100% pure virgin organic Shea Butter
Unrefined or virgin shea butter is a creamy butter, packed with vitamins A, E & F, that is made traditionally under fair trade and organic guidelines. Our wild-crafted & fairly traded shea butter is produced by women co-operatives in Ghana, West Africa, using shea nuts from wild Karite trees. Our shea butter is not extracted using hexane or other chemicals, nor it is bleached or deodorised. It is free from preservatives, coloring agents (natural or artificial) or other additives. Virgin shea butter can vary in colour between batches and throughout the year – from light olive to pale or rich golden yellow. Because no chemicals are used during its production, our shea butter retains all its natural goodness, colouring & nutty aroma.
Unrefined shea butter has a multitude of uses – from soothing dry, chapped or sun damaged skin, to preventing wrinkles, treating stretch marks, scars, blemishes, eczema, small wounds, nappy rash, scrapes, hair conditioning, insect bites, arthritis, muscle aches & tension, burns and fungal infections. In recent clinical trials shea butter was also found to be effective in protecting the skin against the weather and harmful UV rays.
Shea butter melts at around 40 C, so although it is a little hard to start off with, it quickly melts in your hand. You can cut a little piece and use it as a massage bar – just rub onto your skin – or gently heat in a cup placed in warm water – it will then turn into oil. Please never heat it in a microwave as you would be distroying vital nutrients 🙂
Please note during spells of hot weather this product may be liquid. Take care when opening the jar