Botanical Beauty: 5 Benefits of Raw Shea Butter

Shea Butter is one of the most highly-raved beauty staple. Loved by many, this natural ingredients derives from a nut native to West Africa, Shea Nut! This product is still commonly grown, harvested, produced, and exported from countries in this area to the rest of the world. Within the Shea Nut lies fat, buttery contents extracted and processed into Shea Butter.

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between using unrefined & refined shea butter?

Raw or unrefined shea butter is packed with the vitamins and nutrients naturally lost through the filtering process and chemical treatment for refined shea butter. The refined shea butter is usually cleaned, deodorized, and bleached eliminating the natural yellow hue and nutty, smoky aroma.

The process of unrefined shea butter is all natural and done mostly by hand. From the Shea (Karite) Tree the nuts are boiled, crushed, the fatty content extracted, separating the nut remnants from the butter, and then shaping, usually requiring further straining for finished products.

The deeply moisturizing affect and other beneficial qualities of shea butter are prevalent due to the high content of vitamins and nutrients. Within the raw form healing nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Omega-9, Omega-6, calcium, magnesium, an energizing antioxidant, catechins and cinnamic acid.

The Benefits of Raw Shea Butter:

  1. Moisturizing – Warm up a small amount of shea butter between your hands then massage into your skin. Shea butter has a lasting moisturizing affect, deeply penetrating skin, not sitting on top of skin or clogging pores.

  2. Complexion Balancing – The nutrients from Vitamin E and the antioxidants help balance overall skin tone. Shea Butter is found to fade scars, brighten skin, and smooth out cellulite.

  3. Heal Skin Irritations – The anti-inflammatory properties soothe redness, itchiness, eczema, rashes, scalp irritations, bug bites, sun burns, and even blemishes.

  4. Increase Skin Elasticity – The high content of collagen supports the overall improvement of skin elasticity and suppleness, encouraging cell regeneration. Signs of premature aging, fine lines, and even rough skin textures are found to smooth out gradually with consistent application.

  5. Calm Frizz – Incorporate raw shea butter into your hair care routine to reduce frizz, dryness, and dullness. The butter conditions hair, repairing damaged hair follicles, locking moisture and shine.

Find natural creams, scrubs, balms, and other skin care products here, handcrafted in VA with loving intentions and raw organic shea butter imported from Ghana, Africa.

– Jessica Teresa


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