Within dwindling forests and shrinking grasslands, one company takes to the mission. Shea Terra Organics has been developing high quality healing products from indigenous African ingredients for a decade. Recognizing the value of uncontaminated raw materials in a fragile world with so much at stake, Shea Terra has culminated a formula for sustainability and fair trade. Living on the brink of destruction, poverty and extinction, both native inhabitants and indigenous wildlife are facing increasing internal and external pressures. Rich in precious resources, Africa stands as one of the last frontiers for exploitation. Foreign pillaging of African hardwoods is destroying thousands of acres of forests which provide wildlife habitat and a rich source of food for natives. Under many political agreements millions of tons of African resources are exported each year without any compensation to native people or consideration for wildlife habitats. Shea Terra Organics does business by a different creed. With respect for native peoples their autonomy and environment, Shea Terra believes that Africans have the right to determine their own destinies and to profit and control their own resources. Shea Terra partners with individuals, and cooperatives while working closely with NGOs to ensure that native trades people, farmers and harvesters not only get Fair Trade prices for their commodities, but that they receive prices that they themselves set. Shea Terra Organics knows that sustainability is the key to Africa's success. In addition to supporting sustainable growth through trade, Shea Terra also purchases goods through NGOs teaching natives to support themselves while preserving their environment. Purchases of baobab oil and indigenous herbs from the Miombo forest help to save it from foreign logging and local slash and burn farming. Reforestation projects underway are aimed at planting trees economically beneficial for food, medicine and non-consumable goods. Honey, propolis and beeswax purchased from a cooperative in Uganda supports one of many other NGO projects that Shea Terra works with closely to empower natives with the knowledge and means that they need to have self governing and healthier lives. Giving natives the opportunities to determine their own destinies and enrich their lives with nourishment and good health, sometimes requires more than just equal exchange. Shea Terra Organics created the Ethiopian Goat Project, which provides goats, grain and training about goat care to families in Ethiopia. The goat's milk provides nourishment for entire families and is vital sustenance for babies. Shea Terra Organics' herbal formulations have healed, soothed and revived thousands of bodies across the globe. Shea Terra's concentrated formulas of exotic African oils and herbs have won it a reputation for performing small miracles. But the real Shea Terra Organics legacy lies in Africa's people, wildlife and land. We've embarked on a global mission knowing that what happens in Africa affects the entire world. If we can save one forest we offset the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. If we can stimulate economic growth through sustainable means then we have empowered a people. And if we can nourish a little body and feed a mind then we have empowered one person to be capable of hope and change.
Shea Terra Shea Body Butter
This ultimate, healing body butter pampers skin with nourishing shea butter and African herbs. Wild harvested African herbs of aloe ferox, kigelli and African potato tone and encourage skin renewal. Forty percent organic shea butter deeply moisturizes the skin, penetrating deep beneath the epidermis to deliver valuable nutrients. This potent blend reduces stretch marks, soothes eczema and sends dry skin running.
On the entrancing island of Madagascar grow the richest, most intoxicating vanilla beans in the world. By daybreak vanilla orchids open and by nightfall sigh their last breaths making these hand pollinated beans one of the world's most costly spices. The choicest plump beans impregnated with earthy, warm notes impart their aroma into this hedonistic blend.
Considered to be the fruit of paradise, fertility, and longevity, it is no wonder ancient women coveted the pomegranate as their secret to beauty. This anti-aging super fruit is known to fight disease and aging with its potent dose of antioxidants and punicic acid. In this sensual combination, pomegranate couples with intoxicating pink guava. Pink guava's tantalizing nectar promenades the soul with a melody of dry sweetness and a kiss of tangy tartness.
For this delectable treat we begin in the Miombo forest of Central Africa where bush mangos sweetly scent the air. Their succulent, juicy aroma begins with a note of tartness and finishes with a mouth watering, sun ripened sweetness. Bush mangos are indigenous to the Miombo forest now endangered by foreign logging. Purchasing these skin softening mangos gives the natives an incentive to preserve the Miombo teeming with endangered elephants and exotic birds.
From the sweeping Cape off South Africa's coast delicate wands of lavender are collected. The aromatic blooms whisper sweet nothings only the way a blossom of the Khoisan can. Growing in a region with flora found no where else on Earth, this lavender has developed a unique aroma reminiscent of neighboring geraniums, chamomiles and the like. This rare oil, known to promote cell regeneration, is added drop by drop into a creamy combination of shea butter and African herbs.
Looking for a great tasting balm that doubles as a long lasting breath freshener? Want hours of lip protection and soothing lip repair all in one balm? If it is Shea Terra Organics, then you know it is the best on the market. Our super balm starts with raw, golden beeswax from a Ugandan beekeeping project. Raw beeswax retains the curative powers bees are so famous for contributing. We also add healing propolis from the project as well. Even more exciting, the project donates hives and education to natives to start their own apiary venture. Next we add creamy certified organic shea butter, certified organic virgin coconut cream oil, and emollient tsamma and wild plum oils from a Namibian project. Did you know there are dozens of different tasting mint oils? Shea Terra Organics picked the best one of course, and doubled it with just the right amount of quenching orange oil. For added herbal protection and anti-inflammatory properties we add chamomile flowers, calendula, rooibos, African potato, and just a pinch of stevia for sweetness. Let the healing begin!
Shea Terra's Body Nectar Sprays provide hours of natural moisturization. Shea butter oil works at cellular level to plump skin cells and forms an anti-aging barrier against moisture loss. Rare African herbs tone skin while encouraging healthy new cell growth. Free radicals damage collagen causing wrinkles and loss of skin tone. Honeybush tea is packed with anti-oxidants that block free radicals, diminishing their skin aging abilities. Emollient peach kernel oil adds a silky, soft finish to the skin.
Sourced from the depths of the Dead Sea and the expanse of the African savannah, Dead Sea salt and organic shea butter combine to produce this luxuriant, non-oily body scrub. For this delectable treat we begin in the Miombo forest of Central Africa where bush mangos sweetly scent the air. Their succulent, juicy aroma begins with a note of tartness and finishes with a mouth watering, sun ripened sweetness. Bush mangos are indigenous to the Miombo forest now endangered by foreign logging. Purchasing these skin softening mangos gives the natives an incentive to preserve the Miombo teeming with endangered elephants and exotic birds. King Solomon, Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra are said to have been among the privileged to have benefited from the Dead Sea curative powers. Ten times saltier than the ocean, Dead Sea salt promotes skin healing and cell renewal. Combined with wild harvested African herbs of aloe ferox, kigelli, and African potato, reparative, organic shea butter deeply moisturizes the skin, penetrating deep beneath the epidermis to deliver valuable nutrients.
99% Natural. Paraben Free. No Artificial Fragrance. Contains 35% oil.