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Shea Butter for Skin and Hair Care - Spread The Love!



A woman massaging shea butter into her skin
Nourish Your Skin With Shea Butter

Shea butter is a key ingredient in all our soap bars.  This power house ingredient is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree which is native to Africa.


The nuts are roasted which releases the rich  liquid inside and this is cooled and kneaded until it forms a smooth butter. 


Shea butter is an amazing ingredient for skin and hair care! 


Shea butter is a saviour for dry and cracked skin thanks to its essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants.  This rich butter is intensely moisturising and protects skin from drying out due to exposure to heat or cold. 


Rosehip and Oatmeal Baby Soap made with shea butter
Rosehip and Oatmeal Baby Soap

Shea butter also possesses anti-inflammatory properties making it great for eczema prone skin.  As well as using it in all our regular soap bars, we also use it in both our Gentle Oatmeal soap and our Rosehip and Oatmeal Baby soap, both of which are unscented and designed for sensitive skins. 


Shampoo bars made with shea butter
Shampoo Bars with Shea Butter

We also use shea butter in our shampoo bars. Using shea butter on the hair can help lock in moisture, reduce breakage, soothe an irritated and flaky scalp and add shine and de-frizz.  


It’s a key ingredient in our Chamomile and Lavender Shampoo bar and makes up a quarter of the oils in our Nettle and Aloe Vera Shampoo bar as well.  


Try this simple recipe for a magical homemade whipped shea body butter from our friends at The Soapery.


You'll only need three ingredients, and it is 100% natural.


Ingredients:

Method:

  • Put your shea butter and coconut oil in a bowl and melt together gently. If you're using a metal bowl, put it over a saucepan of boiling water. Or, if you have a plastic bowl, you can use the microwave.

  • Once your oils are melted together, add your sweet almond oil.

  • Allow to cool a little, and then put your bowl in your fridge or freezer.

  • Your mixture should start to look a little slushy once it is cold, now it is ready for whipping! Use an electric whisk (or a hand whisk if you’re feeling strong!) and whip it up until it looks similar to whipped cream. 

  • Once it is whipped, put it into tubs or jars (you can reuse the tubs the shea coconut oil came in!) and apply daily.

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