Shea Nut Butter - Shea Butter

May 08, 2015

Shea Nut Butter - Shea Butter

Name: 
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)

 

About our shea butter:
Our responsibly harvested certified organic shea (or karité) butter is sourced from around the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS), a unique community-based project, protecting and preserving the wildlife and the environment of a 40km stretch of the Black Volta River in Ghana's Upper West Region. 

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: 

  • Humectant and emollient - helping provide and retain moisture
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Natural sunscreen
  • Revitalizes damaged skin
  • Healing properties

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! 





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