beauty: Shea’s the one!

Shea Butter: the multi-purpose all natural Vitamin A, E & F skin cream (with SPF 6) is derived from the seed of the Shea (Karite) tree which is found in the dry arid regions of Central Africa.sheabutter1 The pits are collected to sun dry and then roasted to get it ready for the difficult work of extracting the creamy, rich solid oil by hand. This butter has an amazing amount of healing properties and softening capability. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years as it provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.  It’s one of the ingredients used to make the “Divine Balm” for “Skin so Divine“.  On it’s own it is very rich but splendid when mixed with the other healing oils which make up this amazing balm.


Here are 21 uses of Shea Butter 

  1. Dry skin
  2. Skin rash
  3. Skin peeling, after tanning
  4. Blemishes and wrinkles
  5. Itchy skin
  6. Sunburn
  7. Shaving cream for a smooth silky shave
  8. Small skin wounds
  9. Skin cracks
  10. Tough or rough skin (on feet)
  11. Cold weather
  12. Frost bites
  13. Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
  14. Insect bites
  15. Healthy skin
  16. Muscle fatigue, aches and tension
  17. Use before and after strenuous exercise
  18. Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
  19. Eczema
  20. Dermatitis
  21. Skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.)

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beauty: Best in BALM

SUPER SEVEN!  Exotic, Organic beauty.  Paraben + Cruelty Free.   It’s called Divine Balm by SkinsoDivine.

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Why?  Because it’s a special 3 in 1 *balm which contains seven superstar ingredients rich in moisture and vitamins to help smooth and soften the skin on your eyes, lips and cuticles.  A divine selection even if I say so myself.

Why should I say so myself?  Hmmm…seems like forever that I’ve been trying to formulate what I believe to be the most effective of all balms.  The balm of balms. I’ve tried out so many different concoctions to get it right. And of course at first I had to get some extremely picky friends (but then again most of my friends are unbelievably picky) to try it out and give me their totally honest feedback.  I’m very happy with the results.  There are three other products in the line all made with 100% nourishing natural oils for all skin types, even those who suffer from rosacea.  Having said that, I will be the first to admit that anyone can have an allergic reaction to any single ingredient so it’s best to read what is in each product first.  I have sensitive skin and it works for me.

Yes, these are my products but I wasn’t even going to tell anyone that I formulated them myself because I don’t want to appear like I’m pushing my own line.  But it seems that many bloggers are doing exactly that.  They either have something of their own to sell or they promote other people’s products.  And while I’m comfortable talking about and helping to promote other products and things I believe in then why shouldn’t I talk about my own? I guess because I’m a bit uncomfortable with doing so and it doesn’t come naturally.  But I’ve also been researching and sourcing the best oils from all over the world (for the individual products) so all I can say is that if you are at all interested in checking out the Skin so Divine product line please do so at the link below.  If you feel like purchasing anything (or the complete line) and decide you don’t like it or it’s not working for you within 30 days then send it back and I will refund your money.  Guaranteed. Whew!  That wasn’t so hard after all.  Here’s what is in it:

1) Soybean Oil – one of the major benefits of soy oil is that it’s a very good oil for protecting skin from UV rays. Soy oil helps to cure skin damage and gives it a healthy glow.  It is a rich source of linoleic acid, which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid. It contains B vitamins along with Vitamin E and Vitamin K. In addition the Vitamin E in soybean oil keeps the skin smooth and healthy.

2) Jojoba Oil (native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico) – One big bonus is that it contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. And it’s even gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin without causing allergic reactions.

3) Rosehip Seed Oil (Chile) – is high in linoleic acids, vitamin C and Vitamin A (retinol). It will help to regenerate tissue and eliminate wrinkles, fine lines & sun damage. It actually deserves a whole post of its own (coming up I promise).  A little gossip…it wasn’t until former Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr name dropped it as the secret to her radiant complexion that we decided to further explore this oil.

4) Carrot Seed Oil (obtained from wild carrots which are usually found in Europe) – is high in antioxidants and will help protect your skin from environmental assaults like UV rays & pollution.  It has an amazing ability to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate cell growth and repair damaged skin. While it can’t turn back time, it can help you look younger and more radiant.

5) Kukui Nut Oil (Hawaii) – is fortified with essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, C, E and antioxidants.  Also rich in Linoleic  acid – an omega fatty acid that your skin will devour. Kukui nut oil also works well as an under eye treatment for the prevention and softening of crow’s feet.

6) Sea buckthorn Oil (Tibet)  is loaded with antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, and studies show that these two nutrient powerhouses can prevent wrinkles. Of the essential omega fatty acids found in Sea Buckthorn, one of the main moisturizing essential fatty acids is Omega 7 palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic Acid (Omega-7) is a natural component of skin. It is considered a valuable topical agent in treating burns and healing wounds.

7) Shea Butter (Africa) –  is very rich in fatty acids as well as Vitamins A and E. Applied on the skin, it intensely hydrates and soothes the skin as well as helping to restore the natural skin barrier.  Good to prevent black under eye circles.

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*A balm has a different consistency than a cream or lotion, it’s more of a thicker ointment that glides on easily and sinks right in.

Do you use an eye or lip balm?  If so, what do you recommend?