Butter By Keba is a Harlem-born premium line of 2-in-1 plant-based moisturizers and phthalate-free synergistic fragrances; infused with certified aromatherapy and perfumery. We deliver an elevated multi-sensory experience of soft skin and elasticity; while soothing and uplifting your mood in one application. If you love smelling great and feeling great then we have something just for you! Our blends are great for the most sensitive noses and skin types. Quality artisan-crafted body care shipped to your door.
[Synergistic] is the interaction or cooperation of two or more substances, to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.
We are committed to creating beautiful fragrances with earth-centered plant-based ingredients, produced by local manufacturers in small batches.
Our mission is to foster connection and inclusivity through a thoughtful, intuitive application of artisanal formulation, powered by purpose.
Harlem born : Makeba-Guilan: Lloyd ( a.k.a. Keba Guilan) began blending and mixing essential oils and phthalate-free fragrances with shea butter as a therapeutic way to alleviate her chronic dry skin, bouts of anxiety and present herself in a unique way as a NYC real estate broker, only to discover a convenient method of moisturizing and scenting in one easy step. Inspired by her 2006 travels through Egypt, Makeba pursued her curiosity and fascination for the fragrance world in the natural perfumery and aromatherapy classrooms of the New York Open Center. She furthered her education in the classrooms of the NewYork Institute of Aromatic Studies where she has received her certification. is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists, as well as honed her skills in perfumery at Pratt Institute under world renown perfumer Raymond Matts. Makeba realized she had a passion for creating fragrances that people would love. Butter By Keba was born from an innovative idea and passion to create natural, phthalate & paraben free skin care while offering classic plant-powered fragrance options in one product.
" When we step out to the world we go nose first, said Sarah Lawrence college professor and author, Joseph Campbell. I hope you will take the opportunity to smell every blend. Each was designed to appeal to every nose by incorporating classic essential oils and fragrances that are familiar but paired to create something unique while stimulating curiosity. Our mission is to bring people together through fragrance. “ - Keba
Our products have not been reviewed, analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Butter By Keba creates fragrant blends using the technique of a perfumer from an aromatherapeutic perspective. We fully support the integration of essential oils as a life-style and therapeutic self-care practice that can be responsiblily applied by anyone. While we hold certification in aromatherapy we are not medical practitioners nor prescribe our blends for medical purposes. We advise seeking the consultation of a medical professional for any medical issue you may be experiencing.
We are committed to building fragrance responsibly through mindful application and education. Due to the potential for some chemical constituents to penetrate the blood brain barrier thus leaking into breast milk, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we advise against using products with Musk and Cinnamon. Musk and/or Cinnamon leaf extract and isolates can be found in Chateau, White Silke, Unity Code and Precious Sudan. Our Almost Unscented blend is mild and great for those highly sensitive to fragrance. Our fragrance compositions are collaborations of natural blends, essential oils, natural isolates and phthalate-free fragrance. Our base ingredients are cruelty-free, plant- based, earth centered and without complex chemical preservatives.
Our manufacturing and ingredients supply chains are Leaping Bunny Certified and free of ingredients on the California Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals.