1. SHEA FRUITDuring the summer months, the Karite tree produces an abundance of green-orange shea fruit which is about the size of a large apricot. The deliciously sweet Shea Fruit is eaten and is very rich in Vitamin C. After the fruit is eaten, the remaining kernel is used to make Shea Butter.
2. CHOCOLATE INDUSTRYShea Butter is used extensively to make fine European Chocolates and is known as a CBE (Cocoa Butter Equivalent). Shea butter is used to replace some or all of the cocoa butter in confectionery applications.
3. BUTTER SUBSTITUTEShea Butter is quite popular in Japan as substitute for margarine and butter.
4. COOKING OILShea Butter is used throughout western African Savannahs as a cooking oil during food preparation.
Since Shea Butter is safe enough to eat, it is safe enough to gently moisturize your baby's skin as well as soften your lips during the winter. However, our products here at Purely Shea are for external use only.