Benefits of Shea Butter
Unrefined Shea Butter used by SFE is pure and ensures by using SFE products you will experience all of the healing benefits this natural nut butter is known for. Natural Shea Butter is solid at room temperature and readily melts into your skin when warmed with your hands. It has a distinctive nutty aroma which makes it easy to identify true Shea Butter.
If other Shea Butter products are a liquid lotion at room temperature and do not exhibit its distinctive aroma, then that product may not actually be Shea Butter, or it has been adulterated with synthetic processing which dilutes or even eliminates its healing properties.
Because our Shea Butter is Certified Organic by the USDA, you can be assured that it is free from agricultural, industrial and cosmetic chemicals that can dilute its efficacy and harm your skin and body.
Known as the Tree of Life, the Shea Nut Tree produces a fruit with tremendous potential. We create ultra-healing Vitamin A blends in all of our Organic Shea Butter products. From treating blemishes, to insect bites, wrinkles, crepey skin and more, this gift from nature truly delivers.
Does shea nut butter pose any risk to tree nut- or peanut-allergic consumers?
"An exhaustive search of the worldwide clinical literature provided no evidence to indicate that any allergic reactions have ever been reported to shea nut butter. Allergic reactions to shea nuts have not been described either, although they are not widely eaten.
Recent research indicates that shea nut butter does not contain any detectable protein residues and does not contain detectable residues of proteins from peanut or various known allergenic tree nuts (walnut, almond, pecan, hazelnut). Since allergens are proteins, this research indicates the absence of detectable allergens in shea nut butter.
Thus, refined shea nut butter does not pose any known or likely allergenic risk to consumers including individuals with pre-existing peanut or tree nut allergies. Products containing refined shea butter can be safely used by all consumers.
There are three main reasons* you want to use Shea Butter in your daily skincare routines:
It Moisturizes ~ The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea Butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
It Reduces Inflammation ~ Due to its cinnamic acid concentration and other natural properties, Shea Butter is anti-inflammatory. One compound in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.
It Smooths Your Skin ~ Shea Butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long-term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.
Shea Butter has been used by millennia to promote usefulness and good health. We find our products containing our Organic Shea Butter can be used universally on your skin for myriad reasons, including*:
As a moisturizer directly on face and body
To reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, address cellulite and relieve "crepey skin"
Under eyes to firm skin and relieve fatigue
As a massage butter for the entire body to maximize relaxation
As a make-up base on face and eyes to make applications last longer
To naturally help collagen production and minimize scarring
To naturally soften cuticles
After sun exposure to replenish skin and soothe minor burns and help peeling skin
In a pregnancy salve to prevent and minimize stretch marks
For safe and effective baby skincare
On sore and raw noses during a cold or flu
As a base for natural, homemade deodorants
To protect skin from cold weather and ease frost-bite
To treat itchy skin
As an aide to relieve insect bites
To reduce reactions to allergen exposure such as poison ivy and oak
As a shaving balm for a clean, safe and soothing shave
Treating minor skin abrasions
Before and after strenuous exercise to reduce muscle fatigue
It's almost as if you could keep a jar of Shea Butter in your medicine cabinet as well as your cosmetics counter.
*The statements made regarding this ingredient has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy thereof has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. The description of this ingredient is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.