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The National Center for Biotechnology Information published a study indicating that shea nuts and shea fat (shea butter) constitute a significant source of anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor promoting compounds. Another study from the American Journal of Life Sciences claims that shea butter boosts collagen production, demonstrating anti-aging properties.
Raw shea butter helps tissue cell regeneration and softening of the skin, which reduces wrinkles. The American Journal of Life Sciences reported a clinical study involving 30 volunteers in which shea butter diminished various signs of aging. In another clinical study for dry, delicate or aging skin, 49 volunteers applied shea butter twice daily and discovered that it prevented photo aging. It is also shown to boost collagen production, which is essential for skin strength.
Shea Butter is a hard butter. To apply hard shea butter, rub fingers in circular motions inside the jar to 'warm' up the butter and then apply to skin. If you prefer a softer creamier texture, please order the whipped shea butter.
Organic, unrefined Raw African Shea Butter differs dramatically from the hexane solvent refined product commonly sold throughout the United States and Europe. Solvent refining strips the shea butter of it's natural vitamins and healing properties. Carotene and alantoin are just two of the healing factors found in natural shea butter (and missing from solvent refined mass market products). Only properly made, raw shea butter is suitable for proper use as a hydrolyzing skin treatment.
Many companies use bleaches, deodorizers, or chemicals to alter the scent and appearance of Shea Butter. It is important to not purchase Shea Butter that has been altered in this way, as these processing methods deplete the product of its healing and medicinal properties, and also destroy the vitamins and minerals naturally present in Shea Butter. Unrefined Shea Butter has a natural nutty smell. Allantoin: soothing, anti-irritant, skin protectant that increases the water content of the extracellular matrix which provides structural support to cells and is an important part of connective tissue. Allantoin also increases the smoothness of the skin; promotes cell replication; and promotes the healing of wounds, burns, and scars. Carotene: Enhance the appearance of the skin, antioxidant, used to prevent the signs of aging in the skin, healing.
Just below the Great Sahara Desert lies a broad swath of the African Savannah lands. Outside of the rainy season, this is one of the harshest, driest, dustiest places on earth. Brutal sun, wind, and the Hamatan dust take a terrible toll to exposed skin. The Savannahs of Africa are harsh and dry. Water is scarce, and there is only one rainy growing season. Villagers who used shea butter as a daily skin application had smooth, wrinkle free skin well into their 70's. Those who did not, well, it was very obvious. Based on what we saw in two countries, villagers who use raw, wild crafted shea butter on their skin every day looked 20 years younger than their counterparts who did not. They also had fewer skin fungus infections and the scaly "dermatose", so common in that part of the world.
Shea butter is derived from the nut of the West African Shea tree and has been used for centuries to support healthy skin and hair. According to Wikipedia, “Shea butter is sometimes used as a base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory, emollient, and humectants properties.” Shea butter is a natural alternative in cosmetic and general skincare products that can support healthier, more supple skin. The following are the top ten uses for Shea Butter:
Soothe dry, frizzy hair: Shea butter is a staple in natural hair care products and among DIY beauty experts. Shea butter also has the ability to restore moisture to your dry, itchy scalp & hair. Add some of our essential oil options that help the scalp and hair for example Scalp Therapy blend.
Prevent dry, cracked lips: Add a layer of Shea butter to lips to either prevent drying and cracking or to heal sensitive lip skin after damage has been done. Add a drop of our peppermint essential oil for a cool, refreshing lip balm.
Support nail health: Do you suffer from dry nails that are brittle and crack or break easily? Shea butter offers the nutrients necessary to support healthy nails and cuticles.
Skin benefits: Due to the high volume of Vitamins A, D and E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, Shea butter adds vital moisture to your skin. Not only this, it locks the moisture into your skin to help support nourished, youthful skin.
Healthy facial skin: Shea butter helps maintain and bring balance to delicate facial skin. It also helps to soothe irritated skin, and support healthy cellular function.
Beard Health: Beards tend to get dried out and unruly. Shea butter can infuse nourishing moisture to beard hair making it more manageable.
Lessen the appearance of dark circles: Do you suffer from dark under eye circles? This can be caused by a moisture deficiency in the skin around your eyes. Shea butter can help restore moisture, improving under eye brightness.
Improve skin conditions: Shea butter is great for soothing and lessening the appearance of skin rashes and irritation. Shea butter is also rich in vitamin A, which is a potent anti-inflammatory known for its positive, deep skin benefits.
Lessen the appearance of wrinkles: Shea butter adds a protective layer to skin, protecting it from harsh environmental factors which cause premature aging. Locking moisture into facial skin also causes a plumping effect, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. It also can help smooth out crepey skin.
Stretch mark reduction: Shea butter can help skin retain its elasticity, reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Daily application of organic unrefined Shea Butter has been reported to speed the healing of psoriasis and other skin conditions. Useful for burns, all dry and irritated skin conditions (except for Poison Ivy, Oak etc., which contain irritating oils that need to be removed with something like Tea Tree Castile Liquid Soap).
Recommended for wrinkle smoothing and prevention, and for the treatment of sun damaged skin. We recommend applying shea butter at night, so it has time to soak into the skin.
Please remember that rare individuals with both a Type B Latex allergy and a Nut allergy can react to shea butter. Shea Butter does come from a nut.
Essential Oil Options: Basil(Sweet):
Scent: Sweet, spicy, warm and fiery, top note. Can be helpful with alertness & concentration, headaches, and relieving hot flashes. Basil lends to a feeling of security, able self-expression and clarity, and may have a fortifying effect on the nervous system. Basil is an antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory, and may assist in fighting blemishes in cosmetic formulas.
Bouquet Essential Oil Blend:
Essential Oils of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Palmarosa & Rosewood.
Scent: Soft, sweet, warm, woody, fruity, middle note. Avoid during pregnancy.
Essential Oils of Lavender, Pink Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Cistus, Ginger Root, Tea Tree.
Citrus Burst Blend:
Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Litsea, Mandarin, Sweet Orange.
DeoEssence Essential Oil Blend:
Essential Oils of Bergamot, Cypress, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Tea Tree, Pink Grapefruit, Patchouli, and Lemon.
Elevation/Joyful Blend: doterra invigorating combination of essential oils that blends euphoric scents to elevate your mood, promote feelings of confidence, and increase your energy. The perfect blend for those moments when you need to be revitalized. This exciting blend provides an invigorating combination of essential oils that can elevate your mood and increase your energy. Elevation combines the uplifting and euphoric floral scents of Lavandin, Lavender, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, and Osmanthus with Tangerine, Elemi, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Lemon Myrtle to create a unique blend that promotes a positive mood and feelings of confidence.
Essential Oils of Frankincense, Cistus, Lavender, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile.
Scent: Flowery rose, sweet, dry citrus undertone, middle note
Essential Oils of Helichrysum, Tea Tree, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile
A sedating and soothing essential oil blend of Australian Sandalwood, Frankincense Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian Rose Absolute, Helichrysum Essential Oil, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile Essential oil.
Scent: Citrus, herbaceous and smoky, top note. Avoid during pregnancy.
Uplifting Essential Oil Blend:
Essential Oils of Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Lemon & Ylang Ylang
Vitality Essential Oil Blend:
Essential Oils of Bergamot, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosewood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang
Well Being Essential Oil Blend:
Essential Oils of Basil, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Ravensara.