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Shea Butter Oil - Butyrospermum parkii

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A very fatty oil used in creams, sun creams, body butters, lotions and massage oils.

The Shea tree grows wild on the savannah in several of the West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria and Mali. The tree can grow to be 20-25 metres high and has deep roots (20 metres), enabling it to withstand long periods of drought.
 
The first fruits appear after 8-12 years and peak productivity is reached when the tree is about 40 years old although it can continue to bear fruit for up to 150 years.
 
Each tree produces approximately 50kg of fruit every year. The shea tree’s fruit (and its stone, or nut) is an important raw material for West Africa and for hundreds of years the local people have used it for food, medicinal, decorative and cosmetic purposes and as a protection against the sun and bad weather.
 
Reducing the amount of stearic acid in the shea butter produces shea butter oil. The shea butter cools down so they can remove the stearic acid. The shea butter contains 5-10% phytosterols, which stimulate cell growth.
 
Keeps for 2 years

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Butyrospermum parkii Oil
Good for moisturising, protecting and nourishing the skin, especially dry and damaged skin. Also has good moisture-retaining properties and helps protect the skin from the sun and from drying out.

The first fruits appear after 8-12 years and peak productivity is reached when the tree is about 40 years old although it can continue to bear fruit for up to 150 years.
 
Each tree produces approximately 50kg of fruit every year. The shea tree’s fruit (and its stone, or nut) is an important raw material for West Africa and for hundreds of years the local people have used it for food, medicinal, decorative and cosmetic purposes and as a protection against the sun and bad weather.
 
Reducing the amount of stearic acid in the shea butter produces shea butter oil. The shea butter cools down so they can remove the stearic acid. The shea butter contains 5-10% phytosterols, which stimulate cell growth.
 
Keeps for 2 years
Shea butter oil is especially good for dry, sensitive, baby, and black skin care. It seems to be a particularly good skin emollient and moisturiser for people from Africa or the West Indies as their skin needs the type of fattiness that shea butter products offer.
 
It is suitable for moisturising the skin during and after pregnancy
 
Dry skin - blend with Apricot and Peach Kernel oils
 
To reduce the fattiness of Shea Butter Oil - combine with thinner and drier oils such as Thistle, Rosehip and Chia Seed oils. 
 
For sensitive skin - add Rosehip and the Chia Seed oil

Baby Products - combine with Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel, Peach Kernel and Rosehip Oils

Black Skin Products - combine with Avocado Oil, Avocado Butter and Coconut Butter.

Stretch Mark Oil 

50ml Shea Butter Oil
20ml Thistle Oil
15ml Borage Oil
14g Vitamin E Oil (undiluted)
8 drops Rosemary Antioxidant (CO2 Extract)
Up to 0.5% Essential Oils* (Optional)


Rejuvenating Skin Oil for Black Skin

25ml Shea Butter Oil
20ml Avocado Oil
20ml Kiwi Seed Oil
20ml Thistle Oil
14g Vitamin E Oil (undiluted)
8 drops Rosemary Antioxidant (CO2 Extract)
Up to 0.5% Essential Oils* (Optional)

*Seek professional advice

NOTE: For further recipes please refer to Kolbjorn’s book
The Aromantic Guide to Unlocking the Powerful Health & Rejuvenation Benefits of Vegetable Oils.

These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
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