Shea Butter has a natural affinity with the skin which makes it the perfect ingredient for skin care products. Shea Butter is used in many cosmetic preparations such as lip balms and body butters and it can even be melted and added into carrier oil for a really rich massage blend. This exquisite, unrefined plant butter has a subtle scent that will not overpower any essential oils used and it has a very mild but intense moisturising effect on the skin.
The Shea Butter selected by Base Formula is hand harvested in Africa under fair trade conditions. Through visits and organic inspections we can ensure that farmers and harvesters have a quality of life that meets their basic needs, as well as providing job satisfaction, a safe working environment and an adequate return for their work. By developing long-term trading relationships, our producers are able to plan ahead with confidence and invest in transport, training and processing facilities.
Our Shea Butter is pressed to guarantee premium quality, certified organic, deodorised and imported directly so that we can bring you the very best quality.
This product comes in a 60gm tin, or 250gm Ali Pouch.
50% Shea Butter
25% Cocoa Butter
20% Extra Virgin Coconut Butter
5% Rosehip Oil
1.25% of your chosen essential oil blend (or try our pure essential oil blends for a quick fix - Relaxing or Uplifting would be ideal depending on your mood. You could even try Sweet Dreams if you're using this at night)
Melt all of the 3 butters in a bain marie, starting with Cocoa Butter, then Shea then Coconut. Take off the heat then mix in the Rosehip oil and essential oils. Leave to cool until it starts to set, then whisk up until you have a fluffy, creamy texture. Spoon into a clean jar and store in a cool place.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
2 tbsp Shea Butter
2 tbsp Jojoba Oil
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp runny hunny
6 tbsp Blackcurrant Seed Oil
6 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
4 drops Geranium essential oil
Blend all of the above ingredients in a food processor then massage into the hair and scalp, ensuring that you cover right from the roots to the ends of the hair. Leave on for 20 minutes then shampoo out. You can apply a light conditioner if required.
Protective Hand Barrier Cream Pastilles (ideal for gardeners / hard working hands)
200g Shea Butter
200g Extra Virgin Coconut Butter
200g Cocoa Butter
2ml (50 drops) Tea Tree essential oil
2ml (50 drops) Lavender essential oil
2ml (50 drops) Geranium or May Chang essential oil
Miniature Bun cases
Melt all of the 3 butters in a bain marie, starting with Cocoa Butter, then Shea then Coconut. Let it cool slightly, then stir in the essential oils. Pour into mini bun cases (no more than a centimetre in the bottom) and allow them to set.
How to apply:- Before gardening or any other kind of dirty work, press nails into the pastille so that under the nail and cuticles are coated with a thick layer. Tthen rub the rest of the pastille into the hands and wrists. At the end of the working session wash hands in very warm water and the cream will gently melt away taking any lodged soil or harsh cleaning chemicals with it. Your hands will feel soft and moisturised and the nail beds and under nails nourished, strong and clean.