Q1. What Are The Ingredients In The Whipped Shea Butter?
A1. Shea butter, grapeseed oil, virgin olive oil, and fragrance oil are the ingredients you'll find in The Shea Butter Ladi's whipped shea butter.
Q2. What Is Shea Butter?
A2. Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of a tree only found on the continent
of Africa. Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree. This tree only begins to produce nuts after about fifteen years, and it can
take up to 30 years to get the first quality crop from a particular tree.
The producers are waiting for the nut to contain a high concentration of
irremovable fatty acid. It is this unique fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its
unparalleled healing properties and makes it much more sought after than
other butters like cocoa butter.
For centuries, Shea Butter was produced by people who harvested the nuts, shelled, grilled, and then pounded them. Pure Shea Butter is solid when at room temperature, but with the combination of body heat, just a quick rub in the palm of your hands and it’s a liquid. Shea Butter extracted this way is called unrefined
Shea Butter or raw Shea Butter.
Since Shea Butter is an all-natural product, each batch will be slightly different. Shea Butter will vary quite a bit in appearance and smell. It’s important to be able to tell what good Shea Butter is and what is not, in spite of these natural variations.
Q3. How Does Grapeseed Oil Benefit the Skin?
A3. Grapeseed oil makes your skin clearer by attacking bacteria that can get deep into your pores and cause breakouts.
Grapeseed oil makes your skin softer and more elastic; it helps the vitamin
E and vitamin C in your skin to be more efficient and effective at preserving your
Grapeseed oil contains a powerful antioxidant ingredient called proanthocyanin which evens out your skin tone. Grapeseed oil can also protect your skin from sun damage by absorbing the full damage of UV rays.
Q4. How Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Benefit the Skin and Hair?
A4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains vitamin E, which improves skin health by
treating inflammation, acne, and dryness. It also improves skin elasticity
and its regenerative properties. Use at least 3 times a week to prevent sagging and other signs of ageing. When massaged on your feet, the oil can prevent cracks on your heels.
Olive Oil moisturizes your hair and reduces scalp irritation, which further
reduces dandruff. The hair smoothening and strengthening qualities of olive
oil brings your lifeless locks back to life. Olive Oil is rich in vitamin E, makes
your hair strong, and prevents hair fall. Massaging regularly with olive oil
can also fix the problem of split ends.
Q5. How Do I Store Shea Butter?
A5. Keep it in a cool, dry and safe place away from direct sunlight and keep the
container closed to prevent contamination.
Q6. What Do I Do If My Shea Butter Melted?
A6. This is not at all unusual. In the summer months, a lot of Shea Butter that is
shipped will melt somewhere along the route to you. If you happen to leave
it in the car and you come back and it’s liquid, don’t panic. One of the wonderful properties of Shea Butter is the fact that it melts right around body temperatures. When you apply it to your skin, it quickly becomes liquid making it easy to apply and to be absorbed. If your Shea Butter melts, just open the lid and keep it in a cool place.
Q7. What Color Should My Shea Butter Be?
A7. The color of Shea Butter will vary more than you might expect. The color of the butter will depend on the karite nuts used. Shea nuts will differ in color from almost white to yellow. We prefer yellow Shea Butter which indicates its premium content. Shea Butter that is too white was probably highly refined and will not be as good at healing and nourishing the skin.
Q8. How Does Shea Butter Benefit My Skin?
A8. Shea Butter is like food for the skin containing Vitamins A, E, and F.
Vitamins A and E help the skin keep itself healthy. These vitamins are
especially important when it comes to helping sun damaged skin heal.
Vitamins A, E, and F assist in staving off premature wrinkles and facial
lines. Vitamin F serves to protect the skin as well as help it heal. It soothes
rough, dry or chapped skin.
Shea Butter is high in unsaponifiables (a type of fat). If you are looking for a natural and sure way to rejuvenate and preserve your youthful glow, freshly handmade whipped shea butter is what you have been looking for.
Q9. How Does Shea Butter Benefit My Hair?
A9. Shea Butter provides moisture to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the
very tips, repairing and protecting against weather damage, dryness and
brittleness. It also absorbs quickly and completely into the scalp to
rehydrate without clogging pores. It is particularly beneficial for processed
and heat-treated hair. It is an excellent treatment for dry scalp. It restores
luster to damaged hair. For this reason, Shea Butter is an excellent
ingredient in hair moisturizers, shampoos, and conditioners.
Q10. Is All Shea Butter The Same?
A10. All Shea Butter is not the same. Shea Butter loses some of its healing
properties as it sits on the shelf, so very old Shea Butter is not as
beneficial, which is why The Shea Butter Ladi makes all her products fresh