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Where does Shea Butter come from?

Shea Butter is undoubtedly the 21st century solution to global warming and dangerous levels of pollution. Shea Butter comes from one of the best renewable resources in the world. Shea Butter comes from the stone (pit or kernel, mistakenly referred to as nuts) of a green, sweet and fleshy fruit. The fruit trees, mangifolia, grow wild throughout the Savannah, shea belt of Central and West Africa. Women and their children collect these fruits, high in absorbic acid, almost four times the amount found in oranges. They also contain iron, Vitamin B, protein and calcium.

After the fruit is consumed, the pits are first par-boiled, then sun dried for 3-5 days before they are baked to complete dehydration. They can then be stored for several years without spoilage. The age old tradition of extracting their soft, healing butter then begins.

At present there are so many Shea trees in the belt that supply far outweighs demand. The fruits of most trees are never collected. A great renewable and abundant, natural resource.

Shea Butter Facts: Why Use Shea Butter?

 

The American Shea Butter Institute has provided a list of conditions, which we have para-phrased, in which Shea butter has been found to improve. The amount of time required for optimum results with various conditions may vary with each condition.

1) Healthy skin, dry skin, skin rash, blemishes and wrinkles, itching skin, stretch mark prevention during pregnancy

 

2) It can be used as a pre or aftershave to moisturize and protect skin from irritation of shaving

 

3) Skin damage from heat or hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, sunburn, skin peeling after tanning, cold

weather, frostbite

 

4) Insect bites, skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak or sumac, eczema, dermatitis and rosacea

 

5) Muscle fatigue aches and tension, for before and after strenuous exercise

 

6) Small skin wounds, skin cracks, tough or rough skin (feet, knees and elbow) http:www.sheabutterinstitute.com

Shea Butter protects, heals and improves skin better than any other single oil presently known.

The high percentage of unsaponifiables found in Shea Butter contribute to its ability to reduce inflammation, heal eczema, psoriasis, rashes, severely dry skin, burns, wounds, parasitic infections and more.

 

Vitamins A & E: Shea Butter is high in Vitamin A. In combination with Vitamin E Shea Butter is highly effective in cell regeneration and anti-aging. Shea butter greatly improves the look and feel of skin. After a few days of use skin looks noticeably younger and healthier.

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