I have just completed an e-book on shea butter sponsored by my friends at Artful Teasing.
Shea butter is one of the most natural cosmetic raw materials available being as it is not cultivated, it is simply harvested from wild trees. Although it is basically a vegetable fat it has a lot more components than these typically have, and some of these components have some very interesting
properties indeed including a small but measurable sun protection factor, a natural anti-inflammatory and even indications of a counter irritant effect. On top of this it is one of the few emollients that has been tested clinically. All in all, a fascinating material. If you would like to learn more you can download this e-book for free, but please let me know what you think and give me any suggestions you might have for future editions.