Author Topic: Raw African shea butter--safe?  (Read 4706 times)

Offline charitygrace

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Raw African shea butter--safe?
« on: January 19, 2010, 08:04:24 AM »
I just ordered some organic raw West African shea butter to use as a natural moisturizer.  I am sure this is a silly question, but is it safe to use a raw beauty product from Africa?  I guess I am paranoid because I have a family member who contracted a strange, serious illness in West Africa and I simply wondered if it's safe to use products from that region. 

I understand that many people live there safely, and all the Amazon reviews for this product were very positive.  Just wondering if there is any known danger in using such a product.

Offline boysmama

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Re: Raw African shea butter--safe?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 08:32:44 AM »
Most likely it has been tested for contaminants. If you are concerned you could contact your supplier and ask if they have that info.

Most illnesses are not "caught" through the skin. Alot of the tropical diseases are acquired through contaminated water or parasites/insects. You are pretty safe, IMO.

Offline Gigi

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Re: Raw African shea butter--safe?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 08:36:45 AM »
I just ordered some organic raw West African shea butter to use as a natural moisturizer.  I am sure this is a silly question, but is it safe to use a raw beauty product from Africa? 

Well, we've been using shea for quite a while! 

There's nothing wrong with us!  ::)   ::)   ;D

Except for this strange twitch  . . .