Named after the mother of the great leader Chaka Zulu. In Africa, she is known for everlasting hard work, determination and patience. I named this bar after her because it took all of those attributes to come up with the perfect shea butter bar. Shea Butter is the most powerful skin care product nature has ever produced. Shea Butter, also known as Karite butter grows in West and Central Africa: Nigeria, Togo, Mali, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Benia and Burkina Faso. Shea Butter contains large percentage of non-saponifiable fatty acids which help to stimulate and regenerate the skin. These fatty acids are indespensable for moisturizing and retaining the elasticity of the skin. By making up for lipid deficiencies in the epidermal cells, Shea Butter provides the skin with all the ESSENTIAL elements it needs for GOOD BALANCE. My Shea Butter bars are made from ALL NATURAL products: shea butter, shea nut oil, vitamin E...all moisturizers to keep skin moist and hydrated. Great to remove stretch marks, drain toxins from sore muscles, prevent irritation and restore skins natural luster after shaving, to even skin tone and hundreds of other uses. The Shea Butter I use is produced by traditional method (cold pressed) from the finest grade shea nuts....NO chemicals/solvents are used in production of the Shea Butter I use.
Packaged in a CONVENIENT twist up tube, so it travels well (keep out of sun/heat). 1/2 oz. narrow tube full of nutritional goodness. Has a nice, light scent that does not overpower the sweet scent of the shea butter.
*EVERY PURCHASE OF ITEMS MADE W/ FAIR TRADE SHEA BUTTER INGREDIENTS, HELP WELL DESERVED AFRICAN ARTISANS, LIKE THOSE PICTURED.*
**HAD A SURPISING LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN AFRICA, I WAS AMAZED HOW NUTS BECAME AN AMAZING WONDER "GOLDEN BUTTER"...AND IT TAKES TIME & PATIENCE TO MAKE...BY HAND!!!
ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, shea nut oil, vitamin E, fragrance.
UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER - shea butter in its purest form with all of its minerals/vitamins/antioxidants
SHEA NUT OIL - same qualities as shea butter, just liquified. I am the only one I know, who adds shea nut oil to my shea butter bars. Many use cheap oils like: sunflower or almond. I believe that if people are paying me for a shea butter bar, I should make sure that they are receiving the PUREST form of a shea butter bar. DOUBLE SHEA BUTTER = DOUBLE BENEFITS FOR YOUR SKIN!!
VITAMIN E - this acts as a natural preservative, it is recommended to use natural products within 3 months & to make sure that no moisture/water comes in contact with the butter, this allows bacteria to grow.
So, you decide, do you want a sunflower oil shea butter bar or almond oil shea butter bar....or do you want more of a PURE shea butter bar?
THESE RECIPES ARE ANCIENT AFRICAN RECIPES, I was taught from the best and I ensure you, that Shea Butter is a topic I know alot about...I was on the actual soil of where it is produced. I touched & smelled the leaves of the karite trees, which produce this "golden wonder butter."
Shea butter is used in corporations now, but they still only add about 10% of this butter to their recipes. I use at LEAST 80% in my recipes...at least.
I do not use PETROLEUM, MINERAL OIL or PARABENS/SLS TOXINS in my recipes. I was taught that you could prolong the life of the butter, just by the temperature, how you store it & the way you stir it. Many small businesses stir the minerals & vitamins right out of shea butter unknowingly, by WHIPPING IT TO DEATH. With me you are getting the PUREST form of Shea Butter, straight from GHANA, fortified with its NATURAL vitamins, minerals and anti-aging antioxidants!
Shea Butter benefits include:
Evens skin tone & returns natural luster to skin & hair.
Absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue like petroleum or mineral oil based products.
Shea Butter moisturizes & protects skin & scalp Especially over processed & heat-treated hair.
Naturally rich in vitamins A, E & F which are some essential vitamins needed for good skin balance.
Shea Butter penetrates deep into skin to help restore elasticity.
Shea Butter benefits your skin by keeping it clear & smooth.
Shea butter benefits include soothing some scalp & skin irritations.
Unrefined Shea Butter is naturally rich in a number of vitamins. Vitamins A, E, & F are the most popular.
Vitamin A & E - Balances and normalizes the skin. Helps keep it clear and healthy. Particularly beneficial for dry or sun-exposed skin. Vitamin A has soothing and hydrating properties. They provide healthy skin collagen which prevents premature wrinkles, premature facial lines and premature slackened skin.
Vitamin F - acts as a skin protector and revitalizer. It soothes rough, dry or chapped skin on contact and helps soften and revitalize dry or damaged hair. Vitamin F consists of linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic acids, the three essential fatty acids.
TIP: my shea butter bar is the perfect size for hard to reach, "creased" areas that need extra moisturization & nurturing. The bar is narrow enough to reach & can be applied easily to these areas to evenly moisturize & soften skin. Can also prevent razor bumps in "private areas."
Shea Butter is known to soften and smooth out "private areas" as well. It has been used for YEARS in Africa to soften "petals" of females, ensuring a satisfying & enjoyable experience with/for their mates. It is also applied there to prevent chaffing, to soothe dry, chapped skin and prevent irritations that can be caused by sweat & other outside influences. This ultimately boosts confidence & more importantly, increases overall comfort.
INSIDE TIP: I am testing a recipe right now, which I am going to name "petal softener" or "petal's secret" for this same purpose. I added high quality carrier oils to deeply moisturize the skin, exotic african essential oils to soften the skin & mixed them with shea butter and came up with, what I believe, could possibly become the "secret weapon" for women......but you CAN use MY Pure SHEA BUTTER BARS (with added skin softeners) or Nigerian Nectar oil for this purpose as well, it has been used for years & some of them, still to this day, do not have access to drug stores or the funds, like we do, to go and get feminine items. Alot of things we take for granted, they are without, but they do not know that they are, or if they do, they do not moan or complain about it, because they come up with a NATURAL SOLUTION to that SAME issue & it works!!! I learned so much just from being there & observing!
TIP 2: buy an extra bar or two & keep in the REFRIGERATOR: apply to SUNBURNED SKIN,
BEE STINGS, MOSQUITO BITES, KITCHEN BURNS, ECZEMA SORES/PATCHES, ROSACEA ACNE, PSORIASIS SORES/PATCHES, BRUISES, PAPER CUTS or SEVERELY CHAPPED LIPS! PERFECT SOLUTION: soothing, COOLING sensation to stop pain/irritation & itching; SHEA BUTTER to moisturize the skin, calming the cells and enabling it to heal itself; VITAMIN E to promote skin regeneration and fast healing; SHEA NUT OIL to coat/protect the burn (etc), resulting in healthy healing of tissue; EVEN/BALANCED healing & nurturing of the skin to prevent bacteria growth or infection.
**IF YOU ARE TIRED OF TRUSTING THE BIG CORPORATIONS TO HELP SOLVE YOUR SKIN ISSUES, GIVE AFRICA'S NATURAL RESOURCES A TRY...YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED...THE BIG CORPORATIONS JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT SHEA BUTTERS BENEFITS FOR YOUR SKIN...AFRICA HAS BEEN USING SHEA BUTTER FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS...DO THEY KNOW SOMETHING WE DONT???????**
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