Shea Butter is Perfect for the Skin

While I absolutely love Shea Butter and all of its goodness it offers the skin, I wanted something a little lighter for the summer months. Lotion is perfect!

I recently attended the 2019 Pittsburgh Soap Makers Gathering for a full two days of learning. The first day we saw a demo and the second day we were completely hands-on making it. I have been really hesitant to make lotion as the thought of needing a preservative and the potential for bacteria were far greater than anything I was willing to play around with, without some professional guidance first. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and helped to clarify the why behind the how. This gave me the confidence to give it a go.

As soon as I returned from the gathering I got to work creating a Shea Lotion of my own. I used the heat and hold method taught by Beth Byrne to create this intoxicating lotion and topped it off with a Chanel Blue fragrance dupe. Naturalists look away because that’s a fragrance oil NOT an Essential oil.

The best part about making your own lotion is after the science you get to choose the ingredients. You get to choose the scents and you get to decide how much and what matters to your skin.

Until Next Time…