Thank Your Skin

Tonight I’m sitting at the kitchen table, talking and half listening to NPR on the radio. I’m thinking about the process of anointing myself with oil, and what it means for my body.

Skin: It’s the largest organ in our bodies.

I’m talking with my partner; just the two of us are at the table, and I’m putting small amounts of a body butter on my arms and legs. A little at a time. As I do this I’m thinking for a moment about each part of my body. My ankles, and what they do for me everyday. How they carry me around. I’m thinking about ingredients. And how this Lavender is such a soothing thing to put on my feet. I’m thinking about my calf muscles. They get sore when I stand too long or when I sit too long. I’m enjoying the massage and the cool touch of Aloe in this particular cream. I’m using just pea sized amounts and spreading it out, a tiny bit at a time. I’m thinking about my knees. About a car accident when I was younger and the leftover ache. I’m thinking about my scars, and how much my body has been through over all these years. I’m grateful. I’m thinking about the pointy elbows that embarrassed me as a teenager. I’m thinking about all the times that these elbows took a hit so that some other part of me wouldn’t have to…

There’s something about skin. Maybe I’m thinking about it because I’m on a journey that loves my body, and I’m trying to mirror that Love. It covers every inch of us. When I think about skin, I thank everything that lies underneath of it. What a remarkable gift, to have a heart that beats and moves my blood without my conscious thought! To have cells that grow and duplicate and heal while I remain unknowing… But I do know that whatever I touch and whatever touches me, will meet my skin along the way.

Earlier today I was mixing up a batch of my Lavender Recovery Recipe, so that’s what I was using tonight. It’s my favorite thing when I really want to soothe and nurture… The aloe is so amazing. I keep mine in the fridge, on the top shelf, and it gets hard. I take it out whenever I think about using it, and within a couple hours it’s soft and whippy. But when I’m impatient, like tonight, I just wash my hands really well and then dig it out of the jar, melting the chunks in my hands…

Because of this particular cream, I’m thinking about Luauna, a woman who inspires me constantly. I’m thinking about sending her another jar. I don’t think the last one had the Lavender in it. She is a beautiful soul. I’m thinking about giving this product to people who really need it. Good thoughts, while I take in the scent of pretty purple flowers, ceremonial herbs and ancient trees that stand strong in changing waters…

When we care for our skin, we can take the opportunity to think about all the parts of our bodies that are protected by this beautiful covering. We can massage the parts that are sore, we can water the parts that are dry, we can feed the parts that are trying to heal themselves… When we take that few minutes to care for ourselves, we’re better equipped to care for our world.

And by the way, if you or someone you know is going through radiation treatments or chemotherapy, has severe skin damage or a serious skin condition, I believe they might benefit from this particular product. Contact me ( SheaByShay@gmail.com) and we’ll get them a Giving Jar. 

Spread the Skin Care Love & Enjoy your Day,

Shay Kelley

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Purification Cream

Because if you’ve been using my creams on your face, your feet, your elbows, your hair, and everywhere else, you’ll eventually need a bigger jar! And this thick body butter is formulated for quick absorption on the large surface areas of the skin, like your legs, your stomach and your back. Check out these essential oils for aromatherapy! Citrus is good for a clear mind. 

Purification Cream Ingredients:

Raw, Unfiltered Shea Butter, organic Coconut Oil, organic cold-pressed Grapeseed Oil, Raw Wildflower Honey,          Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass & Lime.

$22 + $3 shipping and handling (9oz in a glass jar) 

If you cannot afford the retail price, I offer one-time wholesale discounts to friends and family and people who are having a hard time. Just shoot me an email at SheaByShay@gmail.com and I will cut the price in half for you! Much Love!

Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

Just to say a little about where this idea came from; after I moved to the desert, my waist-length brown hair started breaking and falling out. I’ve had split ends for years, and I’ve never cut or trimmed my hair for some sort of strange spiritual reason that I won’t go into right now, so I ended up losing more than 12 inches of my hair length to breakage in less than a year. I actually cried over this… call me vain but I freakin liked having long hair. So I started looking things up, I switched to organic shampoo (really hard to find!) and tried to ditch the chemicals. I brushed my hair less, wore it up more often, bought a special hairbrush. I tried everything, nothing was working… if y’all have more suggestions I’ll still take them, but…

I started putting Shea Butter in my hair about the same time I started putting it on my skin. I had read that it should be applied to damp hair after a shower as a leave-in treatment, paying special attention to split ends. I did this, and probably over-did it. My hair looked greasy! I felt like I had just gotten out of the shower. And it had a strange, sticky feeling right after i put it on. There was no denying it though, it sealed my split ends and when it dried (or got absorbed, I guess) my hair was softer than it has ever been. I wondered how to combat the greasy side effects, so I played with the amount I used. I’ve found that the most appropriate application is to apply it only to the driest tips of my hair, piecing it out and covering the tips. I stay away from the roots until I’m getting ready to take a shower, and then I apply it lightly to my whole head.

This product came from the idea to add Juniper Berry, which helps with hair fall out and breakage, especially when applied to the roots, and Jojoba Oil, which is renowned for healing broken hair. After playing around with the proper application (that doesn’t make me look like a grease-head) I like it and use it after a shower about every other day.

The decision to make it available to you came from a friend of mine, who happened to ask if I had gotten my hair cut the other day…. She said it looked so nice, it looked freshly trimmed. I looked at the tips, and the ends don’t look split. I lose less hair in the shower and into my hairbrush. It feels like it’s getting thicker in the back. I think my hair is on the upswing. If you want to try it, let me know how it works for you.

Recovery Recipe Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment Ingredients:

Raw, Unfiltered Shea Butter, Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Raw Unfiltered Honey, Essential Oils of Juniper Berry, Cassia, Black Pepper, Sandalwood & Lemon

$17+ $3 shipping and handling (4oz glass jar)

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Lavender Recovery Recipe Skin Drink

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This was formulated for a friend of mine going through radiation treatments. I call it “Luauna Cream” because it was made just for her, but then I started using it and realized how amazing it was. So now it’s available for you too…  Aloe Vera is incredible for recuperating lost moisture in the skin, and Shea Butter is full of essential vitamins that help the skin rebuild itself after serious damage. This cream is going to be good for folks who have burns (even sunburns) or serious damage from radiation. Frankincense is an ancient herb with amazing healing and regenerative properties. It cleanses and soothes, and the Lavender acts as an antiseptic. I read that the absolute best thing to put on a third degree burn is Aloe, Raw Honey and Lavender. So this cream contains all three and then some. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have, and that it works for you the way it has worked for us…

Lavender Recovery Recipe Natural Ingredients:

Raw Unfiltered Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, Orange Blossom Honey, Safflower Oil with Vitamin E, Essential Oils of Frankincense, Cypress and Lavender.

Keep this in the fridge and use it as a cold cream! The Aloe Vera is not as shelf-stable as some of the oils, even after mixing it with Vitamin E to preserve… So keep this skin food in the fridge with your other groceries and it will be good for as long as you need it to be. Spread the Love!

$34 + $5 shipping and handling (4oz glass jar)

And remember, half of all the orders on this website will go to fund charitable community projects. That means that $17 of this purchase is going straight to the impoverished people who need it most. Thank you!

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If you cannot afford the retail price, I offer one-time wholesale discounts to friends and family and people who are having a hard time. Just shoot me an email at SheaByShay@gmail.com and I will cut the price in half for you! Much Love!