If you think that shea butter is merely a good moisturizer, then you would be wrong, because it is so much more.
Shea butter is rich in texture and how it sinks deeply into the skin, but it’s also naturally full of essential fatty acids, Vitamins A, D and E and other key nutrients.
If you’re looking to protect, re-generate and heal your skin, then reach for the shea, but not just any shea. Sadly, not all shea butters are created equal, so to speak.
Shea butter is made from the rich fat carefully extracted from the shea trees that grow wildly in Africa, with some of the finest from the northern region of Ghana. The shea are fruit trees that produce a large kernel or nut. The fruit is thin and tasty, but the magic lies inside the nut.
For generations, many African women have been taught how to properly and traditionally harvest these treasured shea nuts and then crush and boil them to extract the exquisite shea butter product.
Genuine, natural shea butter is usually of an ivory or pale yellow color and retains a very pleasant, nutty aroma. Like warm butter, it easily melts into your skin and feels luxurious.
The EuGenia Shea is one such provider of all natural, premium shea butter, getting its shea from northern Ghana and holding on to the long tradition of harvesting. Eu-Genia Shea founder, Naa-Sakle Akuete, has developed hundreds of economic opportunities for women in developing countries who help produce Eugenia’s shea butter.
The family-run company has a wonderful background in the shea butter business, starting with Naa-Sakle’s mother who established a similar business with raw, unrefined Ghanaian shea butter.
EuGenia Shea sells luxury shea butters that come packaged in small, colorful tins that are perfect for gift-giving and stashing away for yourself. The company offers customers shea butters in three types, depending on your need- Everyday, Pregnancy and Dermatological.
Gorgeous celebrities like actress Taraji P. Henson adore shea butter, especially for super soft feet. “I use the cream for my feet, and I put socks on at night.”