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“Featured Ingredient Series” - Shea Butter

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“Featured Ingredient Series” - Shea Butter

Organic shea butter (botanical name: Butyrospermum Parkii) is one of our favorite ingredients for our luxury soap bars.  Shea butter is a popular ingredient throughout the cosmetic industry due to its emollient properties. What exactly is shea butter and where does it come from? Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. The shea tree is primarily found in East and West tropical Africa. The shea butter is derived from oily kernels within the shea tree seed. When the kernel is removed from the seed it is ground into a powder and placed in...

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