Get your organic shea right here from Astrida Naturals. Our raw shea butter is 100% pure unrefined shea butter from Ghana. It's the same fair trade shea we use to formulate our entire line of eco luxe body and skin care.
**Scroll through the images above to meet the woman who process our shea in Ghana!**
One pound (1lb) of bulk unrefined shea butter is perfect for lotion making, soap making, hair care and skin care. Shea butter is a great addition to any soap, skin and hair care products. Use it in your formulations to reap all the benefits of this natural, healing, moisturizer.
WHY BUY OUR SHEA BUTTER? - Our shea butter is USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade and Grade A. - We have a long history of selling pure shea butter on Etsy with many satisfied customers. See our feedback. - Astrida Naturals sells only fair trade unrefined shea butter. Fairly traded shea butter is obtained from a source that pays the African women who manufacture the shea a fair price for the product, allowing the women to support themselves, their families, and their communities.
Our Shea Butter is extracted from the Karite (Shea) Nut in Ghana using traditional West African methods that do not utilize chemicals during processing. Because this shea butter is unrefined it retains the highest concentration of healing and moisturizing benefits for raw use or in skin and hair care formulations.
To use in formulas heat very slowly in a double boiler to melt. To prevent grittiness cool rapidly or mix well into formulas while still warm.
Please note, this is a natural product. Color variances may occur but this does not in any way affect the quality of the product.
NEED MORE SHEA? Larger quantities are available please contact me for details.
How does Shea Butter benefit my skin and hair?
Regular use of unrefined Shea Butter produces softer, smoother healthier skin and is safe for all skin types. Shea Butter is a natural source of vitamins A, E, and F. These antioxidants help the skin to retain its natural elasticity, absorb moisture from the air, and help prevent premature wrinkles by boosting collagen production.
Shea Butter contains natural UV sun protection that is estimated to be around an SPF 6. Daily use of Shea Butter on the face and body reduces sun exposure, which in turn slows down the appearance of aging. Shea Butter also acts as a natural mantle against elements of cigarette smoke, smog and chemical pollutants in the atmosphere.
Shea Butter can also help your hair. It provides moisture to dry or damaged hair from the root to tip, repairing and protecting against weather damage, dryness and brittleness. It also absorbs quickly and completely into the scalp to rehydrate without clogging pores. It is beneficial for processed and heat-treated hair, and is an excellent treatment for dry scalp.
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