Botanical Family : Sapotaceae
Country of Origin : Ghana, West Africa
Method of Extraction : Cold Pressed
Aroma : Nutty
Approx. Shelf Life : 2 years stored in cool dark area
Distillation Date : Spring 2016
Batch : SHEA-I16
Inshanti works hard to deliver the highest quality ivory shea butter to you! Our Shea Butter is handmade, by an elite christian women’s group in Ghana. This organization is fair trade and provides a source of income to local communities. Our authentic handcrafted Shea Butter is a Grade A quality, raw, unrefined and 100% organic.
Shea butter comes from the nut of the karite shea tree that is indigenous to Africa. Raw, unrefined shea butter contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A and E, as well as essential fatty acids. It has been used for centuries for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti aging properties.
Use Shea butter on its own, or formulate your own salve base with complementary essential oils.
Moisturizer – Shea butter has the ability to soothe, hydrate and balance your skin. It is used as a moisturizer for dry skin and eczema, as a dry scalp treatment, for chapped lips and to help soften cracked dry skin on heels, elbows and knees. It is important, according to the American Shea Butter Institute, to make sure unrefined shea butter is used. Raw shea butter maintains its therapeutic qualities and will keep your skin moist and supple, whereas refined, processed shea butter loses almost all of its healing properties. Dr. Robyn Tisdale Scott, a clinical pharmacist, concurs with the American Shea Butter Institute, supporting the claim that unrefined shea butter reverses dry skin in about three days.
Natural Anti-Inflammatory – Shea butter has natural anti-inflammatory properties that have been known to heal scrapes, cuts and burns; relieve sunburn and rashes; take the sting out of insect bites; and ease the pain from muscle fatigue and arthritis
Shea butter is an excellent source of phytosterol, fatty acid triglyceride (stearic and oleic), palmitic acid, linoleic acid and unsaponifiable matter that facilitate the skin’s natural renewal process. Shea butter oil is also a rich source of cinnamic acid, which helps to protect the skin from dangerous ultraviolet rays. It also contains vitamins A and E which are very beneficial for us.
Nut Allergies: It is commonly referred to as a “Nut,” but technically it is a “Pit” from the fruit of a fruit tree. The shea nut is more closely related to the pit of an avocado or apricot than a real nut like walnut and almond. We have searched, but not found any scientific tests done that link shea butter with nut allergies. However, nut allergies can be serious and life threatening, and you should consult your physician before using shea butter if you have serious nut allergies.
Not all Shea Butters are created equal!
We sell only the finest Organic African Unrefined Shea Butter, with no additives. Inshanti’s Shea Butter is completely raw, unrefined and has a thick and often nutty aroma. We import fresh, Grade A tested, organic product, exclusively made for us by our tribal connections in the cooperative village of Ghana, West Africa.
We do not use bleaches, deodorizers, or chemicals to change the scent or appearance of our Shea Butter. We do not advise you to purchase Shea Butter that has been altered or has been refined; as this depletes the product of its healing and medicinal properties, and also destroys the vitamins and minerals naturally present in Shea Butter. Refined Shea Butter relies on a process using hexane solvent and strips the butter of its natural vitamins and healing properties.
“If it’s not good for the stomach, It’s definitely not good for the skin”