Shea butter is one of the nature’s miracles. With it remarkable healing and moisturizing abilities, it is heralded as one of the best skin care products for smooth and supple skin. Unrefined Shea butter has additional remedial properties. It is the oil obtained from the nuts of the Shea tree which is native to Western and Central parts of Africa. Shea butter has amazing medicinal properties and has been used since ages for the purpose of treating inflammatory joint and skin disorders in addition to its use as cooking oil and waterproof wax.
Unrefined organic Shea butter is completely free of any sort of preservatives or additives. It is aromatic in nature with a misty aroma and is a rich source of vitamins A and E which, due to their anti-oxidant properties, provide relief from oxidative stress and protect the cells from oxidation induced damage. It absorbs into the skin readily. In addition, Shea butter promotes healing and repair of the damaged cells, thus rejuvenating the skin cells. Shea butter is said to contain the same oils that are produced by the oil producing sebaceous glands of the skin.
Unrefined Shea butter has a myriad of benefits for skin.
Refined Shea butter loses most of its properties so it should be used in its pure, crude form to make the most out of it.