Hi, I just recieved my order today from the company where I ususally buy my shea butter (this product is a godsend) except for this time I splurged and got the “complete package”. There was so much stuff and although the packaging was bare bones, just plain bottles and tubs with the names of items, I was astounded by the value and quality I got for my money. Fast ship, too!
For sixty-five dollars, I got four different 1lb sizes of various body butters(shea, mango, cocoa, and shea mango) along with shampoo, body wash, 30 second facelift cream, and avacado oil. This is basically everything you need to make natural beauty products in your own home.
The reason that I’m posting this is because I love their new shea butter- it is creamier and leaves my skin feeling like silk. If anyone hasn’t tried this stuff, they should. The facts sheet included with it cited a study done in France that proves shea butter has remarkable healing properties for scars and lesions, too! Plus it is an all natural plant derived product- from the African Karite tree.
I live in a very cold and harsh climate and I don’t know what I did before I discovered shea butter. i use it my face for a night cream and on my hands, feet, and lips. I’ve tried a few different brands, but I always buy from a company online since the prices are so much better. Shea butter is sold in health food stores under the NOW brandname for about 8 dollars for six oz. You can get a whole lb online for the same price. I’ve also tried some shea body butter blends, but I found that I could buy my own shea and make the butters at home myself for half the cost.
I buy from a company online www.health2go.com the cost of 1 lb of pure shea butter is about seven dollars. This can be used straight or blended with oils to make body butter, lotion, lip balm, or conditioner. They have recipies on the web site.
If anyone all ready has shea butter, try this combo for an ultra potent night cream:
2/3 cup shea butter melted in microwave
add 1/3 cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
10 drops you choice of essential oil
good oils for acne prone skin are tea tree, geranium, lavender, clary sage, chamomile….sorry, these don’t all smell the best
Pour the mixture into a resealable tub and let sit for six hours- it should now resemble thick vasoline. Put this on before bed while face is still damp. You should wake up to softer skin w/less noticable red marks. You can even substitute vit-e oil for the olive oil to get extra healing.
Even if you’re not into making your own beauty creams, try the shea butter- on it’s own it’s the BEST skin softner and it’s gentle and non-irritating, too. Look on ebay, www.health2go.com, or in your health foods store.