Shea Butter Baby

Updated: Sep 2, 2021



In our Shea butter studies we learned that Shea butter is an emollient which means it sits on top of our skin, providing an occlusive barrier, to retain moisture and protect it from irritants.

Shea butter sits in a line with many other emollients, but what sets it apart is its innate ability to repair damaged skin. Which makes it much more than an emollient*. “The lipid content of unrefined Shea butter goes beyond…it also provides anti-inflammatory support for skin cells and promotes their regeneration”*. It supplies damaged skin with critical nutrients that it needs to repair itself.


At one point in a region in Gambia, the mortality rate was at 27%, using Shea on the umbilical cord stump helped enhance the survival rate of infants. Many use it also to protect the paws of their animals on hot surfaces, sand and salt.*


Although, there are many products on the market, Shea butter will continually standout, as there is no question or controversial inquiries into its benefits.


The biggest issue comes down to how much and what quality of Shea butter is in your product. Research states that most products fall between 5% and 10%. A product with more than 10% will have the highest effect.


In all of our body butters you will find more than 60% of Shea butter, which speaks to why they have been so affective for so many.


Question: What kind of Shea Butters, Body Butters, or other products have you used in the past to protect and heal your skin?


*Book, Shea Buutter, W.G. Goreja

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