As a mother, you’re always on the lookout for the best products for you and your family

Let’s face it, there is an endless list of solutions you need.

From treating the baby’s diaper rash to your postpartum stretch marks, it can cost a small fortune to buy it all.

And with so many lotions and potions available that claim to be the miracle cure to every problem, it’s difficult to know which ones to trust.

We’re sure you would have heard about shea butter.

But now you’re about to find out about an all-natural, super ingredient, that promises to deliver in every way.

It’s called Nilotica.

What is Nilotica?

Nilotica is a rare type of shea that is harvested from 20-year old trees, grown wild in the Nile River Valley.

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But, it’s different from the regular shea butter that you may have come across before.

It’s far superior.

This shea butter hails exclusively from East Africa and has been used by locals for millenia.

Packed with an abundance of valuable properties, Nilotica contains:

  • Vitamins A, E, and K
  • 25% more oleic acid (one of the essential fatty acids) than standard African shea butter
  • Catechins (the same powerful antioxidant you’ll find in green tea)

And unlike most other botanicals that are oil pressed, Nilotica is a single-ingredient, cold pressed into a soft buttery texture.

Let us share with you 4 reasons why mothers love Nilotica (plus how you can get your hands on some of this phenomenal shea butter).

Already curious?  Check out our Pure Nilotica Melt.

1. It’s A Multi-Purpose Balm 

Whether you’re looking for a radiance-enhancing beauty all-rounder, or trying to find a solution to a particular health problem, this unique shea butter may be just what you need.

What is shea butter good for?


Loaded with sensational moisturizing components, specifically vitamins A and E, Nilotica is guaranteed to leave your skin feeling completely renewed.

It’s suitable for use all over the body, from head to feet.

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This unrefined shea butter can be used for:

  • Lip balm
  • Homemade deodorant 
  • Pregnancy salve (to ward off stretch marks)
  • Cellulite treatment
  • Low-grade, SPF 3-4 sunblock (in conjunction with your regular sunblock)
  • After sun exposure 
  • Hair conditioner
  • Scalp hydration

And instead of stripping your skin of its natural oils, shea adds essential fatty acids which work to protect and nourish and help to prevent drying.

What's more?

Because this african shea is oil free and lightweight, it naturally hydrates without leaving a tacky film.


Thanks to the fatty acid components, shea butter helps protect the skin's natural oil barrier. This is critical for keeping skin hydrated and plumper; leading to a younger looking complexion.

And due to the high percentage of olein, which boosts natural hydration and plumpness, many people claim to see better results when using Nilotica, compared to traditional shea butter.

You can also expect to see wrinkle reduction with consistent use.

Proven to increase elasticity by aiding natural collagen production in skin, shea butter is a fantastic product for firming and strengthening skin.


This plant-based fat is also naturally anti-inflammatory.

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology declare successful use of shea butter as an emollient for eczema.

Other inflammatory skin issues shea butter is said to help with are:

  • Psoriasis 
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Hives
  • Insect bites
  • Rashes
  • Sore nose
  • Cracked skin
  • Razor irritation 
  • Skin rash
  • Blemishes 

With just a quick online search for shea butter you'll find many satisfied people proclaiming its ability to reduce redness and swelling too.

Though more studies are needed into the benefits of shea butter, early results are promising.

2. It’s Truly Organic

Our African Nilotica reserve is 100% organic, raw, unrefined, unprocessed and unscented.

Northern Uganda—the origin of this miracle butter—is industrially untouched, which allows for as clean an environment as you can get.

And because this shea is grown in a non-polluted area, it is a non-toxic botanical.

We source hand-picked nuts before pressing into shea butter.

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Unlike other African shea butter manufacturers, there are no chemicals, additives, preservatives or perfumes added to the Nilotica shea.

This means our shea butter is formulated without the nasty ingredients found in many over-the-counter products, such as :

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates
  • Gluten
  • Oils
  • Parabens
  • Petrochemicals
  • Triclosan
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Dyes

Because this shea butter is so nutrient-rich by nature, it doesn’t need to have anything added.

In fact, it is so pure, it can be eaten. And, is sometimes used in dietary supplements.

3. It’s Safe For Babies 

We know that baby skin is fragile, so you don't want to use just any ol' lotion off the shelf.

And finding products that don't include additives, fillers or other chemicals is like navigating a minefield.

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To avoid adverse side effects, it's best to use ingredients that are of the purest, cleanest form.

In order to treat your little one’s skin whilst ensuring it remains moisture-filled and blemish free, Nilotica is a great option.

Shea butter is good for babies with: 

  • Diaper rash
  • Eczema
  • Cradle cap
  • Dry skin

It can also be used to give your baby a massage.

Not only does shea help to repair damage to the skin, it also forms a layer to prevent further upset.

Choosing Nilotica means you’re not subjecting your child to chemical ridden creams but instead a multitude of vitamins in a pure, non-toxic, shea butter.

4. It’s Non-Allergenic 

There are no documented cases of shea butter allergies.

This means even people and babies with nut allergies should be able to use shea butter without any adverse effects.

With this being said, like any topical treatment, it’s best to do a test on a small patch of skin before lathering all over.

If you have any concerns about using shea butter, seek advice from your health care professional.

Why LXMI Shea Butter?

We source our nuts from one of the few pristine areas left on the planet—the remote region of Northern Uganda.

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Our in-house grading system ensures we only select the highest quality Grade A Nilotica nuts; a system which we’ve refined to a fine art.

Then comes our extraction process, which ensures that we produce the creamiest texture whilst retaining all of the nutrients.

And, it works; clinical results of our Creme du Nil, showed brighter, smoother skin and improved texture for 100% of users, over 24 hours.

Perhaps it is no surprise Nilotica is the number one beauty ingredient in the West African region.

What Do Our Customers Say About Our Shea Butter?

Because we take so much pride when producing our shea butter, our hearts truly swell when we see how much our customers love it.

Here are some of the lovely things they have to say:

On it’s moisturizing properties:

“I can’t say enough about this luxurious cream! It’s so moisturizing and makes my skin glow. I don’t even need makeup after I apply it. It’s magical! I’d give it 6 stars, if that was an option.”

As an anti-ageing treatment:

“I just turned 50, and have extremely dry skin. Call me crazy, but every time I put this shea butter cream on my face, I look 5 to 10 yrs younger”.

For anti-inflammatory issues:

“LXMI shea butter products soothe and resolve my most worrisome issues: I am 65 and have always had very reactive, sensitive skin. I also have rosacea and dry patches that develop periodically. When I feel a special need to heal and pamper my skin (after sun or other stress), I turn to Crème du Nil, which wows me with its gentle effectiveness.”

We know these comments come with good reason; this shea is simply amazing.

There are plenty more where they came from too. You can head on over to our shop to read more real-life experiences.

Nilotica shea butter promises not only to be a great addition to your medicine cupboard, but your beauty stand too.

If you’re not ready to commit to buying our full-size products just yet, you can grab a trial kit. It still contains all the shea healing properties as in large our product range, but in sample sizes so that you can try before you buy.


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