The drummer’s moisturiser! Shea butter is our favourite good-for-what-ails-you-treatment for drummers hands. Apply sparingly before playing and liberally afterwards. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory, emollient and humectant properties. Used in lip gloss, soap, cooking oil and ointments, it’s a powerful moisturiser which is also used to condition traditional African percussion instruments like djembe shells, calabash gourds and leather tuning straps.