Shea Butter - Lavender

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4 oz
100% Pure Shea Butter and Pure Lavender Essential Oil
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  • Shea Butter - Lavender
  • Handmade Lavender Shea Butter 4 oz
  • Handmade Lavender Shea Butter 4 oz
  • Shea nuts before processing into Shea butter
  • Lavender flowers for Shea butter
  • Handmade Fair Trade Shea butter information

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Experience the Legacy of Shea Butter with Lavender – Pure, Handcrafted Butter from Ghana's Women Artisans

Experience Shea Butter's legendary healing and moisturizing qualities. Our Shea butter with lavender essential oil is carefully crafted by a women's cooperative in Ghana, where the art of extracting this opulent moisturizer has been passed down for generations. With a history spanning centuries, the benefits of this luxurious balm will revolutionize your skincare. 

No more plastic! Now, the containers are handmade from repurposed coconut shells that are lined with beeswax to protect the Shea butter, and the label is water hyacinth paper, all made by hand. 

The Making of Shea Butter

Shea Butter, an incredibly versatile and beneficial product, has a long and cherished history in West Africa. The process of making Shea Butter starts with the Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), also known as the "tree of life." These slow-growing trees are highly valued for their hardy nature, longevity, and benefits to communities across generations. 

To make Shea Butter, women wait patiently for the Shea fruits to ripen and fall naturally to the ground. By only collecting the fallen fruits, they ensure the trees continue to produce for years to come, ensuring sustainability. The collected fruits are then processed by removing the outer pulp, revealing the hard-shelled nut inside. These nuts are gently roasted over a fire, enhancing their naturally sweet and nutty aroma. 

Once roasted, the women skillfully crack the shells and grind the kernels using traditional techniques passed down through generations. The finely ground Shea kernels are mixed with water to create a thick paste, then slowly warmed. Through a painstaking process of kneading and churning, the rich Shea butter gradually separates from the warm paste and rises to the top. This hand-crafted extraction requires incredible skill, patience, and an intricate understanding of the material. 

Overall, the making of Shea Butter is a time-honored tradition of women in West Africa. The process is a testament to their skill, patience, and dedication to producing a high-quality product that is beneficial for both people and the environment. 

History of Shea Butter 

For centuries, the African people have treasured Shea butter for its remarkable ability to protect and nourish the skin against the harshest of climates. This luxurious ingredient has been an essential part of their beauty rituals, renowned for its soothing and restorative properties that leave the skin looking and feeling rejuvenated. 

According to some traditions, the legendary Queen of Sheba celebrated for her beauty and wisdom, used Shea butter as a vital part of her skincare routine. It is said that the Queen relied on its luxuriousness to maintain her radiant and youthful complexion, and the stories of her beauty continue to inspire people even today. 

Another iconic figure in history known to appreciate Shea butter's benefits was the legendary Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. She adored Shea butter for its exceptional ability to maintain the skin's radiance and youthfulness. The Caravans are believed to have transported clay pots filled with Shea butter to cater to her legendary beauty regimen. 

Over time, Shea butter has gained global recognition for its exceptional moisturizing properties and rich concentration of vitamins. It is now a widely popular ingredient found in countless modern skincare products, valued for its natural benefits and ability to enhance skin's beauty.

Uses and Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter is a versatile natural ingredient that offers abundant benefits for your skin and hair. Shea butter is an excellent choice for a deeply hydrating moisturizer that can provide you with supple and incredibly soft skin. Naturally high in vitamins A and E, this butter has powerful antioxidant properties that encourage skin healing, minimize blemishes, and protect against environmental damage, making your skin radiant and glowing.

Moreover, Shea butter is well-known for its anti-aging properties. Its potential to boost collagen and minimize free radical damage can visibly diminish signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, helping restore your skin's youthful appearance and making you look and feel younger.

It is an exceptional leave-in conditioner that protects your hair from dryness and breakage. Its deeply hydrating properties add shine, improve manageability, and combat frizz, making your hair luscious and healthy. Additionally, applying Shea butter to your scalp can help to soothe dry, irritated scalps and offer relief from itchiness while promoting healthy hair growth.

Shea butter is a must-have ingredient for anyone looking to achieve radiant skin and luscious hair. Its natural properties make it a safe and effective choice for all skin and hair types, and you can enjoy its benefits without any adverse side effects. 

Shea Butter: A Gardener's Best Friend

You’re probably familiar with the dryness, cracking, calluses, and minor cuts on your hands due to working with soil, plants, and tools. Shea butter is a great solution to this problem. Here's why: 

- Intense Moisture Replenishment: Shea butter contains fatty acids that help lock in moisture like no ordinary lotion. It creates a protective yet breathable barrier, preventing moisture loss and restoring suppleness. Say goodbye to cracked and painful skin! 

- Healing Power: Shea butter is rich in vitamins A and E, which are natural antioxidants. They promote skin regeneration and help minor cuts and scrapes heal faster and more seamlessly. Its anti-inflammatory properties can even soothe irritated and itchy skin. 

- Soothing Relief: After a long day in the garden, massage a generous amount of Shea butter into your hands. Its gentle nature and subtle scent provide a feeling of restorative luxury. Say hello to calm, comfortable, and deeply nourished hands. 

Extra tips for gardeners: 

- Overnight Repair: For extra-dry or damaged hands, apply a thick layer of Shea butter before bed and cover them with cotton gloves. You'll wake up to softer, smoother skin. 

- Barrier Protection: Before heading into the garden, apply a thin layer of Shea butter to create a protective shield against dirt and debris.

A Transformation for You, Empowerment for Them –  Experience the incredible transformation that pure Shea butter can provide. Not only does it nourish your skin and hair, but it also helps support the extraordinary women of Ghana. By choosing our handcrafted Shea butter, you directly contribute to Global Mamas, a cooperative in Ghana that helps women by creating handmade products of the highest quality. The cooperative's mission is to help women achieve financial well-being, good health, and happiness. They do this by focusing on collaboration, innovation, and sustainability. 

Feel the Shea Difference –  Feel the difference in your skin and hair with this natural balm. Say goodbye to dryness and brittleness and welcome softness, radiance, and a healthy glow that comes from deep, natural nourishment. 

Skincare with a Soul –  Our Shea butter products are more than just skincare - they have a soul. Each time you use our products, you become part of the Shea butter story. Every jar of the cooperative's pure Fair Trade Shea butter is handcrafted using traditional methods in Ghana, producing exceptional quality products. The cooperative takes great care in each step of the process. 

Indulge in Self-Care, Uplift a Community – Order your jar of handcrafted Ghanaian Shea butter today. Discover a skincare ritual that revitalizes your body and spirit while making a tangible difference in the world. The cooperative allows Ghanaian women to support themselves and their families in a sustainable partnership with nature.


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5 Reviews

  • 5

    Best shea butter I've tried

    Posted by Susan on Jan 26, 2020

    This lavender shea body butter is wonderful. Very moisturizing and rich.

  • 5

    Shea butter with Lavender

    Posted by Harriett on Sep 03, 2019

    Very good lotion/cream

  • 5

    shea butter with lavender

    Posted by Helen on Oct 04, 2018

    Great for my hands (and elbows); fast healing properties if used daily, a nice calming aroma when used at bedtime. I will use this product year round since Idaho winter chores are tough on my skin.

  • 5

    Shea lavender hand cream

    Posted by Dana Spoonerow on Apr 12, 2018

    Best hand cream I've ever used. Doesn't make my hands feel greasy, absorbs beautifully. The scent is perfect, not too strong.

  • 5

    Love Lavender- soothing

    Posted by Jill, CT on Aug 06, 2017

    I love the original shea butter, but with a hint of lavender, it is so soothing. Not too strong and I use it on my hands after dishes or working in the garden.

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