Thursday, March 29, 2007

Shea Butter for Children and Pregnant Women

This is a question that often comes up at the Shea Butter Blog. Check out the question and the answer below!

Is Shea Butter safe to use on children and pregnant women?

Yes! In fact 100% Pure Unrefined Certified Organic Shea Butter has been used for centuries to condition newborn babys'skin in the dry African heat. It has also been a favorite of pregnant women everywhere due to its ability to prevent and eliminate stretch marks. All of our products are plant based and synthetic/chemical free and are therefore considered safe for all ages. Please consult a healing professional for more detailed information about a specific disease or disorder.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Purely Shea is now in the UK!

For all of you Shea Butter lovers across the pond: Purely Shea shea butter can now be easily ordered quickly with FREE delivery on all UK orders at the Utopia Valley!

Utopia Valley is an awesome website that was founded by a qualified medical herbalist and member of the NIMH out of a combination of frustration at the number of companies jumping on the 'herbal bandwagon' and denigrating the genuine products on the market and a desire to provide her patients with easy access to the products she recommends.

Check out our newest distributor at


click below to go directly to order Purely Shea from their site:


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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Shea Butter Sandal Time

Summer will be here before we all know it! And we know that Summertime means wearing shorts, breezy sundresses, fun tank tops and SANDALS.

So many people (both and men and women), however, refuse to where sandals even the hottest weather because thet are not confident about the appearance of their feet. Hiding our feet all winter long has left them in need of much pampering and TLC.

As always, it is Shea Butter to the rescue. Shea Butter can provide the ultimate moisturization to your winter worn tootsies. Try applying the Shea Butter right after your morning shower while feet are still moist. You will instantly notice smooth and softer feet. With continued use, your toes, ankles, and heels will glow with the wonderful warmth of summer.


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Friday, March 23, 2007


So spring is finally here and Summer will be just around the corner! Just wanted to provide this Shea Butter quick to everyone for a Shea Buttery Smooth Summer.

Just as the name "butter" implies, Shea Butter will melt if left in your car in the extreme summer heat. But what if you forget this quick tip? Simply return the Shea Butter to room temp and it will solidify with 24 hours.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

World Chocolate Shortage and Shea Butter

MSN ran a story yesterday about the world-wide shortage of chocolate. They stated the following:

"A drought in Western Africa and unrest in the Ivory Coast -- the world's biggest cocoa producer -- has combined with rising consumer taste for cocoa-rich dark chocolate to raise concerns about a shortage in supply."

Now what does this have to do with Shea Butter you may be asking yourself. Well, Shea Butter is often used as a cocoa substitute when making chocolate. So if there is a cocoa shortage, the demand for Shea Butter will increase causing the price to go up.

Here at Purely Shea-The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare, we will watch this closely and keep you updated about any Shea Butter shortages.

Click on the link below for the full story:

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Shea Butter and Safe Cosmetics

As many of you know, Purely Shea is apart of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics whose goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems, and replace them with safer alternatives.

You may be asking your self "What can I do to get products that are safe for my family? Well here is a direct quote from the Safe Cosmetics Website on what to do:

"In the short term, you can choose safer products and learn more about the issue of cosmetics safety at But we can’t just shop our way out of this problem. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics believes that consumers should not have to memorize long lists of hazardous chemicals in order to protect our families. Chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects do not belong in any beauty products, at any level. We should all be able to walk into any store and buy health and beauty products that are safe for babies and safe for everyone. Cancer is an epidemic in our society: 1 in 2 men in the United States, and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Companies must be required to eliminate cancer-causing chemicals from all possible sources immediately – starting with baby shampoo and bubble bath. Take action at:"

Purely Shea - The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare is proud to be apart of this campaign!!

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Shea Butter and Good Cholesterol

Studies have shown that Shea Butter has a positive effect on one's cholesterol panel.
Click on the link below to read the abstract of one of these studies.

We will comment in our next post about Shea Butter's powerful ability to lower cholesterol.


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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Shea Butter isn't a New Trend!! (Google patents proves it!!)

We are always touting here at Purely Shea that Shea Butter has been used for many years and is not a new trend. Often people think Shea Butter usage began around three or four years ago. Well we just did a Google patent search and saw alot of patents dating back to the 70's and 80's about Shea Butter!

One in particular that caught our eye was a patent issued to L'Oreal Cosmetics in 1984! It looks like this cosmetic company knew about Mother's Nature's best kept secret over 20 years ago. ( um...and it appears they tried to keep this secret to themselves :-)

There are alot more interesting Shea Butter patents we found. We'll post more soon.


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Waxing and Shaving with Shea Butter

I had my eyebrows waxed and tweezed this weekend. Although they look amazing, it hurt a lot and left a red rash with raised bumps! So it was Shea Butter to the rescue. Within minutes Purely Shea soothed the area and an hour later all the redness and bumps disappeared.

Purely Shea is also great for shaving. In fact, premium quality organic unrefined shea butter reduces the shearing force between the skin and the blade. This allows for a less traumatic, smoother, and closer shave. Additionally, since the shea butter continues to nourish and moisturize the shaved area, this eliminates the need for after-shave lotions and creams.

Unrefined Certified Organic Shea Butter is a superior shaving cream for the following reasons:
• Conditions and prepares the skin for the shave
• Protects the skin during the shave
• Nourishes the skin after the skin
• Encourages natural healing of the skin after the shave

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Shea Butter is Changing Women's Lives!!

The miracle of shea butter seems to be changing women's lives everywhere!!
Whether you are an American woman applying shea butter to to soothe sunburned skin, a Japanese woman using shea butter as healthy low-cholesterol alternative to butter, or an African woman earning enough money from producing shea butter to educate your children- Shea Butter is making a big impact of the lives of women.

We ran across an interesting article about women who can now educate their children due the widespread popularity of Shea Butter.


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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Shea Butter Retailer Spotlight

As we continue to add shea butter retailers who carry Purely Shea products, we are going to focus a monthly posting here on the Shea Butter Blog showcasing a particular retailer.
This month's spotlight is Akin's Natural Foods Market (

Here is more info about Akin's quoted directly from their website:

"AKiN'S will sell only the purest and highest quality natural foods, food supplements & cosmetics. We stand behind the products we sell because we know they are nutritionally superior, the purest, and the healthiest available anywhere. We deal only with reputable manufacturers and suppliers whose integrity has been proven. We make it easier for you to shop because we read the labels first.

We believe our customers shouldn't have to spend their valuable time reading labels searching for foods free of harmful chemical additives and artificial ingredients. So you won't find many of the typical grocery store items in our supermarket ... they simply aren't good enough for our customers. "

Here at Purely Shea, The Leaders in Organic Shea Butter Skincare, we are very proud to partner with this distinguished retailer. Check out their stores in Tulsa, OK and Oklahoma City, OK for Purely Shea shea butter today!

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Monday, March 05, 2007

The Globalization of Shea Butter

We just read a very interesting article about the globalization of shea butter published by the UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa (GRCA). " The overall aim of the Center is to engage in research on ways global forces impact upon African societies; the ways in which African societies have an impact upon the globalization process; and the comparative, cross national and cross cultural comparison of global processes as they relate to Africa."

It was great to read how shea butter is no longer just a local staple but "In Europe, North America, and Japan, shea butter is now prized for its superb healing and moisturizing properties. It is an important ingredient in creams, sunscreens, conditioners, and in the treatment of burns and muscle pains. Commercial interest in shea also centers on its use as a substitute for cocoa butter in the chocolate industry."

Click on the link below to read the entire article:


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Friday, March 02, 2007

Happy Six Month Anniversary to the Shea Butter Blog!

Happy Six Month Anniversary to the Shea Butter Blog!! So we won't be celebrating excatly like the photo to the right suggests but we are happy nonetheless about this great milestone.

Purely Shea, The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare, began the Shea Butter Blog in early September 2006 as the only blog on the internet soley devoted to the love of Shea Butter.

We are so pleased that you have joined us for this celebration and we hope that we have many more to come.


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Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Future of Shea Butter

The future of Shea Butter looks bright with a lot of industries integrating shea butter into its products. Here is a list of the few we have noticed as well as some that will be adding shea butter in the near future.

1. Over the counter pharmaceuticals
2. Pet and Animal Care Industry
3. Paint Industry
4. Automobile Industry
5. Winter Recreation Industry
6. Food and Drugs
7. Nutrition
8. Personal Care
9. Rawhide Leather Industry
10. Industrial Lubrication Industry

It looks like Shea Butter is here to stay with an abundant of uses for a variety of industries. Here at Purely Shea, The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare, we are truly excited to hear this great news!

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