Shea butter, a nut of the African shea tree, is widely used worldly in the cosmetics industry for skin and hair products such as lip-gloss, skin moisturizers and emollient, and conditioners for dry and brittle hair. It has also been a known help in the medicinal industry to alleviate pain with acute ailments associated with tightness and itching. It has been used as an emollient for people suffering with dry and flaking skin. In the UK, it is used to add moisture to products like kleenex and toilet paper. In Nigeria, shea butter is massaged into joints where pain occurs and also used for the management of sinusitis and relief of nasal congestion. In Ghana, shea butter is applied as a lotion to protect the skin during the dry Harmattan season. It has been used as a unblocking lotion and to a degree can absorb ultraviolet radiation. In addition to medicinal and cosmetic uses, it is used in Africa for cooking oil, candle-making and percussion instruments to increase durability of wood.
Eugenia Shea Butter, a family run social enterprise, is dedicated to opportunity to female workers in Ghana and donate 15% of their profits back to them in the form of an education fund. They are a mother-daughter team founded in 2014. Her past experience as the President of the Global Shea Alliance provides customers with the best product. Her grandmother, a Ghanaian midwife, used a best-kept secret – raw Ghanaian shea butter.
Naasakle became an expert, and her mom, a cancer survivor, and her grandma (known as Grandma Sunshine) grew their business with their top items to include pregnancy strength and dermatological strength shea butter. In Greek, Eugenia means the original of goodness, and Eugenia Shea Butter products provide consumers with the best of the best.