Why Homemade Skin Care Products?

Since you’ve landed here, at Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods, you’re probably disappointed in the commercial products you’ve been using to remedy Eczema, Severely Dry Skin, Dermatitis, Hives, Psoriasis, Acne, Stretch Marks, Wrinkles, Scars, Cracked Heels, Rashes, and Burns, and you’re ready to take a different direction. I know homemade skin care can be intimidating but don’t worry, it’s easy and we’re here to help!

It is critically important to know exactly what you’re putting on your skin, your largest breathing organ. When you put toxic chemicals on it, like store-bought beauty products or prescription creams, it will be smothered and tend to reject those unknown assailants, causing acne, rashes, wrinkles, age spots, dry skin, and a host of other medical skin issues. What if you could simply apply Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods’s organic, raw shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter mixed with an essential oil or two, and resolve just about any skin issue?  Well, you can!

“This is the best quality Shea Butter I have used so far. I mix it with organic oils and use it on my face and hands right after shower. It keeps my skin soft and moisturized. It works much better than expensive department store cosmetics, and the best part is that it is natural and does not contain any chemicals that can destroy my health” – Ester

Eczema, Severely Dry Skin, Dermatitis, Hives and Psoriasis:  These uncomfortable and unsightly skin conditions are on the rise. They all share characteristics of being itchy, red, patchy, rash-like areas of painfully inflamed skin that can flake, burn and sting. These conditions tend to linger and not responded well to traditional treatments; they affect all ages and can begin at any time in life. Even psoriasis, which is an autoimmune disease, can be relieved with organic, unrefined Shea or Cocoa Butter.

In order to stop the itch and heal your condition naturally, dermatologists are now recommending using moisturizer with high oil content, like our unrefined, organic Shea Butter. Water-based chemical creams actually have the opposite effect by evaporating and drying out the skin more. We can soothe and repair your irritated skin with organic skin foods – healing ingredients from Mother Nature that have been used for centuries; no chemicals.

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One soothing, homemade healing cream for treating Eczema and other painful skin conditions is on page 29 in our eBook. It is simply a mix of Ivory Shea Butter, Jojoba and lavender oil. Another option we recommend is our unrefined organic Cocoa Butter. It’s also widely known for alleviating uncomfortable, unsightly skin conditions. Cocoa Butter, when applied topically, creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and helps retain needed moisture. It too has a soothing, protective effect and relieves the itching and burning that commonly affects those with painful skin conditions. Like Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter’s deep absorption through numerous layers of skin makes it one of the most effective remedies for dry skin available.

”As someone who suffers from atopic dermatitis and eczema, I have spent an unreasonable amount of money on products over the course of many years – most of which did not work. I have seen immediate results while incorporating this ivory shea butter into my skin care regime. Even if you don’t suffer from any skin condition, this product will soften extremely dry skin IMMEDIATELY. I am so glad I bought this product. Don’t waste your time and money on expensive, chemical and perfume filled lotions; go natural and use this stuff. It is so much better for you. “Al C.

Do you struggle with Acne, Wrinkles, and Cracked Hands or Heels?

Our unrefined African Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter are both winners here.  Shea Butter is a favorite with acne sufferers because it moisturizes without clogging pores. One of the most common mistakes acne sufferers make is to over dry their skin trying to dry out their pimples, which ends up stimulating the skin to produce more oil to combat the dryness.  Using one of our antibacterial oils like lavender or jojoba on pimples then moisturizing with Shea Butter is a perfect combination. It’s naturally non-comedogenic, has anti-inflammatory agents to reduce the swelling, stinging and redness, and is loaded with vitamins A (for cellular turn over and collagen production), E and F for deep moisture without feeling greasy.

“This is my first time using straight Shea Butter and I am so glad I did. I have extremely acne prone skin, discoloration from a variety of things (including too frequent peel treatments), and now aging concerns. I have been making changes from my chemical saturated skin care products to more natural skin care; once I read about the healing properties, vitamin A, and the fact that Shea Butter melts into the skin quickly (oils that sit on my skin tend to break me out) I just had to try it. I then researched the best and most natural Shea Butter to use and I decided to buy this product – I am so happy to say that I will absolutely be buying again. My skin is soft and silky; I have used it straight on my skin and also mixed it with Vitamin E, essential oils, vitamin C….there is just so much you can do with it and it’s really just wonderful.”- Andrea C.

Mango Butter For wrinkles and cracked skin, our raw Shea Butter will transform your skin from dry, cracked and wrinkled to smooth, plump, and glowing.  It also has natural UV protection to keep oxidative stress from breaking down your skin’s layers.

Cracked feet and heels happen for many different reasons (illness, standing too much, dry climate) but the bottom line is they crack due to lack of moisture; there are no oil glands in the skin of your feet. When the cracks move deep into the sensitive layers of the skin they can become painful.  A mix of shea butter and cocoa butter is a perfect solution or you can rub either one alone, directly into your feet.

In addition to our flagship Ghanaian Shea Butter, our unrefined, organic Cocoa Butter also repairs dry, cracked and wrinkled skin. The key to preventing wrinkles is to keep the dermis moisturized and strong which keeps it from losing collagen and sagging. Cocoa Butter’s deep absorption through numerous layers of skin makes it one of the most effective remedies for wrinkles and cracked skin. It’s unique because it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment, helping to retain moisture and ward off daily environmental toxins. Cocoa Butter has a wonderful scent and is high in antioxidants, vitamins K and E, and has a soothing, protective and moisturizing effect.

Stretch marks are one of the most frustrating skin care concerns for women who are or have been pregnant or those who have lost or gained a lot of weight. Statistics show that 70% of adolescent girls and 40% of adolescent males also have stretch marks. And there is no shortage of store-bought, chemical-laden products to attempt to treat them—but if you’ve tried them, you know they really don’t work.

To avoid getting pregnancy stretch marks, rub Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter on your stretching skin to reduce the chances of getting them and to relieve itching. If you already have stretch marks, Better Shea Butter has the answer that will yield actual results and, as always, it’s all natural!

Cocoa butter is the main ingredient in store-bought stretch mark creams so we conducted numerous tests and mixtures with our unrefined, organic cocoa butter and created a Stretch Mark recipe that works. On page 30 of our eBook  you’ll learn how to make this simple cream and what the unique, must-have oil is that makes all the difference.

“I saw on you-tube that this product mixed with some olive oil will help eliminate stretch marks. I have a nice figure and like to wear a bikini but I still have stretch marks after 35 years:( I tried this mixture and was pleased to see after several months it did start to diminish my deep marks. It takes time and patience and with consistency it does work. I massage the mixture on my abdomen once a day. I have been doing this for a year with great results. The marks are not totally gone, but they are hardly noticeable now…” – Ann N.

Uh-oh – despite your best efforts, you got sunburned! If you’re like most of us, you’re aware of sun damage and are proactive when it comes to protecting against it. And you’ve probably got sunscreen on your keychain, in your lip balm, and all over your skin. But do you know that the chemicals used to make that sunscreen can be doing just as much damage to your skin as the sun itself? And then there’s the burn that happened even though you were wearing it…what’s a person to do?

Let’s start by clearing up a myth that “the damage has been done. It’s too late to fix it.” Yes, you probably have plenty of sun damage from your youth and now it’s causing lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. But you can reverse the damage. According to leading dermatologists, whenever you start protecting yourself from the sun, you will stop the process of additional damage and start to reverse what you’ve accumulated. So to repair wrinkles and fine lines from the sun, any of our butters: shea, cocoa or mango, will do the work for you. In our eBook, there are many recipes for face creams and serums that reverse the sins of our youths! (A simple little secret… Rosehips Seed Oil, when used daily for several months, lightens and in some cases, gets rid of sunspots or “age spots” as they’re commonly called.)

If you’re suffering with a sunburn, there’s a Sunburn Relief recipe on page 26 of our eBook that includes shea butter, aloe and a couple of essential oils for instant relief and lasting hydration.

To protect yourself daily, all year-round, you can make a homemade, chemical-free SPF 20 sunscreen that will nourish, control wrinkles and give you soft, supple skin without greasiness. It’s perfect to wear under makeup or by itself. That recipe, on page 25 of our eBook  includes our naturally UV-shielding Shea Butter. Our pure, expeller-pressed Mango Butter also has natural sunscreen and is a little lighter in weight, texture and scent for a different option.

Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods is proud to bring wholesome, organic DIY, homemade skin care to you and your loved ones. There is FINALLY a natural, chemical-free answer to those long-suffering skin problems and basic skin care needs. Isn’t it nice to know YOU are in control of how your skin looks and feels? I promise you, it is much easier and less time consuming than you think and once you start DIY skin care, you’ll keep going until it’s second nature.

We want you to know, we are constantly researching, testing and creating new recipes and adding organic skin food ingredients to our growing line so that your youthful, glowing skin can be a reflection of your healthy efforts.

There are many complicated issues with skin conditions and everybody is different. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please, we sincerely want you to reach out to us and let us know. We will get back to you as soon as we are able. We love you, our customers and friends, and want to help in any way we can.

FDA & Allergen Disclaimer: These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent, or eliminate any disease or condition. Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods products are intended for cosmetics purposes, and not to be ingested. Please consult a physician before using products from Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods. If you are allergic to any ingredients, please do not purchase or use. Use a small 1 inch x 1 inch test area on your hand and let product sit on the skin for 24 hours to test for any adverse reactions. If any reactions occur, consult a physician immediately, and immediately discontinue use.