SHEA BUTTER AND COCONUT OIL
THE RATIO OF “SHEA BUTTER & COCONUT OIL” IN OUR PRODUCTS ARE A RESULT OF OVER FIVE YEARS OF TRIALS TO DETERMINE THE BEST ORGANIC COMBO.
Shea Butter and Coconut Oil combination is the best “Organic Skin Moisturizer“ ever. The combination of oils from these two nuts bring together a potent recipe of essential nutrients that nourish and protect the skin in ways that cannot be over-emphasized.
But this combination isn’t A NEW DISCOVERY, is it?
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Ancient Egyptian texts on beauty secrets, written by iconic symbol of beauty, Cleopatra highlighted the use of Shea butter and Coconut Oil amongst other things like sea salt, oils, balms and honey. Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter were used on the hair and skin.
Shea butter and Coconut Oil blend has continued to amaze users in recent years and has gained tremendous popularity. There are quite a number of videos and related articles on the internet describing how the blend (Shea Butter and Coconut Oil) can be made at home.
However, one factor that is usually omitted in these Shea Butter and Coconut Oil informational videos and articles is that various proportion of these two major ingredients combined equates to differing end products and applications. In other words, the proportion of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil for the hair should be different from that for the body.
Chefs will tell you that the same recipe for cooking a meal in the hands of two different cooks, does not equate to the same taste in the meal. It goes without saying here as well, that the same recipe for Shea Butter and Coconut Oil does not equate to having the same end product. Like cooking, blending is an art, and we have mastered the art of blending Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to suit different applications.
The combination of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil for the hair could include some Hemp Oil to aid hair growth and fragrance that gives your hair a lovely scent.
There are varying grades of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil and it is of high importance that good quality is used to ensure a high and consistent quality of the end product.
(BELOW IS MORE INFORMATION ON THE MAJOR INGREDIENTS IN THE RECIPE FOR OUR PRODUCT)
ABOUT SHEA BUTTER
Shea butter is “cream or ivory” colored. It is a nutty, and smoke scented natural fat, extracted from the seed of the “Tree of Life” (African Shea tree).
The Shea Butter tree is called “Ghariti“ in the Wolof language of Senegal, which is the origin of the French name of the tree and the butter, Karité. The tree got this name due to its exceptional healing properties.
The Karité Tree
Although originating in West Africa, Shea Butter quickly became popular since ancient times due to its extra-ordinary effect on all skin types and was imported with other spices and oils by various countries in all continents of the world. In the West, Shea Butter is mostly used as an ingredient (Emollient) in Cosmetics.
Shea Butter is the Supreme natural moisturizer with added exceptional benefits for your skin
The weather in North America, especially that of Canada, is quite harsh on the skin. Although this weather condition takes its toll on our skin with time, “Mother Nature” always provides us with a Remedy – ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER and COCONUT OIL are two major naturally occurring products that do reverse the damages to our skin.
A well nourished skin is appealing to the eyes. If you want a beautiful looking skin, why not use an ORGANIC remedy which has been proven by experience for centuries? The benefits of Shea Butter cannot be over-emphasized.
As stated by the Shea Butter Research Institute (AMERICAN SHEA BUTTER INSTITUTE) in the United States , in its “21 reasons to use Shea Butter”
The following are conditions Shea butter has been known to alleviate: Dry skin, skin rash, skin peeling due to tanning, blemishes, stretch marks and wrinkles, itchy skin, sunburns, burns, tiny skin wounds, skin cracks, tough or rough skin on the feet, hands, elbows and knees, frostbites, insect bites, eczema, dermatitis, allergies due to Poison Ivy.
It is also a skin anti-oxidant, helps with smooth shaves, and can also be used in Massage for Muscle fatigue.
COMPOSITION OF SHEA BUTTER
Shea butter is a composite fat that in addition to many of its non-saponifiable constituents contains fatty acids such as : oleic acid (40-60%), stearic acid (20-50%), linoleic acid (3-11%), palmitic acid (2-9%), linolenic acid (<1%) and arachidic acid (<1%).
PREPARATION OF SHEA BUTTER
Shea Butter is usually prepared in six basic steps:
- Cracking: The outer pulp of the Shea fruit is removed and dried. When dry, the nut, which is the source of Shea butter, is separated from the outer shell.
- Pounding: To make the Shea nuts into butter, they must be crushed.
- Roasting: The pounded nuts are put in huge pots and stirred continuously over open wood fires. The continuous stirring is to prevent the butter from burning. This step is the reason for the slight smoky smell of Shea butter.
- Milling: The roasted Shea nuts are pulverized into a smoother paste with the addition of a bit of water to aid the milling process .
- Separation: At this stage, The paste is kneaded in large basins and water is slowly added to help break out the butter oils. As the Shea oils float to the top, the oils, which are in a curd state, are then removed and excess water squeezed out. The Shea butter oil curds are then melted in large open pots over slow fires to evaporate any remaining water.
- Collection: The Shea butter, which is buttery or golden yellow at this point, is scooped from the pot and is cooled so as to harden.
ABOUT COCONUT OIL
We have stand alone Shea Butter and our “Shea Butter + Coconut Oil” blends are coming on Sale soon
This Super Organic combination is the ultimate solution for the skin and hair.