Behind the Scenes of Shea Butter.. What Many Don't Tell You
The Hidden Additives: More Than Just Shea
In the market of Shea Butter, some brands secretly add ingredients that reduce the purity and quality. For instance, 'mineral oil,' a byproduct of petroleum, is often mixed in to cut costs. This can lead to clogged pores and skin irritation. Another common additive is 'isopropyl myristate,' used to alter the texture but can potentially strip the skin of its natural oils.
Fragrance Facade: The Artificial Aroma
Many Shea Butter products are laced with synthetic fragrances or 'parfum.' These scents mask the natural, earthy smell of authentic Shea Butter, misleading consumers. Unfortunately, these artificial fragrances can cause allergic reactions and are particularly harmful to sensitive skin types.
Color Illusions: Masking the Authenticity
Some manufacturers dye their Shea Butter with artificial colors like 'D&C Yellow 11' to make it appear richer and more appealing. These chemical colorants, while enhancing the visual appeal, can be harsh on the skin and lead to unwanted reactions.
Texture Tampering: Altered Feel
To modify the texture, substances like 'dimethicone,' a type of silicone, are often added. While this makes the Shea Butter feel silkier, it can also create a barrier on the skin that prevents it from breathing, thereby reducing its natural benefits.
The Risk.... Compromising Health
Utilizing adulterated Shea Butter can lead to various skin issues, especially with continuous use. The added chemicals and synthetic compounds can cause dermatological problems and potentially affect overall health.
At Green Fields Oils, we take a stand against these deceptive practices. We proudly offer 100% pure, Ghanaian Shea Butter, ensuring that our product is free from harmful additives, artificial fragrances, and colorants. With Green Fields Oils, you can be confident in a Shea Butter experience that is genuine, safe, and naturally beneficial for both you, your family & your customers.
African Shea Butter- From Ancient Traditions to Modern Marvel
The Surprise in the Shea Tree
Long ago in Africa, people found something special in the Shea tree.. its nuts! They didn't know then that these nuts would give them something amazing for their skin and hair. It was like finding a hidden treasure, but instead of gold, it was a creamy butter that could make skin soft and hair shiny.
Shea Butter.. The Gold of Women's Work
In African history, Shea Butter has been as valuable as gold, especially for women. It was, and still is, primarily made by women, earning it the nickname "Women's Gold." This rich butter has been a staple in African skin and hair care for generations, with its history woven into the very fabric of daily life.
Across the Desert and Beyond- Shea Butter's Spread
Shea Butter's journey from a local secret to a globally sought-after commodity began with trade routes across the Sahara Desert. It wasn't long before this African gold(the butter) spread to other continents, intriguing people everywhere with its nourishing properties.
Shea Butter in Skincare.. A Timeless Beauty Product
Today, Shea Butter is a superstar in the world of beauty. Praised for its moisturizing and healing properties, it's found in countless products, from lotions and shampoos to lip balms and soaps. It's particularly famed for its ability to soothe dry skin, tame frizzy hair, and even provide relief from conditions like eczema.
Beyond Beauty- Shea Butter in Food and Medicine
But the Butter's use doesn't end with beauty. In Africa, it's also used in cooking, giving a nutty flavor to dishes, and is a traditional medicine for wounds and inflammation. It's a true multipurpose marvel, proving its worth in every aspect of life.
Embracing the Legacy of African Shea Butter
At Green Fields Oils, we celebrate the rich history and multifaceted uses of African Shea Butter. We're committed to providing pure, ethical Shea Butter, ensuring that our products honor the tradition and craftsmanship of the African communities that have passed down this golden treasure through the ages.