Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shea Butter: How much shea butter is really in your skin care?

Shea Butter: How much shea butter is in your skin care products?

Everyone has heard of the term “less is more” but when it comes to Shea Butter in your skincare products, this is not the case. For healing purposes, it is always necessary to choose the product that contains the most shea butter.

Two different types of Shea Butter skin care exist:
1) Shea Butter Based Products
2) Pure Shea Butter Products

Shea Butter-Based Products
These particular products contain less than 5% of shea butter and usually contain the words “shea butter” simply for marketing purposes. These type of products may offer mild moisturizing properties at best, however, they will not provide healing for skin conditions such as stretch marks, eczema, psoriasis, and tough dry skin.

Pure Shea Butter Products
This class of shea butter products contains 95-100% Pure Shea Butter. The products in the second category deliver greater moisturization and healing effects to the skin unlike the watered-down shea butter-based products. This category also produces greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

So, buyer beware! Be sure to read the label of your products to ensure that you are receiving high-potent skin care. Just because the front of your skin care container reads the words “Shea Butter” on it, it does not mean Shea Butter is one of the main ingredients. Be sure to use 100% Pure Shea Butter Products for your skin care needs.

Steph Hutchins,

Purely Shea - The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skin Care

Monday, August 18, 2008

Shea Butter for your Neck & Decollete



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.

Steph Hutchins,

Friday, August 15, 2008

Shea Butter Convention 2008

Shea Butter Convention is only about six weeks away so mark your calendars! Here is the information:

  • The 2008 International Shea Butter Convention
  • Friday, October 03, 2008 7:30 am - Sunday, October 05, 2008 3:30 pm
  • Atlanta Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort1325 Virginia AveAtlanta , GA 30344USA

  • Visit the American Shea Butter Institute website to register today.

Learn what's New, and See What's Hot in Shea Butter. Enjoy the rare opportunity to have experts answer all of your questions about Shea butter. Hope to see you there!

Steph Hutchins,
Purely Shea - The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Natural Shea Butter Skin Care

Is Your Shea Butter Skincare Truly Natural?
If you've done any research at all on Shea Butter, you know that it has some really beneficial healing powers. You also probably know that it can be used for anything from lip care to babies to dandruff. There are so many uses, I could probably write a report. However, if you're using refined Shea Butter, you aren't getting all of these benefits. The refining process destroys Shea Butter's healing properties. Is your Shea Butter Skincare truly natural? Here are some great tips to find out.

A truly natural Shea Butter product should have eco-friendly packaging. This means either reusable containers or packaging that has been recycled. This includes using the least amount of packaging needed. When companies use environmentally friendly packaging, it's a good sign that they care about our planet's resources, and also about what they are sending to their customers. Eco-friendly packaging is easy on the environment, and our pockets. Check your Shea Butter container for the recycle symbol.

Sustainable means that the product ensures a better quality of life for everyone. The Shea nut is never wasted. Every part is used. The fruit is consumed, the empty shell is used for fuel, the oil for cooking and the butter for skincare and beauty health. It also provides a fair earning for the native women who collect it. Make sure you're purchasing the Shea Butter product from a company who works with women's cooperation groups. This helps those women with their community, to take care of their children, and to have a better life.

Check the labels on your products for information telling you that the company does no testing on animals. Your Shea Butter product is not all natural if they do animal testing. Cruelty includes but is not limited to – being derived from an animal that was killed specifically for the extraction of that product. Being derived from a live animal through a painful process. Check your labels.

It is not pure if it contains any of the following. Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazalidol Urea, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Octyl Stearate, and Fragrance. You would be surprised to know that there are products that have 'shea butter' listed on the front of the package, and there is actually NO Shea Butter in the product at all!

Fair Trade Practices
Fair trade practices is where a company pays fair and competitive wages to the farmers and workers who produce the ingredients. For example, the women of Africa who produce Shea Butter from the Karite nuts. If your company is not providing fair and competitive wages to the people who do the labor to get these ingredients, chances are it's not pure. Check for all of these things to ensure that you have natural and pure organic Shea Butter that is not refined.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Acne Scars Treated with Shea Butter

Shea Butter is very helpful for those fighting facial scarring due to acne. If used daily, immediate improvements in the scars on your skin will be noted within 10 -14 days.

Shea butter will keep your skin hydrated. Keeping the skin hydrated is very important in the fight against acne scars because the skin is made up of 80% water.

Shea Butter also helps to fight acne scarring because it contains Vitamins A and E, as well as many healthy fats and acids that promote clean smooth skin. Shea butter used as an acne facial treatment is very effective treating facial pimples and blemishes due to its highly effective agent for killing the bacteria that is responsible for acne infection. Shea butter kills the bacteria that causes acne, reduces the sebum production, and helps to get rid of dead skin cells preventing the clogged pores.

If your skin is oily prone, only use a tiny amount of the product-about 1/4-1/2 the size of a dime. If you have dry acne, which is more commonly seen in adult onset acne, use Shea Butter in the amount about the size of one dime for a clearer complexion.

Steph Hutchins,

Monday, August 11, 2008

SHEA BUTTER Stops Sagging Skin!

Shea Butter Stops Sagging Skin

Using Shea Butter is a great way to prevent your skin from sagging by using this natural oil to keep it moisturized. Shea Butter can help prevent the formation of free radicals as well as keep the skin's connective tissues supple and strong. It can also help bring back a youthful appearance by dissolving dead cells on the skin's surfaces.

Shea Butter also acts as a lubricant that will protect the moisture barrier of the skin as well as attract more moisture to its surface. The use of Shea Butter has been shown to restore damaged skin make sure your favorite skin care products contain this powerful natural oil in its organic unrefined form.

Here are some other tips to prevent sagging skin:
-Decrease prolonged exposure to sunlight
-Eliminate cigarette smoke
-Taking fish oil for regular Omega-3 fats in diet
-Take good vitamin supplements with plenty of antioxidants
-Eat a healthy diet
-Exercise regularly

Friday, August 08, 2008

Shea Butter Special Tip # 4


Using Shea Butter as a Cleanser or Make-Up Remover

Shea Butter can be used as a cleanser and make-up remover using the “oil cleansing method” which involves washing the face with shea butter or some other oil.

When you use oil to remove oily dirt you’re employing the chemical principle called “like dissolves like.” In other words, oils will dissolve other materials that have a similar chemical structure. As an example let’s look at Shea Butter. The atoms in Shea Butter (the solvent) are held together by covalent bonds. Now, if the solute is greasy makeup or skin oils (aka sebum), it also consists of atoms that are hooked together with covalent bonds. So that means that Shea Butter is similar enough to dissolve all the gunk on your face. Cool, huh?!

So next time you need to remove dirt or make-up from your face, grab your favorite Shea Butter and massage into your face in circular motions. Wipe off with a gentle cloth for clean healthy face.

Steph Hutchins,

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Shea Butter for your Facial Massage

Shea Butter can be used to revive and refresh your face via massage. Regular facial massage has numerous benefits including the prevention of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It helps to normalize the skin's moisture balance. All of these things help to make the skin look radiant and younger looking. A great tip is to exfoliate your facial skin before you indulge in a facial massage. This will help to remove the dead skin from your face and it will allow maximum absorption of the Shea Butter during massage. Choose your favorite exfoliating product, and remember to be gentle. You want to take the dead skin off, not the healthy skin!

When performing a facial massage, only light touches should be used. You don't want to knead the skin on your face as this can result in lines and wrinkles as well. Facial massages immediately increase blood flow and oxygen to the skin. This improves color, cell activity, and can help with the fight against aging. It also releases the impurities in your skin which can damage your skin's complexion.

Shea Butter can help your skin with a number of different things. It's excellent for dry skin, and helps your skin retain moisture for a longer period of time. It also contains cinnamic acid. This is a great little acid that protects your skin from Ultra Violet rays. Don't forget to add sunscreen too, though. Shea Butter contains Vitamins A and E, and helps smooth and soften your skin. Make sure you get a Shea Butter that is unrefined and organic. Any other kind doesn't contain the health promoting properties that unrefined Shea Butter does.

Steph Hutchins,

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Shea Butter for Discolorations, Uneven Skin, Blotchy Skin

Shea Butter is often a favorite product of those suffering from an uneven skin tone. There are several things that predispose a person to have blotchy, discolored skin and they include:
Scarring from acne, cuts or minor burns
Sun Damaged Skin
Nicotine Exposure
Hormone Changes seen during pregnancy

Hydroquinone, which is a commonly prescribed mediation used to treat discolorations can cause allergic reactions and give you very bad rush. According to the recent scientific research hydroquinone has been associated with risks of liver, kidney and thyroid damage, and with leukemia. It may be dangerous to fetuses and nursing babies. Infact, instead of brightening your skin, hydroquinone has the side effect of darkening the skin under heavier sun exposure as well as tanning lamps.

Shea Butter is a safe, all-natural alternative treatment to even your skin tone. It has the ability to help discolored skin by –
1. Neutralizing of free radicals that damage and age your skin, contributing to brighter clearer skin tone
2. Working to heal and regenerate your skin,
3. Protecting it against ultraviolet light , drying, cracking, burning and wrinkling

So next time you notice blotchy, uneven skin tones anywhere on your body, grab your favorite jar of unrefined certified organic Shea Butter for a radiant even complexion.

Steph Hutchins
Purely Shea – The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Monday, August 04, 2008

Shea Butter- Is It A Sustainable Resource?

Shea butter is a very sustainable resource because growing it puts no strain on natural or other resources. It is truly abundant and grows without any need of fertilizers, pesticides or even irrigation. The Karite Tree grows naturally throughout the savanahs, producing an abundance of fruit without human aid.

Pests are not a problem for the Shea Butter tree, because they don't grow in dense belts or plantations. They grow in a huge belt, well spread out. This means no pesticides are required by those reaping its benefits. They are well adapted to the savanna climate, and thus they don't require irrigation. Rainfall is sufficient. They have a tough outer covering which makes them resistant to the fires that commonly spread through dry African savannas.

Its is very interesting to know that efforts to grow Shea Butter trees throughout the world have always failed. They can not be cultivated and only grow naturally in the wild. So the next time you are choosing a skin care product that doesn't deplete's the earth resouces, think about unrefined organic shea butter.
Steph Hutchins,

Friday, August 01, 2008

Shea Butter Secret Tip # 3

Shea Butter Secret Tip #3

So today is Friday, and we are going to continue with our special Friday series:

We mentioned in yesterday’s e-mail that shea butter can be used as a great hair product to control fly-aways, impart shine, etc.

Well we received this tip from one our customers Patrice D. of New Orleans, LA who reported the following: “When I received my two containers of Purely Shea, I stored one container in my bathroom and I decided to refrigerate the other one. Well, when I removed the Purely Shea from my refrigerator I noticed the texture of the Shea Butter was very firm and sturdy like a pomade. So I decided to apply to my hair. The refrigerated Purely Shea “pomade” made my hair super shiny and controlled stray strands. Even my sons, who never notice anything by the way, commented on how nice my hair looked.!”

So there you have it, simply store your shea butter in the refrigerator and you too will have an instant Shea Butter pomade/hairdressing product.

Steph Hutchins,
Purely Shea – The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Shea Butter for Healthy Beautiful Hair!

Shea Butter is an amazing treatment for healthy hair. It’s rich anti-oxidant and essential fatty acid composition make it an effective hair care product that will provide the following properties

1. Tame fly-away pieces by using it as a pomade

2. Moisturize by using it as a pre-shampoo conditioner

3. Protect hair from heat damage from curling irons and other appliances

4. Soften hair by applying as a leave-in moisturizer

5. Prevent breakage by applying to split ends

6. Stop dry, itchy scalp by applying directly to scalp skin

We all know about the virtues of Shea Butter for our skin. Now you can include a lil Shea Butter in your hair care routine for healthy beautiful hair!

Steph Hutchins,

Purely Shea - The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shea Butter for Men

Shea Butter is extremely beneficial to our skin, hair, fingernails, and many other things. While a lot of people are familiar with the healing benefits of unrefined Shea Butter, a lot of people mistakenly think that it's something that is just for women. That is most definitely not true. It doesn't discriminate. It loves men too! Here are some great uses that men have for Shea Butter, and it's amazing benefits.

Shea Butter is especially great for shaving. On sensitive facial skin, using it for shaving is a wonder lotion. It allows the razor to glide smoothly across the facial skin and still allows for a close shave. It also helps prevent razor burn and those little red bumps that shaving can often leave behind. While it is helping men shave, it is also benefiting their skin through some amazing healing properties. Start by using your normal warm water to open your pores and soften the hairs on your face. Then, smooth a generous amount of it on your face. Shave the way you usually shave, and rinse. Use a towel to wipe away the excess Shea Butter. You will notice smoother, softer skin, and easier shaving.

It is great for protecting the skin against irritations. For men who work outdoors, or who are athletic, it can be great. Men who experience heat rashes, bumps, or irritation can smooth it on before their workday or sports. Then after your daily shower, you can re-apply. This will help the skin be protected from the usual irritants that can happen, especially for hot weather.

First Aid:

One of the things that it is great for is minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. It has healing properties that can help things like this. If you have a minor sunburn, scrape or something else that doesn't require a doctor's attention, smoothing on Shea Butter can help it heal more quickly and can also minimize the appearance of scars.

See, guys. Shea Butter isn't just a girly product. It has serious benefits that even the most manly man can appreciate!

Steph Hutchins,

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shea Butter for Sore Muscles, Aches and Pains

Shea Butter is not only great for your skin, but it is a great muscle ache remedy. In it's natural state, unrefined, it is a sort of healing cream that will help a whole load of problems and muscle aches are one of them. Rubbing this on before you begin a workout can really help prevent muscle aches. Not to mention the good skin benefits that will come with it.

After you've showered up, you can rub more Shea Butter on to combat the pains of tired and sore muscles. A great idea is to melt the Shea Butter until it's comfortably warm, and rub this into your skin, massaging your muscles. Not only does the rich, warm Shea Butter feel sinfully good, but you can practically kiss those muscle aches goodbye.

Shea Butter contains an all-natural substance called Stigmasterol (Anti-Stiffness Factor). Stigmasterol is an unsaturated plant sterol found in Pure Unrefined Certified Organic Shea Butter. It is also known as the anti-stiffness factor because it has the ability to relax tired muscles and relieve swelling and muscle tension. Grab some Shea Butter before your next workout to soothe tired muscles!

Steph Hutchins,

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Shea Butter that is Fresh

Shea Butter should be kept as fresh as possible inorder to get the best therapeutic qualities for your skin. Keep your Shea Butter product at room temperature. You don’t want to leave it at extremely warm temperatures because this can cause it to go rancid. You should be just fine if you keep it in your bathroom or bedroom, as long as you keep the lid tightly closed.
You also want to make sure that it comes to you in an opaque container. This means that the container is impenetrable by light. Light can break down the Shea Butter, and degrade the healing properties.

Also, make sure that you keep the container lid on tight. If the Shea Butter is exposed to air for a long period of time, auto-oxidation will occur. This is the chief cause of product break down, and you won't want to use products that aren't fresh. Making sure of all of these things will help keep your organic, unrefined Shea Butter fresh and ready for your use. Shea Butter is a truly amazing gift that Mother Nature has given us. Make sure yours stays fresh so it will provide maximum healing for your skin every time you use it.
Steph Hutchins,

Friday, July 25, 2008

Shea Butter Secret Tip # 2


I am back with our Shea Butter Secret Tip Series. Today, I want to talk about exfoliation.

Exfoliating a couple a times a week is important to make your Shea Butter work better. It allows products to penetrate better because it removes the surface layer of dead cells that can limit how much of your Shea Butter gets through. You will notice better moisturization and more supple softer skin if you apply Shea Butter after exfoliating.

Stay away from exfoliating products that contain toxic dangerous chemicals and opt for these natural alternatives instead:

Take a half cup of your favorite in the shower with you and mix it with your body wash. Gently rub your skin in circular motions and rinse well.


This is another great all-nratural way to exfoliate. You can get a special scrub from your local natural foods store OR grab a handful of salt and use it just like the raw sugar in your shower.

This another great all-natural way to exfoliate your skin. These cloths often come in n organic cotton making it a smooth an easy way to exfoliate without harsh and dangerous chemicals.

Remember to exfoliate 2-3 times a week using gentle circular motions for Shea Butter smooth skin!

Have a Great Weekend!

Steph Hutchins

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Shea Butter Shave

There are numerous uses for Shea Butter, and shaving is just one of them. When you smooth on this creamy and rich product, you are doing a couple of great things. First of all, you're giving your dry and tired skin a generous conditioning full of natural vitamins that your skin will absorb. This prepares the skin for shaving, and provides a healthy protection for your skin during the shave.

According to the American Shea Butter Institute, when you shave with it, you reduce the shearing force between your skin and the razor. This makes for a closer shave that is less traumatic to your skin. You might be surprised how smoothly the shave goes when you use unrefined Shea Butter. Both men and women call a product which reduces bumps and razor burn 'invaluable.' That's because it's so painful to have the bumps and burn that shaving can cause.

Not to mention the fact that women find it more difficult to wear shorts and skirts with the little red bumps up and down their legs and men are often embarrassed by the unsightly and unattractive razor bumps. Shea Butter is an amazing product to use for all sorts of things, and shaving is just another great one.

Steph Hutchins,

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shea Butter for Eczema

Eczema is a type of skin condition causing extreme inflammation and irritation
Simply anything and everything touching the skin can activate eczema. First, it is ALWAYS important to contact a professional health-care provider to determine the best treatment plan and if drugs are needed. Although Shea Butter is not a drug, many physicians recommend it to their patients suffering from eczema.

As eczema dehydrates the skin, the best thing to help heal eczema is by making the skin recover its moisture withholding ability. Shea Butter is one of the superb means of invigorating our skin cells so as to help them recover their moisture preservation ability. Unrefined certified organic shea butter has intense moisturizing effects and also has an extremely powerful ability to heal the skin.

While you apply Shea Butter as a medication for eczema, use a judicious quantity of to the parts of the skin that are influenced by eczema. After you apply shea butter on a part of the skin, ensure that the butter penetrates beneath the skin surface. Massage gently as you put on the shea butter. The huge proportion of unsaponifiables( the healing fraction) present in Shea Butter add to its capability to help bring relief to eczema as well as other skincare disorders such as psoriasis, severe dry skin, wounds, and rashes.
Steph Hutchins,

Monday, July 21, 2008

Shea Butter and Your Feet

We often forget to take care of the skin on our feet! The skin on our feet can be dry, calloused, itchy and scaly. This does not work well with sandals and toe rings! There are some things that you can do to take care of your feet, and men and women alike can benefit from these methods. Using Shea Butter for your feet is a great idea. Unrefined, it moisturizes dry skin, and protects the skin as well. With the healing properties of Shea Butter, your feet can be sandal ready in no time.

Here are some great ways to use Shea Butter for beautiful feet:


Rub a bit of Shea Butter on your toenails, including the cuticle, and it will help make your nails strong and healthy. No need to add polish because the Shea Butter will impart a natural, long-lasting luster.


First wash feet and gently exfoliate with loofah or pumice stone. While your feet are still damp, smooth on some unrefined Shea Butter. Make sure you get all of the rough, dry places like the heel and sides of your feet. After you have applied it to your whole foot, wrap it up with a piece of plastic wrap and cover with socks for at least 30 minutes. It will absorb into the feet and work to make smoother, softer and silkier skin on your feet.


Shea Butter is also great for tired feet. When you get home from working all day, and your feet are sore, aching and in pain, this can truly help you. Since it is great for aching muscles and joints, it really will help you feel better. Massage your feet with Shea Butter. Knead the soles of your feet and the heels. Because Shea Butter contains stigmasterol (which is an all-natural plant steroid that stops inflammation) this method truly helps your feet stop aching so you can continue on with your busy life.

Steph Hutchins,

Friday, July 18, 2008

Shea Butter Secret Tip #1


We are starting a new series here on the Shea Butter Blog called:

Shea Butter Secret Tips. Each Friday we wil provide a unique, unknown and secret tip to using shea butter.

Shea Butter provides intense moisturization leaving a long-lasting protective barrier because it is rich in:
Essential Fatty Acids

Do you have SUPER DRY SKIN? Then try the following Shea Butter Secret Tip:

  • Take a warm bath with melted shea butter mixed in.

  • Then after partially drying off, apply thick liberal layers of Shea Butter all over your skin.

  • Now promptly put on your pajamas and go to bed.

  • You will wake up with really soft, supple, and glowing skin with a velvety texture!

Have a Great Weekend!

Steph Hutchins

Purely Shea - The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Shea Butter Research

A clinical study published by a French researcher F. Renard was conducted in which
Shea Butter was applied by a daily for 4 to 8 months.

Several skin conditions showed major improvements:

- in a few weeks, the rough aspect of a dull - grayish complexion was eliminated, giving way to a smoother, clearer skin.

- combating skin “thinning” for better skin texture: a regenerating effect is observed probably related to the action of the unsaponifiables that are known to reactivate collagen synthesis.

- wrinkles from photoaging due to prolonged sun exposure are visibly diminished in half of the volunteers.

This study proved that Shea Butter is a valuable active for diminishing various aging signs.

Steph Hutchins,
Purely Shea - The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Shea Butter : Safer Alternative to toxic Baby Oil

I read a beauty tip once from on of the famous supermodels. She stated that if you wanted to have a gorgeous “I’ve just been to the spa glow” add a little baby oil to your bath water.

Before running out to get a bottle, I did a little research about baby oil and found out that unfortunately, baby oil contains hydrocarbons that can be deadly. If children aspirate baby oil, their lungs become coated with the oil. This blocks oxygen and prevents proper respiration, ultimately leading to chemical pneumonia which can be fatal.

In fact, baby is so dangerous that childproof caps on baby oil bottles became mandatory starting in October 2002!

So instead a melted a little organic Shea Butter which is safe enough to eat, and poured into my bath water. And my skin was super soft, supple and yes it even glowed. Mothers should be using Shea Butter regularly instead of toxic baby oil when it comes to both their skin care and the skin care of their baby.

Steph Hutchins,
Purely Shea – The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Monday, July 14, 2008

Shea Butter NOW for the Summer

Summer is officially here and the increased time spent outdoors is often accompanied by peeling skin as a result of sun overexposure, itching irritated skin from insect bites and poison ivy, and dry cracked skin due to the extreme heat. The use of Shea Butter alleviates these problems due to its significant healing factors.
Here are some of the summer skin care woes that Shea Butter can help:

Peeling Skin as a Result of Sun Overexposure
It is rich in Essential Fatty Acids making it one of Mother Nature’s best moisturizers to heal peeling sunburned skin. Also rich in Vitamin A which promotes skin cell renewal.

Itching Irritated Skin from Insect Bites & Poison Ivy
It contains an abundant of Phytosterols (all-natural plant hormones) that decreases itching from poison ivy exposure and lessens the sting of an insect bites by reducing the inflammation.

Dry Cracked Skin Due to the Extreme Heat
Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Essential Fatty Acids and Triglycerides all contribute to its power to soften and heal the most parched dry skin. Even rough feet are left soft and supple to showcase beautiful toes and heels while wearing summertime sandals.
Thanks for stopping by the Shea Butter Blog!
Steph Hutchins,

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Using Citrus with your Shea Butter Skincare

Today I wanted to talk more specifically about the vitamins and phytonutrients found in citrus extracts and why adding them to your shea butter skincare is a powerful arsenal against anti-aging.

Mother nature as a way of taking care of itself with special built-in defense mechanisms. Take the case of a lemon for example. A lemon has to deal with some of the same problems that we have to in life-free radicals, bacteria, fungus, viruses, and various diseases. The lemons defense package is comprised of almost 200 plant compounds
Called phytonutirents that protect the lemon and help it to win the war against disease and stress.

Here are some of the functions of phytonutrients:
- Neutralize free radicals (Decreases wrinkles caused by free radicals)
- Decrease inflammation (Soothes red, irritated, inflamed skin)
- Enhance cell to cell communication (Enhancing exfoliation to reveal younger skin)
- Cause cancer cells to die (May be a good preventative for those who are susceptible)
- Detoxify tissues (Helps to clarify and decongest pores)
- Repair DNA damage (Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles)

The abundant amount of phytonutrients act as a powerful ally to help maintain beautiful skin.

Steph Hutchins
Purely Shea – The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare

Monday, July 07, 2008

Shea Butter and Citrus

  • Hi!

    I am back today to give you some information about using Citrus extracts in your skin care routine. We have recently added a proprietary citrus blend to Purely Shea shea butter. The major benefits to using citrus involve the following:

- Anti-oxidant protection
- Vitamin & phytonutrient nourishment
- Aromatherapy properties

Today we will focus on the Anti-Oxidant protection benefits of using Citrus extracts in your skin products

Anti-Oxidant Protection

Citrus skin care products are rich in Vitamin C which is one of the most important antioxidants in nature. Vitamin C travels through the body neutralizing any free radicals with which it comes into contact. Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes causing premature aging of our skin.

Free radical damage can be seen by the formation of wrinkles, age spots, loss of elasticity and assorted other aging skin care issues including the potential for skin cancer. Citrus containing skin care products and its rich antioxidant Vitamin C
helps protect skin from the signs of aging by the following:

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Citrus Summer Shea Butter

It's been a while since I've updated everyone on the wonderful wonders of Shea Butter. I promise to do better in keeping you abreast of all the that's happening in the shea butter world!

We have added a new fragrance to the shea butter collection which is called CITRUS. I have been old my several of our customers that it is truly a "Yummy" blend of delicious citrus fragrances (all natural ofcourse!)N

Next time, I'll talk about the benefits of using a citrus blend shea butter in your skin care routine.


Steph Hutchins

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ways to use Shea Butter this Winter!

We are in the midst of Winter where skin is super dry, our hair is dull, lips are chapped, feet are cracked...okay you get the point. Well there is no need to fret because Shea Butter is here to rescue you from your winter skin care woes.

To keep skin moist and suppple, imediately massage shea butter after showering while the skin is still moist to lock in the moisture with mother natures best healing emollient. Concentrate more shea butter on problem areas like knees, elbows, and feet.

Before going out into the brisk winer winds, apply a thin coat of shea butter to our lips to prevent further chapping and heal any peeling you may have. This is a great alternative to the toxic petroleum based lip balms on the market.

Visit the Shea Butter Blog tomorrow for more shea butter skincare winter tips.

Purely Shea - The Leader in Organic Shea Butter Skincare