Why is shea butter in such demand? world are just beginning to recognize the considerable health and beauty benefits of shea butter, something Africans have known for thousands of years. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, which can be used also as natural sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. The high fatty acid content of shea butter also makes it an excellent additive to soap, shampoos, anti-aging creams, cosmetics, lotions, and massage oils—its soft, butter-like texture melts readily into the skin.

Shea butter protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients% w/wFunctionTrade Name
Ozokerite4Provides hardness and creaminessOzokerite Wax
Candelilla Wax11Provides hardness and creaminess
Octyldodecanol30

Emollients, Thickeners/Emulsifiers
Eutanol G
Alkyl Methicone and Olefin5silicone wax that increases the hard- ness of the stick
Phenyl Trimethicone7Improved emolliency and water repellency
Oenothera Biennis(Evening Primrose Oil)8Fragance, carrier oilCosmosil-E
Ribes nigrum (Black currant) Seed oil8Carrier oil, baseBlackcurrant Oil
Hydrogenated Lanolin9Emulsifying agentSatulan
Oleyl Alcohol8Surfactant, emulsifier, emollient and thickenerNovol
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)10Emollients, Carrier oil, Provides hardness and creaminess




Procedure:

Heat all ingredients to 80C with stirring until melted. Pour into molds and allow to cool.


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