organic & fairtrade shea butter (refined / unrefined)

£3.50
This high quality Shea butter is Fairtrade & Organic and is obtained from the Shea nut tree of West Africa.
 
Refined or Unrefined?
 
You can choose between raw, unrefined Shea butter (full fragrance) or the refined version, which is naturally filtered & deodorised.
 
The filtered version still retains all its natural content (vitamins A, E, F, minerals, proteins and a fatty acid profile).  Both butters are Fairtrade, Organic and high quality.
 
The Shea nut trees which produce the butter grow in the wild and have not been sprayed with chemicals.
 
Shea butter is an emollient. It is extremely therapeutic, helping to heal cracked, aged and damaged skin. Its chemical constituents help to heal bruising and soreness. Shea butter penetrates the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.
 
It has vitamin A, E and is highly compatible with skin. Shea butter has a high content of unsaponifiables and cinnamic esters, which have antimicrobial and moisturizing properties and provide protection from the UV rays of the sun.
 
Shea butter melts at skin temperatures, making it ideal for lip and body balms as well as soaps, lotions and skin creams.
Product Information

INCI Name
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
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Fair Trade
Produced in Ghana by a Fairtrade co-operative, the native women gather the nuts, which are then processed without the use of any chemicals, only the traditional method used for centuries in this region of Ghana. The butter is only filtered to remove particulate matter.
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Storage
The raw, unrefined shea butter such as this one has an average shelf life of 12 to 24 months without the addition of preservatives. You can store it in the fridge though or add vitamin E to extend its shelf life.
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Benefits
Shea butter will provide improvement in all the conditions listed below. The amount of time required for optimum results varies with each condition. Wrinkles, for example, require 4 to 6 weeks of daily use, but itching is relieved immediately.
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 1. Dry skin
2. Skin rash
3. Skin peeling, after tanning
4. Blemishes and wrinkles
5. Itching skin
6. Sunburn
7. Shaving cream for a smooth, silky shave
8. Small skin wounds
9. Skin cracks
10. Rough skin on feet
11. Cold weather
12. Frost bites
13. Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
14. Insect bites
15. Healthy skin
16. Muscle fatigue, aches and tension
17. Before and after strenuous exercise
18. Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
19. Eczema
20. Dermatitis
21. Skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.)
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You can choose between raw, unrefined Shea butter (full fragrance) or the refined version, which is naturally filtered & deodorised. The filtered version still retains all its natural content (vitamins A, E, F, minerals, proteins and a fatty acid profile).  Both butters are Fairtrade, Organic and high quality.
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