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Ya Don't Shea!

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

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Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the karite tree ( also known as the shea tree) native to Africa. Shea butter is a fatty oil that exists as a solid at room temperature. The main components of shea butter include high concentrations of fatty acids (oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid) and vitamins( A and E) which keep the skin in optimal health and protect it from being damaged by the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation. Shea butter is super moisturizing. It is rapidly absorbed into the skin, acting as a "refatting" agent ( for more supple skin), and restoring the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture in. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and anti-bacterial properties. It also contains significant amounts of vitamins A and E, promoting intense antioxidant activity. It is a collagen booster that can plump skin and minimize fine lines, promotes cell regeneration, and reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars. This simple ingredient that makes an appearance in many products by Salem Soap Mill works overtime to keep your skin healthy, smooth, and moisturized. Look for it in The Farmhouse Soothing Body Cream and The Loaded Goat Soap. Coming this fall is a triple butter body butter containing shea.

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