Shea Butter aka (Karite) grows primarily along the West African Savannah region. African healers and herbalist have used this gift from our Creator for thousands of years to support many internal and external physical problems. We say gift from the Creator, because it takes a shea nut tree between 20 and 25 years to bear its first fruit. By age 45, it reaches maturity and may continue to produce shea nuts for up to 200 more years.
Traditional uses of Shea Butter:
- Shea Butter is great for dry skin, dry hair, cuts, burns, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, skin blemishes, skin discoloration, skin ulcers, scars, wrinkles, chapped lips, and small wounds.
- Apply Shea Butter to insect bites to relieve itching.
- Shea Butter added to your sunscreen product will aid in reduced peeling, protecting the skin from the sun, and giving an even tan.
- Apply Shea Butter immediately to burns and keep them well moisturized (5-7 times daily). Burn marks will fade away.
- An anti-elastic characteristic makes Shea Butter a good aid against stretch marks.
- Use Shea Butter after shaving and waxing to avoid bumps and irritations.
- Massage on the body to relax the muscles and soften the skin. Shea Butter is nature's own and will evaporate into the skin to help maintain moisture and skin softness.
- Apply Shea Butter to your hair before swimming to help protect your hair from the chlorine and salt. After swimming, condition & rinse your hair immediately.
- Place a tablespoon of Shea Butter in a hot bath to help you relax.
- It can be used to treat rheumatism, and aching muscles.
- Massage your feet with Shea Butter to help reduce stress and tensions in your body.
- Shea Butter can also be used on a drumhead to keep the fibers of the drumhead supple and protect them from drying and cracking.