extremely dry areas on your skin and, most of all, is affordable and easy to make.
With its soft consistency and ultra moisturising powers, Shea Butter is the perfect ingredient for making a light and creamy whipped body butter. We’ve created an African themed recipe, celebrating some of the incredible natural ingredients that we source from Africa.
1. Weigh out the ingredients. Melt the Shea and Cocoa Butter in a bain-marie or in the microwave. Remove from the heat and add the Moringa, Baobab and the cornflour and mix until fully combined.
2. Place in the fridge until the butter reaches a semi solid consistency, it should be opaque in colour and have a firm butter like consistency. It can take anything between and hour to two hours depending how cold your fridge is.
3. Add in the essential oils and High Strength Vitamin E. Use an electric whisk to whip the butter until you have a beautiful light fluffy texture. You can repeat the chilling and whipping process if you feel it needs further whipping.
4. Transfer the whipped butter to a jar or pot and label. You can use any combination of essential oils that you like, just remember not to go over 1.5g of essential oil to remain within the recommended dermal limits for leave on products.
5. Your whipped body butter is ready to use straight from the pot. Simply scoop out the desired amount and massage into your skin. Applying after a shower or bath helps lock in moisture for ultra soft skin.
Tame your mane with a styling balm made by you with only natural ingredients. Beeswax will help you give your hair texture and hold it without weighing it down or leaving it greasy. Rosemary essential oil will add a nice and fresh aroma to your styling balm while helping your hair grow healthy and strong.
1. Melt the Beeswax, Shea, Cocoa Butter and the Coconut Oil, stirring occasionally. You can melt the ingredients in the microwave or in a bain-marie.
2. Add the Argan Oil and the Cornflour and mix until you get a nice creamy consistency.
3. Allow to cool slightly before adding the Vitamin E and all the essential oils making sure to stay within the limits suggested in the recipe.
4. Place it in the freezer for a rapid cooling down to avoid crystalisation of the Shea butter and store in a cool place.
5. If you wish to use Unrefined Shea Butter instead of its Refined version, that is absolutely fine, just bear in mind that, being unrefined, this means that its typical nutty aroma might affect the nice smell of your essential oil blend.
6. Warm up a pea size amount of products in your hands and apply to your hair for styling. Because the product doesn’t have any preservatives in it, make sure to have dry hands when getting the product out.