DISCOVERING THE BENEFITS OF AFRICAN SHEA BUTTER<br />
The History Behind The Magic <br />African Shea butter originated over 2,000 years ago from the Karite Nut Tree, found only in West Africa. After 20 years the Karite Nut Tree grows dark green fruits and from June to July these fruits fall to the ground and are harvested by those of West Africa. Each fruit contains a nut but before collecting the fruits and extracting the nuts a prayer is said to thank mother-nature for her gift. This has been the tradition for years in The Republic of Ghana. After the nuts are taken from the fruit they are crushed and boiled, which results in a natural fat that is slightly yellow in color. <br />
Skin Uses and Benefits<br />African Shea butter has been dated back to Cleopatra, who mentions having clay jars full of this cream for cosmetic use.<br />Some benefits Shea butter may have on your skin:<br /><ul><li> Dry skin relief
Reducing acne (especially in combination with African Black Soap)
Helps restore elasticity to skin </li></li></ul><li>Other Uses<br />In Nigeria, African Shea butter is used to cure sinusitis and nasal congestion. Its hydrating properties relax the face skin which eases respiration. Shea butter has only recently been exported for use on other continents. It has a creamy substance that is<br />edible and even sometimes used in the chocolate industry as a substitute for cocoa butter. It was traditionally used for water proofing wax, improve durability of wood in instruments, hairdressing, candle making, and medical ointments. Other more modern uses of African Shea butter include:<br /><ul><li>Hair conditioners
Leather conditioners</li></li></ul><li>Beware of Imitators<br />Shea butters that are produced from chemicals to imitate the natural African Shea butter aren’t nearly as beneficial for the skin. Many of the chemicals clog pores or cause further damage to the skin. One hundred percent all natural Shea butter have been found to be the most beneficial.<br />
About The Reforma Group<br />The Reforma Group manufactures safe, quality skin care products using only natural ingredients and preservatives. Reforma will never test on animals and are members of the Association to Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. For more information call 1-248-358-9022 or visit http://www.creamsnlotions.com<br />
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