Nilotica Shea Oil
aka EAST Shea Oil
Our Shea Nilotica is purchased from an organization who supports and affirms Fair Trade, but the organization does not belong to the Fair Trade Federation because doing so would reduce significantly the funds they can pass directly to the women's cooperative with whom they work in Uganda. The nuts are sourced from organically grown trees and harvested by the 1600 member women's cooperative who are paid fair trade prices 25 - 50% above therates women earn in the local markets. The shea nuts are cold-pressed without any chemicals, and the oil is filtered and packaged into sterile containers for shipment to us.
We repackage it in our warehouse without further processing.
Properties feels elegant on the skin, anti-inflammatory, used for dry, eczema, and other various conditions, protective, nourishing, healing
Our Organic Nilotica Shea Oil (Vitellaria nilotica), is a highly nourishing ingredient that is remarkably effective in healing dry and cracked skin, eczema, psoriasis and sun damaged skin. Its high content of non-saponifiables and unique fatty acid profile gives it the ability to replenish lipds and retain the elasticity of the skin. Organic Nilotica Shea Oil helps combat the signs of aging and can reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It moisturizes the lips and repairs brittle, damaged hair. Organic Nilotica Shea Oil may also help to protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration. Organic Nilotica Shea Oil is a noteworthy anti-inflammatory and is a beneficial ingredient in formulations intended to reduce swelling and ease muscular aches and pains. Organic Nilotica Shea Oil (Vitellaria nilotica) is produced in Northern Uganda. It is far superior in texture, nutritive value and aroma than shea oil produced in West Africa. Nilotica Shea offers a significantly higher content of olein, a glyceride of oleic acid. Organic Nilotica Shea Oil is softer and creamier than West African Shea Oil, and it is more readily absorbed into the skin and hair. This Oil also possesses a lighter, more pleasant aroma than West African Shea Oil . Our Organic Nilotica Shea Oil (Vitellaria nilotica) is 100% natural and certified NOP organic. It is produced in a manner that uses newly developed technology to carefully process the oil without the use of chemicals. We ensure that our procurement methods do not harm the environment or the valuable shea trees.
Botanical Name: Vitellaria Nilotica
Extraction Method: Cold pressed / unrefined
Color: Creamy to clear yellow
Derived From: The nut
Base Oil: Can be used up to 100% strength
Shelf Life: 2 years