What is…Shea butter?

Shea Butter, also known as Karite butter, is centuries old, and is a cream-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees (also called Mangifolia trees) that grow in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa.
It is a daily moisturiser that has numerous uses, including medicinal to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Shea Butter maintains skin & hair moisture. 100% Pure Natural Shea Butter is soft, smooth, has a pleasant smell & varies in colour. Some of the benefits of using Shea Butter include even skin tone & returns lustre to skin & hair, absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue like petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products.
Shea Butter moisturizes & protects skin & scalp especially over processed & heat-treated hair and is naturally rich in vitamins A, E & F which are some essential vitamins needed for good skin balance. Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. Traditionally extracted or cold pressed shea butter will usually have a nutty and a slight smoky scent to it because it is prepared under open fire. Once applied to skin or hair, there is no scent.

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