USDA & ECOCERT CERTIFIED ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER
Sekaf is an Ecocert certified organic producer of Shea Butter. We produce certified organic Shea Butter. ECOCERT is a control and certification organisation, whose activities are governed accordingly by the public authorities and legislation.
Inspection and Certification
ECOCERT’s basic task consists in guaranteeing the rigourous respect of the applied standards on products, systems or services . The issuance of the certificate acts as a security for the consumer or the user. In Organic Farming for instance, this implies the ability, by means of a qualified staff, a local or regional based network and specific tools, to assist a great number of actors of the organic field, aiming at guaranteeing conformity and traceability to the European , American or Japanese standards, according to the market targeted.
Setting up of standards
ECOCERT sets up standards in partnership with professionals, according to a tested methodology. These standards are based on objective and measurable criteria. ECOCERT insures the conception of a inspection plan, aiming at quality, origin and traceability Ecocert is much in demand on various projects and elaborates standards on its own initiative for ecoproducts, cervidae, crustaceans… Adherence to a standard remains a free and voluntary approach, bearing quality and ethical values requirements.
ECOCERT shares its know-how in its expertise fields such as: regulation, audit management, food safety, traceability, management systems (environmental, quality, security),…
Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa. It is used to moisturize and protect the skin from sun, wind, heat and salt water. It is known as the most effective skin moisturizer and conditioner because of its high content of non-saponifiable fats including vitamin F.
It is an excellent skin moistener and is used for aging skin, eczema and all forms of massage. It is also used to relax the muscles and to treat sprains wounds and colds. The unique formula of Pure Shea butter also helps prevent and protect dry skin providing temporal relief from irritation, dryness and wind burned skin.
Shea Butter can be used as a hair dressing cream to moisturize a dry scalp and stimulate hair growth. As a hair cream, it helps to hold the hairstyle and lightly relax curls.
Medicinally, Pure Shea Butter has been studied as an anti-inflammatory tropical cream, being helpful in cases of arthritis (Kerharo), and it contains stigmasterol, which is the sterol known as "the anti-stiffness factor" making it helpful in cases of rheumatism (Hampton). It has additionally been studied as a nasal decongestant by applying it to the inside of the nostrils (Tella).
Shea Butter is also helpful in cases of eczema and dermatitis and "contains chemical constituents that help to heal bruising and soreness" (Falconi).
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