Treat Yourself: Frazer Parfum Orange Blossom Shea Butter

We get a lot of gray weather in Seattle. It’s not that it’s always raining (although this year it feels like it is), but the steely low-hanging cloudiness can try even the most stalwart Pacific Northwesterner. That’s why we’re always looking for small, simple luxuries that don’t take much effort to lift our spirits, and Frazer Parfum’s Orange Blossom Shea Butter does the trick every time.

 

 

Shea butter has been a darling of the skin care world for years for its effectiveness at protecting the skin. African orange blossom is inspired by the neroli trees in Tunisia and showcases the best of African fragrance profile: fresh and earthy.

 

Tamara Frazer, owner and creator at South African-based perfume house Frazer Parfums admires its moisturizing properties and suggests using it after a bath. “Coat your whole body in the body butter, put on your pajamas and turn in,” she says. “In the morning, your skin will feel so soft and protected. I like to do this treatment once a week. Then for daily use, apply to hands and arms, for the beauty of the scent and to protect hands and elbows throughout the day.”

 

 

Frazer Orange Blossom Shea Butter comes in two packaging options, both made by African artisans: a hand-turned Tamboti wood vessel or a smooth, matte porcelain pot by Cape Town artist Karen Kotze.