I actually went on the hunt for pure tea tree oil today (not successful) and ended up in a shop talking to the ladies about skin care and the dreadful dry itchy skin. I am working on calming my skin from the inside out, but this will take time and I need relief today. Any who, I’ve always used products with cocoa butter or shea butter as an ingredient, but I have never used either raw and unprocessed. Commercial processed lotions and butters have never been my friend and never really helped. Coconut oil would be a good choice for whole body moisturizer, but it’s greasy and tends to get on my clothing.
So, I bought a small container of raw shea butter. Admittedly, it’s not extremely attractive. It’s a light creamy color and it has a hard consistency. The smell is somewhat nutty, but not extremely strong. Testing has begun. When I got home, I dug into the butter and put it on just my arms. It’s a bit of a pain in the butt to get out, but if it works it will be worth it.
So far it’s been about 4 hours and my arms have not itched and they still seem moisturized. I don’t feel sticky or tacky and it did not leave my skin feeling greasy. Might have found a winner! Going to test my legs and tummy tomorrow. Fingers crossed!