Our mission Is to build a world class natural product range, by using innovative formulas that will transform dry skin and uneven skin to skin that glows, and curly, colour treated hair to hair that glistens.
We have been producing our handmade, award winning product range for approximately 8 years.
We directly source our ingredients from companies that belong to the Global Shea alliance which means that our partners abide by sustainable issues and principles.
They also offer support and initiatives to the mainly women cooperatives by creating store houses and saving schemes for the women, so they have finances and resources outside the Shea nut picking, processing season.
Having had the privilege of being bestowed with acne at a very young age, then subsequently inheriting the scars that came with it, coupled with hair that was coarse and dry, I was always going to be in the market for a good skin and hair range.
The options were limited, products containing harmful chemicals that promise to even my skin tone or petroleum-based hair products that left my hair greasy were not appealing!
In 2000 when I was on maternity leave, I discovered Shea butter, I tested it on friends and family, after receiving amazing feedback as a product that actually helped their dry skin, I decided that one day I would start a business with it!
I know what it feels like to have low self-esteem based on the way that you look. This is exacerbated when you are unhappy with the condition of your skin or hair. This can happen when we are young or old. The misery can be extended if an effective solution is not found.
I attended an aromatherapy class and learnt how to make products and blend essential oils. My focus was to learn and utilise essential oils that will help reduce spots, fade scarring, help your skin to glow and offer hair care benefits. The Monshea® range was then launched in 2011.
The Monshea® range provides easy to use, simple to understand products that offers multiple benefits to overcome dry skin and frizzy or lack lustre hair. Our completely natural products with carefully selected ingredients can be used interchangeably on your skin and hair, (apart from Monshea® Hair oil) as a day or night product, or a massage balm. There is a product in the range that is suitable for every member of the family.
Monigho Griffin Founder & Managing Director
WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?
The Monshea ® Shea oil is an award-winning natural plant oil range, containing fatty acids & infused with essential oils to relieve dry skin & hair. Our multipurpose amazing products are emollients ultra-hydrating and are occlusive.
It is uniquely made with Shea olein which is fractionated from unrefined Shea butter. They also contain vitamins A, E and F plus fatty acids.
This translates to a product that has anti-ageing benefits, highly moisturising due to the high amount of the oleic fatty acids it contains (more than Coconut oil and Argan oil for example), ability to fade scars, even the skin tone, improve the appearance of stretchmarks, has anti-inflammatory properties so an additional benefit of helping to relieve stiff and aching muscles!
Our occlusive products will soften your skin and hair instantly on impact without it looking greasy or feeling heavy. It is suitable for dry skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.
This little-known oil has an amazing composition, it softens dry skin instantly.
Monshea® range can also be used as a daily leave-in conditioner or as a hair masque to add instant shine to thirsty dry, colour treated, afro or curly hair.
The infusion of essential oils adds these benefits:
Ylang Ylang balancing excess oil production on the skin. This makes it good for combination skin. effective in treating acne its antiseptic properties help disinfect and speed up healing of acne wounds
It has a stimulating effect on the scalp and is often used to help hair growth
Peppermint oil When applied on the skin, improves blood flow to the area. This is very useful for rejuvenating hair follicles and promoting hair growth.
Its cleansing action opens clogged pores and encourages normal flow of skin oils, making it ideal for people with dry scalp. It also helps control dandruff.
Rosemary oil Is an invigorating oil packed full of antioxidants that help combat premature greying and thinning of hair. It encourages blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles. It tones down the action of sebum glands and clears up clogged pores that cause acne and itchy scalp.
It rejuvenates the skin and keeps it looking healthy and young.
Rosewood oil is balancing to both dry and oily skin, as well as combination skin. It supports healthy regeneration of skin cells. Thus, it is beneficial to reversing the appearance of aging by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, toning, and softening scar tissue. And it is an excellent choice for working with acne due to its antiseptic, antibacterial and regenerative properties.
Geranium oil helps in fading scars and spots, making them vanish with time. Moreover, the oil also helps facilitate blood circulation below the skin surface and helps promote uniform distribution of melanin.
PRICES RANGE FROM £8.99- £19.99
Monshea® range consists of Pure Shea oil, Shea oil with ylang ylang, Scalp oil, Shea oil with peppermint, Unrefined Shea butter, Hair oil
I am pleased to say that my products, Monshea® Shea Oil with ylang ylang was awarded the prestigious UK Health Radio Janey Loves Award, winning 'Highly Commended' within the facial oil/serum category. Monshea® Scalp oil came highly commended as a hair product.
Prices range from £8.99- £19.99
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