Shea butter is an edible substance extracted from the seeds of shea (“Vitellaria paradoxa”), a tree that grows in savannas, from East Africa to the Nile River area.
Shea fruits are harvested between mid-June and mid-September. The stone is freed from the pulp by fermentation or manually: it can then be worked following different processes to remove the woody shell. In the traditional process, the stone is dried in the sun after a previous boiling, roasting or fumigation. It is then fragmented, pounded and ground to produce a thick paste. Water is added to this paste and everything is brought to a boil temperature and then filtered to eliminate impurities.
-2 tbsp shea butter
-1 tbsp coconut oil
-6 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and apply this mask on the lengths of your hair. Wrap it in a warm towel. Leave it on for at least 5 hours, then rinse and apply shampoo and conditioner. A great trick for shiny, strong, and healthy hair! It may be necessary to repeat this 2 times a week for a month.
PS: this mask is also perfect for face care routine!
Sweet Almond Oil
Almond oil is a fixed oil produced from almond seeds, in two variety: dulcis (sweet) and bitter. By “fixed oil” it is meant a natural oil to which lipid components have not been extracted. It is also known as fatty oil. For this reason it is particularly used in the cosmetics industry such as emollient or massage oil, not to be confused with the essential oil that is used as an aroma.
-10 tablespoons sweet almond oil
-10 tablespoons brown sugar
-half a teaspoon of turmeric
-5 drops of essential oil (we recommend coconut)
Castor oil is a very precious vegetable oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant (Ricinus communis).
It is used in the pharmaceutical industry, to grow hair and nails, eyelashes and eyebrows; in the production of soaps, perfumes and cosmetics and even as a lubricant in mechanics.
Castor Oil hair mask.
-3 tablespoons Castor oil
-1 tablespoon Coconut or Olive oil
-5 drops of Lavender essential oil
-5 drops of Melaleuca essential oil (Tea tree oil)
This wonderful vegetable fat is the main ingredient of our soaps and cosmetics collections. It is produced in the Philippines, Indonesia and India. Perfect for the care of hair, skin and teeth, it is also used in the kitchen. In fact, it was introduced to Britain in 1820 as vegetable butter. Only later it was discovered as a great ingredient for the production of soaps.
In our products you will always find refined or virgin coconut oil. The benefits are endless.
DIY toothpaste? No problem! Here is our recipe for having white, healthy and strong teeth. By creating your own toothpaste, you also reduce environmental pollution: your body and the planet will thank you! Use a simple kitchen glass jar ( for example, we use an old olive container, obviously properly washed) for storing your zero-waste homemade toothpaste.