African Shea Butter: The Magical Ingredient

If you have recently read the ingredient list of most of the cosmetic products or consulted a dermatologist for any skin issue, chances are that you are aware of what shea butter is. African shea butter is extracted from the fruit of the tree found in Western and Central Africa. These fruits need to be boiled, dried and then shelled to reach its nut which is the primary source for extraction of shea butter. The seed itself needs to go through multiple processes like roasting, grinding and then finally for the extraction of the oil from the seed.

African Shea Butter Company is the company borne of this complicated process. It is the company responsible for production of shea butter from the nuts. Even the American and the Canadian cosmetic industry is dependent upon African shea butter company for outsourcing their needs.

But besides its story, what is it that makes the shea butter so special an ingredient to warrant a whole industry around it. Let us take a look at the benefits offered by shea butter:

  • Healing Property: Like the other butters, shea butter is also a perfect moisturizer, but beyond the moisturizing, it also provides healing power to the skin. With its unique blend of Vitamin A and vitamin E, it not only hydrates the skin, but also nourishes it. It is known to heal the scars and treat various skin ailments like eczema, dry skin, rashes etc.
  • Ultraviolet Protection: There are not many moisturizers which act as sunscreen as well, but shea butter offers the protection from ultraviolet rays as well, making it a sunscreen as well as an moisturizing cream.
  • Multiple uses: Shea butter is also used beyond the skin problems. It can be applied on the scars for quick healing or on the nails and cuticles for smoothening. It is also perfect for hair as it protects the hair from breakage as well.
  • It is also a perfect relaxant. In order to help the sore muscles, many of the sportsperson use the shea butter to treat their tired muscles. It is used as massage oil in case of illness like arthritis and joint pains.

Shea butter’s multiple advantages make it perfect ingredients of various creams, lotions and hair masks. Probably that is the reason the African shea butter company is thriving day in and day out. More and more people are entering in this area of providing this raw material to the world. And the world just loves the advantages of the shea butter. If you have not yet tried any product including this magic ingredient, try once and you will be able to see the difference within first few days itself. To know more about us visit African Fair Trade Society