Shea Nilotik’ Shea Butter Ultra-Rich Lotion DAKARA FRANKINCENSE
Super Natural. Jam packed with 20% Certified Organic, cold pressed Ugandan shea butter. Shea Nilotik’ shea butter is never boiled, refined or heated to high temperatures like West African shea butter is. The butter is super smooth and creamy, absorbing quickly into skin for all day protection. An unbelievable 20% cold pressed Ugandan shea butter (most shea butter lotions have 1-5% max) is whipped into pure mountain spring waterÂ to drench skin with hydration. Shea Nilotik’ shea butterÂ extinguishes scaliness, rough skin,Â andÂ drynessÂ all day long. Shea Nilotik’ Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lotion is the perfect lotion for sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis and more. Pure black frankincense essential oil gives this lotion a woodsy, lemony aroma. Scroll down to discover more.
Size: 16 oz.
The Story - Behind the Product
History of Shea Nilotik’ Shea Butter: Along the shea butter belt in the Sahel of Africa grows two varieties of shea butter. The harder, West African shea butter comes from the species Butyrospermum parkii. The soft, East African variety comes from the species Vitellaria nilotica. While the women in Uganda and Sudan have been extracting and cooking with their shea butter for thousands of years, the butter was little known out of its region. Just as formalities in the region were in place to introduce their creamy shea butter to the world, war broke out in the region. The Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda formed as a guerrilla group to over turn the government. As the resistance movement lost traction men, women and children were stolen from the villages and forced to join the army. Children were forced to do unmentionable acts as women were subjected to abuse. Thousands of people fled the area and children marched to the city each night to sleep in the streets to escape kidnapping. Kony, now a war criminal, was eventually driven out of the area and into the Congo. It took years for the region to show signs of recuperating from the destruction of human life and property. As the residents rebuilt their lives the trade of Nilotik’ shea butter revived. We were able to import our first shipment of Shea Nilotik’ shea butter in 2003. Since this time a safe trade route has been established and Shea Nilotik’ shea butter is making its way into many homes and shops around the country.
Contains only: pure Virginia mountain spring water, 20% Certified Organic Shea Nilotik’ shea butter, vegetable emulsifying wax, Dakara frakincense essential oil, naturally derived preservative (glucono delta-lactone), sodium benzoate