Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nuts of the African shea tree.
Solid at room temperature, shea contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. These two acids, crucial to the health of the skin, work together to reduce inflammation and deeply penetrate the skin providing much needed moisture. This deep penetration is why shea butter is well loved for its ability to moisturize without leaving the skin feeling oily.
By boosting collagen production and promoting new cell generation, shea butter can help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines that environmental stress and aging can create on skin.
Shea can also be used to condition and nourish hair.
Enjoy the lovely natural smell of this magical treat for the skin, or choose a scent to match your favorite soap.
Calendula "is one of the best wound healing remedies in our western materia medica. It helps wounds to heal much more rapidly, prevents suppuration (formation of pus) and stagnation of fluids, modulates any local inflammation, and prevents bacterial overgrowth and infection. The astringency helps to draw the wound together to heal it more rapidly and preventing excessive scar formation. It is quite specific in its treatment of damp/heat type wounds, where there is swelling, pus, redness and inflammation."
-Sajah Popham, Herbalist