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VIRGIN SHEA BUTTER

Virgin Shea Butter from Togo, Africa (Butyrospermun parkii)

Shea Butter is the oil from the nuts of wild Shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa) which gown throughout the wooded savanna of West and Central Africa. Shea Butter has been used for centuries in Africa. Some historic reference from as early as Cleopatra’s time mention caravans bearing clay jars of Shea Butter for cosmetic use.

Shea Butter has been used for centuries in Africa as an anti-inflammatory for sprains and arthritis, healing salve, lotion for hair and skin care as well as a cooking oil. The protective and emollient properties of Shea Butter are most valued for skin care. In recent clinical trials*, Shea Butter was found to help to protect skin against climate and UV aggressions, prevent wrinkle formation, soothe irritated and chapped skin, and moisturise the epidermis. Shea Butter also enhances cell regeneration and capillary circulation, which helps prevent and minimise stretch marks, inflammations, and scarring.

Handcrafted and unrefined (we like to call it 'virgin') Shea Butter contains the maximum amount of healing and moisturising properties. This butter is cold pressed by hand from the nuts of the shea tree. It is rich and creamy, icory in colour, and has a characteristic nutty scent which quickly disappears when rubbed into the skin.

Chemically extracted and refined Shea Butter is white and odourless and has reduced beneficial properties. In addition, refined Shea Butter has usually been extracted from the shea kernels with hexane, sodium hydroxide or other petroleum solvents. The extracted oil is then boiled by heating to over 400F to remove the toxic solvents, and then refined, bleached, and deodorized. If extracted in this manner the butter will still contain some undesirable solvent residues, and its healing values would be significantly reduced. Antioxidants or preservatives such as BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) or BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) may be added tool. The end result is an odourless, white butter that may be aesthetically appealing, but lacks the true moisturising, healing and skin nourishing properties of true traditional Shea Butter.

* source Alaffia/Agbanga Karite Group

Raw Shea Butter Cut & Wrapped

 

 

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Recommended by Janey Lee Grace All Handmade Naturals Label Products are Certified Cruelty Free Platinum Awards 2013 Winner for our Natural Tanning Creams Green Parents Natural Beauty Awards 2013 for our Baby Oil Highly Commended Platinum Award 2013 for our Virgin Shea Butter The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2012 - Day Moisturiser Winner Platinum Award 2011 for our Superb Revitalising FACE & NECK SERUM Platinum Award 2012 for our Facial Cleansing Oil

BABY PRODUCTS Baby Nappy CreamVirgin Shea ButterVirgin Cocoa ButterSLS Free Baby BathUnscented Baby OilFoamy Kids Hand & Body WashUnscented Baby Soap
BODYVaseline Alternatives Shea Butter Blend Shea & Coconut ButterPetroleum Free Care Jelly Nourishing Hand CreamUnscented Hand & Body LotionLemongrass & Lavender Hand & Body LotionSLS Free Shower GelsAntibacterial HandwashNatural Tanning Cream Lafe's Paraben Free DeodorantsMassage Oils
FACE Rosehip Jojoba Face Cream Replenishing Rose Face CreamOrganic Rose & Aloe Vera Eye Cream Unscented Rosehip Face & Eye Oil Antioxidant Face & Neck SerumLip Balm Lip GlossAntibacterial Face WashOrganic Rose, Chamomile & Geranium Toner Organic Hemp & Jojoba Facial Cleanser
HAIR Dry Hair Shampoo (SLS free)Normal Hair Shampoo (SLS free)Antidandruff Shampoo (SLS free) Psoriasis Shampoo (SLS free)Hair & Scalp OilOrganic Olive, Jojoba & Shea ConditionerVirgin Organic Coconut Oil
SUN PROTECTION Organic All Seasons Face Stick SPF30 Organic Day Face Cream SPF15 Organic Face & Body Balm SPF30
PURE HANDMADE SOAPSHoney, Oats & Cocoa BarLavender & Rosemary Hair BarMENS SKIN CAREAftershave BalmAntibacterial Face Wash
INGREDIENTSVirgin Shea ButterVirgin Cocoa ButterVirgin Organic Coconut Oil Pure Flower Waters Cold Pressed Carrier OilsEssential Oils

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