UNREFINED ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER

Shea Butter originates from the Shea Tree ‘Vitellaria Paradoxa’ native to central Africa. The tree produces fruit which resemble plums that has a smooth green texture. Beneath the skin is a thin layer of yellowish-green pulp that softens as the fruit ripens. In the center is a large, smooth brown nut. It takes around 3kg of Shea nuts to produce 1kg of oil.

HOW IT’S MADE?

Once the fruit has ripened, it is collected and placed to dry. The nuts are then de-husked and grounded down into a smooth powder which is mixed with boiling water and kneaded by hand to form an emulsion. This continuous method results in the separation of the plant based fats rising to the surface of the water. This liquid Shea Butter is skimmed from the top and placed separately to solidify.

WHY DO WE USE SHEA BUTTER?

Shea butter is incredibly rich in vitamins A, E, F and D unsaturated fats, fatty acids and antioxidants that help keeping the skin supple and healthy. Vitamin F works as a rejuvenator which smooth’s rough chapped skin. It also strengthens skin by stimulating the production of collagen, leaving it more nourished and radiant. Cinnamic acid provides UV protection and has demonstrated both anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. In Africa, Shea butter is considered sacred because of its power to heal, renew and protect both the skin and hair against harsh climates.

PRODUCTS CONTAINING SHEA BUTTER
Soap Bars.
Lotion Bars.

 

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