Many of my customers at farmer's markets and at the herb store prefer to use simple, preservative-free products with more natural ingredients: oils, vegetable butters, bee products, herbs and essential oils. For them, I make anhydrous products like whipped shea butter, lanolin salve, massage oils, face serums and lotion bars that use Vitamin E and rosemary leaf extract as anti-oxidants. People always ask which product for dry skin they should use: I think you just have to try different ones and see which works best for you. I always label my products with a complete ingredient list so if there is an ingredient that you want to avoid, please read the labels carefully or ask me about it.
Unrefined Shea Butter
Small (2 oz) size, above; large (4 oz) size below
Unrefined Fair Trade shea nut butter is blended with essential oils or fragrance, a touch of coconut oil and Vitamin E to make whipped butters that apply smoothly and absorb well. It is a wonderful body butter or hand cream. Men use it as an after-shave moisturizing balm.
Shea butter melts at temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you order shea butter in the summer, it may arrive melted. If this happens, put the closed jar in the refrigerator until it solidifies. It will lose the "whipped" quality but maintains the emollient properties of the butter.
$7.55 (2 oz. jar) or $14.15 (4 oz. jar)
New! Pure, unrefined shea butter in its simplest form, no additives of any kind. You only need to use a tiny amount as an soothing aftershave balm for dry skin. It is a denser product than the whipped shea.