Whipped shea butter is also known by another name Karite, which means life. It is widely used in most of the countries, especially it is famous in Africa and is widely used across the African continent for centuries. It bursts and found in western and central Africa, and it is a natural nut fat that is obtained from the kernel fruit.
It is usually picked by the women. After picking up, it is par-boiled, and for dehydration purpose, it is then sun-dried for at least a week. This process of dehydration is done to increase the storage time of this butter. After the dehydration process, the step is crushing the dried fruit. The crushing process is carried out in order to remove the skin of the fruit.
When this fruit is hand-crushed, it reserves all its vitamins and minerals in it. Moreover, the nutty and smoky scent of the fruit also preserves. And depending on the maturity of the nut, it changes its colour from off white to grey and grey to golden brown and golden brown to green. And for removing the dirt, leaves, and objects that would be fun to apply to your skin, this nut is refined at least once.
And when it comes to the uses of this butter, the most common use of this butter is
- It is used as cooking oil
- It can be utilised as a hair conditioner
- It is used to prevent sunburn pain
- It soothes cracks
- Used to moisturise dry feet and hands
- Best to use in the skin-drying winter season
- Suitable for dry climate
These are not the only uses as there are many other uses of this butter. A lot of people find it gentle enough for babies and for all those people who have sensitive skin. It helps in soften and soothes the dry and cracked skin and is best to nourish all skin types. It is very effective, and it is also included in African black soap.
This butter has a smooth and creamy texture, and there was a time when people used to blend it with high-quality plant and seed oils to create a whipped cream-like texture. The whipped shea butter is perfectly made by those who better know which combination of oils and butter can be whipped together and create a heavy and greasy texture. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best natural moisturisers that is used to soothe and softens the skin.