Is Your Shea Butter Fresh?

Is Your Shea Butter Fresh?

This is rancid shea butter. Why do you need to know if your shea butter is rancid? Rancid (rancid [ˈrænsɪd]
adj
1. (of butter, bacon, etc.) having an unpleasant stale taste or smell as the result of decomposition
2. (of a taste or smell) rank or sour; stale
[from Latin rancidus rank, from rancēre to stink]

If your shea butter smells nutty – like the shell it comes out of, 9 times out 10 it’s bad and it will degenerate instead of regenerate skin cells and not work as intended. Shea butter is butter so it should have a sweet creamy scent and does not have the long shelf life of cocoa butter. Yes, it may last on the shelf but is it fresh? Shea butter in the hair needs to be mixed with other ingredients like coconut, olive, grapeseed, extracts, essential oils and spices. Everyone’s hair texture will not perform well with pure shea or mixes of more than 30% shea butter in a blend. Consult with me about cleansing out shea butter, how to use it most effectively and when. Ahava

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