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shea butter vs coconut oil

Shea butter vs coconut oil.

Comparing Shea butter vs coconut oil is like comparing two really great organic products. when putting them side by side we see a lot of powerful benefits.

  • They both offer Skin and hair benefits. as a wound healer or moisturizer
  • Both have a deep history of effectiveness and healing.
  • They both offer unique healing properties not found in many non-organic oils and lotions.

 

History of Shea butter.

The History of the Shea tree goes back to Africa. Traces of using it medically go back to 100 AD.  The Shea tree as we call it produces a nut. The Shea oil is then extracted from the nut. The most naturally common practice is to boil the nuts to be able to extract the oil. Some studies show that this process causes some of the antioxidants and nutrients to burn out, thus making it less effective medically. Recently, attempt to develop a cold press extraction has been worked on but the costs for that are quite extreme.

Mostly used to treat dry skin and hair. It was the go to medical treatment for those who had what we now know to be eczema or psoriasis. Therefore, it was also treated in these cultures to treat wounds as it provided a good sealant to protect the wound from outside elements.

Comparing Shea butter vs coconut oil

Deep Analysis on shea butter.

Pros:

Cons:

  • Raw Shea butter requires a heavy boiling to extract thus loosing much of the healing qualities.
  • Not antibacterial or Anti-fungal.
  • The other cost effective extraction of the oil uses a chemical extraction process. Thus losing the organic seal.
  • Not always acquired through fair trade. Not normally cruelty free.

Deep Analysis on organic coconut oil.

Pros:

  • Has all the super oil healing properties.
  • Good for Skin and hair beauty.
  • Good for cuts, infections and bites.
  • Found in almost all the anti-aging creams because of its qualities.
  • Actually absorbs into all the layers of the skin for maximum healing and nourishing.

Cons: 

  • Feels light and greasy at first. A few minutes must pass until it is absorbed into the skin.
  • Until CocoMe, it was very light and messy. Because it comes as a solid but immediately melts in the hand.
  • Though rare, some people have an allergy to it.

Shea butter vs coconut oil- what do we choose.

Once again comparing CocoMe Organic Coconut oil to any other brand, we easily to get one sided. This is because of the superior qualities we find in Coconut oil.  Shea Butter, shares many of these qualities as organic coconut oil. We however find a better organic process and cruelty free process in getting coconut oil. A biased opinion to our product. This is true. Again we find the edge in that CocoMe Coconut oil is that it is safer for babies and children.

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