Nilotica Shea Butter: A Gift from the Gods
While I know the world seems to be madly in love with Shea Butter right now. I myself have never really been fond of the stuff. Unless it is whipped and scented, I tend to avoid Shea Butter and products that contain it. Aside from the obvious smell, which is kinda woodsy and smoky, Shea Butter is extremely hard, making it difficult to work it, whether you’re using it on your body as a part of your natural hair routine.
It wasn’t until a few months ago that my opinion of Shea Butter started to change, thanks in part to my new neighbor, who recently moved to the U.S. from Germany. Like any good neighbor (let’s call her Tammy), the first time she came knocking on my door, she did so bearing gifts, one of which was a container of the softest and most luxurious Shea Butter I had ever seen.
According to Tammy, this particular type of Shea Butter is called Nilotica Shea Butter and is native to her country of Uganda. Unlike other Shea Butters, Nilotica Shea Butter is soft and buttery and has the faintest of smells. It is similar to other Shea Butters from Africa in every other way, excepts for its soft, creamy texture.
Nilotica Shea Butter has now become my go to butter for everything. I use it on my hair and mix it with other butters to make my own homemade body butters. If like me, you’ve avoided Shea Butter because of the texture and smell, I implore you to give Nilotica Shea Butter a try… you won’t be disappointed.