Wednesday 5 December 2012

Shea Mooti Mama and Baby Goodies – Review and Competition Giveaway


Whilst on the hunt for new products to try out for Sophia’s Choice I happened upon Shea Mooti via a Janey Lee Grace video post on their Shea Butter Baby Soap. You may well know Janey Lee Grace from Radio 2’s Steve Wright show but did you know that she’s also an advocate of natural, alternative products – take a look at her websites: and

I wanted to know more about Shea Mooti and after taking a look at their website: I contacted them to see if they would let me test out their Shea butter baby soap and whether they would like to be part of our Christmas giveaway. I was privileged enough to speak to Violet, the founder of Shea Mooti, herself and it was so lovely to talk to someone who is obviously very passionate about what she does, and who is also still so very down to earth.

The Shea Mooti story like so many others I have come across, started with her own children. Alex her eldest son suffered with dry skin, cradle cap and was prone to eczema. Steroid creams and shampoos prescribed by the doctor only provided temporarily relief and products labeled “natual and organic” only made things worse. Undeterred, Violet enrolled on a natural soap making course and came across a very important ingredient, Shea Butter. This ignited a passion to make her own natural products for her son and fast forward several years, a couple more children and family placing orders for her home made products and Violet decided the time was right to share her great products with the world and Shea Mooti was born. You can find out more about the Shea Mooti story on their website.

Violet kindly agreed to send me a couple of their products to test out and review; their Baby’s Pure Shea Butter Soap (unscented) and Mama’s Soothing Leg and Foot Cream in addition to a lovely giveaway prize.

So what are they like I hear you ask? Well, I struggle to find good, natural, organic soaps to use on the girls. I like shower gels for myself and use them on occasion with the girls but there is nothing quite like soap to get your kids clean when needed. However, I don’t wish to coat their bodies in chemicals or dry the skin out, which so many soaps do. The beauty with this baby soap is the Shea butter along with organic coconut, olive and sunflower oils. The soap doesn’t leave the skin dry, in fact the skin is left feeling soft and smooth – something I wasn’t expecting. The skin is not stripped of its natural oils as with so many other soaps. The soap also stands up to two kids manhandling it. My youngest daughter even decided to try to eat it at one point when my back was turned ! Aagh, thank goodess it’s natural and not loaded with chemicals ;0) Another thing I noticed was that when left on the sink or a soap dish it doesn’t get all soggy and sloppy as so many soaps do. It dries out and holds its shape. A small point maybe, but as far as I’m concerned an important one. There’s nothing worse than picking up a soggy, cold piece of soap to wash your hands or body with ! The soap is unscented, has a gentle, creamy lather and lasts a long time. I’m impressed with it and glad to have found a soap I can use on the girls.

So, what about the Mama’s Soothing Leg and Foot Cream? Well, since having kids I’ve noticed that my knees probably look more like rough elephant's knees than the smooth examples they used to be. I've lost count of the pairs of jeans I've gone through from wearing holes in the knee area. Scrabbling around on the floor plays havoc with your skin so would this cream help? I also have a varicose vein on one of my legs which can make my legs ache on occasion, so would this cream help that too?

I loved the fact that the cream came in a pump bottle making it easy to use. A little bit of the cream goes a long way and it has a lovely texture which sinks easily into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy film. The skin is left feeling hydrated and smooth and after a few days of application, I was impressed by the difference in the dry flaky skin on my knees. It really made a difference. The scent is lovely – it almost has an antiseptic quality to it. This is from the Niaouli oil which is stimulating and uplifting. The cream has a slightly cooling effect on the skin and I can imagine when pregnant and suffering with aching legs at the end of the day, that putting this cream on would be a welcome relief. The cream also has the added benefits of Shea Butter which Shea Mooti ethically source from Afrikids’ Daughters – a collective of women’s co-operatives in northern Ghana. I really like the cream and felt it definitely helped the aches I sometimes get with my varicose vein. I will definitely invest in some more once this bottle is finished.

And my lovelies, you could be in with a chance of winning some of your very own in our third competition giveaway. Shea Mooti have given us one of their Baby’s Pure Shea Butter Soaps, a bottle of their Mama’s Soothing Leg and Foot Cream and a natural extra soft sea sponge all worth approx. £25. To be in with a chance of winning, simply click on the Rafflecopter link below and answer the question on Shea Mooti and leave a blog post below as to why you would like this fabulous giveaway. You can also tweet about the giveaway and like our Facebook page:

The competition runs for 7 days from Wednesday 5th December and the winner will be announced within 48 hours of the competition ending. This competition is open to residents worldwide. Good luck.

Congratulations to Victoria Leith who won this competition giveaway ! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: I was given a Baby’s Pure Shea Butter Soap and a Mama’s Soothing Leg & Foot Lotion free of charge to test out for this review. In addition Shea Mooti gave us a Baby’s Pure Shea Butter Soap, Mama’s Soothing Leg & Foot Cream along with a natural extra soft sea sponge for our competition giveaway. I’d like to extend my thanks to them for this kind donation. All opinions given in this post are my own and no one else's.



  1. I'd love to win this to try out on my two little cherubs who have such sensitive skin

  2. I would give it to my friend who is expecting twins x

  3. My little girl has just been diagnosed with baby eczema so I'm on the lookout for natural alternatives to treat it, The Shea Mooti range sounds perfect.

  4. I would love this for my stepdaughter expecting her baby very soon

  5. Would love to win for my beautiful little boy! xx

  6. A really great company to spread the word about!!! xxxxx

  7. This looks wonderful and would love to have them to help with my dry 'farmers wife' winter hands :) x


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