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We, as health conscious consumers, hear about Shea Butter on a regular basis, but few actually know what it is, where it comes from, what grades to look for, or the numerous health and beauty benefits this tiny nut holds. Believe me when I tell you, it is not just another additive in the mainstream beauty world!
UPDATE MAY 2012: At time of writing there is an incredible deal on 100% Pure & Raw African Shea Butter 8oz on Amazon. The price has been reduced from $10.99 to just $0.75! I’m not sure if the deal will still be running but click here to see if it is.
So, what exactly is Shea Butter?Shea Butter in it’s pure form is a yellow-grey natural fat (pictured left) extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree (Vitellaria Paradoxa). Traditionally the fat is extracted by separating the inner fruit of the nut from the shell, by cracking it open.
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