For those of you who prefer a liquid soap , we have created our olive oil liquid soap ~ a moisture enriched cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft and clean as it rinses clean. It is noncomedogenic (meaning that it will not clog your pores). We add jojoba beads for mild exfoliation. Available in any of our fragrances as well! Use as a hand soap or shower gel.
8 oz. Bottle - $9.50
Shea Butter Balm
What is Shea Butter?
Shea Butter is only found in the tropics of Africa. It is extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree which begins to bear fruit after about 15 years; and can take up to 30 years to bear a quality crop of nuts with a high content of irremovable fatty acid. It is this irremovable fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unique healing properties and makes it far superior to cocoa butter and other vegetable butters. Traditionally, Shea Butter was extracted by people who picked the nuts, cracked them, grilled them and pounded them. They were boiled in water for hours until the Shea Butter rose to the surface. It was then scooped into gourds and left to cool and set. Shea Butter is solid at room temperature although it quickly liquefies right around body temperature.
Please note that we at Becky's Soap Shoppe do not make our own shea butter. We add the essential oils to it. That is all we do. Shea butter is not always the same consistency or texture. It is sometimes grainy and sometimes more solid than you may have experienced from one batch to another. We cannot guarantee that the finished product you get will always be the same as this is beyond our control.
How can Shea Butter benefit me?
Shea Butter can provide relief from everything from just dry skin to many minor dermatological diseases (if you have a serious skin condition, you should see a doctor). It has been clinically shown to provide benefits. Here are some of the benefits of Shea Butter for the skin:
- Daily skin moisturizer (face and body)
- Dry skin relief
- Dry scalp
- Skin rash- including diaper rash
- Skin peeling, after tanning
- Blemishes and wrinkles
- Itching skin due to dryness
- Shaving cream to reduce razor irritation
- Small skin wounds
- Skin cracks
- Soften tough skin on feet (especially heels)
Our Shea Butter Balm is available in most of our fragrances and comes in 5.5 oz. jars for $9.50
- Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
- Minor burns
- Sun and wind protection
- Even skin tone
- Reduce blemishes and scarring
- Eliminating scalp irritation from dryness or chemical processing
- Preventing bumps after shaving
- Reducing acne
- Absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue
- Helps restore elasticity to skin
- Restores luster to hair