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Monday, September 7, 2015

Homemade Beauty with Raw Shea Butter from Beauty By Shea


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I have been moving towards using natural products for awhile now, but have mostly stuck to learning how to use products for cleaning, germ warfare and aromatherapy. I was both excited and nervous to review this Organic Raw Shea Butter from Beauty By Shea. I had never even attempted to create more than a salt scrub!

This terrific, resealable package contain a one pound block of this wonderful ingredient and an added bonus was the included metal tin that you can use when making lip balm, skin butter or a small amount of deodorant. 
Those who do make their own beauty and skin care products know that shea butter is an essential item to have. I knew of shea butter, but I always imagined it was difficult to use or that the recipes involving shea were terrible intricate and time consuming. I was happy to learn it contains vitamins A, E, F & K and nourishes skin.
I was very happy to learn that all my assumptions were wrong and couldn't have been further from the truth. I was still nervous since I was so new to using shea butter, but I found an easy recipe to get my feet wet. 
I chose to make my own deodorant. I can say with out hesitation that I loved not only making it but using it! I didn't have any blank or empty deodorant sticks, so I poured mine into an empty tin from some of my husband's shaving soap. It worked out beautifully! The batch I made filled it perfectly.

I was nervous about whether I had done everything correctly and if it would set up properly and much to my own surprise, it did! Our house is a little on the warm side, so after pouring my concoction into the tin I placed it in the fridge for about 30 minutes and it solidified. When I took it out, it melted just slightly to become a soft sold that is easy to apply with my fingertips. I love using this, knowing exactly what it contains, and how it makes my skin feel. 

After refrigerating

I am looking forward to making some lip balm and some shaving cream for both me and my husband now. Perhaps even making a few Christmas presents for family!

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This is my first experience with shea butter, but I am already excited about it and look forward to creating more natural products for my family so we can eliminate a few more chemical laden products from our daily lives. You can find this Raw, Unfiltered Organic Shea Butter over on Amazon. Natural is beautiful!


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The recipe I used was super simple:

3 T Coconut Oil
2 T Shea Butter
3 T Baking Soda
3 T Arrow Root (optional)
Essential Oils (optional)

I melted the coconut oil and shea butter in a jar that I placed in a pot of water. I heated it just until both were melted. Carefully remove the jar from the pan and add the baking soda. I didn't have any arrow root so I added more baking soda to be equivalent. I added peppermint and a little eucalyptus. Blend well, let cool and pour into a small wide mouth jar. Mine was sufficiently cooled when I poured it into the tin and I placed it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 

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Disclosure: I received the item mentioned above for the purpose of review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of the product. You opinion and experience may differ. This post may contain affiliate links which simply means if you click my links and decide to purchase, I may make a small commission. This is at no cost to you.

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