Shea Butter

 Shea butter is the one ingredient that I use in most of my homemade skin care. In the summer after tanning, when my skin starts to peel, my skin seems to soak it up. And in the winter when my skin starts to get that dry scratchy feeling, I use it after showering.

Containing several natural anti-inflammatory agents and minor sunscreen agents. Clinical studies have shown that this product transforms the skin in as little as 4-6 weeks, into a softer, smoother, and better looking skin. Special benefits for the skin are itching, sunburns, small skin wounds and wrinkles.

100% Pure & Natural Shea Butter is an all-natural vitamin A cream. Shea Butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin. Vitmain A is important for improving a number of skin conditions,including blemishes, eczema, and dermatitis. The moisturizers in Shea Butter are the same moisturizers produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.

ALL SHEA BUTTERS ARE NOT EQUALLY EFFECTIVE Only highest quality can offer the benefits mentioned.

10 skin care tips of the 21 reasons to use Shea Butter From the Shea Butter Institute
Dry skin
Skin cracks
Tough or rough skin
Sun burn
Cold weather
Frost bites
Insect bites
Healthy skin
Skin rash
Blemishes and wrinkles.

Annual Event
International Shea Butter Convention

There is an Annual International Shea Butter Convention every year and is a must go to event.

For more information go to their website (www.sheainstitute.com)

Always contact The American Shea Butter Institute when you need to improve your knowledge on shea butter, or when you need to know where to find laboratory proven high quality shea butter.

If you would like to be a sponsor or CO-Host, contact David Brown directly at sheabutter411@aol.com

A Great Educational Project from
Scientific Animations Without Borders

This email was sent in from Julia at Sawbo Illinois EDU. I would like to first introduce you to Scientific Animations Without Borders. We are an organization dedicated to the development of educational materials for low literate learners in developing nations. An animation explaining our program can be found at

Introduction Video

and our website can be found at

Sawbo Illinois EDU

Se, we are interested in developing and deploying videos in West Africa to explain to rural women improved practices for Shea Butter production (to improve the quality of the shea butter that they produce). A short clip showing some of the initial scenes for these animations can be found at

First Clips of the project

The finished animations can be deployed into these communities through a variety of approaches including cell phones and video view clubs.

Please let us know if you have any interest in the development or deployment of these videos. We have been working in West Africa with agricultural groups and extension organizations for the past decade, so we are already working on deployment approaches and networks to help reach the necessary target audiences. Thanks.

You can contact Julia at juliabb@illinois.edu

Shea Butter Institute

The American Shea Butter Institute provides consumer and industry education on Shea butter; establishes voluntary standards on the quality of Shea butter entering the USA.

                             American Shea Butter Institute Link

                                  Shea Butter Africa's Golden

Starting with the tree to the natural shea butter you buy for making your own homemade skin care, to the products that already have it in it Lisa Maliga article will give you a short over view on shea butter

                                            Body Butter's

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                                Shea Butter from News Canada

Well known for its soothing, moisturizing and protecting effects, shea butter is a naturally occurring ingredient derived from the pit of the fruit of the Karite tree of Africa.

                                              Shea Butter