American Shea Butter Institute provides education on various shea butter topics and has compiled a shea butter library of documents both free and fee-based, plus videos. Please browse and select documents or videos of interest.
What is Shea Butter? 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI– 100% Pure & Natural Shea Butter is an all-natural vitamin A cream. Shea Butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties. Topics include What Sets Shea Butter Apart from other Natural Oils, What is the Source of Shea Butter and Characteristics & Availability.
Shea Butter Frequently Asked Questions 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI– This FAQ is designed to be helpful in raising awareness about Shea Butter and to share some of the most common questions we receive at the American Shea Butter Institute.
21 Reasons to Use Shea Butter 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI –Shea Butter’s unparalleled moisturizing property is due to several natural moisturizers present in the cream. In addition, the positive biochemical and physiological effect Shea Butter has on skin injuries makes this cream ideal for wound healing. Topics include why All Shea Butters are Not Created Equal, Shea Butter Classification and What Every Buyer Should Know.
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- African Butter vs Shea Butter 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI–A comprehensive comparison of the inherent values of both Africa (River) Butter and Shea Butter; this article highlights the regional, clinical and characteristic differences in both butters.
Comprehensive Grade Analysis and Discussion (Educational) 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI–Shea Butter’s unparalleled moisturizing property is due to several natural moisturizers present in the cream. In addition, the positive biochemical and physiological effect Shea Butter has on skin injuries makes this cream ideal for wound healing. Topics include why All Shea Butters are Not Created Equal, Shea Butter Classification and What Every Buyer Should Know.
FOB Price By Shea Butter Grade (ASBI Market Research 2010-2012) 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI–The 2010 – 2012 average wholesale buy/sale purchase prices of one MT of various quality shea butter, with laboratory tested results vs market price data. Data is submitted to ASBI by buyers and sellers for information purposes only.
Nine Steps to Melting Shea Butter at Home 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI–Step by step instructions on melting solid, unprocessed shea butter to a cream based shea moisturizer for cosmetic use. This article provides a list of supplies and step by step melting process to ensure proper preservation of active ingredients.
Nut Allergies and Shea Butter Use 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI–Shea Butter use warning for persons with food allergies. For further information, consult your physician.
Shea Technician Library
Access to this portion of the library is available upon successful completion of Certified Shea Technician
- Shea Tech Online Module Presentations 12/14/2012 | published by: ASBI- Downloadable Module Presentations for Shea Tech Online Training.
- Shea Technician Articles
Post Extraction Management Study, Extraction Problems and Negative Quality Issues 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI– An intense study on the lack of quality standards in shea butter processing and how it impacts the socio-economic empowerment and sustainability of women cooperatives throughout the shea region.
- The Clinical Efficacy of Shea Butter in Skincare 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI–Article Coming Soon
The Clinical Efficacy of Shea Butter in Haircare 6/12/2012 | published by: ASBI–A comprehensive breakdown of the anatomy and structure of hair and the efficiency of shea butter and shea based products in maintaining healthy, lustrous and shiny hair.