EAST AFRICAN SHEA BUTTER
EAST AFRICAN SHEA BUTTER
What is Shea Butter?
- Shea butter is the oil from the seeds of Shea fruit tree. The extracted butter and or oil consist of two fractions. Bioactive and moisturizing fractions.
- Bioactive fraction account for 10% of butter, which contains vitamin A, E, F, cinnamates, phytosterol, and other phytonutrients. These nutrients are clinical proven to heal & improve the appearance of your skin.
- Unsaponifiables are the moisturizing properties that have high levels of triglycerides. The higher the triglycerides content, the deeper moisture. These triglycerides found in Shea butter are similar to what is produced by the sebaceous glands of our skin.
Origin of East African Shea butter
- Shea butter trees only grow wild in Africa. Nilotica subspecies of Shea tree grows wild in the west Niles of Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan in the Eastern region of Africa. These green areas receive more rainwater than any other African country were Shea trees grow.
- It takes up to 20 years for a tree to bear fruit and product nuts. A Shea tree matures at 45 years of age and will continue to produce nuts up to 200 years.
Texture / Appearance of Nioltica Shea Butter:
- Butter is very light yellow color and melts at 65F. The high levels of olein triglyceride, makes this a soft butter that is trans-dermal and not waxy. It has a soft nutty aroma that spreads silk leaving your skin feeling satiny soft.
- High in vitamin A, E & F with therapeutic unsaponifiables readily absorbs into the skin and hair increasing elasticity and softness.
What are the benefits of using Shea Butter?
- Daily moisturizer (face, body, hair & nails)
- Great for babies sensitive skin
- Dry crack skin
- Great for low porosity hair! This butter readily absorbs into the hair increasing elasticity and softness without weighing it down.
- Stretch mark prevention and minimization
- Sun and wind protection
- Restores luster to hair
- Before and after shave
- Uses are endless
- The nuts are harvested and pressed by the local villagers. Due to lower Shea productions and civil unrest in Uganda and Sudan, Nilotica Shea is rarer and expensive. It certified organic by IMO and traded.
How to apply Shea butter?
- Apply a small amount to your entire body, hair, and face daily or as needed. Shea penetrates to deepest layers of your skin. Best if applied after a shower or bath. Take a small amount, rub between both hands, and apply. The amount of Shea you apply will determine how fast it soaks into your skin.
Why East African Shea Butter
Want soft silky hair & skin! This anti-aging velvety soft textured butter is truly a luxuriously treat that your hair & skin will love. If you used West African Shea butter and love the results but not fond of the smell or the waxy heavy feeling it leaves on your hair & skin. Then you will covenant Nilotica Shea butter! This butter is becoming increasing popular due to high levels of olein triglyceride, which quickly absorbs penetrating to the deepest layers of your skin.
Due to the civil unrest and political tension in Uganda and Sudan, Africa. The African women who have survived the many ongoing wars are using their Shea butter to help rebuild their lives. A fair trade organization is helping the African women get global recognition for the Nilotica Shea butter variety, which has allowed them to build homes, have steady income. More importantly help raise the many orphan children that were left behind after the war. When you purchase East African Shea butter and or products made using this butter, your dollars helps rebuild and resources to African women lives.
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