Top 5 Benefits of Obakki’s Nilotica Shea Butter
Shea butter is one of the best known natural commodities that has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Africans refer to shea trees as God's gift to Africa because of their 300-year lifespan and the nourishing, rich butter they produce.
But not all shea butters are created equal. Nilotica shea butter is native to East Africa (South Sudan and Northern Uganda) and contains higher therapeutic and conditioning properties than the West African variant. Here’s a breakdown of why Nilotica shea butter is the best for your skin.
1. Obakki’s Nilotica Shea Butter Absorbs Easily With Higher Olein Content
While both West African and East African (Nilotica) shea butters offer impressive benefits, Nilotica Shea Butter possesses a higher olein content (a naturally occurring glyceride of oleic acid) and is softer, creamier and sweeter in aroma than West African Shea Butter. This means your skin will soak up Nilotica shea like a sponge.
2. The Vitamins and Fatty Acids of Nilotica Shea Enrich and Fortify Your Skin
The essential fatty acid content of Nilotica shea is 25% higher than the more common shea butter from West Africa, and it contains high levels of vitamins A, E and K. Nilotica shea will hydrate, brighten, and even out your skin tone as a single organic ingredient (it’s one of the only substances found in nature that can be cold-pressed into a buttery texture).
3. Enjoy the Luxurious Feel and Gentle Scent of Obakki’s Nilotica Shea
Nilotica Shea feels like a high-tech emulsified formula and is so luxurious in its natural state that your skin gets to enjoy all the positives without the negatives. Pure Nilotica has a faint, gentle scent and dissolves at body temperature, allowing it to absorb into the skin or hair easily and quickly.
4. Obakki’s Nilotica Shea is Harvested Using Traditional Techniques Making It the Sustainable Choice
Nilotica shea is only harvested in Northern Uganda and South Sudan, supporting the sustainability of the environment and centuries-old practice of cultivating shea. Our programs ensure that the shea trees are protected rather than cut down for other purposes.
5. Obakki Partners With Women in Northern Uganda to Produce Nilotica Shea Butter
When you buy Obakki’s Nilotica shea butter, you’re also contributing to better the lives of women in Northern Uganda who we have partnered with in the harvesting and production of this product. By using Northern Ugandan shea, the environment and local traditions are preserved and women are able to support their families in a sustainable way.
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