Dating back to Ancient Egypt Shea butter has been revered by many as having outstanding healing and moisturizing properties. Harvested from the African Shea tree the Shea nut is extracted and used to create a thick and creamy butter with benefits that are like super-food for your hair and skin.
Other than moisturizing, some of the more obscure uses for Shea butter are as protection from the sun, to reduce skin inflammation and irritation, as a base for homemade deodorant and lip balms, or as a natural collagen producer for skin. This list is only a handful of examples of the versatility of this little nut. From summer to winter anything that you want to soothe, heal, moisturize, or protect can be done with natural Shea butter.
How do you know what to look for in a quality Shea butter product? Shea butter comes in two forms-refined and unrefined or raw. Raw Shea butter is superior because it has not lost all of the beneficial healing qualities that are stripped out in the heating and bleaching of the refining process. I recommend a high-quality line of environmentally conscious, all natural, raw Shea butter products from a company called Eu’Genia Shea.
EuGenia Shea is a small family business that is dedicated to not only making an exceptional product but also driven to change the world. All of their products are made with raw unrefined Ghanaian Shea Butter. Their Everyday Shea Butter is a blend of Shea and other nourishing and essential oils meant for all skin types while the Dermatological Strength 100% Shea Butter is for serious scar healing, eczema, or psoriasis. They have also created a Pregnancy Strength Shea Butter for new mothers meant to reduce stretch marks.
By doing business in an ethical manner Eu’Genia has helped impoverished communities build sustainability and given work and hope to the many women who have been recipients of their charity. By using a high quality natural ingredient in a way that helps people, communities, and the environment Eu’Genia’s products are good for both your hands and your heart.