Shea Butter is a key ingredient in many BIOTONE products and for good reason. Rich in stearic and oleic fatty acids, Shea Butter helps to retain skin moisture and elasticity. In addition, it contains an abundance of Vitamins A and E, which have shown both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Shea Butter also is a source of cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. And adding to its many admirable qualities, shea butter absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling
As for its derivation, Shea Butter comes from the fruit of the nut of the Shea Tree, which is grown in the African savannah belt. The word “shea” is derived S'í, which is the tree’s name in Bambara, the national language of Mali. Other people in West and Central Africa call the tree Karité, which means the Tree of Life, because it can treat a wide range of hair, skin and health problems.
Total Tropical Tootsies
Clients will be more than ready for trip to the tropical islands. But if travel is still not possible, they can kick off their shoes for you to give those feet a sweet treat! This tropically inspired foot treatment with Marine Therapy Pedi-Scrub and Marine Therapy Pedi -Balm that both contain shea butter will soften, soothe and refresh tired, hardworking feet. Complete with a hot stone foot massage.
Mix Marine Therapy Pedi-Scrub with 10 drops of MMCC in a rubber bowl.
Mix Black Baltic Body Mud with 10 drops of Grapefruit EO in a rubber bowl.
Mix Marine Therapy Pedi-Balm with 5 drops of MMCC in a rubber bowl.
Add warm water to a large bowl/basin and add pineapple juice. Let feet soak in footbath for 5 minutes.
Remove right foot from footbath and smooth Marine Therapy Pedi-Scrub over the entire foot. Apply in small circular movements, paying special attention to rough/ callused areas. Remove the Marine Therapy Pedi-Scrub with a warm, moist towel. Place foot back in bath and repeat with left foot.
Remove right foot from footbath and wipe clean. Apply Black Baltic Mud to the entire right foot using small circular movement. Repeat on left foot.
Cover both feet with plastic wrap and a bath sheet. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes.
Remove Black Baltic Mud with a warm, moist towel.
Complete treatment with a quick foot/lower leg massage using the Marine Therapy Pedi-Balm and hot stones.
Other BIOTONE products that contain Shea Butter are: