SHEA is taking a well deserved break
we still run soap and candle making classes and we are fully operational on-line.
We will be running a series of special offer on-line and, some new products too. check it out regularly. www.shea.com.sg
We will re-open our shop in Jan 2018. In the mean time, enjoy the new ideas and discounts at our on-line store. AND, call if needed. we are always ready to help
As you know, we retail clean personal care products. By clean, we mean safe and gentle and without harsh chemicals. We have created special bundles to make it easier for you all. Have a look here. http://shea.com.sg/index.php/special-offers.html
We also have a special tab in the menu that quickly helps you find a solution to skin related problems.
Click on the REMEDIES tab on the main menu.
And if you still can't find what you want, call us. (more…)
Beautiful roses everyday, with her bright smiles that will always make your day. Give your Mum a Gift of Love this Mother's Day. A gift that will be treasured forever. Our beautiful Handmade Soaps without SLS, Sulphates, etc and our Handmade Soy Candles, made from Premium Soy Wax and metal-free wicks with IFRA Certified Fragrances, last till the end. Come on down and Pamper your Mum with Shea products. www.shea.com.sg. (more…)
You know what's so special about Shea? We don't just carry one brand. We offer products from manufacturers who specialise in one specific product or one targeted function. Like, Saadia Organics, they do 100% Pure hand pressed Argan Oil. Or Seaweed Bath Co, just for those with very dry, flaky or itchy skin, created by Adam who himself had a severe psoriasis problem, and he formulated his own solution for himself, and now for you. Or Bea, who makes our Cold Process Soaps in the UK. All she does is make soaps. And I would dare say, the BEST Cold process soap we have ever come across. She's been a solid part of SHEA from the beginning.
All specialists manufacturers. All experts in what they do. So, check us out at shea.com.sg or drop by and say HI! To us at NTUC Downtown East, E!Hub, Market Square in front of NTUC Fairprice. Shea, we serve people, not customers. Talk to us. We have a solution for your skin; making it better, or solving a problem, for all, adults, teens, kids and infants. (more…)
Today is Visakhi, the day Sikhism was founded. Sikhism is the youngest of the major religions. Say "SatSriAkal" with your hands together and Happy Visakhi to your Sikh mates.
You can read a short intro to Sikhism to better understand what your Sikh mates are about and why free food is offered to everyone in temples daily. Did you know that in Sikhism, males and females hold absolutely equal status. Even Sikh names are unisex. Talk of equality.
How to use candles.
Scented candles are popular. There are many good brands out there, like Shea Candles, Yankee Candles, Village Candles and many more. However, not everyone knows how to get the most of their candles. Here are some tips.
1) Always keep the wick trimmed (depends on the size of a candle, but, there is an optimum length).
For Shea Candles, we recommend 6 to 8mm wick length
2) Ensure that when the candle is lit for the first time, it is allowed to burn for sufficient time to form a full pool of liquid wax on the surface.
3) Always keep the candle free of debris
4) Locate the candle out of a draft
5) Keep your candle well away for kids, pets and flammables (more…)
The truth behind pH neutral or pH balanced soap
True soaps are effective cleansers and have a pH of between 9 and 10. Oils and dirt are removed from the surface of the skin while leaving the layers of skin beneath alone. A true soap will always have a high pH level and have a healthy free fatty acid and triglyceride content. Free fats help skin recover its natural pH balance faster and may act as an emollient.
It is incorrect to say that a bar soap or cleanser must have a pH level that matches human skin. Many brand name mass produced soap companies spend millions on misleading advertising. A common advertising ploy has lead consumers to believe that cleansers are automatically better if they are pH-balanced. pH-Balanced cleansers match the pH of the skin, which is slightly acidic.
But, how do they neutralise the normal alkalinity of soap? Yes, by adding synthetic detergents that are acidic, and very harmful to the skin.
Solvents and grease strippers (now this is nasty stuff) are used to achieve the cleaning action which strips the skin’s natural oils from the upper layer of skin and many layers below. Stripping the natural oils from layers deep beneath the surface of the skin can cause the body to produce a much greater amount of natural oil to make up the difference, causing oily skin and ultimately, skin breakouts True soap should not trigger such a reaction.
If your skin feels tight and itchy after washing with a bar of “soap” , you’ve likely been exposed to a detergent and not pure soap.
Thus, the first thing you reach for after cleansing with a detergent is something to moisturize your skin, such as lotion, (which is often made by the same manufacturers that dried your skin with detergent in the first place, great upselling, at YOUR expense)
Just try one of our carefully sourced soaps, and feel the difference. You will easily notice that the soap washes off more easily, and your skin does not feel dry and itchy. Start exploring here. http://shea.com.sg/bar-soap/cold-process-soap.html