Shea butter is a solid, fatty oil that gets extracted out of the nuts on the Karite tree – or Mangifolia tree. These trees grow wild primarily in Africa, and they bear fruits on them. It is the nuts that are inside the fruit that contains shea butter. The nuts are crushed, boiled and manipulated to extract the light-colored fat called shea butter. It is becoming more popular to use it in beauty products such as lotions, cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners and more. Shea butter is also edible.
The Difference Of Unrefined & Refined Shea Butter
Shea butter can be quickly absorbed into the skin as it melts at body temperature. It can be refined and unrefined. Unrefined – or raw – shea butter, is it’s purest and most natural form. It is extracted manually from the shea nut. Unrefined shea butter can retain minerals and other natural properties.
Refined shea butter is processed and in the form of butter.
Shea butter has many benefits including:
- It’s great for baby and lip care
- It has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits
- It is great for sun protection and restores skin elasticity
- It is great for hair protection and soothes dry and irritated scalps
- It is a great moisturizer and softener for your hair
This mother-daughter company sells luxurious, unrefined shea butter products. It was launched by former Wall Street analyst Naa-Sakle Akute and her mother – and named it after her. Her mother runs the company that supplies the shea nuts EuGenia uses to make their products. EuGenia is an inspiring company that works with all-female cooperatives in, Northern Ghana.
EuGeniaShea.com offers a collection of products that contain shea butter. Everything from – everyday use, pregnancy use, and dermatological use.