There are Benefits in Knowing
There are benefits in knowing. There is a physical benefit and a mental benefit. In this case both are related to health. The benefits of knowing what and why an ingredient is in your body moisturizers can be empowering. Shea Butter is an example of this kind of empowerment. What you marinate your body with is important! It does matter what your ancestors used to moisturize their skin. It matters, because history and science have proven that the reason why some ethnic groups are able to slow the aging process and look youthful is because of the knowledge they possess. Now, you can benefit from this knowledge by making our shea butter a part of your daily regimen.
History of Shea Butter
It is not well known that shea butter is not a recent discovery or accomplishment. This all-natural product has existed for several centuries. It is believed that some of the early users of shea butter were women like Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba.
About 200 years ago, the Europeans rediscovered shea butter and it is now produced in 19 African countries. The Karite tree (or shea tree) grows without any assistance from man and most attempts to cultivate it in Europe and America failed. The tree grows naturally in the wild and every summer produces a plum-sized fruit. It is the nut from this fruit that is used to produce the shea butter
Shea Benefits -
Rich in vitamins A, D, E, F
Helps with wrinkles, rashes, sun, burns, scars, blemishes, eczema, Anti-aging. Anti-free radicals’ agents to increase circulations to the skin, very hydrating and healing to dry skin...great for hair
Shea butter is-
An all-natural product. It is a creamy yellow or white-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees (Butyrospermum parkii or "butter seed") that grow wild in the savannah regions of West and East Africa. While shea butter has a wide variety of applications, it is most well known for its exceptional dermatological and cosmetic healing properties.
HOW IS SHEA BUTTER MADE-Shea nuts are extracted from the fruit by crushing and boiling. Shea nuts are picked, cracked, grilled and pounded to extract the butter which is then boiled in water until the fresh shea butter rises to the surface. It is then scooped into gourds and left to cool and set. Although these artisanal methods result in smaller output, no chemicals or synthetic agents are needed at any stage. Shea butter may also be extracted by pressing in an expeller type press which cuts 3-5 hours off the extraction time. Again, no chemicals or synthetics