Shea butter is a type of fat that is rich in essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A, D, E and F. It’s almost identical to the natural moisturizers produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Harvested from the nuts of the Shea tree found throughout Africa, the ivory-colored Shea butter is used in salves, lotions, and moisturizers. This edible product is also used for cooking and by the chocolate manufacturers. This triglyceride contains linolenic, oleic, palmitic and steric acid that are used in cosmetics, hair and skin conditioners, lotions, shampoos, and other beauty products.
Shea butter many medicinal and health benefits. It can be used to treat arthritis, athlete’s foot, blemishes, burns, eczema, frost bite, insect bites, muscle fatigue, psoriasis, rashes, scars, skin discoloration, stretch marks, sun burn and tumors. Shea butter has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can provide anti-ageing benefits by keeping the skin well-nourished, radiant, and supple and preventing wrinkles and age lines. It’s also excellent for use on babies’ sensitive, delicate skin and to treat diaper rash. Shea butter is also an effective lip balm and treatment for split ends and dry, brittle hair.
EuGenia Shea is a premium Shea butter brand. The product line was named after Eugenia Akuete, president of the Global Shea Alliance. She learned the secrets of Shea butter from a Ghanaian midwife called Comfort or Grandma Sunshine and passed it on to her children. In Greek Eu-Genia means ‘the origin of goodness’ and the goodness in EuGenia Shea products help keep the skin smooth, moist and supple while helping to remove scars and aid in the regeneration of the skin. There are EuGenia Shea products formulated for everyday use, during pregnancy, or specifically for treating dermatological problems.
The products in the EuGenia Shea collection are made from pure Ghanaian Shea butter, Shea oil and nourishing Baobab Oil which contains vitamins A, D, E and F. EuGenia Shea products also contain the highest quality cold-pressed anti-oxidant rich Moringa oil from the Moringa Oleifera tree that’s native to Ghana. Essential oils like lavender and grapefruit give EuGenia Shea products their divine aroma.