With all the cold weather, one thing I can count on is lots of annoyed customers wanting to know why their body butter (or hair conditioner) suddenly won’t come out of the container. What’s wrong with their previously compliant product? Well..nothing actually. Shea butter, like coconut oil is very hard at cooler temps and completely liquid at warmer ones.. It’s usually worth mentioning that natural products frequent do not react like chemical based ones! In fact, most of those chemicals came to us based on the desire for a totally consistent product, shelf-life duration and stability.. and of course, the cheapness of ingredients and production costs.
Shea butter originates with the nut of the mangifolia tree.. found in many areas of Africa, and is an important part of the economy and culture in those countries. Not only does Shea butter contain cinnamic acid, a natural sunscreen, it also contains polyphenols, with anti-aging benefits similar to green tea.
Shea butter contains five essential fatty acids, vitamins E and D,
allantoin (good for healing skin irritations), and vitamin A. These
ingredients work to neutralize free radical damage, reduce fine lines
and wrinkles and fade age spots, as well as stimulating collagen
Now.. doesn’t that make a little bit of cold weather hassle worth it? The great thing is that it doesn’t take but a minute or two soak in a warm water bath in your sink to make your shea based products flow freely..or store in a warmer area of your home when the temperatures drop. (please don’t use the microwave!)
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