closeup on shea butter and sheaDid you know that you can eat Shea butter? Yep, that’s right, Shea butter is not just a natural lotion, it’s also a food. In fact, Shea has a long history of being used as a cooking fat in Africa in place of, or in addition to Palm oil. For many of the same reasons Shea is good to put on your skin, it’s also good to put in your body. Antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamin E and the wondrous stability of this botanical fat make it a perfect candidate for eating.

Raw African Shea butter is very high in anti oxidants and essential fatty acids that help keep your cells young and properly lubricated. When ingested instead of applied topically, those same therapeutic compounds go to work inside your body. Though perhaps not as tasty as something like Coconut oil or butter, high quality Shea butter is a food option if you feel inspired to try it in your cooking, or even by adding a teaspoon to a morning smoothie.

If you never venture to try a smoothie with a dollop of Shea, or a stir fry that uses Shea butter as the cooking fat, knowing that something is so pure and clean that you can eat it is great confirmation that putting it on your skin is safe to do as well. Why use chemical laden lotions that can make you sick if swallowed when you can use a pure and clean plant butter that has a history of use as a food? After all, what you put on your skin eventually ends up in your blood.

Like anything you put on or in your body, it’s important to know that it’s safe and high quality, so keep this in mind if you decide you would like to try using raw African Shea butter as a food. Eating refined and deodorized Shea butter is not beneficial for your health, nor would it taste particularly good, so make sure you are getting the best of the best to ensure superior taste, quality and safety for your palette and your skin.

Get a little adventurous! Try something outside the box and consider using Shea butter as a super food. Remember to source your Shea consciously and make sure it’s 100% pure, unrefined, raw and organic, like our Wildcrafted Raw Shea butter. And if you decide that eating Shea butter’s just not on the menu for you, simply relax in knowing that the purity of your Shea butter skincare is so good, you could literally eat it.