Frazer Parfum Shea Butter
Sustainably-produced shea butter handmade in Mali by the women of the Dioila village in partnership with the Peace Corps. It's a beautiful, ivory-coloured natural salve extracted from the nut of the traditional African Butyrospermum parkii tree by crushing and boiling at a low temperature, over a long period of time. It melts at body temperature and absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feel, and comes in a beautiful, sustainable, hand-turned Tamboti wood container. There is no added fragrance, although the wood canister, Spirostachys africana, known as African sandalwood, emparts a distinct spicy scent which intermingles naturally with the scent of the nut butter.
This is the highest quality 100% shea butter - gentle on skin, with a multitude of uses. Keep in a cool place. 100% vegetal. All natural and biodegradable. No animal testing.
Heidi's note: I use this a few times a day and the tiniest bit goes a very long way. It’s a great all-in-one travel balm. On my trip to India instead of bringing a wide range of products, I used this as face and body moisturizer, on insect bites and little cuts, in place of hair gloss, and to soften up my lips (and cuticles) out in the desert. Use your fingertips to work a pencil-eraser sized dab of shea butter into the palm of your opposite hand before applying in a thin layer. It takes a minute or two to absorb into the skin.
Photos: Shea butter production in Mali.
Video: Frazer Parfum & The Mezimbite Forest Center
Product of Mali.
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