Happy Thursday you guys! I’m sorry I haven’t entered a blog post for a week or two, I’ve been busy school shopping with the kids and preparing them for high school. Whaaaaat!? I know, right? In the meantime, I’ve been dabbling with this huge 1 pound tub of Shea Butter. Are you familiar with it? I’ve been on a huge coconut oil kick but for some reason there has been an interest in Shea Butter as well. Altho, different uses…same interest. This stuff has been around forever. Nearly 17 years ago, Shea butter was all the rage for pregnant women to help with stretch marks and elasticity in their skin. It’s hard for me to remember if I used it before but it was probably something I found randomly at Longs Drug Store or Walgreens and was probably processed with terrible ingredients. (Remember Long’s Drug Store? I miss that place).
It was necessary for me to do some research and find out the benefits of Shea butter from Africa. There was a very interesting article I came across while surfing the www. There are different classifications of Shea from Africa. Class A, Class B, Class C & Class F. Where Class A is premium and Class F is poor quality. Luckily, the one I’m holding is a Class A – fantastic! This isn’t saying that a class F isn’t good, its just not good for healing purposes but its great for moisturizing purposes. Nice to know.
Anyway, This is a picture of the huge tub of Pure Shea Butter. Raw & Unrefined. 100% Organic from Africa. The most interesting thing about the packaging is reading that it is a “Fair trade product produced by women subsistence farmers in Ghana, Africa”.
That’s kinda neat don’t you think? Totally intriguing to me. So, I open this huge tub. I mean, its really packed and quite heavy. At first, the product looks dry. Almost like play-doe. In fact, it smells just like play-doe so I’m not sure that I want any part of my body to smell like that. Once you touch the shea butter with your finger tips it becomes really sleek and emollient…almost like a nice thin sheer lip gloss. So, I applied it to the back of my hand and it made my hand reallllllllly soft. This stuff has so many great uses… I’ve actually applied it to my split endsa, dry patches on my face or bodya, lipsa – nice! You can use it for sun burns, insect bites, muscle fatique, aches, tension, skin cracks, small wounds. The list goes on and on. It’s a great product but I just have a hard time getting past the smell. I’ll be scooping out a few tablespoons and repack it for my sister who is newly pregnant. It might keep her tummy nice and elastic and un-marked. You could also use it for eczema, psoriasis, acne. There are so many uses. It contains excellent vitamins that are important to me like Vitamin A, E & F and it doesn’t clog your pores. I’ll definitely be keeping this around the house to use. I’m sure it would even get rid of my squeaky hinges on the bedroom doors or to use as a leather shine. I give this product 4 stars. A definite all purpose product. You can find it HERE for only $16.00.
What do you use Shea Butter for? Please share…
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