Shea Body Butter is an all natural moisturizer that heals dry skin like no other product on the shelf. No preservatives, no fillers, no chemicals, every ingredient is beneficial. Body butter doesn’t wash off, it keeps the skin feeling smooth and hydrated for long periods of time.
The Shea story.
Shea butter comes from the African tropics. Its extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree which only after 15 years starts to bear it’s fruit. It can take up to 30 years for a tree to bear a quality crop of nuts with a high content of fatty acid. Fatty acids are an essential ingredient for healthy skin.
Shea butter is Africas third most important export.
“A neglected treasure Shea — known in the local Dioula language as karité (“life”) – generally grows wild, with little need for any special cultivation or nourishment. Almost all parts of the tree have some practical use. The bark is an ingredient in traditional medicines against certain childhood ailments and minor scrapes and cuts. The shell of the nuts can repel mosquitoes. Above all, the fruity part of the nut, when crushed, yields a vegetable oil that can be used in cooking, soap-making and skin and hair care. Harvesting the nuts and making the butter have traditionally been women’s work. Men usually are involved only in transport and marketing.” -(from www.un.org)