As of today we’ve switched the formula for the natural shea body cream so that it has a slightly thicker consistency. The feel when you apply it is still the same smooth and easily absorbed cream, but it goes on a little drier. We had originally offered it in lotion bottles but found it was just a bit too thick for bottles so we switched to jars about a year ago. As long as it is in jars, we thought we’d go even thicker and have now made that change. The new formula makes for a very rich body cream, though it still is lighter and more easily absorbed than body butter. I just wanted to give a heads up that it is a bit different now.
The cream has been a popular gift for holiday giving, especially in the rose and lavender scents. I hope to add some new scents to the body cream list early next year. Small samples are available for purchase on the website.
The body cream has 35% shea butter and all natural oils. No parabens, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, TEA/DEA, mineral oil, petrolatum, silicones, propylene glycol, or isopropyl myristate. In addition to shea butter, it contains
silk protein (helps bind water to skin to keep it hydrated and gives the cream a smooth feel during application)
evening primrose oil (a concentrated source of the essential fatty acid called gamma-linoleic acid or GLA that is beneficial to skin)
rosehip oil (high in vitamin A as well as linolenic and linoleic essential fatty acids)
avocado oil (rich in vitamins A, E, and D as well as oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids and skin-softening sterolins)
olive oil (a lovely oil for skin that is rich in oleic essential fatty acid and contains some polyphenol antioxidants)
sunflower oil (emollient oil that contains vitamin E and linoleic essential fatty acid)
So, that’s the shea update for now. If you’ve liked the old version you should like this one too; it’s very similar, just a tad thicker.