What is Shea Butter?
Shea Butter is extracted from nuts of a tree only found on the continent of Africa. Shea butter is extracted from nuts of the Shea tree. This tree only begins to produce nuts after about 15yrs, and can take up to 30yrs to get the first quality crop from a particular tree. This makes the extraction of Shea Butter vary in texture and colour one tree to another despite being 100% organic. The producers are waiting for nuts that contain a high concentration of irremovable fatty acid. It is the unique fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unparalleled healing properties and makes it most sought after than other butters like cocoa butter. Most Shea Butter come from West Africa or Ghana.
Benefits of Shea Butter
- Shea Butter is known as “skin superfood” that nourishes skin to promote its clarity and addresses problems such as dryness, blemishes, dark spots, discoloration, stretch marks and wrinkles without clogging pores
- Used in hair, Shea Butter moisturizes and nourishes from root to the tip, protects against dryness and brittleness, repairs damage and conditions without leaving a sticky residue
- Used in massage, Shea Butter supports skin elasticity and suppleness, boosts collagen production and increase circulation while promoting skin cell regeneration. It can ease joint pain and rheumatism
- Used medicinally, Shea Butter prevents skin-irritating and acne-causing bacteria from lingering on the skin, relieves nasal congestion and creates barrier on skin that protects it from harsh environmental elements, while facilitating wound healing