100% pure Grade A Shea butter with lavender is a superb moisturizer with exceptional healing properties for the skin. We add pure Lavender essential oil - revered for its calming, engaging fragrance and healing properties to create a mildly fragrant healing and moisturizing cream.
Only the best Shea butter is hand-prepared without chemical extraction, bleaching or whitening agents that strip its healing properties. It is high in vitamin A and E, along with vital phytonutrients to heal and condition the skin. Its healing properties for blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, dermatitis, chapping, skin allergies, insect bites, sunburn, frostbite and other skin conditions are well documented. More recent research shows proven effectiveness in healing cuts, abrasions, surgical incisions as well as preventing tattoo scarring.
Finding such a high quality Shea butter is difficult. More common but less pure grades are chemically extracted, or are diluted with other ingredients and may moisturize but do not heal. Commercially available, pure white or very deep yellow Shea butter has been extracted with hexane or other petroleum solvents which are carcinogenic. After extraction, it is refined, bleached and deodorized which destroys any healing properties it had.
Our premium, 100% pure, grade A Shea butter has a light yellow color and a slight aroma that identifies it as real. The yellow color indicates the vitamin A content, and the smooth creamy consistency shows the handmade origin, as it is never granular or gritty. It will melt easily in your hand and be absorbed immediately into the skin.
Warm the Shea butter with your finger for a few seconds, then apply with light circular motions to your face and skin. A very little bit goes a long way, so just lift your finger with what melts to your skin and apply that. Work in well and repeat as needed. You will be surprised the first few times using it how little is needed to feel the moisturizing effects.
You will notice a slight sheen immediately after using the butter, this is normal and will fade in a couple of minutes. The aroma that identifies it as handmade and real will diminish in a short time as well.
For intensive skin care, apply after showering in the evening or a few minutes before bedtime. For a luxurious, healing and moisturizing soak, melt a teaspoon full of Shea butter into a hot bath before entering. It will absorb into your skin as the pores open up fully in the hot water.
Apply to rough skin areas such as elbows and heels in the morning and evening. The skin will be noticeably smoother and feel better in 2 – 3 days.