shea
shea 2

Shea Butter

4.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

Shea butter (In some parts of West Africa, shea butter is referred to as Ori) is an off- white or ivory-coloured fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is also edible and is used in food preparation in Africa. The French name karité comes from ghariti, its equivalent in the Wolof language of Senegal.

Categories: , .

Product Description

Shea butter is an off- white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is also edible and is used in food preparation in Africa. In some parts of West Africa, shea butter is referred to as Ori. The French name karité comes from ghariti, its equivalent in the Wolof language of Senegal.

Shea butter is mainly used in the cosmetics industry for skin and hair related products (lip gloss, skin moisturizer creams and emulsions, and hair conditioners for dry and brittle hair). It is also used by soap makers, typically in small amounts (5-7% of the oils in the recipe), because it has plenty of unsaponifiables.

Shea butter is sometimes used as a base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory, emollient and humectant properties. Shea butter has been used as a sunblocking lotion and has a limited capacity to absorb ultraviolet radiation.

 

1 review for Shea Butter

  1. 4 out of 5


    Hair Type :Relaxed, Porosity : High porosity, Skin Type : Combination, Skin Sensitivity : Sensitive, Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Untertone : Warm, Age :0, – :

    I love this for my skin and as a prepoo for my hair… but too thick to use regularly on my fine hair

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Do you stock this product? Please let us know, email: info@theboah.com