First of all, that store brand lotion you’re using? It probably has shea butter listed as an ingredient, but it’s not the same. 2-5% is all the big guys add and it’s a refined version, which means they strip it of most nutrients. Our 100% unrefined, pure shea butter is harvested lovingly by Ghanaian women who depend on their craft to live. It comes to us as Mother Nature intends! That means it’s safe and loaded with nutrients and vitamins to renew your biggest, hardest working organ–your skin!
Our Yellow Shea Butter gets its color from the root of the African Borututu Tree. It’s revered for its healing abilities the Ghanaian women add it in during the milling process to give it extra nutrients. Our Yellow Shea Butter is commonly preferred by people with eczema, psoriasis and other difficult skin conditions, because it tends to take longer to absorb and creates a better moisturizing effect. Yellow Shea Butter is also a bit harder than the Ivory, and when used on fair skin, can give it a light glow or slight tan look.
- Naturally non-comedogenic
- Anti-inflammatory agents reduce swelling, stinging and redness
- Loaded with vitamin A (for cellular turn over and also collagen production)
- Vitamins E, F and fatty acids for deep moisture without greasiness
- Repairs oxidative stress and severely aggravated skin
- Fights fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone
- Shields skin from pollution, sunlight and strong winds
- Contains phenols, the same antioxidants found in green tea
- Helps stop the itching of stretching skin
- Strengthens and regenerates skin by enhancing collagen production
- Many additional uses: anti-inflammatory ointment, scalp treatment, hair serum, lip treatment, and salve (see recipes)
- Lasts up to 2 years (when you store it properly)
How to use Shea Butter
Drop a pea-size dollop of shea butter in your hands and rub together to melt, and then apply directly to the skin. If you whip it into one of our luscious body butter recipes, apply much as you would any other cream. We recommend you use a wooden or plastic spatula or spoon to dip into your lotion or cream container.
Shea butter can also be used to tame frizzy and unruly hair. Melt a small amount of shea butter in your hands, scrunch into or run over your hair to moisturize, smooth and shine.
We’re happy to now offer our Shea Butter in 5 and 10-pound blocks. These larger blocks are an efficient and cost effective way to gather the base materials you need for large gift projects or even a small skin care businesses.
Storing Shea Butter
Store Shea Butter either in its original packaging, or place in a plastic or glass jar with a lid. Keep it in a cool, dry place out of the sunlight. As long as the temperature is below 75 degrees there is no need to keep it in the fridge. Shea Butter has an average shelf life of 24 months.
We only offer you products that we guarantee 100%. This means that we hand pick every one of our high-quality ingredients. We only offer products that we can stand behind, making our Premium Quality Shea Butter nothing but the best. If you are unhappy with your products for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible, because we’ll work with you until you’re satisfied.
FDA & Allergen Disclaimer
These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. These statements do not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent, or eliminate any disease or condition. Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods products are only for cosmetics purposes, so do not ingest them.
Please consult a physician before using products from Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods. If you are allergic to any ingredients, please do not purchase or use. Use a small 1”x 1” inch test area on your hand; let product sit on the skin for 24 hours to test for any adverse reactions. If any reactions occur, consult a physician immediately, and immediately discontinue use.