Shea Butter from Shea Tree Ghana
Shea Butter has been used for centuries by the people of West Africa and Nature Packaged’s newest farm partner Shea Tree Ghana specializes in its production. Read on to find out more about this amazing product!
Shea Tree & Butter
The Shea Tree, also known as the Karite Tree, has been used for centuries to produce Shea Butter. The benefits of Shea Butter extend far beyond its use in cosmetic products like soaps and lotions. It is rich in A, D and E vitamins, as well as antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental damage. Additionally, Shea Butter has anti-inflammatory properties which can be beneficial for treating various skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It also contains important fatty acids that help to nourish and moisturize the skin.
Shea Trees are grown by planting seeds into shallow depressions on the ground, known as “shea pits.” Once full-grown, the trees reach an average height of about five meters and are able to produce fruit for more than a century. One tree is an investment into more than just your own lifetime, but to many after you.
Harvesting & Processing
At Shea Tree Ghana Farm, Shea trees are harvested by hand and the nuts are collected, dried, and crushed. The fat is extracted from the nut through a process of boiling or roasting, before it is filtered and cooled. Once cooled, Shea Butter is ready to be used in various products such as soaps, lotions and hair care products.
The finished product has a smooth consistency and can be applied to the skin on its own or in combination with essential oils to help the skin and provide relief from dryness or cracks. It’s also an excellent ingredient for hair care, as it can help provide a barrier for the hair to protect against environmental damage.
Shea Tree Ghana Farm takes pride in providing high-quality Shea Butter that is 100% natural and unrefined. By doing so, they strive to bring the highest quality product available to their customers. The farm’s commitment to sustainability ensures that future generations will have access to the valuable resource of Shea Butter for many years to come.