Everything you need to know about shea butter

Shea butter is the common name for the dense balm that comes from the African Shea tree, after grinding roasted shea nuts and separating its valuable oil. This oil, solid at room temperature, is creamy and rich. In its unrefined state, shea butter contains Vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids. 

 Among the natural beauty cures associated with the Ancient Egyptian queen, shea butter was one of the most precious and valuable. (The wood of shea trees was held in a place of honour in Egyptian society as well; the beds of kings were carved from it.)

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