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Shea Butter, Refined Cert. Organic 8 oz
Shea Butter, Refined Cert. Organic 8 oz

Shea Butter, Refined Cert. Organic 8 oz

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Shea Butter, Refined Cert. Organic 8 oz
Part Number: 448037-04
UPC: 76796310074
Manufacturer: Starwest Botanicals
Botanical Name: Butyrospermum parkii
Lead Time: Ships 2-3 days
The Shea tree (Butyrospermum parkii) is found along the West African Savannah region. The tree grows wild and it is not cultivated. It is small (usually 40 - 45 ft high) and has a spreading canopy, looking very much like the American Oak. It takes about fifty years to reach maturity.

Shea butter has been used for various health remedies in Africa, especially skin problems, for thousands of years. Cleopatra used it in her cosmetics. It is a healing skin emollient.

The tree produces plum-like fruits from which the Shea butter is extracted. The pulp of the fruit can be eaten and the oil, Shea butter, which is extracted from the seed or nut, has always been used in Africa as a skin soother, cosmetic base, cooking oil and lamp fuel. The butter is prepared by roasting the nuts, pounding or grinding them and then extracting the pulverized nuts to separate the butter.

This natural butter is edible and can last a whole year without any preservatives.

Our cosmetic oils, such as Lanolin or Shea Butter, work well as carriers for essential oils, moisturizers and massage oils.

Because of its softness, unsaponifiable content & vitamin F, Shea Butter is excellent for a body massage. With the help of your body heat, it absorbs quickly into the skin.

African Shea Butter helps reduce stretch marks, dark spots, blemishes, premature facial lines & eye bags. It is effective on dry, dull, rough & flaky skin.

To soften stubborn callouses on the feet, soak your feet in warm water for about 15 mins. Scrub your heels with a bath stone. Change the warm water. Add 1 teaspoon of shea butter to the warm water. Soak your feet for a second time for 15-20 mins. Towel dry & moisturize with Shea Butter. Do this once or twice a week.

To revitalize your hair, massage a generous amount of pure Shea Butter on your scalp and in your hair. Wrap with a warm towel for 30 mins. Remove the towel and style as usual. For soft silky hair, shampoo your hair the next day. This process is also useful for dry hair, dry scalp & dandruff.

Apply African Shea Butter to your hair before swimming to help protect your hair from the chlorine & salt. After swimming, condition & rinse out your hair right away.