As the best-kept natural beauty secret, it is home to many African households, from savannah regions of the Sudan to Senegal, Nigeria,Togo,Benin,Mali and Niger - Shea Butter’s amazing skin-care and healing properties were first discovered thousands of years ago. “ The history of Shea as a precious commodity can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where Shea Butter was and continues to be used to protect the skin and hair against the fierce sun and the hot fry winds of the African deserts and Savannah.” according to Amazing Herbs Press by W.G Goreja.
Unravel the mystery of shea butter as author Goreja talked about its beneficial importance in traditional African healthcare system along with may other health applications like anti-parasites and other hygiene related issues back in ancient tribes. Even back in Qing Dynasty from China, midwives and palace maid serve queen’s newborn massage and rub their babies from head to tow with shea butter. It is worth noted that with such high infant mortality rate (27%) compares to 21 century (0.052% until 2018 according to World Health Organization), history has proven the application of shea butter to the baby’s umbilical cord stump imparts a recognized protective factor that enhances survival by preventing infections.
A French study also reported that shea butter was better for external use than two of the most commonly used cosmetics, Vaseline and Lanoline. Godrej kept on explaining the safety use for baby consumption as he quoted from the University of Aalborg in its clinical test for their cholesterol-lowering product, SheaNature - which helps dramatically reduced blood cholesterol levels by 10% to 15%. From its sophisticated historical root to modern life, Shea plays a significant role in our day-to-day ingredients and continues its existence as the most healthy, toxic-free, and cost-effective oil on the market.
Much has been debated about how coconut oil can impact kids’ health. While some studies have shown that using coconut oil is good for health, others are opposed to it. Express Parenting is a leading publication of resources for young parents, caregivers, and children. They conducted an in-depth interview with Dr. Charu Kalra, who is an expert in both pediatrician and nutrition field, claims weight control benefits and its health impact. “Coconut oil consumed as part of the Keto diet for adults may induce weight loss, but not in the case of children. We don’t advise the consumption of coconut oil for weight loss for children. Rather, parents were earlier advised to add a few drops of coconut oil in the milk given to a preterm baby, to help the child gain weight.” said Dr. Kalra. While the benefits of using coconut oil in your children’s diet are still being debated, there is no doubt that is it good for massaging babies and its external use helps your kids be protected from fungal properties and bacterial-free.
Daisy Encens' extra-mild recipes is good for the most sensitive skin. The organic, skin-loving ingredients including coconut oil, shea butter and calendula flower work perfectly together to gently cleanse, soothe and nourish kids' skin. Check out our poplupar Dino Egg and Happy Meow bath bombs collections to try out the nourishing benefits!
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