About Heel Butter by Skinsations Soap & Bath Products
Help your feet stay soft! Made with cocoa butter, olive oil, and Shea butter and scented with pure essential oils, you will love this heel butter. 1 ounce push up tube.
Heel Butter Ingredients: Olive oil, Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Essential oils.
Some information on Shea Butter:
Shea butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree or Karite tree. The outer pulp of the fruit is removed. When dry, the nut, which is the source of Shea butter, must be separated from the outer shell. To make the Shea nuts into butter, they must be crushed. Traditionally, this is done with mortars and pestles. The crushed nuts are then roasted in huge pots over open, wood fires. The pots must be stirred constantly with wooden paddles so the butter does not burn. The roasted Shea nuts are ground into a smoother paste, water is gradually added and the paste is mixed well by hand. The paste is kneaded by hand in large basins and water is gradually added to help separate out the butter oils. As they float to the top, the butter oils, which are in a curd state, are removed and excess water squeezed out. The butter oil curds are then melted in large open pots over slow fires. A period of slow boiling will remove any remaining water, by evaporation. The Shea butter, which is creamy or golden yellow at this point, is ladled from the top of the pots and put in cool places to harden.