- Shea butter or Shea
nut butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory-colored natural fat
extracted from fruit of the shea tree by crushing and boiling.
- Shea butter is the
butter obtained from the African tree named Karite and has been used for
centuries on the African continent.
- The shea or karite
tree, formerly Butyrospermum paradoxum, is now called Vitellaria
- Shea butter absorbs
rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
- Shea Butter is a
natural cream that is hand made from the nut of the Karite tree in
Africa. The process is long and hard, and falls to the women of Africa.
- Refining process
involves the use of cancer causing chemicals such as hexane in the
extraction of shea oil from the shea kernels with hexane.
- The Shea Butter can
be processed using two methods. The two extraction processes are
crushing and the extraction by solvent.
- Our pure unrefined
shea butter comes from the nuts of wild shea trees scattered the fields
and forests of the wooded savanna in central and northern Togo.
- Shea butter is known
especially for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer and emollient.
- Shea butter is also
the oil with the highest unsaponifiable content, made of nutritious and
regenerating organic elements that maintain the skin beautifully
- Shea butter has many
useful properties and has been used as a decongestant, an
anti-inflammatory for sprains and arthritis, a healing salve for babies'
umbilical cords and after circumcision, a lotion for hair and skin care,
as a cooking oil, and as a lamp fuel.
- Burkina Faso is the
world's second largest producer of karité or shea nuts.
- A decision by the
European Union to authorize the use of vegetable fat, including shea
butter, in the manufacture of chocolate is expanding the market.
- Unrefined shea butter
is a valuable natural resource for West African and could be an
important tool in empowering local communities. However, most shea
butter on the market in the United States and Europe is not fairly
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