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Body Oils & Butters

Introduction

After launching the first line of essential oils made exclusively of raw materials picked and processed in the African continent. Shortly after, we opened other products such as Shea Butter and Carrier Oils.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a natural butter cold pressed from the nuts of the African Shea tree (Vitteralia Paradoxa).
Our Shea seeds are collected in Uganda and processed in Kenya). The Nilotica Shea butter is a rare natural butter from a sub-species called Vitellaria Nilotica found ONLY in the East African region.

It is creamier, with a mild and slightly nutty aroma and richer in oleic acid content which makes it softer, moisturizing, easier to spread and highly absorbent on the skin and hair.

The butter has Emollient, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin/ hair regenerating properties. It is effective for all skin and hair types including those of babies and people with sensitive skin. It can be used on its own, being mixed with other pure oils or as a cosmetic ingredient.

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are oils with little to no scents and are obtained through cold pressing or maceration of either seeds, kernels, nuts or even vegetables.

These oils are called carrier oils because they “carry” essential oils into the skin as they are too harsh on their own. They are also commonly referred to as base oils, fixed oils, and vegetable oils even though not all of them are from vegetables.

Apart from topical use these oils can also be used alongside essential oils in oil burners and as bath oils in shampoos.

We can supply several oils to compliment the quality of our essential oils. Our carrier oils are, cape chestnut (Yangu Oil), neem, baobab and moringa).

They are collected locally and are in line with our mission as they contribute to rural income generation and land restoration, they are all produced using cold pressing method. Cape chestnut is collected from Mt. Kenya forest, baobab and neem from the coast region, Moringa from the better parts of Ukambani.

Carrier oils can also be used on their own to help nourish both hair and skin amongst other uses and benefits.

Baobab (Adansonia digitata­)

Baobab is a premium and luxurious plant based and nutrient rich plant based oil that moisturizes, cleanses and nourishes both skin and hair. It is extracted from the seeds of a fruit of a tall,thick trunked, upside down looking tree found in some parts of Africa.

Moringa Oil (Moringa oleifera)

Moringa oil is a nutritous oil obtained from cold pressing of seeds of small tree- moringa oleifera also referred to as “The drumstick tree” or “Miracle tree. It is an amazing topical cleanser, moisturizer for skin, stimulates hair growth & regrowth by preventing hair thinning & loss.

Cape Chestnut (Yangu Oil) (Calodendrum Capense)

Cape Chestnut seed oil is also known as Yangu oil which was a popular oil in traditional African skin care. It is cold pressed from the seeds of the ripe fruit of a beautiful African native tree which was widely cultivated for its prolific flower display. It is an inherent UV protectant which moisturizes and nourishes dry, damaged skin. It is also commonly used as a healing ointment for Skin cracking, Chapped lips, Scaling, Psoriasis and even Eczema.

Neem Oil (Azadirachta indica)

Neem oil holds a wide history as a folk remedy with ability to treat many conditions. despite its very harsh and pungent odour. Popular as a natural occurring pesticide and insect repellent which also helps the skin fight infections, promotes wound healing and scar reduction and stimulates collagen production on the skin.