What Is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is a popular super food for external use on the skin. It comes from the nut of the Karite tree, mostly found in Africa. Safe and beneficial for all skin types, and all ages including babies, it’s commonly used in many naturals skin care products for its many benefits.
It’s an excellent remedy for dry skin, as it also helps protect our skin’s natural oils. It mimics the moisture that is released by our sebaceous glands. It’s naturally occurring lipids give Shea butter it’s emollient property.
It’s packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids that promote collagen production, as well as nourish and moisturize the skin. Long term users report softer, stronger, less wrinkled skin. It’s helpful in treating skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and rosacea.
Shea butter contains cinnamic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties beneficial to those with acne. It can help to reduce the redness and scarring associated with acne. Shea butter is rich in Vitamin A, which is used in treating acne. It is also high in Vitamin E, which adds suppleness to your skin. This helps diminish the appearance of stretch marks.
Provides Relief To Itchy And Peeling Skin
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it relieves itchy skin due to insect bites, rashes such as diaper rash, and sunburned skin.
Promotes Healthy Hair Growth
The fatty acid in Shea butter helps to rejuvenate and restore damaged, over-processed dried hair. Even for undamaged hair, Shea butter as a conditioner will keep your hair soft, shiny, and healthy looking, and promote healthy hair growth.
Not all Shea butter is the same. We sell only certified organic, raw, unrefined Shea butter, with nothing added. Our butter is also fresh. After about 18 months from the date of extraction, She butter loses some of its potency. The refining process removes the odor and color, as well as destroys many of the bioactive ingredients, taking away much of the medicinal properties.