Ingredient Insights: Shea Butter

Native to West Africa, the shea tree produces a nutritious fruit that hides a large, oil-rich seed inside. Previously classified as Butyrospermum parkii, it has since been given its own genus and species in botanical naming – Vitellaria paradoxa. Regardless of what you call it scientifically, the shea butter produced from this seed is the perfect ingredient for making PURELY™ beauty products the best possible experience for your skin.

Shea butter, Butyrospermum parkii, natural seed oil, moisturizing, healthy skin

Featuring anywhere between 40-60% oleic acid and 20-50% stearic acid, the creamy fat extracted by crushing the seeds is also packed with vitamins A and E. This combination and concentration of natural oils and vitamins is extremely hydrating and soothing to the skin. They also provide anti-inflammatory and moisture retentive properties to the cells of your skin.

Along with vitamin E, shea butter contains a wealth of other phenols which act as antioxidants in the body. These natural plant chemicals improve skin health and help regenerate cells. This means that your skin is better protected against damage from the sun, as well as the natural degradation of age that occurs when free radicals attack the body. This appears as a reduction in scars, quicker wound healing, and a healthy natural glow to your skin.

As an ingredient in our line of Bath Bars, shea butter combines with the nourishing emollients of goats milk and olive oil to moisturize your skin so it can be as soft as possible. Shea butter is also a principal ingredient in our natural charcoal deodorants. Its softness and quick absorption make it the perfect base to aid in applying charcoal and essential oils to sensitive areas such as the armpits.

PURELY Bath Bars, goats milk, olive oil, shea butter, Simply PURE essential oils

Butyrospermum parkii IS JUST ONE OF THE NATURAL INGREDIENTS YOU WILL FIND IN PURELY™ PRODUCTS – ALL OF THEM HELD TO OUR SIMPLY PURE™ PROMISE.

Shea butter can be found in the following PURELY™ products:

  • Bath Bars
  • Easy Feeling Natural Deodorant
  • Dark Spice Natural Deodorant
  • Simmer Natural Deodorant
  • Fit Natural Deodorant
  • Body Polishing Mask
  • Charcoal Facial Bar