What are the Benefits of African Shea?
The therapeutic properties of African Shea butter are numerous. Extremely high in Vitamins A, E and F, shea butter provides skin with all the essential elements it needs for good balance, elasticity and tone.
Shea butter is used therapeutically for the following skin conditions:
Dry Skin - it helps prevent ashy skin, chapping, chafing, rashes, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, skin cracks, and tough or rough skin (especially feet and elbows).
Wrinkles - It helps aging soft skin tissue to firm up. Rejuvenates skin cells and cleans pores. Can be used on all skin types.
Skin Irritations - Minor skin irritations including: allergies, insect bites, frost bites, sun burns, burns, and small skin wounds all respond positively to shea butter treatment.
Dry Hair and Scalp - Apply to hair and scalp to add moisture to dry, brittle hair; to prevent weak hair from breaking, fading or thinning out; to prevent dandruff; and revitalize split ends. Shea butter will protect hair from the damaging rays of the sun, hair dryers, perms and dyes. Unlike petroleum based products, it will not clog pores and block hair shafts. Use it as a conditioning sheen to maintain hair's natural shine and improve manageability. Try it before swimming to protect hair against chlorine and sea salt.
Arthritis and Rheumatism - Shea butter is deeply penetrating and heating to soothe painful joints and aching muscles.
Sun protection - Shea butter can be used as a sun screen to prevent the UV rays from penetrating the skin.
Stretch Marks - Shea butter is excellent for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks and other kinds of scar tissue.
All Shea Butters are not Equally Effective.
Only high quality, unrefined shea butter can offer the healing benefits mentioned above. Once shea butter is aged or loses its natural integrity through high heat refinement, many of these wonderful benefits are lost. Although moisturizing, shea butter that has been over processed, bleached and deodorized, is ineffective in healing many of the skin conditions listed.
Our shea butter is completely natural, but we've whipped it for easier application. Natural unrefined shea butter has a very slight smoky scent, but this disappears a few minutes after application. It is available in a slim 2 oz Aluminum tin.