It’s that time again. The annual American Shea Butter Institute International Convention. I’ve had the distinct pleasure for the past 5 years to be a part of a global initiative to bring Shea Butter to hearts and minds of those in the Shea Butter Industry. This year, I will be lecturing on “New Shea Butter based Product Development.” This convention is like no other that I have ever been in. We are at the forefront of bring true recognition to the value that Shea Butter add to the US economy. You would be hard pressed these days to find any health and beauty product that doesn’t contain or report to claim Shea Butter. The sad part of this truth is that much of what is used here in the US is not pure Shea Butter, but inferior Shea Butter. Can you imagine how much Shea Butter that is used in American products that has not been lab tested? Most Shea Butter imported here is not lab tested and contains very harmful contaminants such as lead, mercury, mold, mildew and fungus. I have partnered with ASBI to get Shea Butter regulated to be tested. Chances are if you purchased Shea Butter from anyone other than companies who have certified their butter to be lab tested in African and then again in the USA, then you’ve purchased inferior Shea Butter.
Currently, ASBI is the only lab that is testing and grading Shea Butter. Dr. Samuel Hunter, MD, PhD, is the pioneer and leading expert in Shea Butter and Shea Butter technologies. He had worked with the government of African and the US to bring science to Shea Butter. Whether you formulate your products or distribute large quantities of Shea Butter wholesale, we are working with government officials to bring and certify quality Shea Butter for use in the USA. I hope to see you at the convention this year. You will surely learn alot. Make plans to be at 2015 Shea Butter Convention.