Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter has been a beauty and skin care secret used for thousands of years to achieve healthy, moisturized and younger looking skin. But what is this mysterious substance and how can it improve your beauty routine?

Shea butter is actually a fatty substance extracted from a type of shea tree native to West Africa. It is ivory-colored and used in skincare and beauty products as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is also edible and non toxic!

Our White Naturals Natural Shea butter is 100% pure and of natural origin. Our shea butter is extracted only fair trade Shea butter products.

There are Many Uses for White Naturals Shea Butter:

  • Soften Dry Feet
  • Moisturize Dry Skin
  • Nourish Cuticles
  • Apply as Lip Balm
  • Use as a shaving lotion
  • Naturally Treat Eczema
  • Soothe Razor Burn
  • Tame Frizzy Hair
  • Groom Eyebrows

Our Shea butter is a nourishing spot treatment created to soften even the driest skin. Use it on your elbows, lips, cuticles, feet, even your hair for the best, all natural results.

 

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Natural Shea Butter 8 oz

DIY Tropical Moisturizer 

DIY Tropical Moisturizer

Ingredients

  • 15 Teaspoons of Cocoa Butter
  • 10 Teaspoons of Shea Butter
  • 6 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil
  • 2 teaspoons of beeswax pellets
  • 10 Drops of Lime Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Empty Lotion Container

Instructions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil or use double boiler.
  2. Melt beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter.
  3. Allow the mixture to melt completely.
  4. Remove mixture from heat once they have melted and stir.
  5. Carefully add in Vitamin E oil and stir.
  6. Allow mixture to cool.
  7. Add lime and bergamot essential oils.
  8. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  9. Pour mixture into heat resistant container.
  10. Allow to cool before use.
  11. Label and store away from kids or pets.

To Use

Apply to skin for a tropical scent that moisturizes even the driest of skin!

Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress

Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress

Stress is a common problem with most people. With all the problems of life such as work, personal problems, health issues and other responsibilities it is easy to get overwhelmed. Below is a list of natural ways to reduce stress and help you live calmer life.

1- Prioritize

As humans, we tend to take on more than we can handle. It is important to prioritize your life so you do not get overwhelmed. Life can require a lot from you but you do not have to run yourself ragged trying to complete everything at once.

Make a list of all the things that are required of you and number them according to importance. Then determine how much time to a lot to each task. Are there things on your list that you could eliminate? Are you spreading yourself too thin? Carefully review the items on your list and eliminate anything that is not necessary or beneficial.

2- Delegate

Once you have written your list of tasks, review it to see if there is anything you can delegate to someone else. Are there some tasks you could ask for help with?  For example, could you ask a family member to help you fold laundry? Could you ask for help on an assignment at work?  Delegating tasks is a great way to prevent being overwhelmed.

3- Use Essential Oils

Using essential oils can help you feel less stressed and have been utilized to help naturally induce a calmer atmosphere. Suggested practices for natural stress relief is to diffuse or topically apply essential oils such as lavender, rose or jasmine.

4- Breathing Exercises

Breathing is something that we all do, but how many of us are truly aware of how we are breathing. A helpful tip for reducing stress is to practice breathing exercises. There are many free youtube videos and internet resources you can watch to show you how to use breathing as a relaxation technique.

5- Spend Time with Loved Ones

A great way to reduce stress is to surround yourself with people you can enjoy life with.Spend time with people who encourage you, listen to you and make you laugh can help you heal when you feel like you’re at wit’s end. Call a friend, send a text or email.There is no shame in reaching out if you need a good friend’s company!

 

If you are truly stressed, it is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. We here at White Naturals want all our clients to experience the best life possible! Please reach out if you are feeling overwhelmed.

Natural Lavender Wax Melt

DIY Natural Lavender Wax Melts

Ingredients

  • 8 oz beeswax pellets
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Silicone Mold
  • Double boiler or sauce pan to melt ingredients in.

Instructions

  1. Melt beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top until it is completely liquid.
  2. While the beeswax is melting, prepare your silicone mold by placing 3 drops of essential oil in each slot.
  3. Once beeswax is completely melted, carefully pour it into silicone mold.
  4. Allow to cool 4 hours.
  5. Pop out of mold and store away from kids and pets.

To Use

Place wax melt into a wax melter and enjoy a natural, relaxing lavender scent.

Aromatherapy for Beginners

Aromatherapy for Beginners

There are hundreds of essential oil options, blends and remedies for just about every ailment. A holistic health practitioner or aromatherapist can help guide you to oils to improve your well-being. Essential oils used in aromatherapy can benefit your health in many ways! Below is a list of great aromatherapy options.

Using essential oils in a diffuser or wax burner is a great way to promote wellness and improve the air quality in your home, car or office. Diffused essential oils can be used to treat a wide variety of issues such as: reducing anxiety, creating focus or increasing libido just to name a few!  So, the first step to aromatherapy for health benefits is to purchase a quality essential oil diffuser.

There are multiple types of diffusers:  ultrasonic, nebulizing, heat and evaporative.

Ultrasonic diffusers work by emitting oil particles into the air when added to water.

Nebulizing diffusers are waterless yet they work by emitting particles of essential oils into the air.

Evaporative diffusers typically disperse the essential oils by using a fan mechanism.

Heat diffusers transfer essential oils into the air by using high temperatures.

Choosing the right diffuser for you is a personal choice depending on the types of oils you diffuse, for what benefit and also the environment you are diffusing in. For example, heat diffusers may not be the best choice if you live in a hot climate and struggle to keep the temperature in your home comfortable.

Once you have purchased a diffuser, it is also important to choose high quality, therapeutic grade oils. Discount and low-quality oils are typically filled with additives that can clog or harm your diffuser. Before you purchase any essential oils, be sure that it is a high-quality product that is pure.

There are many essential oil blends that can benefit your health.

Basic Aromatherapy Essential Oil Remedies

Eucalyptus, Spearmint and Peppermint are the top essential oils recommended to provide relief of allergies.

Lemon has antibacterial properties and when diffused, actually purifies the air. It is recommended for use in cold/flu season.

Lavender is indicated for relief of anxiety, depression and insomnia. When placed in a diffuser at bedtime or during times of stress it can induce a more relaxed state.

Jasmine and Ylang Ylang essential oils are noted for having a romantic effect and can naturally increase libido when diffused or applied topically.

Orange essential oil has been shown to have an energizing effect and can help promote alertness when diffused.

Lemongrass essential oil is loved by people but hated by bugs and is a natural insect repellent. It is great for use at outdoor events and can prevent mosquito and other bug bites.

Finding essential oil options, blends and remedies to naturally treat ailments is a great way to benefit your life. Be sure to find a holistic health practitioner or aromatherapist that can help guide you to oils to improve your well-being or contact our staff here at White Naturals!.

 

 

 

DIY Summer Rescue Foot Cream

DIY Summer Rescue Foot Cream

Ingredients

  • 15 Teaspoons of Cocoa Butter
  • 10 Teaspoons of Shea Butter
  • 10 Drops of Clove Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Empty Heat Resistant Container (Such as a Mason Jar)
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Empty Lotion Container

Instructions

  1. Fill the sauce pan halfway full with water and bring to boil or use double boiler.
  2. Place heat resistant container onto stove top and add cocoa butter and shea butter.
  3. Allow the body butters to melt completely.
  4. Remove butters from heat once they have melted and stir.
  5. Add lemon and clove essential oils.
  6. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  7. Pour mixture into heat resistant container.
  8. Allow to cool before use.
  9. Label and store away from kids or pets.

To Use

Apply to feet for 30 minutes to rescue summer damaged feet!

Activated Charcoal is Great for Your Skin!

 

Activated Charcoal is Great for Your Skin!

Even though activated charcoal has been used since 1550 BC in ancient Egypt, it is still a great compound that can improve your skin in an organic, natural way!

Activated charcoal is formed from bamboo, wood or coconut shells. The process of creating activated charcoal happens when one of these substances is heated to a high temperature. These high temperatures change the chemical structure and create a “char” substance and “activates” the charcoal.

Activated charcoal can be used to provide many health benefits. It has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract toxins. As a main ingredient in our exfoliating detox scrub, activated charcoal can cleanse your skin in an intense yet gentle way. This pure charcoal scrub has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory propertie and is free of toxic chemicals. Using this scrub is a great way to cleanse your skin in an 100% natural and safe manner. We also offer a  Charcoal Face Mask  product designed to nourish and purify your skin. This mask is a great acne preventative and also treats blackheads.

Black Facial Mask, Peel off Charcoal Face Mask 2 oz

Adding activated charcoal to your beauty routine will help you naturally remove dirt, makeup, toxins and other environmental exposures from your skin!  We are proud to offer a line of organic skin care options to give our customers the chance to experience radiant, healthy skin!.

DIY Natural Deodorant

DIY Natural Deodorant

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil of choice
  • Empty jars
  • Double boiler or sauce pan to melt ingredients in.

Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top.
  2. Once melted, mix in the cornstarch, baking soda and vitamin E oil.
  3. Whisk ingredients briskly and thoroughly until completely blended.
  4. Add ten drops of essential oil of choice and stir.
  5. Allow to mixture to cool.
  6. Pour mixture into empty container.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place away from kids and pets.

To Use

After bathing, apply a generous amount to underarms. Can even be applied to feet to reduce odor.

DIY Natural Sunscreen

DIY Natural Sunscreen

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt shea butter and beeswax in double boiling pot on stove top.
  2. Once melted, mix in the carrier oil and vitamin E oil.
  3. Stir until blended.
  4. Carefully mix in the zinc oxide powder. (It is recommended you wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to avoid breathing in the powder)
  5. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients have blended.
  6. Allow to mixture to cool.
  7. Pour mixture into glass container.
  8. Store in a cool, dry place away from kids and pets.

To Use

Apply a generous amount to areas which will be exposed to sunlight. Careful to avoid getting into eyes or mouth. Reapply as needed after swimming or excess sweating.

Natural “Play-dough” Alternative

Natural “Play-dough” Alternative

 

Ingredients

4 ounces of beeswax
1 teaspoon Lanolin
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Optional- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil for added scent.

 

Instructions

  1. Heat Beeswax in double boiler on stove-top.
  2. Once melted, slowly stir in lanolin and olive oil. (and essential oils if preferred)
  3. Mix until all ingredients are blended.
  4. Once mixture cools, pour onto clean surface and lightly knead to form a dough like consistency.
  5. Store in air tight container.

To Use

Allow children to play with mixture by molding dough in their hands. You can use cookie cutters or other toys to create fun shapes.  Ensure children do not ingest the dough and avoid sensitive areas such as eyes and face.

NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

Recommended for use by children age 8 and up.