Perfect pampering for mums & mum-to-be’s alike.
About Shea Mooti
The idea for Shea Mooti came to Violet Reid after the birth of her son, Alex. He had dry skin, cradle cap and was prone to eczema. After rushing him to a local GP, Alex was prescribed some creams and shampoos containing some harsh chemicals. She tried branded ‘natural’ products but they only made the condition worse. Violet realised that the only way she could guarantee that the creams she used were free from harmful chemicals and all other nasties was to make them herself. Thus Shea Mooti was born.
As you may guess by the name, an important ingredient in all of Violet’s products is, of course, Shea Butter. The origin of the company name is ‘Shea’ because every product contains the purest form of Shea Butter, and ‘Mooti’ which is derived from ‘Muti’, which means tree in Zimbabwe, Violet’s native country.
Just like Rachel from Life of A Sweetaholic, I am a sucker for pretty packaging. This product certainly ticks all the right boxes – pretty and practical. The cream comes in a generously sized pump bottle, meaning you don’t have the risk of pouring out too much product – you can just pump the amount that you need.
The design is sleek, eyecatching but inoffensive. Muted blues and pinks form the background, with the brand name in distinctive black italics and the product name in a bold almost fuchsia colour. The ingredients are easy to find and Shea Mooti’s ethical trade is also described well on the bottle.
As like all other Shea Mooti products, the Mama’s Soothing Leg & Foot Cream is not tested on animals and suitable for vegetarians. Described as luxurious foot and leg conditioning cream with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Niaouli Oil, how did I find the product?
I pumped out a generous sized amount to begin with and applied liberally to my skin. My feet aren’t the nicest, if I’m being perfectly honest, years of retail and bar work have seen to that – plus being a mum means spending a lot of time on my feet too! My feet have definitely seen better days, so it was nice to be able to sit down and try this product on them.
The product is very creamy but not greasy at all, leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturised. The cream is scented but I can’t quite put my finger on what the scent is. It smells a little like other aloe vera products I own, but I wouldn’t go as far as to say that aloe vera was definitely the fragrance.
After applying, I settled down to watch a film with Steve and put on some slipper socks to let the cream do it’s magic. Just from applying the cream, my feet felt better and whilst it was soaking in, I definitely felt less tension in them – it was nice to be able to relax and let its soothing properties take hold.
Once the film had finished, I checked to see how my feet felt. Remembering that this product is designed to soften and rehydrate skin but not necessarily aid dry skin, I found that although I still had some dry skin around my heels, overall my feet felt extremely soft, moisturised and hydrated. I’ve never really used foot products, lacking the time and money involved as sometimes products can be pretty expensive for an ineffective outcome.
Would I repurchase?
This cream works wonders for sore and tired feet, leaving you feeling refreshed and uplifted. The packaging is pretty and practical, the cream obviously creamy but not greasy like other products. Would I repurchase? Although I don’t normally buy foot products, I would have to say yes. This cream soothed my skin, just like it claims to do – unlike a lot of foot products.
You can buy the cream from the Shea Mooti website (find the product here), retailing at £12.99 for 100ml of product.
Have you ever tried any products from the Shea Mooti range? How did you find them?
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I was sent this product for the purpose of review. Although I am trying this product for free, as always my review will be 100% honest. I have not received any monetary compensation for the purpose of this review.