What is Shea Butter? Shea butter is a vegetable fat from the kernels of the shea tree indigenous to the semi-arid savanna of West Africa. The history of shea butter dates back many centuries, as first mentioned in the book in the 14th century. It has superior moisturizing, regenerative and medicinal properties. Shea butter has been used since ancient times as an edible oil, a medicine, a cream, a soap base, etc. It enriches your skin and hair with vitamin and nutritional values.
Shea Butter Processing
People in villages in Northern Ghana use shea butter for newly born babies. Shea butter mixed with warm water is often the first medicine the baby will drink. Shea butter is applied to the umbilical cord of a baby to heal the wound, and applied on the whole body of the baby to protect the skin from dryness, wounds, and diaper rash.