Shea butter is a natural fat extract from the African Shea nut, prepared by crushing, roasting, grinding, separation of curds and oil, and shaping. Unrefined raw shea butter has a yellow to ivory color and has many healing medicinal properties. It is used as a base for ointments and is effective in treating skin ailments such as eczema, burns, dry skin, skin disccolorations, stretch marks, and rashes.
The Smell Good Cafe raw shea butter is creamy, smooth, and malliable to the body temperature. The name shea butter is a derivitive of the african word Karite, which means "life-giving." The butter is said to have been given its name from its healing properties.
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