Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii ) is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Karite Tree. The pits are first removed from the fruit, boiled, sun-dried and finally roasted. When the pits have been completely dehydrated, they are hand-crushed. This is laborious work. It is usually yellow in color when raw, with Unrefined, Refined, and Ultra-Refined Shea butter being ivory or white in color.
The shea tree is found in 21 countries growing naturally in the wild in West Africa. Evidence has been found of shea production since the 14th century.
Shea Butter has excellent healing properties and adds superior moisturizing properties to cleansers and body and face creams. It is rich in vitamin A, F and E. Vitamin A helps improve skin conditions such as eczema, Psoriasis and skin allergies. Vitamin F protects the skin, particularly from the suns harmful UV rays (SPF 6). It helps promote youthful skin, reduce fine lines and dryness. Vitamin E helps with anti-aging, nourishing the skin and help to keep it blemish free.
A gentle and effective moisturizer, shea butter contains Oleic Acid, a fatty acid which is compatible with sebum naturally produced by our skin, it is absorbed easily and helps other ingredients to be absorbed.
Products with Shea Butter available on Wild Earth Beauty are listed below. Each has their own strengths, If you are unsure which one is for you. Please ask!
In Its Natural Form. Use on its own or make your own beauty treatments. Fushi Wellbeing Organic Shea Butter 300ml
Suffer from Dry Skin? Lyonsleaf Body Butter is the perfect treatment
Everyday Jump out of the shower, skin maintenance Evolve Organic Beauty African Orange Aromatic Lotion
A real treat. Smells divine. Lucky Cloud Soothing Super Balm Lavender & Rose Geranium
For when only fragrance-free will do. Living Naturally Fragrance-Free Healing Soapnut Salve 60ML
Intensive Hydration with Aromatherapy. One of my favorites. A real treat of a body butter Corinne Taylor Body Butter
Keep your bump and hips hydrated & moisturised Nom Nom Pregnancy Stretch Butter
For when intensive care is needed Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream