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Shea Butter Oil

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Inci:Butyrospermum parkii Oil

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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.
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.

HOW TO USE IT

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

 
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
 
Dry skin
Blend with Apricot and Peach Kernel oils

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.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Shea Butter Oil: