We make our Whipped Shea Butter in house, and it takes four to six hours of continual whipping to reach its rich, creamy, fragrant softness.
Whipped Shea Butter with Olive Leaf rejuvenates and protects extremely dry and dehydrated skin, having a remarkable effect on wrinkles, softening and smoothing fine lines, all signs of stress held in our face and eye area. After a few days of consistent use skin appears noticeably improved. Our Whipped Shea Butter, rich in essential fatty acids, cinnamic acid, and vitamins C, E, and K, heals dry, sensitive skin conditions while providing maximum barrier protection without a heavy feeling or clogging tiny dermal pores. It is especially effective when treating red/angry skin conditions.
Our Whipped Shea Butters are a combination of luscious and nourishing oils: California- grown extra-virgin olive oil, and a Madagascar vanilla- infused jojoba 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 a proprietary blend of Flower Essences.
Our shea butter comes to us directly from the women of the Kpersi Village in Ghana. This last year, Evan visited these women and witnessed the incredible hard work that goes into transforming the raw, unadulterated shea nut into the rich, creamy yellow butter that plays a central role in so many of our products. For these women shea butter production is their sole livelihood and it plays a key role in the economic vitality of the whole community.
Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter*, Olive (Olea europaea) Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed Oil*, Olive (Olea europaea) Leaf extract*, Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Flower extract*, Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) Oil*, Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaf extract*, Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum) Leaf extract*, Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) extract*, Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) Bean extract*, Vitamin E (Tocopherol). *ORGANIC
As a daytime moisturizer: Taking a finger-full of Shea Butter warm and soften between the palms of your hand. Massage into area of face or body to be treated. Finish by misting with of one of our Facial Tonic Hydrosols to increase hydration and penetration.
As a Shea Treatment Mask: An alternative to our Clay Treatment Masks, our Whipped Shea Butters make ideal regenerating, nourishing and restorative treatments for dry and/or sensitive skin in need of rebuilding from over-use or over-reliance on harsh glycolic (AHA) treatments, fruit enzymes, or dermabrasions; it also makes a great hair conditioner!
How to apply a Shea Mask
Warm a small amount of Whipped Shea Butter between the palms of the hands and massage into clean, slightly damp skin. Leave on to fully absorb – at least 15 minutes.
Enhance the Shea Butter Treatment by pressing a series (two to three or more) of warm washcloths just against face, allowing the moist warmth of the washcloth to penetrate the Shea Butter into the skin.
Finish with a final wipe, removing any remaining Shea Butter off face. Your skin will look and feel exquisitely clean, velvety smooth, and calm.
This treatment helps to restore, protect and strengthen skin structure.