Organic Shea Butter


Organic Shea Butter

Butyrospermum parkii

Shea Butter is a natural fat expressed from the fruit pits of the African Karite (“ka-ree-tay”) tree which grows throughout West Africa.  The name Karite means the ‘Tree of Life’, due to the important uses that Shea Butter provides

The therapeutic properties of Shea Butter are reputed to be numerous.  Extremely high in vitamins A, E, and F, Shea Butter provides skin with all the essential elements it needs for good balance, elasticity and tone.  It is considered to be softening and nourishing.  Being a very mild, rich textured emollient (i.e. softens and soothes skin) it is also being used for wrinkle reduction.  It is hailed, also, for its protecting properties.  Rich in cinnamon acid, it is also purported to protect the skin from UV rays and, therefore, can be included in skin care products for the sun

French dermatologists used Shea Butter on 35 people from different age, gender, and racial backgrounds for a period of 10 days to 5 months.  These subjects had all types of skin conditions ranging from dry and wrinkled skin to serious burns and rashes.  There was substantial healing in all of the cases, and in some the healing was almost miraculous.  These clinical trials have been well documented by the French Ministry of Health

Research is also being conducted in England to look at the anti-inflammatory potential of Shea Butter for rheumatism and nasal congestion.  It is rumoured that this ingredient could move from an emollient to an ‘active ingredient’ status in the future


  Ingredients - Shea Butter 

Organic Shea Butter can be found in:

our Exotic Love Spa Salt Scrub, and Sassy & Sexy Spa Salt Scrub, and

in all our Whipped Body Butters

in all our Lip Scrubs and Lip Butters, and

in our Spa Relaxing Foot Rub and Spa Relaxing Foot Butter, and

in our Spa Revitalising Foot Rub and Spa Revitalising Foot Butter