Friday, August 31, 2007

Head to Toe Shea Butter Series - Part IIb

Welcome back to part IIb of the Head to Toe Shea Butter Series. We are still talking about the great Shea Butter uses for the upper body. Today's topic will focus on its usage to relieve muscle aches and tension.

A powerful ingredient called Stigmasterol is in this miracle healing butter. Stigmasterol is a plant sterol, a class of chemical compounds that includes the sex hormones and several other human hormones. It occurs in several plants including soybeans and other oils.

Shea Butter contains a very high percentage of Stigmasterol giving it the ability to deeply decrease inflammation thereby relaxing tired muscles when applied to sore areas. This anti-inflammatory action also decreases pain and swelling as well.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Shea Butter Convention

For all of you Shea Butter lovers out there: THE 2007 INTERNATIONAL SHEA BUTTER CONVENTION is coming soon to the Airport Crown Plaza Hotel and Resort in Atlanta, GA from October 4-7, 2007!

The American Shea Butter Institute is the main sponsor of this conference. Make sure to attend if you would like to:
-Learn what's New, and See What's Hot in Shea Butter.
-Get the facts on the future of Shea Butter in America.
-Learn what countries around the world where Shea Butter consumption is expected to enjoy a
significant increase.
-Learn what US industries are gearing up to use Shea Butter.

There will be workshops covering topics such as proper extraction, processing, sustainability, trade practices, impact of local social and economic factors, and much more. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Shea Butter and to network and meet other shea butter lovers such as yourself. Click Here for more info.

Hope to see you there!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Head to Toe Shea Butter Treatment Series - Part IIIa

We continue our Head to Toe Shea Butter Treatment series today focusing on Shea Butter uses for upper body. These focuses included the following:




As we age, we tend to loose elasticity in not only our face but also the neck area. However, many people do not moisturize their neck as apart of their skincare routine. To prevent lines, wrinkles and “crows” neck it is important that you remember to ALWAYS moisturize your neck along with face using shea butter. Holding your head up as much as possible and avoiding high pillows at bed time will also help to keep your neck wrinkle-free.

This is also a neglected and vulnerable area often forgotten during skincare. This aea deserves the same Shea Butter Treatment we give to our face and our necks. To lock in extra moisture, apply the shea butter after showering with slightly damp skin for superb anti-aging properties and velvety smooth skin.

Shea Butter is especially helpful to the new breastfeeding mom who experiences soreness, cracking, and peeling from nursing. Shea Butter provides soothing long-lasting relief for breastfeeding moms everywhere. It is also safe and effective for preventing stretch marks around the bust.

Next time we will focuse on a few other parts of the upper body like abdomen, back and arms.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Is Shea Butter a Cure for Pain?

Several studies have shown shea butter to contain super effective anti-inflammatory compounds called triterpenes. Tripterpenes are found in a lot of different plants and they protect plants against fungal infections, viruses and harmful bacteria.

The Shea Butter triterpenes are unique because they also stop inflammation throughout the body. In fact, research has shown that these are the most powerful inflammation fighter of any known botanical in the world!

This is extremely important because pain is caused by inflammation so it is important to stop it is important to reduce inflammation as much as possible to remain pain free. To read the full story about the power of Shea Butter Tripterpenes click on the following link to check out the press release:

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Head to Toe Shea Butter Treatments - Part II b

Welcome to Part II b of the “Head to Toe Shea Butter Treatments” series. We mentioned in Part I the many uses of Shea Butter for your hair. Today we’ll talk about some facial options for this miracle cream such as an anti-aging treatment, exfoliation, make-up primer and while tweezing/shaving.

Anti-Aging Treatment
One of the best ways to prevent premature aging is to keep the skin soft and supple by moisturizing daily. Shea Butter keeps the skin ultra moisturized to prevent premature aging of the skin. The high amounts of vitamin A in Certified Unrefined Organic Shea Butter also help to promote epidermis cell development and fibroblast activity. Vitamin E is also abundant in this plant butter serving as an anti-free radical agent thereby preventing wrinkles and sagging.

Exfoliating allows products to penetrate better. That's because exfoliating removes the surface layer of dead cells that can limit how much of your moisturizer gets through.
For a smooth, all-natural exfoliating scrub grab the following:
1. Organic fine ground sugar
2. Your favorite all-natural facial cleanser
3. Purely Shea Organic Unrefined Shea Butter

While washing your face with your favorite cleanser, once or twice a week add a handful of the organic sugar and a little organic shea butter and lightly massage into skin and rinse. You will instantly notice soft glowing skin! You will also notice that your moisturizers are much better absorbed into the skin.

Make-up Primer
So many people have traded in their toxic, chemical-laden cosmetics for all-natural beautiful mineral make-up.
However, those of us with really dry skin have noticed that mineral make-up left us looking overly dry and cakey. Our Solution? Purely Shea shea butter to the rescue! Apply shea butter sparingly underneath foundation and let it sink for a few minutes to avoid streaking. The result? Glowy and radiant mineral make-up without the ashy dryness.

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, August 16, 2007

Lavender Shea Butter for Stress Relief Beauty

Many of you have requested a scented version of our original Purely Shea shea butter so here it is: Lavender Purely Shea shea butter made with the finest certified organic lavender essential oil.

Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile and therapeutic essences available. It has the ability to restore harmony, inspire and your calm spirit.

It also is extremely helpful for the following skin care conditions:
- abscesses
- acne
- athlete's foot
- boils
- bruises
- burns
- cuts
- dandruff
- dermatitis
- eczema,
- insect bites & insect repellant
- psoriasis
- sores
- sunburn
- wounds

Aromatherapists also use Lavender Essential Oil to help treat depression, headaches, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, nervous tension and other stress related conditions.

Certified Organic Shea Butter combined with Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil provides the ultimate relaxing therapeutic skincare treatment giving excellent healing effects to the skin while soothing the spirit.

Visit the following link to get yours today!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Shea Butter as a Cleansing Oil

Welcome back to Part II of our Head to Toe Shea Butter treatment series! Last time we talked about the many different uses starting with the top of your head. Now we will focus on the many facial options for this miracle cream such as a cosmetic remover, moisturizer, exfoliation, anti-aging-treatment, and as a make-up primer. Today we will focus first on using Shea Butter as a Cosmetic Remover.

Cosmetic Remover
When removing make-up from your skin, it is important that you keep in mind that oil dissolves oil. This means that an oil such as Shea Butter is great for removing oil based cosmetics. In fact, oil alone will not cause blemishes which are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the buildup these on your skin.

Shea Butter can be used as a cleansing oil for easy removal of all cream and grease makeup. After makeup has been removed, the skin feels fresh and relaxed as it deeply cleans while preserving the skin's necessary protective lipid layer.

First begin by evenly massaging the butter into makeup areas of the skin. This causes the makeup to gently dissolve. Next follow the steps below for amazing make-up removal:

-Use a soft terry cloth (organic cotton would be great!) and rinse it in hot steamy water. Place it over your face after wringing it out.

-Gently wipe your face an neck with the steamy wash cloth in soft upward circular motions

- Repeat once or twice if necessary

- Use luke-warm water if you have dry skin (cold water if you have oily skin) and splash on your skin

- Pat dry with a soft terry towel

Now enjoy your clean, healthy glowing skin which is soft and supple and NEVER taut or tight from harsh make-up removers.

The following step involves moisturizing and we will talk about this next time.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Head to Toe Shea Butter Treatments - Part 1

People often ask us on what parts of their bodies can they apply Shea Butter. The answer is of course EVERYWHERE! We will spend the next few posts giving you specific details of how to use Shea Butter from head to toe staring with your hair.

Pre-Shampoo Treatment
Hot Oil Treatment
Hairdressing Pomade

Pre-Shampoo Treatment
A pre-shampoo treatment is recommended if you have very parched and damaged hair. It is also great for anyone with chemically treated hair, colored hair, and for those who use heat appliances on their hair. It provides deep moisturization and strengthens the hair cuticle.

1. Begin by melting Shea Butter in a stainless steal or glass saucepan on the lowest heat setting on your stove top. (Using higher temperatures and/or a microwave will denature it and decrease its healing effects.)
2. Massage through hair an cover with plastic cap.
3. Allow it to remain in hair for at least 30 minutes. You may leave it overnight as well.
4. Follow-up with shampoo.

Hot Oil Treatment
Hot oil treatments are often used to restore the natural orders in the hair which are often stripped after shampooing. It also helps to restore moisture to the scalp. Use the same directions as above to use Shea Butter as a hot oil treatment after shampooing the hair.
1. Begin by melting Shea Butter in a stainless steal or glass saucepan on the lowest heat setting on your stove top. (Using higher temperatures and/or a microwave will denature it and decrease its healing effects.)
2. Massage through wet hair after shampooing and cover with plastic cap.
3. Allow it to remain in hair for at least 30 minutes
4. Rinse

Deep Conditioner
While you may not be candidate for the first 2 treatments listed above, deep conditioning should be apart of everyone’s routine! Whether you have chemically-treated, colored hair with massive heat appliance use, been swimming in chlorine water, or just enduring the dry summer sun or the cold windy winter, deep conditioning is a must. Depending on your own situation, this should be done once a week to once a month for healthy beautiful hair.
1. Massage Shea Butter through wet hair after shampooing (you may melt it if you prefer as stated above.)
2. Comb through.
3. Cover with a plastic cap and sit under a dryer or heat cap for 30-60 minutes.
4. Rinse.

Hairdressing Pomade
Finally, Shea Butter can be used daily as a hairdressing cream or pomade. It keeps hair shiny, soft and helps it to stay in place. Simply melt by rubbing a small amount in the palms of your hands and apply to hair as needed.

Do you have any other ideas on to use Shea Butter on the Hair? If so let us know-we are dying to hear your ideas!

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Buy Shea Butter on Etsy and save 35%!!

Are you the artsy type or the type that enjoys unique artsy things? Well look no further than Etsy! Etsy is a website where independent makers of art, jewelry, clothing, health and beauty products (like Purely Shea:-) as well as a myriad of other unique products can showcase their goods to an entire world of people who apprecitate the unique.

We are proud to announce our Purely Shea shea butter store on etsy and you can visit it by clicking on this link AND SAVE 35% OFF RETAIL PRICE!

As an introductory offer, we are offering our Shea Butter at 35 % off of the original retail price. The normal price is 19.50 USD but is now 12.68 USD if you buy now at Etsy. Only 10 containers are discounted so get it soon while supplies last.


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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

New Shea Butter Network


We our pleased to announce that there is abrand new network on the web called the Shea Butter Network! This is the only social network on the web devoted to the love of shea butter.

All of you shea butter enthusiasts out there can share shea butter hints and tips, rants and raves with other shea butter lovers like yourselves. Feel free to tell us about yourself and the difference shea butter has made in your life.

The Shea Butter Network also offers
- Discussion Forum
- Photo and Music Sharing
- Groups Section
and more!

Please click on the link on the right of this page to get started today or visist

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