What Is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is an off-white or ivory-coloured vegetable fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa /Butyrospermum Parkii ) Shea butter has many health and beauty benefits.
Shea Butter is rich in vitamins A, E, F and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients to promote collagen production. It’s incredibly moisturizing and nourishing for all skin types.
Shea butter is fatty oil that exists as a solid at room temperature.
Benefits of Shea Butter for the Skin
WHAT IS COCOA BUTTER?
Cocoa butter is a natural, pure vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa seeds. Cocoa butter is a stable fat, high in saturated fats and antioxidants. Cocoa butter has been utilized since the Aztecs first came across the creamy substance, they used it on their face to enhance their skin tone. Today, it is used in a wide variety of natural products to moisturize dry skin.
KEY COCOA BUTTER BENEFITS FOR SKIN
Cocoa butter is a natural product that when applied topically has many excellent benefits for your skin. The benefits for skin are attributed to the natural formation of this ingredient – high levels of vitamin K, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids.
RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants, which help repair damage to the skin caused by free radicals. Free radicals can induce skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin. Protecting your skin from damage is a must if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and young.
The anti-inflammatory properties of cocoa butter protect your skin against the signs of aging. By soothing the infection that causes acne, it leaves your skin healthy and ready to start the process of repairing skin cells.
By reducing the extent of oxidative stress, cocoa butter can help to reduce the signs of aging, especially wrinkles and dark patches.
Rubbing cocoa butter products on your skin or lips every day as part of your skincare routine will keep your skin hydrated.
African Black Soap
What Is African Black Soap?
African black soap traditionally hails from West Africa, most commonly Ghana. It is hand-made using methods passed down through generations, using plant-based ingredients and recipes that are centuries old.
Due to the abundance of antioxidants and vitamins A and E in African black soap, there are many skin nourishing benefits. It helps to heal skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, fades skin discolorations, relieves dry and irritated skin, and evens skin texture and tone
Benefits of African Black Soap for the Skin
- cocoa pods
- coconut oil
- plantain bark, which contains iron, as well as vitamins A and E
- shea butter
What Is Coconut oil?
Coconut oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.
Coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats that have different effects than most other fats in your diet.
The fats in coconut oil can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy. They also raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood, which is linked to reduced heart disease risk.
Uses of Coconut oil
What Is Argan Oil?
Often called ‘liquid gold’, argan oil is an organic product extracted from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinose), which is native to Morocco. It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Its properties make it particularly beneficial for the hair and skin,
What Is Castor Oil?
Castor oil is a vegetable oil derived from the seeds of the castor oil plant Ricinus communis.
Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years.
Benefits to skin
This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.)for health problems.
At Nohemi Naturals we use a variety of butters and oils, especially shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil, to make our organic body and hair products. Most of the oils used in our products are more prone to melting during high temperatures , shea butter melts at 40 °C, cocoa butter at 34 °C and coconut oil at 24 °C . It is best to store the product in cooler room temperatures from 20 °C to 22 °C.
We highly recommend our whipped butters are NOT allowed to sit in heat for long periods of time.
However, you should not be discouraged. A great characteristic of natural butters and oils are that they retain their qualities in both liquid and solid forms. They can easily be transformed back to a more solid form by refrigeration (gently stir cream first) or just storing them in a cool, dark place.