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Our blends of unrefined natural  butters and oils, aloe vera and essential oils deeply nourish your skin and hair and are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.

The Range

Shea Body Butter

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Blended with aloe vera, our creamy shea body butter hydrates and melts in gently to give you soft nourished skin. 


Choose your favourite butter:

Coconut Oil & Aloe Vera

Our cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which strengthen the skin barrier and reduce inflammation. Blended with aloe vera, this butter hydrates and soothes dry eczema-prone skin.


Cocoa Butter & Aloe Vera

Cocoa butter is rich in vitamin E which soothes and hydrates your skin, reducing stretch marks. Cocoa butter heals chapped skin and gives natural protection against the sun which slows the signs of aging. Aloe vera moisturises and tones blemishes on your skin and is known for its cooling and healing properties.


Mango Butter & Aloe Vera

This creamy butter is high in vitamins A, E and C which stimulate your skin's natural renewal process. Mango butter improves skin elasticity, reduces acne-breakouts and redness. Along with  aloe vera's moisturising effects, this butter can reduce itching and irritation on your skin

Shea Body Mousse

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Our blend of pure unrefined shea butter, organic coconut oil, aloe vera and essential oils deeply nourishes your skin. This whipped mousse soothes dry skin and is gentle enough for sensitive baby skin.


Choose your favourite blend:

Vanilla & Sandalwood

Vanilla is rich in antioxidants which neutralise free radicals, slowing down signs of ageing.

Sandalwood deeply moisturises the skin, reverses sun damage, and evens skin tone.


Vanilla & Lemongrass

Vanilla is rich in antioxidants which neutralise free radicals, slowing down signs of ageing.

Rich in vitamins A and C, lemongrass deeply cleanses and detoxifies your skin giving a radiant appearance.


Sandalwood & Patchouli

Sandalwood deeply moisturises the skin, reverses sun damage, and evens skin tone while the earthy notes of Patchouli help to heal and detoxify your skin.


Free of essential oils, this body mousse is gentle enough for a newborn baby's sensitive skin.

Shea Hair Butter

Our nourishing and moisturising hair butters are enriched with shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E. 


Choose from:

Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Rosemary

Jamaican black castor oil reduces hair breakage by moisturising, strengthening and thickening your hair. Rosemary and lemongrass stimulate hair growth, increase blood supply to your scalp and help with itchiness and dandruff.


Avocado & Neem

Avocado oil helps to seal the hair's cuticle which prevents breakage and protects from environmental pollutants. Neem oil has regenerative properties that stimulate hair follicle growth and prevents premature greying.

The History of Shea

Shea butter has been used in skincare for thousands of years. Queen Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt was known for her beauty. She had caravans of shea butter brought in from the south for her cosmetic use. It is said that she had it massaged into her skin after her legendary baths in milk and honey.  But even further back, Queen Nefertiti from the 18th Dynasty also knew of its benefits. Across Africa, it has been used to protect skin from the hot sun and dry winds and is treasured for its healing properties. In medieval West Africa, shea butter was traded along the Trans-Saharan routes and there is evidence of its production in Burkina Faso in the 14th century. 

Shea butter comes from the nuts of the Karite tree (vitellaria paradoxa) which is native to the savannah region of Africa. These trees grow from Senegal in West Africa to Sudan in East Africa and can be found in 21 countries.

It's skin-nourishing properties are well known and it has been branded 'the ultimate plant moisturiser' as it can protect and rehydrate dry skin all year round. Shea butter contains several fatty acids like oleic acid (Omega 9), stearic acid and linoleic acid (Omega 6) which helps to reduce dark spots, wrinkles, stretch marks and scarring. It's plant esters slow down inflammation, relieving symptoms of acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and insect bites. The butter is absorbed deeply through the layers of skin reducing joint and muscle pain. It also penetrates into hair, reducing frizz and split ends and giving luxurious curls.

Butter Production - The nuts are dried, ground and kneaded into a paste which is then boiled to extract the fats. Once strained and cooled, it becomes a creamy butter that can be used for food or cosmetic purposes. It takes 9 tonnes of fresh shea nuts (from approx. 450 trees) to make 1 tonne of unrefined shea butter. This process is done primarily by women creating jobs and a source of income in some of the poorest rural communities.


Where We Began

It is because of these amazing benefits and properties that I chose shea butter as the central ingredient for the Ori by Flametree skin care range.

'Ori' is the Yoruba word (my mother's tongue) for shea butter and I grew up with it being used in many ways around our home. When my daughter was born 11 years ago, I naturally reached for shea butter to use on her newborn skin. I began to experiment with blending it with other natural oils to create something that was soft, moisturising and easy to apply without losing the benefits infused by Nature. I wanted a body butter that was free of unnecessary additives and would nourish her delicate skin.


I am trained as a midwife and in caring for babies, I have seen the benefits of shea butter and coconut oil in helping a baby's skin to adjust to life outside of the womb. My son arrived a few years later and he suffered with eczema that was difficult to control. My search intensified to find a blend that was suitable for the most sensitive skin and Ori by Flametree was born. 

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