About Shea Butter
Shea Butter is a natural emollient, great for moisturizing our skin. Similar to the sebum our bodies naturally produce, shea butter has been used for centuries by those in Africa where the Shea Nut Tree grows.
When does shea body butter expire?
One year from the date of purchase.
Can I use shea body butter on my hair?
Can I use shea butter on my face?
Not recommended. Our butters do contain fragrance and/or essential oils which may not work for your face which is usually more sensitive than the skin on your body.
When should I apply shea body butters?
The best time to apply is immediately after drying off from a bath or shower when your pores are open and the shea butter will be absorbed best.
Are your shea body butters whipped?
No. Whipping anything (egg whites, mashed potatoes, shea butter) adds a lot of air into the product making it lighter. The bad news is that when you buy a whipped butter you’re getting mostly air. I decided to stick with a non-whipped butter so you’re getting all of the good stuff in each jar.
Will shea butter help eczema?
I am not a medical doctor and cannot provide medical advice. There are many, many, many, many people who testify that shea butter helped their eczema.
Why is shea butter good for skin?
Shea butter contains a lot of good stuff – Vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains cinnamate esters which have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. Below are some resources you can review:
How shea butter is made
Ran across this great video that shows exactly how it’s made - YouTube
Why does shea butter smell bad?
Whew chile! Blame it on nature. Many natural things that are good for us don’t smell so great – broccoli is another example. Shea butter in its natural form has a nutty, “earthy” scent which I’m not a fan of at all. But the natural scent is far outweighed by it’s benefits for our skin so I was determine to figure out a way to make shea butter not just tolerable but enjoyable. Thus scented shea butters were born.
Why is shea butter grainy?
If shea butter melts and is allowed to cool slowly it likes to form crystals which make it feel grainy. My solution for this is to cool it quickly making it smooth and creamy. Should your butter be left in a hot car, just put it in the freezer for about 45 minutes and voila – smooth and creamy once again.