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Organic body lotion for active bodies


Inspired by clients, I developed this organic moisturizing body lotion for active people (kids and adults) who sweat a lot by using the odor combating power of rosemary leaves and mint leaves. This lotion also helps to clear skin rash in kids and adults.

Pleasantly fragranced with rosemary oil, other ingredients include jasmine oil, shea butter, carrot oil, orange oil, aqua, citric acid.

This product is available in 500ml bottle. 

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Tips for softer hands & feet; and stronger nails

Have you ever shared a handshake with someone whose palm felt like the back of tree? – dry, coarse and thick? Besides occupational hazards associated with jobs where hands are exposed to harsh working environment, I believe that everyone’s palms could be soft to feel if we tried these very simple routines.


As earlier mentioned, certain jobs that involve hard labour tend to toughen one’s palms.

Harsh chemicals in soaps, cleaning agents and cosmetics also make palms tough and coarse.

Harsh weather like extreme cold dries up the skin as well.

There are many hand lotions promising to soften one’s palms and hands in general and while others live up to expectation, some do not. The most reliable ingredients from nature that can guarantee softer palms and even feet are Shea butter, cocoa butter and olive oil. I usually melt both Shea butter and cocoa butter into oils and then whip them together into cream. 

whipped shea butter and cocoa butter

The beautiful thing about Shea butter, cocoa butter and olive oil is that they make great moisturizers as such retain water in the body for longer. Just as the trio gives hair length, volume and shine, they also give the hands, feet and nails much needed moisture and lubrication to be soft, tender and shiny.


1. Ditch all antiseptic, ante bacteria and disinfectant bath soaps; as well as soaps containing alcohol. They do dehydrate the skin and cause your nails to brittle.

2. Wear hand gloves when washing dishes or using cleaning agents as they contain disinfectants and bleach.

3. Avoid alcohol based skincare or cosmetic products.

4. Wash your hands and feet with moisturizing soaps or organic soaps that contain no harsh chemicals.

5. Make your own hand and feet cream by melting either or a combination of two of Shea butter, cocoa butter or olive oil in a crock pot. If you have no crock pot, pour water into a pan, place it over heat and place a bowl containing the oils in the water. Heat the oil until hot, bring down from heat and allow to cool. With a hand cake mix, whisk the oil to allow to cool faster. You can leave it to cool until it’s room temperature. Once it begins to turn to butter, whisk until it feels like ice cream then it’s ready to use.

6. Each morning, apply your homemade foot and hand cream on your hands and feet, massaging gently to allow blood circulation. By night time, apply again. Wear cotton hand mittens and sock on your hands and feet for an hour before bed time to help retain moisture. If in winter, wear them over night. This will help your hands and feet to be moisturized, which will soften your hands and feet but strengthen your nails.

7. Keep a spare homemade hand and foot cream in your bag to use any time you wash your hands.

Try these simple tips and you would love shaking people’s hands and showing off your feet and nails.



Shea butter as frizz control

Control your child’s frizz with Shea butter

Shea butter is predominant in Nigeria, and like the name implies, it is very much butter obtained from Shea kernels. For many generations, Africans have used shea butter for both cooking and cosmetic purposes. Some herbal practitioners believe that massaging shea butter unto a woman’s breasts can actually firm and enlarge them; but that is yet to be verified. For many African women and girls, managing thick and hard-to-comb-through hair can be quiet daunting. For adults, they can choose from a variety of manufactured frizz control products, many of which come in sprays but will leave your hair extremely dry. Africans also turn to hair relaxers to tame their thick hair and though hair relaxers come in children kits as well, it is not encouraged to use them on young children and toddlers as they have been known to burn the children’s scalp and cause breakage to the hair.

If your daughter’s hair is unmanageable, rather than using flat straighteners or relaxers, use shea butter instead. Shea butter acts as conditioner as such, softens hair and makes it extremely easy for you to comb through your child’s hair without bringing tears to her eyes. Shea butter can be sourced naturally or in manufactured bottles. You can find shea butter in open markets across Nigeria and they usually come in their natural, unprocessed state. The butter is so thick and sticky that when applied to hair and it doesn’t dry properly, it can actually add to clog your scalp. It doesn’t leave a very pleasant smell as found in manufactured hair products and can be quiet unpleasant when under African heat. To combat this, you can add baby oil to shea butter, mix the two together until you achieve a very smooth paste that not only leaves a pleasant fragrance but makes it easier to apply to the hair without being sticky.

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processed shea butter
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natural shea butter
You can also find manufactured shea butter by even the most popular hair brands in most shops. The products usually come in bottles, they are creamy and smell really nice. You will still get the same effect regardless but if you live in Africa where you are closest to the raw material, it is way cheaper to buy the unprocessed shea butter from the open market.