Ashiness doesn't discriminate.

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  • Hair, Skin & Nail Conditioner 
  • Ashiness Eraser 
  • Personal Lubricant 
  • Massage Lotion 
  • Face Cleanser 
  • Makeup Remover 
  • Leather Cleaner/Conditioner 
  • Hot Oil Treatment 
  • Shaving Lubricant 
  • Beard Conditioner 
  • Low Level SPF Protection 
  • Skin Protector 
  • Tattoo Aftercare


Hypoallergenic, vegan, long-lasting moisture, only tested on human skin, hair and insides of many ethnicities and types, Ph balanced, clean drying, edible, neutral taste and smell, safe for internal use (vagina, anus, pregnancy-safe), UV protection, clean-drying, amplifies natural lubrication, safe for pets and babies, non-toxic, produced/packed/stored to ServSafe standards. 

How The Butters Works:  

Each of The Butters' ingredients was chosen for their unique properties, more info on that below. 

For pure, easy to absorb moisture, we have aloe. To hold that moisture to your skin and balance shine once dry, we have arrowroot. To give your skin essential vitamins and lipids we have coconut and grapeseed oil. To protect from the elements and give your skin time to fully absorb the thinner oils, we add soy bean and palm oil. For extended release moisture, conditioning and protection from ashiness, we add shea. Finally, to make sure you're balanced inside and out, clean and shining healthily, we add apple cider vinegar. 

Nothing else you've tried will match the results or harmony that The Butters creates with the body. Inside and out, it works without worry. No one should be forced to choose between being ashy or greasy. Nor should we have to buy a menagerie of products at a hefty markup to help our body do its thing. The Butters works so well because it doesn't try to manufacture quick results; it supports and balances what you've already got.  

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The Butters is priced at what I would personally feel good about paying as a customer and asking for as a seller. I started making The Butters as a way to stop paying so dang much for Shea Moisture co-wash, Eucerin and Stroke29 lube. While the latter works well, they all cost too much for me and could work better given the price.   

I love a deal and make very strategic decisions that keep ingredient cost down. You'd be surprised how much more you pay for products because the makers don't do the legwork to find the best deals.

Also, shipping is hella expensive. If I set my prices super high, you wouldn't be able to get the stuff you need.



Nope, when I mix it and in the container, it's creamy like pudding. Once it melts, it still creamy but feels more like heavy cream. Once it dries, it leaves a healthy sheen and tack without all the mess you're used to. That's mostly due to the arrowroot powder, which creates a slight satin finish. Experiment to figure out just how much fits your needs.    



Nope, not to my nose. I only use about ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar per batch of The Butters - about 1.56% of the recipe by weight. So, the smell is light to begin with. ACV smells better than you might expect - sweet and musky.  Plus, that scent mixes incredibly well with the natural nutty smell of our raw shea butter. You might be surprised by how nice it smells. 



The Butters is made of fat and can turn rancid like all oils. Luckily, I make a new batch as needed and keep my ingredients fresh to ServSafe standards. I also chose ingredients with lots of antioxidants to keep it naturally fresh longer and pack it with as little air as possible.  

So, like the ingredients, The Butters is shelf stable and should have a shelf life of no less than 3 months at room temp. If kept out of the sun, away from air and at a cooler temp, it'll last almost indefinitely. If you keep it warm, it'll definitely turn faster. Since we only sell in pint containers, you'll typically use it faster than it will go bad. Keep the extra containers in the fridge, cabinet or a drawer and you'll have some fresh all the time.  

So far, I haven't experienced or heard about The Butters going rancid. Still, I would advise you not to mix the Butters with other products. Most stuff we buy has sugars, which will only speed that process up.  


What're those lumps in The Butters?  

Oh, you're probably talking about the arrowroot & aloe gel. Although the butters is whipped up and smooth like silk, sometimes, there will be a little lump of aloe and arrowroot in the mix. Simply rub it on in with the rest. And your skin will drink it up, too. Preventing the lumps completely is difficult, but it's on my list of refinements that will come over time.  

Ingredient Uses/Benefits: 

Grade A Raw Ghanaian Golden Shea Butter

Moisturizer, anti-inflammation, stretch marks, even skin tones, SPF 6, aids skin elasticity, reduces cellulite, aids skin healing and repair, cuticle health, smells amazing 



Pure Coconut Oil

SPF 2, heals skin (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne) aids hair growth and hydration, make up remover, cleanser, antibacterial, promotes HIV viral load reduction, carrier oil, anti-fungal, aids digestion, anti-inflammatory, fatty acids, richest natural source of lauric acid, aids immunity 


Pure Palm Kernel Oil

Vitamin E, antioxidants, carotenoids (as in the orange stuff in carrots, but richer), linked to reduction of many diseases, SPF 15, highly nutritious, supports lower blood pressure and cholesterol if ingested, promotes immune function and fat soluble nutrients (like vitamins A, D, E) 


Pure Grapeseed Oil  

Polyphenols, vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-aging, antimicrobial, supports adaptogenic activity (promotes homeostasis and lower stress), helps acne & dermatitis, reduces age spots, heals /prevents sun burn, varicose veins, rheumatoid arthritis, bruising, PMS symptoms, moisture & condition  


Pure Organic Aloe Vera Fillet Gel

Aids nutrient absorption, helps body aches, aids digestion and immunity, stomach acid neutralizer, soothes burns, itching and irritation; anti-bacterial, antioxidants, reduces dental plaque, helps lower blood sugar, hair moisture 


Pure Soybean Oil

Omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin e, promotes heart and immunity health, protects skin cell membranes, helps with sun burn & acne scarring, stimulates skin cell growth and healing, SPF 10. 


Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Makeup remover, helps eczema & diaper rash, skin healing, helps with dandruff, strengthen nails, soothes itching 


Apple Cider Vinegar

Odor neutralizer, wart remover, helps sunburn, skin cleanser, teeth whitener, promotes shiny hairy 



B12, folic acid, aids digestion, calcium, maintains Ph, potassium, aids heart health, holds moisture for skin to absorb, creates silky skin texture, reduces chub rub, absorbs sweat