Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)

So what is Shea Butter? Shea butter, (Butyrospermum Parkii) is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. It is ivory in color when raw and commonly dyed yellow with Borututu tree root/bark or palm oil. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries. - You will see this when you type 'what is Shea butter' in a search engine, whether is Google, Edge, Yahoo etc.

So if you are asking yourself or just saying out loud,  what kind of Shea butter do you use in your products? Well my loves, we use the yellow the Shea butter.  Yes, I know a lot of people and companies use the white Shea butter but guess what they are missing out.  

Did you know that yellow Shea butter has more nutrients packed in them than the white Shea butter. The nutrients in white Shea butter are lost at some stage of the refining process. Shea butter is technically a tree nut product. But unlike most tree nut products, it’s very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies. In fact, there’s no medical literature documenting an allergy to topical Shea butter.  If you have any nut allergies, please consult your primary care physician before purchasing or using any products that contains tree nuts. 

Now you're wondering what are the benefits.  Well, my loves there are a lot of benefits.

  • It’s safe for all skin types , moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, Antifungal, may help prevent acne, helps boost collagen production, helps promote cell regeneration, helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring, may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help soothe conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, help soothe sunburn and other skin burns

    Shea butter doesn’t contain chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it doesn’t clog pores. It’s appropriate for nearly any skin type. Shea butter is typically used for its moisturizing effects. These benefits are tied to shea’s fatty acid content, including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. When you apply shea topically, these oils are rapidly absorbed into your skin. They act as a “refatting” agent, restoring lipids and rapidly creating moisture. This restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture in and reducing your risk of dryness. Shea butter contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. That means shea butter is easy for your skin to fully absorb and won’t make your skin look oily.  Now that's a win win for me.  What about you? If you have oily skin please proceed with caution and consult with your doctor. 

    The benefits of shea butter come from its chemical makeup. Shea butter contains linoleic, palmitic, stearic, and oleic fatty acids, ingredients that balance oils on your skin vitamins A, E, and F, antioxidant vitamins that promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth triglycerides, the fatty part of the shea nut that nourishes and conditions your skin cetyl esters, the waxy part of the shea nut butter that conditions skin and locks in moisture.

    Please know by purchasing your body butters and bar soaps from us here at MAE Body Butters LLC a small portion of your purchase goes to helping communities in Ghana, Africa.

    Lets start healing, protecting, and moisturizing our skin using all natural ingredients and essential oils. Let plants heal our bodies inside and out.  Your skin will thank you later. 

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