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Shea Butter Basics: What Shea Is And Why Is It Valuable?


For those of you who have heard of Shea butter, but have not tried it yet this article will explain how Shea Butter is harvested and why Shea butter is such a sought after health product. I use the term “health product” as Shea butter really does benefit a person’s overall health.


Shea butter begins its existence as the meaty inside of a nut from the Karite trees found in West Africa. These nuts are cracked open and roasted and the inside of the nut is collected and softened into a paste using a mortar and pestle and some water. After the Shea butter is paste like, the farmers will boil the mixture slowly and eventually skim the oils from the top of the kettle. This is a finished product.


Refined Shea butter takes on a creamy white or beige appearance and will melt slowly when in contact with body heat. Shea butter naturally contains many good things for overall health such as essential amino acids that can hydrate and repair damaged skin cells, vitamins A and E are a good anti inflammatory that can reduce wrinkles and the appearance of scars. Shea butter also is loaded with antioxidants for better skin health. It is easy to see why Shea butter is so sought after.


One company that makes a quality product is Eugenia Shea. This company was started by a mother and daughter team. The mother, Eugenia, was raised by a Ghanian midwife, who used Shea butter on a daily basis. Knowing about the health benefits of Shea butter, Eugenia became a business owner and also supervises the harvesting of Shea butter in Ghana. One of the things that Eugenia Shea does as a company, is creating programs for higher education to any of the female Ghanian farmers who would like to further their education.


Eugenia Shea offers quality Shea butter formulations for everyday dry skin, pregnancy, and dermatological conditions. All formulations are packed in handy travel tins and can come gently scented with several natural selections. Shea butter is an all around great skin conditioner that can help with many skin issues.  Learn more about Eugenia and their offerings by visiting their website here: