I have been on a natural and organic kick lately and this is the product that started it. I was wondering around in the East Village and walked into a shop called Flower Power. Cute name right? Anyway, I found this product. I love lavender and usually anything that has lavender in it, I buy it. So we all know I have very dry skin, so I always am interested in Shea Butter products. Okay, i digress. The product that I found is called Dr. Amikole's Shea Butter.
I was initially drawn to the small hexagonal glass travel packaging and the gorgeous scent. The smell is pure natural lavender. Gorgeous. The product is a creamy shea butter that is fabulously moisturizing and will not irritate the most sensitive of skins. I have been carrying this with me everywhere as it is travel friendly.
I also picked up the Oil version for next to my bed. I have been slathering this on every night before bed. This is intensely moisturizing as all. If pure shea butter is too heavy for you, I would go with the Shea Oil. It absorbs very nicely and smells like heaven. Shea Oil is made from 100% pure shea butter, essential oils, and herbs. Shea oil is a "fractionated oil" meaning that it is the oily fraction of the pure butter.
I found Dr. Amikole online too! The prices are VERY reasonable. $11 for the jar and $15 for the oil.The product for the Shea Butter from Dr. Amikole's website is:
"Amikole's Lavender Butter combines two of the world's best kept secrets: organic African Shea Butter and organic French Lavender flowers and organic Lavender essential oil (not a secret anymore!). Beneficial for a myriad of skin issues, this combination can help with burns, eczema, scarring, and the adverse effects stress and aging have on the skin. Psychologically, Lavender oil has "calming and soothing effects" and the flower extract has "a more markedly narcotizing" effect. "Lavender is ruled by the planet Mercury. In this respect, lavender is a wonderful essential oil for inducing the deep, relaxing sleep we need for analysing our situations… our mental clarity will increase and we will find life a lot more enjoyable." Use Amikole's Lavender Butter to moisturize and soothe the entire body, easing tension and creating serenity in your daily life. Amikole's Lavender shea butter is made with organic shea butter that has been extracted using cold press extraction methods."
If you are interested you can order here: http://www.sheabutter.net/
I absolutely love this all natural product.
Let me know your thoughts and if you will be trying it!