This new listing is for either our Regular Shea Butter Lotion ( fragrance and dye free) or for a special version with your choice of additions of things like Argan Oil, or several Essential Oils like Lavender. Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Tea Tree or Lemongrass (a natural insect repellent).
We also have our special natural fresh smelling bug repellent option made with a blend of Lavender and other Essential oils - this is the one listed as Bug Off Lavender
Our rich creams and lotions are made with Raw shea butter, emollient oils such as Sweet Almond, Avocado and Evening Primrose and the addition of high grade vitamin E. Our creams are considered 98% *natural - please see our *note below.
Raw shea is an excellent emollient that helps skin retain it's elasticity and moisture levels - while at the same time is very beneficial for skin conditions such as Eczema. I can personally vouch for it's effectiveness for this condition for myself and many, many family members and store customers, several of which had a debilitating cases. Our raw shea butter comes to us directly from Ghana via a family run non-profit organization. This group goes to Ghana several times a year where they work with Doctors Without Borders.
Winterblend is our popular moisturizing cream made with raw shea and rich oils. It is perfect for anyone with dry or sensitive skin as there are no fragrances, essential oils or colorants used.
I highly recommend it as a facial moisturizer as I have been using only this myself now for 5 years and often get compliments on my skin (and anyone in their late 50's knows that is hard to do).
We offer this cream in a slightly lighter "lotion" version in a flip-top tube and also make several versions of the original cream - they are the exact same formula but with one special ingredient added. With all my creams I recommend applying them to slightly moist skin to get the most benefit. Just take care to never dip wet fingers into the cream.
Winterblend w/ Argan - Argan oil is a rich, silky golden oil that comes from Morrocco. It is an excellent **hair oil too (see note below). This addition makes the cream super thick and very good for mature skin. Winterblend w/ Acai - Acai berry extract is a super antioxidant, it also makes the cream very thick and you can see the tiny purple speckles in the cream. Winterblend w/ Lavender EO - EO means Essential Oil and Lavender is one of the best. It is calming, cooling and especially good for skin troubled with breakouts.
** You may have heard of "Morroccan Oil" brand for hair - that product actually has silcones added to it - it is not pure Argan oil.
* We don't advocate the use of only natural preservatives in body products as they have not been proven to be a safe enough to guard against dangerous microbes. Please be aware any product containing water (even though it is distilled) needs an effective preservation system to keep it safe during use. We use a special natural based preservative called Germall Plus.
Products which have no water content - like raw shea, salves, salts and balms are the exceptions.