Although Shea Butter is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion, Shea butter is also edible and is used in food preparation in many African countries. Occasionally, Shea butter mixed with other oils can be used as a substitute for Cocoa Butter, although the taste is noticeably different.
Shea butter is safe to eat if it is 100 % unrefined/raw. It is used to cook food and as a remedy for many different illnesses. For example, if you have a bad cough/cold it is good to add a teaspoon to your tea.
Consuming unrefined raw organic shea butter every day is a very good source of nutrition that will help to build your immune system.
Due to these astonishing facts about shea butter and its ability to be consumed as a source of nutritious food, we need to ask the question, why would we put food on our skin?
The largest organ on the human body is the skin. Not only is the skin an organ that excretes toxins, but the skin also aids in the regulation of body temperature by the opening and closing of the pores to allow the secretion of water through the sweat glands.
Skin not only can excrete but also has the ability to absorb solvents that can enter the bloodstream.
It has become a common habit for many to use skincare products on their skin, not realizing that they contain many unpronounceable synthetic chemicals. These exogenous chemicals can enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system and over time cause complicating issues.
We at Shea Goodness would like to ask you a simple question. If you ate a pot of your favorite skincare product, would you be rushed to the doctors or hospital? If your answer is YES, then our next question would simply be, why are you putting that on your skin?
Start loving yourself, feed your body good things, give your skin the food it needs, “feed your body by feeding your skin.”