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This past March, friends Chinelo and Ndidi decided to take a risk and leave their corporate jobs to launch their business, Bolden, which specializes in selling shea butter oils. The two women decided to make shea butter the main ingredient in their company’s products because it was a staple in their households that was avidly used while they were growing up in West Africa.

Chinelo and Ndidi decided to turn shea butter into an oil because of the drawbacks many people experience when using shea butter in its natural form. Some feel it is too thick when applying it to their skin. Others feel that it weighs down their hair. And a few don’t care for its nutty scent. In order to change those complaints into cheers and introduce the product to a millennial audience, Chinelo and Ndidi created three different scents of shea butter oil for their company. In addition to celebrating their heritage through their products, Chinelo and Ndidi employ local women from Burkina Faso who help cultivate the sustainably grown shea nuts.

Whether unscented or infused with fragrances like Sweet Vanilla and Butter Mint, Bolden’s shea butter oils are light and won’t leave you feeling greasy. Your skin automatically becomes and remains supple when you use Bolden as a part of your shower routine.

I use the oil first and then hop into the shower. Even after using shower gel or bar soap, my skin does not dry out and feels naturally moisturized. If you’re not looking to utilize the oils during bath time, I highly recommend using them before applying your favorite perfume. While getting ready for work, I apply the scented shea butter oil on my body. Afterward, I spritz one of my beloved perfumes on my forearms to create a new scent. Bolden’s Sweet Vanilla blends perfectly with one of my favorites, the original Chloé perfume, and the Butter Mint scent smells glorious with Aerin Lauder’s Iris Meadow. Bolden’s oils are also perfect for preventing hair breakage and can be used by women who have natural or relaxed hair. It also serves well as a hot oil treatment.

And if those benefits aren’t enough for you, Chinelo and Ndidi state that their product can also be used as a healing skin ointment and has anti-inflammatory properties. Shea butter is also known for improving skin tone and elasticity.

So, if you’re looking to have smooth, radiant and moisturized skin this fall as the temperature drops, purchase Bolden’s shea butter oils here. Each bottle is priced at $29.50

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