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Shea Butter – Ingredient of the Month

  • Posted on: 8 November, 2019

A magnificent moisturiser, shea butter has a thick buttery rich consistency to it, which makes it absolutely perfect for eye cream, lip balm or body lotion.  

It also has some other fantastic benefits; it delivers key anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components deep into the skin.

Shea butter comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree which is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.

Our ingredient of the month is celebrated as ‘women’s gold’, nourishing hair, skin and nails. It also helps to assist with cracked skin, sunburn and scars. Going back to its origins, shea butter has been used throughout African culture to relive muscle pain and protect against infection.

Shea butter’s uses can be tracked all the way back to ancient times; Cleopatra, ruler of Egypt, recognized the beautifying effects of shea butter and demanded that large jars of it must travel with her everywhere she went. 

Stories of Cleopatra’s beauty still exist to this day, so it’s no surprise that even now, many cosmetics and skin-care products use it as a main ingredient.

At Pretty Little Treat Co. we use this amazing ingredient in lots of our delightful products, including our stunning Strawberry Jam Lip Balm and our Lavender Shea Butter

We also having something brand-new up our sleeves which will be ready to launch in soon… watch this space!