I was recently lecturing about the benefits of Shea Butter and I was appalled by the audience who told me how they have purchased “pure shea butter” at flea markets, chinese beauty supply stores or street vendors. They even remarked that they knew that they purchased pure shea butter because they saw the shea butter come out of this big, huge nut. It amazes me at what level people will go through to fool the public. Not only do they do this to the uneducated, it is done also to the educated. Many academically successful people hold the belief that shea butter comes in this huge nut or large gourd.Well, the truth of the matter is Shea Butter does not. Actually, the Shea nut is a small nut about the size of a wallnut. The fruit grows on the Karite tree in Africa. Although the color can vary, pure Grade , unrefined Shea Butter is typically light yellow to light beige. So when I see that deep yellow Shea butter that is very oily, slippery and smooth, I know that additives have been added. As a scientist, I know that Shea Butter has its on fingerprint that makes it unique. Much like us, we all have one characteristic that makes us all different and so does Shea Butter.It is hard with the human eye to look at Shea butter and determine what Grade . Pure Unrefined Shea Butter looks like. But, at Laeh Shea, our Grade A Shea Butter is lab tested and certified. Please see our lab certification on the website. Our Shea Butter is tested before it leaves Ghana, Africa and tested again once it reaches to the USA to guarantee potency. Many Shea Butter distributors trust what they paid for in Africa to be the same product that reaches the USA. In many cases it is not. Laeh Shea customer base is also a patient population with many skin ailments. We have to ensure that we have only authentic Shea Butter so that what reaches your skin is the best. Dr. Harris is one of the few Shea Butter experts.It is her knowledge that brings pure shea butter to the forefront.
Come meet Dr. Harris at the 1st Annual Natural and Organic Hair/Health Expo. This all day Expo will be held on 3/5/11 at the Pavillion in Phenix City, AL. Please call 706-507-0109 for more information.