Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
In exchange for paying above average prices and giving long-term purchase guarantees for the shea butter, tribal chiefs allow their lands to be certified as organic; preserving one of the two fragile hippopotamus populations in the region.
So, yes, our shea butter is more expensive, but for a good reason!
What is so great about shea butter?
Shea butter really is amazing stuff. It is essentially a vegetable (vegan) fat that is harvested from the nut of the African shea tree. This fat, we refer to as "butter" is composed of fatty acids (triglycerides) such as stearic and oleic acids. Shea butter can be used in balms, salves, lotions, and moisturizers.
Shea butter benefits are numerous:
Did you know that when your dog's skin is dry and cracked there is an increased risk of infection? Shea butter can naturally help to provide the moisture back to your dog's nose and paws reducing the chances of infection!
Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) is known for its scent and its ability to repel fleas.
It is very good for your dog's skin and coat as a natural conditioner and beneficial for dogs with dermatitis of all types.
We use it in our certified organic dog shampoo for its safety. It is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing.