What exactly is shea butter, you ask? Well, it's a noun, first and foremost.
And here's a definition I found most useful:
This fat obtained from the fruit of the African karate tree has moisturizing and healing properties. It has been used for centuries in Africa to protect and condition skin damaged by the sun and wind. It is naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F, as well as a number of other vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, which help soothe, balance and hydrate the skin. Shea butter is an intense moisturizer and is great for revitalizing dull, dry or chapped skin on the body or scalp. It is known to promote skin renewal, help increase circulation and accelerate wound healing.
Okay. So, now that we got that out of the way -- shea butter is super good for the skin, especially in these dry winter climates -- let's talk about shea butter that I'm loving to slather all over my body. La Natura 100 % Organic Shea Body Butter in Vanilla Flower. I adore the smell of vanilla, especially in the winter time - it has a strangely familial and soothing effect on me. And this particular butter goes on with a nice and even creamy consistency but, like all 100 % shea butters, it's still hard and not as maluable as other lotions. But the more you rub, the softer the balm becomes. It's a great butter for really dry areas like knees and elbows, feet and hands! I, however, like to use it all over my skin directly after a hot bath before putting on my PJ's!
The La Natura Butters come in a variety of scents including cucumber, peppermint, white tea and chocolate with about a dozen more to choose from.
To Use: "Apply daily, melt in palm by rubbing hands together and apply to provide immediate relief from dry itchy skin. Apply to damp skin after a shower, use as a daily skin moisturizer for face, neck, and body avoiding eye area."
PRICE TAG: $20.00