SheaPet is a unique line of shampoos, conditioners, and herbal treatments for dogs and cats made with 100% fair trade, organic shea butter.
All SheaPet products are fragrance and color free, and are made with the best ingredients including cosmetic grade botanical extracts, pure essential oils and soothing coat conditioners.
SheaPet products are gentle enough for dogs and cats with sensitive or allergy-prone skin.
Ingredients are sourced directly from rural producers and cooperatives in developing nations. For example, all of the shea butter is wild gathered and produced locally by the Northern Uganda Shea Processor’s Association, a cooperative run by women in rural Uganda.
SheaPet products are never tested on animals, and are cruelty free
SheaPet products carried for both cats and dogs by A Pet’s Life include shampoos, conditioners, and skin and dander care formulations.
WHAT IS SHEA BUTTER?
Shea butter, also known as karite butter, is a cream-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees (also called Mangifolia trees) that grow in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Karite trees are not cultivated. They grow only in the wild, and can take up to 50 years to mature. In most parts of west Africa, destruction of the shea tree is prohibited because this little nut provides a valuable source of food, medicine, and income for the population. In fact, shea butter is sometimes referred to as “women’s gold” in Africa, because so many women are employed in the production of shea butter.
African healers have known about shea butter for thousands of years: the substance is almost magical in its healing effects on burns, skin conditions, ulcerated skin, stretch marks, and dryness. It contains beneficial vegetable fats that promote cell regeneration and circulation, making it a wonderful healer and rejuvenator for troubled or aging skin. It also contains natural sun protectants.
Westerners are just beginning to recognize the considerable health and beauty benefits of shea butter. Shea butter is used by humans to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.
Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because it contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. The high fatty acid content of shea butter also makes it an excellent additive to soap, shampoos, anti-aging creams, cosmetics, lotions, and massage oils - its soft, butter-like texture melts readily into the skin.
Shea butter protects the skin from both environmental and free radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
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