The Joys of Shea
Shea Butter is produced from an edible nut of a fruit from the Shea Tree or the Karite.
Shea nuts are primarily grown in the West and Central Africa, in the semi arid Sahel known as the “Shea Belt”. There are two main varieties; Vitellaria paradoxa (West Africa), exported in the largest volumes, and Vitellaria nilotica (N.Uganda and S. Sudan), the
production volumes of which are much less.
African healers have used shea butter for thousands of years as the ideal treatment for dry and aging skin. Its high content of non-saponifiable fatty acids gives it the ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. Shea butter also helps to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cell degeneration. It is also very helpful in cases of eczema and dermatitis and contains chemical constituents that help to heal bruising and soreness. Shea butter is a must in all forms of massage.
Shea butter can be used as a hairdressing cream to moisturize dry scalp and stimulate hair growth.
Nilotica Shea Butter, a superior shea butter, is produced in Northern Uganda using newly developed technology to process the butter without the use of chemicals.