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Shea Butter & Hemp Seed Oil

These are a few of our favourite things!

ESP has a large range of raw materials for formulators to choose from. Two products that we really love and believe in are Shea Butter and Hemp Seed Oil


Shea butter is often used in moisturisers, creams, lotions, and other emulsions for the skin and hair. It is rich in fats that make it an excellent emollient and skin moisturising agent. Research has also indicated it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This can help reduce inflammatory skin diseases and skin and hair damage caused by free radicals.

It also contains vitamins A and E, which not only keep the skin in optimal health but also protect it from being damaged by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. These components give Shea butter a mild sun protection factor (SPF). Vitamin E also soothes dry skin and improves the skin’s elasticity, making this butter a good anti-aging agent.

And did you know that its similarity to many vegetable oils makes it suitable for ingestion!


Despite the fact that Hemp Oil and Hash Oil are both derived from varieties of the Cannabis plant, these two oils are produced in different ways and thus have different properties and effects. Hemp Seed Oil does not exhibit the sedative or narcotic properties that are characteristic of Hash Oil, also known as Cannabis Oil or Marijuana Oil.

Used topically, Hemp Seed Oil is reputed to refresh, revive, and strengthen the skin, even out the complexion, enhance its texture and appearance, maintain its suppleness and softness, and repair dryness as well as other skin damage.

When applied to hair, Hemp Seed Oil is known to naturally calm inflammation of the scalp and condition the strands, thereby promoting their rejuvenated appearance and texture.

Hemp Seed Oil has also found continued beneficial uses in the manufacturing of cleansers, including shampoos, detergents, and soaps, and other natural products

We are happy to share our Hemp & Shea Hand and Body Lotion formulation with you. Please contact us for any samples you might need to make the product. Enjoy!

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