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Raw (Unrefined) Shea Butter vs. Refined Shea Butter

In the world of skincare and haircare, where the choices seem endless, Shea butter stands as a timeless and natural treasure. It's been cherished for its nourishing properties for generations. But here's a little-known secret – not all Shea butter is the same. In a modern industrialized Western world where natural Shea butter is a rare find, at FairTale GHANA, we're passionate and strongly recommend Raw (Unrefined) Shea butter over its refined counterpart. So, let's embark on a journey to uncover the subtle distinctions between Raw (Unrefined) Shea butter and Refined Shea butter. We'll do our best to keep our bias in check, although it won't be easy 😀. What Is the Difference between Refined and Unrefined Shea Butter? Raw...

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THE GOODNESS OF SHEA BUTTER DOESN'T STOP AT YOUR SKIN

At FairTale GHANA, we're absolutely head over heels for Shea butter. We all know it's famous for its skin-loving properties, but guess what? The magic of Shea butter goes way beyond just giving your skin a glow-up. In this blog post, we're diving deeper into the world of Ethically Sourced Shea butter, exploring how it brings smiles not only to your face but also to the faces of the incredible women who make it and to Mother Earth herself. Empowering Women, Spreading Joy Shea butter production is a labor of love, and here at FairTale GHANA, we're privileged to work with amazing local village women who pour their hearts into making it. These women, often the superheroes of their families,...

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How To Use Raw Shea butter

In this post, we will explore the various ways to use Shea butter, its benefits, and how it can be enjoyed by all ages.  What to Use Shea Butter For: Raw Shea Butter's Versatility: Raw Shea butter is a natural powerhouse, brimming with unique benefits. Its highly moisturizing properties combat wrinkles and soften the skin. Enriched with vitamins A, F, and E, it not only supports skin health but also boasts a natural SPF of 6, offering relief from sunburn. Beyond this, Shea butter acts as a protective shield against harsh weather, soothes irritated skin, and contributes to restoring skin elasticity. Remarkably gentle, it's even an exceptional moisturizer for babies. Immerse yourself in the myriad benefits of Shea butter for...

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How to Store Raw Shea Butter for Maximum Benefit

Shea Butter's Journey from Africa and Its New Home Our Shea Butter makes a long journey all the way from Africa in a lightweight plastic bag. This mode of packaging is the most practical for shipping - glass containers can be heavy and risk breaking, while metal tins can get too hot, leading to melted Shea butter. But once your Shea butter arrives at your home, it's eager for a cozy upgrade. Best Way to Store Raw Shea Butter  Wondering how to store raw Shea butter? We've got the answer: transfer it into a chic glass jar. This step isn't just about giving it a classy new look; a glass jar makes accessing the Shea butter easy and also helps maintain...

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What is Shea Butter Made Of?

Ever wondered, 'What is Shea butter made of?' Our latest post takes you on a journey to the wild savannahs of Africa, home of the incredible Shea tree. Discover how Shea butter, a skincare favourite, is meticulously extracted from Shea nuts, and learn about the remarkable properties this natural fat offers, including essential vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds. Also, meet the resilient Shea tree, a vital resource for local communities and a symbol of sustainable and fair-trade practices in skincare. Dive in to appreciate not just the benefits of Shea butter, but also its rich, fascinating origin. 

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