Shea Black Liquid Soap
- Further Reading
Excellent for all types of skin (especially sensitive skin). For everyday use to keep your skin smooth, nourished and healthy.
A wonderful, nutty, smokey scent laced with natural chocolate & coconut fragrance. The lather is very rich, creamy and mild with a pH level of 7-8, it is ideal for all of the family.
Goes a long way, you will only need a tiny amount at a time.
Also available in this range
50% Pure Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil (from a sustainable and environmentally friendly source) and Natural Chocolate & Coconut fragrance.
Shea Butter Products
The problem with "high street" cosmetics
So many people, especially women, who use skin oils or creams buy products with petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) as a base. Petroleum jelly is even advertised as suitable for babies. We believe that you should only put on your skin what you can eat withour harm (and this certainly does not include petro-chemicals). What you put on your skin, especially if oil based will most certainly enter the lymph, the blood and finally will be deposited and stored in the liver, brain and other tissues. Many people use these products all of their lives without any real knowledge of the damage they could be doing. Petroleum jelly has also been found to contain carcinogenic chemicals that have been banned in the EU.
Have a look at the labels of your moisturisers and soaps and look up the ingredients, find out the truth about those long chemical names listed on all of your high street cosmetics. Here's one database that lists many commonly used cosmetic chemicals http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ but there are others if you care to look.
Shea Butter Production
Shea Butter comes from the Karite tree (women?s gold) which grows only in the savannah regions of Africa. The ripe Shea fruits are gathered from beneath the trees between April and June. Only the fruits which have fallen to the ground are used. The fruits are then de-pulped by washing vigorously in water. In some areas, the fruit is buried until the flesh rots, this makes it easier to de-pulp the fruits and the heat generated prevents germination. The nuts are boiled for about 20 minutes, then dried in the sun. The husks are cracked to remove the chaff and the nuts are then sun dried to reduce their water content. These dried nuts are manually crushed into smaller pieces on flat stones to prepare them for roasting. They are roasted over open wood fires until very hot when the oil can be seen glistening clearly on these small pieces and the unique fragrance becomes evident. At this point they are then ready for milling.
The roasted nuts are taken to the mill where they are finely milled to a thick paste ready for the kneading process. This is one of the most intensive parts of the production. The thick paste is manually kneaded in circular strokes in a single direction to release the precious oil. This process takes almost an hour. The "dough" is ready when it turns greyish white. Water is then added to separate the crude shea butter, which settles on top. The crude shea is skimmed off and boiled until the pure shea butter is clearly separated from the crude mixture. The pure shea is then cooled overnight ready for shipping. There is no waste, as the remaining materials are used for animal feed or soap production.
Shea Butter - Pure, Unrefined & Organic
Shea Butter?s emollient properties have been proven through centuries of use in Africa. It is traditionally used to nourish the skin and to keep it supple and young looking.
It is used, therapeutically, to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, skin allergies, fungal infections, blemishes, stretch marks, scars, scrapes, irritations, extreme dryness, and for wrinkle reversal and prevention. It is also used for treating burns (including sun burn), cuts, small skin wounds and insect bites. It is even used ceremonially in some African marriage ceremonies.
Unrefined Shea Butter contains an abundance of healing ingredients including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile. It is a superior active moisturizer that actually restores the skin's natural elasticity. Shea Butter enables your skin to absorb moisture from the air, so that it becomes softer and stays moisturized for longer. In addition, Shea Butter has natural sunscreen properties and anti-inflammatory agents.
Regular users of pure, unrefined Shea Butter notice softer, smoother, healthier skin.
Turn your bath time into sensual pleaure time and time again with this wonderful gift of nature. we have put many hours into researching our skin care range, and everyone who tested this soap is now a total convert. we wouldn't use anything else.