Unrefined Shea Butter is a 100% natural multi-purpose cream with vitamin A, E & F . It is a natural plant fat with exceptional moisturizing properties. Unrefined Shea Butter also contains a significant fraction of unsaponifiables, which are reported to have many healing properties.
Unrefined Shea Butter comes from the nuts of the Shea Tree, which grows naturally in 20 sub-Saharan Africa countries stretching from Guinea to Sudan and a section of East Africa where it has existed for centuries. It produces its first fruit when it is about 20 years old and reaches its full production when the tree is about 45 years old. It produces nuts for up to 200 years after reaching maturity.
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 revitalizes. 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. Unrefined Shea Butter is lustrous, protects, moisturizers, revitalizes, refreshes and maintains skin and hair moisture. Shea butter benefits to skin & hair are endless.
Extracting Unrefined Shea Butter Traditionally
The basic process is the same. Shea Nuts, the fruit of the Shea Tree is picked, cracked, grilled and pounded to extract the butter. It is then boiled in water for a number of hours until the fresh shea butter rises to the surface. It is then scooped into gourds and left to cool and set. This is all done by hand. This process has been done for centuries. Although this process does not produce mass shea butter, it is still the best way to extract because there is no need for chemicals or synthetic agents to be added to extract the butter. This is called Unrefined Shea Butter or Raw Shea Butter.
Extracting Unrefined Shea Butter by Pressing
A press is used to crush the nuts of the shea butter. The shea nuts are pushed against the metal press. The movement is similar to a meat grinder. Then the shea butter is squeezed out of the nut by pressure. The end result is Unrefined Shea Butter or Raw Shea Butter.
This method is used by many unrefined shea butter producing cooperatives these days because it helps them organize and produce more shea butter in less time to meet the demand . It does not involve any chemicals. It is simply a faster way of extracting without compromising the pure unrefined shea butter. This process cuts at least 3-5 hours off the traditional extraction time.
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What Is Unrefined Shea Butter? Where Does It Come From?
Uses of Unrefined Shea Butter & Benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter
There are so many uses for unrefined shea butter. Here are some popular ones.
Unrefined Shea Butter for your face- Massage your face with a little Unrefined Shea Butter. Pay attention to the lower part of your nose, the corner of your lips, ears & forehead. Unrefined Shea Butter has been known to help reduce the appearance of premature facial lines(too much sun etc), dark spots, marks, minor scars, chapped lips, blemishes & bumps. Shea Butter also helps to maintain moisture & skin softness. Unrefined Shea Butter is 100% natural so it can be used daily or whenever needed.
To compliment your skin, wash with Black Soap, Honey Oatmeal, towel dry and apply a small amount of Unrefined Shea Butter. A little shea butter goes a long way.
Unrefined Shea Butter for shaving, start by applying some shea butter to soften the area before you apply your shaving cream etc. You can also use African Black Soap to shave. Best time to shave is in the morning after a shower or bath. Shea butter contributes to smooth skin after shaving. After shaving apply African Shea Butter to help avoid bumps.
Unrefined Shea Butter for your skin, Shea Butter will penetrate into the skin to help provide a lasting protection against the cold & the sun (don't forget your sunscreen). Because of it's softness, unsaponifiable content & vitamin F, Shea Butter is excellent for a body massage. With the help of your body heat, it absorbs quickly into the skin.
(TEST IT. Place a small amount of pure Shea Butter on your finger tip & watch closely as your body heat melts it down.)
African Shea Butter helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks, dark spots. It is effective on dry, dull, rough & flaky skin. Shea Butter plus sun screen products help reduce peeling, help protect your skin from the sun & help give a nice even tan. Use pure Unrefined Shea Butter immediately after shaving & waxing to help reduce bumps & irritations.
Unrefined Shea Butter for your hair, Apply African shea butter at least twice a week to your hair & once a week to your scalp. It improves hair texture, hair moisture & hair growth. unrefined Shea Butter also grooms dread locs, braids and natural hair. Apply African Shea Butter to your hair before swimming to help protect your hair from the chlorine & salt. After swimming, shampoo & condition your hair right away. A little unrefined shea butter before & after you dry your hair is a good idea. Our Teawynn Shampoo and our liquid black soap or african black soap as a shampoo.
Unrefined Shea Butter for Hands and feet, Can't get rid of those cracked heels, crusty feet & toes, razor blade dry hands, fingers and palms? Use unrefined shea butter.?Rub Shea Butter in between your toes daily to avoid smelly feet & achieve soft feet. Unrefined Shea butter works well for the hands. Apply shea butter to your hands as often as possible. Unrefined Shea butter is 100% natural so you do not have to worry about chemicals. Applying shea butter before bed to your feet and wearing a pair of socks is a great idea. You will notice after a couple of times of doing this, your feet, especially your heels will start softening. You can apply shea butter any time, several times a day, every hour if you would like to your feet and hands. Shea Butter is as natural as it gets. Keep Shea Butter out of hot areas so it does not melt. Always keep in a cool dark place. Nasabb's foot butter full of unrefined shea butter, foot scrub made with unrefined shea butter and foot bath salt full of moisturizing ingredients, will make your feet happy.
Unrefined Shea Butter benefits include:
Evens skin tone & returns luster to skin & hair.
Absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue like petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products.
Unrefined Shea Butter moisturizes & protects skin & scalp. Especially over processed & heat-treated hair.
Unrefined Shea Butter doesn't clog pores & block hair shaft.
Revitalizes, softens & maintains skin moisture.
Naturally rich in vitamins A, E & F which are some essential vitamins needed for good skin balance.
Unrefined Shea Butter penetrates deep into skin to help restore elasticity.
Unrefined Shea Butter benefits your skin by keeping it clear & smooth.
Unrefined Shea butter benefits include soothing some scalp & skin irritations.ere.
Information on this website is not a diagnosis for any disease, condition or disorder. All information is solely for general skin & hair uses. All advice and information are based on centuries of history and the experiences of many groups of people
How To Use & Store Shea Butter
Using Unrefined Shea Butter - take the desired amount, rub into the palm of your hands until melted and apply to your skin or hair. Applying unrefined shea butter in small amounts several times a day is most effective. Do not apply shea butter on wet skin or wet hair. Towel dry first to allow the unrefined shea butter to go on smoothly.
Texture Variations Due to Weather - During the winter, shea butter will be harder due to the cold. Let shea butter thaw out at room temperature before using. During the summer months, unrefined shea butter will be softer and will sometimes melt. Unrefined Shea Butter will solidify once it comes to a lower temperature. The rest of the year, unrefined shea butter will be easier to use and handle. Please bear in mind that unrefined shea butter is a tropical product adapting to western temperatures, so its nature may vary from season to season.
To store unused Unrefined Shea Butter - wrap with saran wrap or place in a zip lock bag or in an airtight container & store in a cool dry place. Unrefined Shea Butter has a shelf life of 18 months to 24 months. It can still be used after that time but it will not be as effective. Do not leave unused unrefined shea butter in the sun or around any type of heat. It will continuously melt and solidify. Over time, this will change the texture and properties of your unrefined shea butter. DO NOT MICROWAVE UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER IN ANY KIND OF PLASTIC. Always use glass or use stainless steel containers over the stove top.
Aroma of Unrefined Shea Butter - If you are not used to the natural aroma of unrefined shea butter, no problem. Remove the lid or wrapping of the shea butter and let it air out for several days or until you are satisfied. The natural aroma will diminish. Texture and potency will not change.NOTE -The natural aroma of the shea butter does not stay on your skin or hair when applied. Our unrefined shea butter is in it's raw natural state so it not scented unless otherwise stated.
Using and storing unrefined shea butter is very staight forward.. Follow these basic steps and you will be alright.
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