Plant Based Butters
Shea butter is a skin super-food that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree which is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and many other parts of the world for years to improve skin and hair. It also has a long history of medicinal use.
Our shea butter is extremely soothing and deeply moisturising. It contains vitamin A, works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging component and aids in the healing of numerous skin conditions.
Shea butter contains such a large healing fraction, in addition to moisturising, regular use of this natural cream can treat many skin problems, including – blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bite and other skin conditions. Due to the omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants in shea butter, it has been shown to reduce keloid scar tissue and repair skin.
When massaged into the scalp shea butter helps relieve many scalp problems such as dandruff and cradle cap in infants. It can be used whether your scalp is dry or oily. On oily scalp, it helps reduce excessive oil production by the skin glands.
Cocoa butter is the most distinguishable of the butters due to its rich, mild, and creamy chocolate aroma and is edible when combined with cocoa powder to make chocolate. Cocoa butter, one of nature’s ultimate moisturisers, is extracted from whole cocoa beans that are harvested from the cacao (cocoa) tree.
Cocoa Butter is loaded with antioxidants like vitamin E, making it a natural collagen booster. This allows cocoa butter to help diminish stretch marks, lessen the appearance of scar tissue, improve the skins elasticity allowing the skin to heal more effectively. The fat in cocoa butter also forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture. Cocoa butter is also known to promote healing from skin to conditions like eczema and dermatitis.
Not only is Cocoa Butter great for use on the skin, it has many hair benefits as well! Due to the richness of Unrefined Cocoa Butter, it can deeply moisturize your scalp and help to eliminate dandruff. Not only does it work on the scalp, it can also add nutrients to the hair and help to reduce dullness.
Avocados play an important role in plant-based diets and they’re also a key ingredient in cosmetics, thanks to their hydrating and skin-healing properties. Avocado butter is made from the flesh of avocados and blended with vegetable oils to retain its softness.
Avocado butter is great for acne-prone skin types due to its high percentage of vitamin A, which is key for removing dead skin cells and encouraging cell turnover (reduces red marks and scars). It also contains glutamine, an amino acid that gently cleanses.
Avocados act as humectants, drawing water into the skin for a plump appearance, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and major moisture. Their hydration factor is bumped up by their high content of vitamin E, which helps protect skin from damage caused by sun, smoke, and pollution. Avocado oil is super healing and nourishing, and its high level of antioxidants works to improve skin texture and density.
Avocado Butter has great benefits for hair, it conditions the scalp and helps to promote healthy hair growth. It offers a hydrating and softening effect on the hair, which helps to detangle and condition hair whilst adding shine and strength. It can also be blended with other carrier oils to make a hair treatment.