If you’re a fan of aged patchouli you’ll love our Patchouli Vanilla Shea Butter. We’ve added aged Indonesian patchouli to a luscious vanilla from Madagascar. Like a fine wine, patchouli ages well, and if left in a cool, dark space will develop earthy and sweet, amberlike notes growing richer, rounder and deeper over time. Patchouli, with its grounding and relaxing effect on the mind and body, is especially beneficial on dry and irritated skin.
Daily application rejuvinates and restores, and has an remarkable effect on wrinkles, softening and smoothing, easing and erasing signs of stress held in our face and eye area. After a few days of consistent use skin appears noticeably improved. Our Patchouli Vanilla Shea Butter, rich in essential fatty acids, cinnamic acid, and vitamins C, E, and K, heals many types of dry, sensitive skin conditions while providing maximum barrier protection without a heavy feeling or clogging tiny dermal pores. It is especially effective in soothing red/angry skin conditions.
Our Whipped Shea Butters are a combination of luscious and nourishing oils: California grown extra-virgin olive oil, calendula-infused sunflower oil, and a Madagascar vanilla infused coconut oil. These restorative and concentrated butters are prepared by hand in small batches. Over a period of four to six hours we slowly add each oil into the raw unrefined shea butter as it gently and continuously whips. At the end, we add the flower remedy of Self Heal.
Our Shea Butter comes to us from the women of Kpersi Village, a small community in northern Ghana. This remarkable group of women hand-harvest and process the shea nuts into shea butter using labor-intensive, traditional methods that have been handed down over centuries.
This truly unrefined product has been extracted without chemical solvents, cleansers or bleaching agents. As a result small granules may occur, which in no way compromises its quality, and will dissolve instantly when massaged into skin. Variations in color and fragrance may also occur. Unrefined shea butter is high in valuable unsaponifiables, which add emolliency and softness to skin. Vitamin E protects against oxidation, and naturally occuring phytosterols contribute to cell membrane integrity.