When my son’s skin became very sensitive, we sought a pure, all non toxic, natural moisturizer and cleanser without preservatives or fillers. We discovered Raw Shea butter was the most effectively healing. Raw Shea soothes, hydrates and balances skin. It's used to help heal eczema, dry scalp, chapped lips and cracked skin. Dr. Robyn Tisdale Scott, a clinical pharmacist, concurs with the American Shea Butter Institute, supporting the claim that raw, unrefined Shea butter reverses dry skin in about 3 days. In a clinical study done by Frank Renard, Ph.D., Shea butter was found to have significant anti-aging properties, proven to help rebuild and rejuvenate collagen. A study published in a 2010 issue of the "Journal of Oleo Science" by Toshihiro Akihisa and colleagues found that Shea fat has significant anti-inflammatory properties. The study showed a remarkable reduction of inflammation in mice suffering from edema. After being given Shea fat compounds, the inflammation was reduced by over 45%. Another study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology by the Department of Pharmacology at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos concluded that raw Shea butter is an effective nasal decongestant. Participants were given two to four applications of Shea butter in the nasal cavity and within 12-24 hours they showed no signs of inflammation, congestion or nasal damage. In the May 2010 issue of the Journal of Oleo Science, Toshirhiro and fellow researchers published the results of a study that investigated the effects of four triterpene acids and four triterpene cinnamates isolated from Shea butter on tissue swelling in mouse skin. The Shea butter demonstrated anti-inflammatory benefits as well as anti-tumor-promoting compounds.
We also found a powerful healing cleanser, African Black Soap. At local markets, I could not find pure black soap or raw Shea butter. All had additives, diluting the potency and the Shea Butter was processed, so the healing properties were near completely lost. Nectar Heals was created to share fresh, raw, potent, non-processed, healing. Thank you for inquiring about us. We welcome your feedback. Emily Sims