When Violet’s her first son was born he had very dry skin, cradle cap and was prone to eczema. The doctor prescribed various steroid creams and treatment shampoos that were supposed to ease the discomfort. This only provide temporary relief to the ongoing conditions. All sorts of baby skincare products labelled ‘natural and organic’ were tried, but they only made things worse.
The only way Violet could be sure the products used on her baby didn’t contain anything nasty was to make them herself. After extensive research she enrolled on a natural soap making course and soon became totally addicted.
The most important ingredient discovered along the way was Shea Butter. In its pure form, this emollient is unsurpassed in maintaining and protecting delicate skin. Shea Butter was added to all her formulations along with the purest natural oils and ingredients. It wasn’t long before she saw a marked improvement in her son’s.
The company was named ‘Shea Mooti’ because every product contains the purest, natural form of ‘Shea’ Butter, ethically sourced with AfriKids’ Daughters, a multi-cooperative in northern Ghana. ‘Mooti’ comes from ‘Muti’ meaning ‘tree’ in Shona – the language of her native Zimbabwe. Put it all together and the Shea Mooti ‘Tree of Life’ was born.