We use Shea butter in nearly all our balms and a fair few of our soaps as well... . Why do we love it so much? . Because it’s super, super moisturising! It’s really good at penetrating the skin and has a 60% fat content that makes it a great emollient, especially for things like eczema, skin damage and stretch marks. . The butter comes from the Karite tree, which is mainly grown in the dry savanna regions of West Africa. The making of Shea butter is usually carried out by women who have learned the tradition from their mothers and their mothers, mothers. It’s nearly always done be hand and is an incredibly time consuming job so often turned into a social activity. . When the nuts are harvested from the tree they are first boiled over a fire to help soften and remove the shells, after which they are put out to dry in the sun. The shells are then cracked by hand and the seeds roasted over a fire, these roasted seeds are then washed with fresh water multiple times to help remove their fats and this water is then boiled and skimmed down to leave the solid creamy butter. . When it finally arrives in our workshop in giant bucket its solid and so creamy you want to eat it! We mix it with lots of other lovely plant oils to make our Frankincense and Shea balm which you can see being whipped up in this picture... 🌿
We’re excited to let you know we are now stocked by the brilliant new @zerogreenbristol Bristol’s very first zero waste shop! They opened last weekend and are based on North Street in Bedminster. Get yourself over there to check out their awesome range and stock up on some seriously good guilt free goods!
We’re just packing our boxes for the market tomorrow and getting excited to be back there after so many months. . Come and brave the drizzle and find us in our usual spot just up from the watershed.
. Here’s to strong women May we know them May we be them May we raise them!
Absolutely in love with our natural coir brushes! . Great for doing the dishes and so robust, they seem to be going on and on forever with very little wear and tear! . There’s literally no excuse guys, get yourself one of these ASAP! *link in bio
Frankincense + Orange . Gorgeous, warming, gentle soap infused with Annetto and with all the indulgent luxury of organic shea butter! . Treat your Mama this Mother’s Day!