Organic African Shea Butter

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Organic, fair trade & unrefined shea butter chunks. Shea is a natural fat extracted from the fruit of the Karite tree. The tree blooms for 2 months during the summer & produces a fruit which contains a nut which in turn contains the shea butter. As the fruit ripens they fall from the trees & they are collected to begin the extraction process. 

Extracting the shea by hand does not involve the use of solvents & produces an unrefined product which retains its wonderful properties as nature intended. The nuts are cracked & boiled to release the shea butter which is then kneaded by hand.

The fruit is usually collected by the women of the villages & many women co-operatives have been established to ensure a 'Fair Trade' policy rewards them for their work. These co-operatives help to empower women by allowing them to earn a fair wage for the work involoved in the collection & extraction of the shea & other valuable work. This in turn enables them to improve the life of their families.

So what can shea be used for?

Shea has many uses & has been widely used in Africa to moisturise the skin & condition the hair, as well as its many 'healing' properties.

  • Skin softening (especially - hands, elbows, knees & feet)
  • Re-hydrate dry skin
  • Soothe after waxing or shaving
  • Soothe & re-hydrate sensitive skin
  • Hair conditioner
  • Anti-wrinkle moisturiser
  • Pregnancy - reduce the chance of stretch marks
  • Adult & child massage
** Please note - 5kg of Shea Butter is for shipping to Mainland UK only, unless prior agreement is reached - please contact before ordering if not in Mainland UK**

 


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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 15 January, 2012.

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