Saturday, March 20, 2010

Unrefined African Shea Butter

Soft and Creamy Unrefined Shea Butter. Excellent for healing and moisturizing. This is Unrefined and therefore still has all its medicinal properties. It has a long shelf life of 12 to 24 months if stored properly in a container in a cool place.

What can Shea Butter do for you?

Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa. It is used to moisturize and protect the skin from sun, wind, heat and salt water. It is known as the most effective skin moisturizer and conditioner because of its high content of non-saponifiable fats including vitamin F. It is an excellent skin moistener and is used for aging skin, eczema and all forms of massage. It is also used to relax the muscles and to treat sprains wounds and colds. The unique formula of Shea butter also helps prevent and protect dry skin providing temporal relief from irritation, dryness and wind burned skin.

Shea butter can be used as a hair dressing cream to moisturize a dry scalp and stimulate hair growth. As a hair cream, it helps to hold the hairstyle and lightly relax curls.

Fair Trade Shea butter

The manufacturer of our shea butter pays much higher prices for our Shea butter by organizing the women in the Northern Region of Ghative societies with interest free loans, credit facilities, training in packaging, labeling and quality control services therefore a higher price for their quality processed Shea butter.

When you buy our Fair Trade Shea butter, you are enabling the Tamale and Wa women that process our Shea butter to live with dignity and invest in their families, communities and the environment.

Higher Living Standards: Higher living standards, thriving communities in the Northern Region of Ghana and a more sustainable farming practices.

A fair price: The farmers and Shea butter producers received a fair price for their product. The Fair Trade price means that farmers and producers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields.

Quality products: By receiving quality control training and a fair price, Fair Trade Shea butter producers can avoid cost-cutting practices that sacrifice the quality of the Shea butter we import. The Fair Trade producers' traditional artisan processing methods result in exceptional Shea butter products we import.

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