Have you ever wondered how you can get velvety- soft skin that has a natural glow to it? Well, look no further! Luckily, mother nature gives us the ultimate tool to help us obtain pristine skin. Continue reading to see how and why millions of people around the world use Shea Butter as part of their daily skin care routines. Click here to download this e-book in PDF Format and save for future reference. (Thank you to Sharon from Cleopatra’s Choice for writing this wonderful resource and providing it for us to share here).
(If you already love Shea Butter and are looking for a good, well priced source, We recommend the Cleopatra’s Choice brand (you can check it out here on Amazon (you’ll want to read the reviews!) or here on their website.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: What is Shea Butter?
Chapter 2: The Benefits Of Raw Shea Butter
Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Shea Butter
Chapter 4: Bath Recipes
Chapter 5: Scrubs & Body Wash Recipes
Chapter 6: Body Butters & Balms Recipes
Chapter 7: Lotion Bars & Sprays Recipes
Chapter 8: Bar Soap Recipes
Chapter 9: Lip Care Recipes
Chapter 10: Haircare Recipes
Chapter 11: Pregnancy & Baby Recipes
Chapter 12: Pet Care Recipes
Chapter 13: Bonus Recipes
What Sets Shea Butter Apart from Other Natural Oils?
Shea butter is derived from the seed of the shea tree, which is native to west and central Africa. Most seed oils can be divided between two categories: those with moisturizing properties (saponifiable), and those with healing properties (nonsaponifiable). While nonsaponifiable seed oils generally contain less than 1% of the nutrients and vitamins essential to the healing process, shea butter contains between 5% and 17%. Because shea butter has such a high concentration of vitamins and nutrients, in addition to being a great moisturizer, it can effectively treat skin conditions such as eczema, acne, scars, burns, allergies and more.
Raw vs. Refined: What’s the Difference?
Raw shea butter is extracted from its seed without the use of chemicals. It maintains all of its natural components, such as its vitamins, nutrients, color, scent and texture. It has an earthy, nutty aroma, and its color may vary from pale yellow to light gray, depending on the region from which it is yielded. Raw shea butter has the highest concentration of healing nutrients, and has a significantly longer shelf life than refined shea butter.
Refined shea butter is the form found in most health and beauty products on the market, but it is unfortunately far less beneficial than its raw counterpart. It has undergone chemical alteration, a process which removes its natural scent and color. After shea butter has been refined, it is an odorless, creamy white butter that may be more aesthetically pleasing, but is lacking the healing and nutritive properties of raw shea butter. Refined shea butter is a good moisturizer, but is useful for little else.
Cleopatra’s Choice Shea Butter
One company that offers top-notch, Grade-A, Organic Shea Butter is Cleopatra’s Choice. According to their website, they have made it their goal to seek out the rarest, most unique beauty products on the planet. Well, they certainly achieved that goal with their 100% Pure, Unrefined, Grade A- Organic Shea Butter. Not only does this company provide the highest quality Shea Butter around, but they are also committed to fair trade practices and sustainable farming methods. Their products and ingredients are never tested on animals, so they’re as easy on your conscience as they are on your skin.
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