12 May 2019

Five Uses For The Body Shop 100% Natural Shea Butter



Not long ago I wrote this post as I had discovered a new Body Shop range that I am obsessed with! From the range, I was most impressed by the 100% Natural Shea Butter, which I didn't realise I needed until I used it.


When the sales person demonstrated this product on my hand, I knew I had to bring it home with me. I feel like it is most comparable to coconut oil. I love coconut oil for EVERYTHING - my hair, my skin, my body. When she tried this on my arm, it felt a lot more nourishing than coconut oil, so I knew it would be a great multipurpose alternative to coconut oil every once in a while.

The staff at The Body Shop handed me a leaflet with the uses of the product and how you can DIY different treatments at home using it. I knew I had to try some of them so I thought I'd share some recipes and ways that you too can use the 100% Shea Butter.



EXFOLIATING LIP SCRUB

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp shea butter
  • 1 little tub for storage


I am constantly moisturising my lips as they often get very dry and flaky but I rarely exfoliate them. So I mixed together a quick and easy shea butter and brown sugar lip scrub which I can store in a little tub and use as and when I need it.



NOURISHING & STRENGTHENING HAIR TREATMENT

  • 1 part shea butter
  • 2 parts coconut oil
  • 1 part castor oil


Combining the three ingredients together and applying as needed through the lengths of your hair (up to you if you choose to concentrate it on the ends or massage throughout). The hydration is supplied by the coconut oil, nourishment, thanks to the shea butter, and the castor oil strengthens the hair.



CALMING BATH MELTS

  • 1 part shea butter
  • 3 parts shower gel
  • a few drops of lavender oil
  • flower petals (optional)
  • ice cube tray


To make your very own bath melts, just mix all the ingredients together and equally distribute them into an ice cube tray. Freeze them and whenever you fancy a nice long bath, just pop one out and drop it in your bath - if you've added flower petals, your bath will look extra fancy!



HYDRATING BODY SCRUB
  • 1 part brown sugar
  • 1 part coffee granules
  • 2 parts shea butter


Gently rub the brown sugar and coffee scrub on your body and exfoliate the skin in an upwards direction. Apply the shea butter to add hydration back into the skin and then wash away in the shower.




DIY PEDICURE

  • Shea butter
  • Brown sugar


Soak your feet in warm water for 5 minutes. Then exfoliate the dead skin using the brown sugar and wash away once your skin is feeling smooth. Apply the shea butter as a moisturiser and gently massage into the skin. And voila! An at-home pedicure that doesn't break the bank.



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