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Product of the Week: Shea Butter
5th September, 2018
Across the dry savanna belt of Africa grows a tree known in a few languages as taama, karité, and wangal. To much of the world it is the shea tree. From the nut of this tree we get shea butter, also known as “women’s gold”. (when unrefined it is a bright yellow colour.) This butter provides millions of women across the continent of Africa (in more than 18 countries) with employment and income. In many places there are cooperatives where the women use traditional methods to harvest, process and sell their goods.(For the domestic and international market.)
This gold is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin A and E. It’s fat content makes it an incredible moisturizer. It will soften and nourish hair, nails and skin. It helps to heal dry cracked skin, sunburns, scars, and burns. (it even helps in the aftercare of new tattoos.) Shea butter can benefit the whole family. It is perfect for the sensitive skin of babies who may have a rash or eczema. It is ideal for reducing razor irritation, and acne. It can prevent stretch-marks. It is one of the best ingredients in lip balm. (helping with protection from the sun and cold weather) Shea butter can improve the production of collagen, and going back to its origins; in many African countries it is traditionally used to relieve muscle pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is truly for everyone. Shea butter is great for producers AND consumers.
- The Gracefruit Team