Friday, September 13, 2019

Part II: 21 Reasons to Use Shea/Karite Butter (Unrefined Organic Yellow or Ivory) - 21 razones para usar manteca de karité / karite (amarillo o marfil orgánico sin refinar)

Shea/Karite Butter will provide improvements in all the conditions of the skin listed below. As you use this multipurpose cream you are likely to discover additional uses. The amount of time required for optimum results with various conditions may vary with each condition. Wrinkles, for example require 4 to 6 weeks of daily use. Itching is relieved immediately.

1. Dry skin
2. Skin rash
3. Skin peeling after tanning
4. Blemishes and wrinkles
5. Itching skin
6. Sunburn
7. Shaving cream for a smooth silky shave
8. Small skin wounds
9. Skin cracks
10. Tough or rough skin (on feet)
11. Cold weather
12. Frost bite
13. Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
14. Insect bites
15. Healthy skin
16. Muscle fatigue, aches and tensions
17. Before and after strenuous exercise
18. Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
19. Eczema
20. Dermatitis
21. Skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.)

La manteca de karité / karité proporcionará mejoras en todas las condiciones de la piel que se enumeran a continuación. Al usar esta crema multipropósito, es probable que descubra usos adicionales. La cantidad de tiempo requerida para obtener resultados óptimos con diversas condiciones puede variar con cada condición. Las arrugas, por ejemplo, requieren de 4 a 6 semanas de uso diario. La picazón se alivia de inmediato.

1. piel seca
2. erupción cutánea
3. Peeling de la piel después del bronceado.
4. Manchas y arrugas.
5. picazón en la piel
6. Quemadura solar
7. Crema de afeitar para un afeitado suave y sedoso
8. Pequeñas heridas en la piel
9. Grietas en la piel.
10. Piel dura o áspera (en los pies)
11. Clima frío
12. Mordedura de escarcha
13. Prevención de estrías durante el embarazo
14. picaduras de insectos
15. piel sana
16. Fatiga muscular, dolores y tensiones.
17. Antes y después del ejercicio extenuante.
18. Alergias en la piel como hiedra venenosa o roble venenoso
19. eccema
20. dermatitis
21. Daño en la piel por el calor (grasa caliente durante la cocción, tratamiento de radiación para ciertos problemas médicos, etc.)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Part I: What Sets Shea Butter Apart from other Natural Butters/Oils? - Parte I: Qué diferencia a la manteca de karité de otras mantecas / aceites naturales?

Most seed butter/oils can be divided into two important fractions. The first fraction is called saponifiable fraction, which contains most of the moisturizing properties (moisturizing fraction). The second fraction is called nonsaponifiable fraction, which contains most of the healing properties (healing fraction).

What sets Shea Butter apart from the other butter/oils is its exceptionally large healing fraction. The healing fraction contains important nutrients, vitamins, and other valuable phytonutrients required for healing. Depending on the source, the size of the healing. And that can range from 5% and upward. Some reports the healing as high as 17%. The larger the healing fraction the greater the chances are for a good quality Shea Butter.

In other seeds butters/oils, the healing fraction is very small, often in the range of 1% or less. While other seed butter/oils may have a good to excellent moisturizing fraction, these butters/oils contain little or no healing fraction. Because Shea Butter has such a large healing fraction, in addition to moisturizing fraction, regular use of this natural cream can treat many skin problems, including blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburn, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bite, and other skin conditions.

La mayoría de las semillas de mantequilla/aceites pueden dividirse en dos fracciones importantes. La primera fracción se llama fracción saponificable, que contiene la mayoría de las propiedades hidratantes (fracción hidratante). La segunda fracción se llama fracción no saponificable, que contiene la mayoría de las propiedades curativas (fracción curativa).

Lo que diferencia a la manteca de karité del resto de la mantequilla / aceites es su fracción curativa excepcionalmente grande. La fracción curativa contiene nutrientes importantes, vitaminas y otros fitonutrientes valiosos necesarios para la curación. Dependiendo de la fuente, el tamaño de la curación. Y eso puede variar desde 5% en adelante. Algunos informan que la curación llega al 17%. Cuanto mayor sea la fracción de curación, mayores serán las posibilidades de una manteca de karité de buena calidad.

En otras semillas de mantequilla / aceites, la fracción de curación es muy pequeña, a menudo en el rango de 1% o menos. Mientras que otras mantecas / aceites de semillas pueden tener una fracción humectante de buena a excelente, estas mantequillas / aceites contienen poca o ninguna fracción curativa. Debido a que la manteca de karité tiene una fracción curativa tan grande, además de la fracción humectante, el uso regular de esta crema natural puede tratar muchos problemas de la piel, incluyendo manchas, arrugas, picazón, quemaduras solares, pequeñas heridas en la piel, eczema, alergias en la piel, picaduras de insectos, escarcha. mordedura y otras afecciones de la piel.



We source it's Ivory and Yellow Unrefined Shea/Karite and Raw African Black soap from Ghana.

  Nuestra fuente es el marfil y el karité amarillo sin refinar de Karité y el jabón negro africano crudo de Ghana.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Mai's Organic Body Butter reintroduced August 31st! - La Mantequilla Corporal Orgánica de Mai se reintrodujo el 31 de agosto! -

Mai's Organic Body Butter is light, creamy and moisturizing. Made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Marula Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Powder and Virgin Organic Unrefined Shea Butter. It goes on light and smooth and is perfect to moisturize the skin.
La manteca corporal orgánica de Mai es ligera, cremosa e hidratante. Hecho con aceite de oliva virgen extra, aceite de marula orgánico, polvo de aloe vera orgánico y manteca de karité sin refinar orgánica virgen. Se ilumina de forma suave y lisa, y es perfecta para hidratar la piel.

Ingredients - Ingredientes
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil penetrates deep into the skin on your face, providing needed moisture as well as a shield to protect your skin, keeping it smooth. If you suffer from dry, scaly skin, mix extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt together to make a natural exfoliante.
- El aceite de oliva virgen extra penetra profundamente en la piel de la cara, proporcionando la humedad necesaria y un escudo para proteger su piel, manteniéndola suave. Si sufre de piel seca y escamosa, mezcle aceite de oliva virgen extra y sal marina para obtener un exfoliante natural.

- Marula Oil has a high content of linoleic acid that is an omega-6 essential fatty acid as well as omega oleic acid. It is not only highly effective in treating dry skin, but also in preventing and healing a variety of skin disorders, including psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc. 
- El aceite de marula tiene un alto contenido de ácido linoleico que es un ácido graso esencial omega-6, así como el ácido omega oleico. No solo es altamente efectivo en el tratamiento de la piel seca, sino también en la prevención y curación de una variedad de trastornos de la piel, que incluyen psoriasis, eczema, acné, etc.

- Organic Aloe Vera Powder contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin. 
- El polvo orgánico de aloe vera contiene antioxidantes, enzimas, vitaminas A y C, y es altamente antiinflamatorio. Puede ayudar a tratar quemaduras, acné y piel seca.

- Unrefined Virgin Organic Shea Butter is ivory to light yellowish in color and has a natural odor that could be described as somewhat smoky or nutty. The unrefined shea butter also has the highest concentration of antioxidants. It offers some natural UV protection and is an excellent moisturizers.  
Our Shea butter is virgin organic and unrefined. It's unique fatty acid profile gives it a high content in anti-inflammatory and healing components, shea butter helps the healing of skin disorders and problems like eczema, psoriasis, rash, hives, insect bites, poisonous plants contact dermatitis, skin cracks, burns and minor cuts. 
Shea butter is deeply soothing and calming on any irritation and inflammation. Because it helps the healing of the skin, it can take care of heel and skin cracks in record time. Our Shea Butter is highly moisturizing and beneficial for hair and health. Helps reduce dark spots, stretch marks and blemishes. Nourishes the skin with vitamins A and E.
- La manteca de karité orgánica virgen sin refinar es de color marfil a amarillo claro y tiene un olor natural que podría describirse como algo ahumado o de nuez. La manteca de karité sin refinar también tiene la mayor concentración de antioxidantes. Ofrece cierta protección UV natural y es un excelente humectante.
Nuestra manteca de karité es virgen orgánica y sin refinar. Su perfil único de ácidos grasos le da un alto contenido en componentes antiinflamatorios y curativos, la manteca de karité ayuda a la curación de trastornos de la piel y problemas como eczema, psoriasis, erupción cutánea, urticaria, picaduras de insectos, dermatitis de contacto con plantas venenosas, grietas en la piel, quemaduras y pequeños cortes.
La manteca de karité es profundamente calmante y calmante ante cualquier irritación e inflamación. Debido a que ayuda a la curación de la piel, puede solucionar grietas en el talón y la piel en un tiempo récord. Nuestra manteca de karité es altamente hidratante y beneficiosa para el cabello y la salud. Ayuda a reducir las manchas oscuras, estrías y manchas. Nutre la piel con vitaminas A y E.
Abie's Naturals products are always Halel and Kosher - Los productos de Abie's Naturals son siempre Halel y Kosher.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Shea Butter: The Multipurpose Beauty Product You Can Use For Almost Anything - Manteca de karité: el producto de belleza multipropósito que puedes usar para casi cualquier cosa

Abie's Naturals did research on various women throughout the United States to find out what their impression are about their Shea butter usage. Listen closely. It will astound you!

Abie's Naturals investigó a varias mujeres en todo Estados Unidos para descubrir cuál es su impresión sobre el uso de la manteca de karité. Escucha atentamente. ¡Te asombrará!

1. Overnight body moisturizer.

"I love this shea butter, because I put it on and I feel like, when I go home and I go to bed I take my clothes off, I feel like I’ve just put lotion on. And I only put it on once a day. I use the cream for my feet and I put socks on at night."    *Taraji P. Henson, actress 

1. Hidratante corporal nocturno.

"Me encanta esta manteca de karité, porque me la puse y siento que cuando me voy a casa y me voy a la cama me quito la ropa, siento que me he puesto una loción. Y solo me la pongo una vez al día. Uso la crema para mis pies y me pongo calcetines por la noche ". * Taraji P. Henson, actriz


2. Windburn treatment.

"I started using African Shea butter oil for the winter time because it's good for windburn and super dry skin.
 My cheeks have started to get red and discolored in the cold, and I've been trying to use that -- it seems to be working so far."  *Lindsay Walsh, Fine Arts grad student 

2. Tratamiento de quemaduras de viento

"Comencé a usar el aceite de manteca de karité africano para el invierno porque es bueno para las quemaduras por el viento y la piel súper seca. Mis mejillas han comenzado a enrojecerse y decolorarse con el frío, y he estado tratando de usar eso, parece ser trabajando hasta ahora ". * Lindsay Walsh, estudiante de posgrado de Bellas Artes


3. Instant dry skin remedy.

"I  use shea butter on my hands when they get really dry because i have a little left over from Ghana. The ones here are refined and have lots of other products in them. The ones in Ghana are pure Shea butter. It's really hard, so I mix it up with oil, like olive oil, and then use that." -*Asantewaa Prempeh, filmmaker


3. Remedio instantáneo para la piel seca.


"Uso manteca de karité en mis manos cuando se secan mucho porque me queda un poco de Ghana. Las que están aquí son refinadas y tienen muchos otros productos. Las de Ghana son manteca de karité pura. Es realmente difícil, así que lo mezclo con aceite, como el aceite de oliva, y luego lo uso ". - * Asantewaa Prempeh, cineasta


4. Curly hair definer

"I think for your hair, you don't have to go to the store and buy all the expensive products. You can just get some Shea butter or any natural oils, even olive oil, and they make your curl pattern come out much more defined."  
*Andrea Thomas, model


4. Definidor de cabello rizado

"Creo que para tu cabello, no tienes que ir a la tienda y comprar todos los productos caros. Solo puedes obtener un poco de manteca de karité o cualquier aceite natural, incluso aceite de oliva, y hacen que tu patrón de rizos salga mucho más definido ".
* Andrea Thomas, modelo












Tuesday, August 6, 2019

What are Kosher skin & hair care products? - Qué son los productos Kosher para el cuidado de la piel y el cabello?

When your product or establishment is Kosher, consumers know that you comply with a strict policy of kosher laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality.
Kosher law in food prohibits eating shellfish, land animals with scales, and birds of prey, but halal does not. Both kosher and halal rules prohibit eating pork. ... Kosher law prohibits mixing dairy and meat as well as the cooking, serving, and cleaning utensils used for them, but halal law does not. This is relevant, because many skin care products, soaps, lip sticks, etc. have been and still are made with animal fats and parts. 
Aside from animal fat, there are other non-kosher ingredients one must be aware of when shopping for non-food items such as hand and bathing soaps, foam cups, or even pharmaceuticals.
Some common examples:

Ethanol (a colorless volatile flammable liquid which is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars; alcohol, for example yeast used in the making of beer metabolizes the sugar into ethanol).

Gelatin (a virtually colorless and tasteless water-soluble protein prepared from collagen and used in food preparation as the basis of jellies, in photographic processes, and in glue) is made from the bones and hides of animals or fish. To permit the use of gelatin even in a non-food product, such as in a dish washing detergent capsule, special kosher gelatin must be obtained. 

Stearic acid (a solid saturated fatty acid obtained from animal or vegetable fats) is an example of a fatty acid which can be from either animal or vegetable origin. Stearic acid is often used in pills and other medications as a lubricant and release agent. Even though medication pills are not viewed as foods, nevertheless, the OU will require that the lubricants be kosher as well.
Abie's Naturals products, all of which are designed to be suited for people with certain skin sensitivities and religious preferences. The Abie's brand products are created cruelty free, vegan, gluten-free, and Halel and Kosher. It offers a range of products, all of which were designed to care for the skin and hair. 

Abie's Naturals high-functioning skincare products make them ideal for individuals who enjoy taking care of their skin.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Is Halal Makeup Vegan? - Es Vegano el Maquillaje Halal?

“Halal” is a term commonly used by Muslims to refer to what is “lawful” or “acceptable” with regard to religious practices. Halal products are those that do not contain haram(“prohibited”) ingredients, which include blood, alcohol, meat, or any ingredients derived from pigs or animals who were not slaughtered in the correct manner in the name of Allah.
Hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in archaic product tests for cosmetics. However, a product cannot be considered halal if it has been tested on animals.
However, not all halal makeup is vegan. Keep reading please!

HALAL MAKEUP

For cosmetics to be considered halal, they must not be tested on animals and must be free of alcohol, animal fats, and harsh chemicals.
Many makeup products in the cosmetics industry contain pig fat or carmine (a red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect)—including lipsticks, for example—and other haram ingredients, and most of the time, consumers are not aware of what is in the products they buy.
Cosmetics companies use animal ingredients because they’re cheap, not because they’re better than plant-based or synthetic ingredients.

Important: Not All Halal Makeup Is Vegan—Check the Ingredients

The Muslim Consumer Group contains advice and information about some beauty brands and determines whether they are halal. You should always check for non-vegan ingredients such as beeswax, keratin, and lanolin—an ingredient derived from sheep’s wool. Animal-derived ingredients like these are considered halal but are not vegan.

Unfortunately, even avid label-readers can’t always determine what they’re putting on—and in—their bodies. There are thousands of technical and patented names for ingredients, and many  known by a single name can be of animal, vegetable, or synthetic origin. If that’s not confusing enough, some companies have slyly removed the word “animal” from their labels in order to avoid turning consumers off. For example, instead of saying, “hydrolyzed animal protein,” companies may use a term like “hydrolyzed collagen.”
Check out PETA U.S.’ Beauty Without Bunnies page to see if the makeup you are using is vegan!

"Halal" es un término comúnmente utilizado por los musulmanes para referirse a lo que es "legal" o "aceptable" con respecto a las prácticas religiosas. Los productos halal son aquellos que no contienen ingredientes de haram ("prohibidos"), que incluyen sangre, alcohol, carne o cualquier ingrediente derivado de cerdos o animales que no fueron sacrificados de la manera correcta en nombre de Allah.
Cientos de miles de animales son envenenados, cegados y asesinados cada año en pruebas de productos arcaicos para cosméticos. Sin embargo, un producto no puede considerarse halal si ha sido probado en animales.
Sin embargo, no todo el maquillaje halal es vegano. Sigue leyendo para descubrir por qué ...

MAQUILLAJE HALAL
Para que los cosméticos se consideren halal, no deben probarse en animales y deben estar libres de alcohol, grasas animales y productos químicos nocivos.
Muchos productos de maquillaje en la industria cosmética contienen grasa de cerdo o carmín (un pigmento rojo del insecto cochinilla hembra triturado), incluidos los lápices labiales, por ejemplo, y otros ingredientes de haram, y la mayoría de las veces, los consumidores no saben qué hay en el productos que compran.
Las compañías de cosméticos usan ingredientes animales porque son baratos, no porque sean mejores que los ingredientes de origen vegetal o sintéticos.

Importante: No todo el maquillaje halal es vegano: verifique los ingredientes
El Grupo de consumidores musulmanes contiene consejos e información sobre algunas marcas de belleza y determina si son halal. Siempre debe buscar ingredientes no veganos como cera de abejas, queratina y lanolina, un ingrediente derivado de la lana de oveja. Los ingredientes derivados de animales como estos se consideran halal pero no son veganos.
Desafortunadamente, incluso los ávidos lectores de etiquetas no siempre pueden determinar lo que se están poniendo y en sus cuerpos. Existen miles de nombres técnicos y patentados para ingredientes, y muchos conocidos por un solo nombre pueden ser de origen animal, vegetal o sintético. Si eso no es lo suficientemente confuso, algunas compañías han eliminado astutamente la palabra "animal" de sus etiquetas para evitar apagar a los consumidores. Por ejemplo, en lugar de decir "proteína animal hidrolizada", las compañías pueden usar un término como "colágeno hidrolizado".

¡Visita la página de Belleza sin conejitos de PETA U.S. para ver si el maquillaje que estás usando es vegano!

















Monday, July 22, 2019

The Halal consumer market today. A fast growing world trend.


The Muslim consumer market is rapidly growing in size and diversity, driven by a population that is more diverse ethnically, geographically, and economically than ever before.  Young, consumer-conscious Muslims are driving demand for halal cosmetics, with the market growing from an estimated 16 billion USD in 2015 to an expected 52 billion USD by 2025. For Muslim consumers, identifying halal cosmetic products can be very challenging, sometimes requiring a strong knowledge of cosmetic ingredients and their potential sources and manufacturing methods.
Halal means “permissible” in Arabic and applies to that which is permissible in Islamic law. Halal is typically applied to permissible food but is also considered for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and business practices.  For cosmetics, some products have higher priority or urgent concern. Lipstick, for example, may be unintentionally consumed while eating or drinking, so Muslim consumers may need to carefully research their lipstick of choice.  Halal consumers also seek alcohol-free perfumes, since the fragrances are inhaled (consumed) and Muslim dietary law forbids intoxicating substances. Wuzu or Wudu is the practice of ritually washing hands and face which is performed to cleanse and purify before formal prayers or handling and reading the Qur’an. In order to meet Muslim consumers’ needs, not only are halal ingredients require but they must also be washable to meet the requirements of Wudu. Cosmetics like nail polish are often designed to resist water and washing, leading to the added step of removing these cosmetics before Wudu even where halal ingredients are used. Muslim consumers therefore desire wash-off, halal nail polish so they can properly perform Wudu.
Under Islamic dietary law, halal (lawful) foods are any foods that are not haram (unlawful). Haram (forbidden) foods include carrion (animals killed other than those intentionally for human consumption), animals killed in a non-halal manner (typically inhumane manner), blood, and food dedicated to another god. Some animals such as pork, predatory mammals, reptiles, insects, and some other animals are also haram. For cosmetic ingredients, the same rules are applied and impact many common cosmetic ingredients. Because of the restrictions on different animals and the requirements for proper slaughter, ingredients derived from animals such as lecithin, glycerol, fatty acids, collagen, and products derived from them are very difficult to verify as halal unless the entire supply chain is reviewed and approved by a respected halal certifying authority.
Some coloring may be derived from insects, which are considered haram, and thus do not qualify as halal. Other ingredients or products of concern include moisturizers and skin creams if they are of dairy origin.The microorganisms used to process dairy raw material may be haram. Rennet, for example is an enzyme that is typically derived from calf stomach. If the calves were not slaughtered in accordance with halal requirements, the rennet and any products made using the rennet are then haram. Vegetable source rennet is the preferred source for verifying halal status.
Modern cosmetic ingredients present many challenges for halal verification. As stated, microorganism or animal-derived enzymes require verification they are from a halal source. Similarly genetically modified organisms (GMO) must be from wholly halal sources.  If any of the genetic material used in GMO is from a haram source, the genetically modified organism is also considered haram. Some common GMO derived cosmetic ingredients include starches, oils, and many other agriculturally derived botanical ingredients. Unless the origin of the genetic material is known and confirmed as halal, the products derived from the genetically modified organisms may be haram.
Modern biotechnology leads to other challenges for halal consumers. Stems cells may be used in anti-aging creams or related products. Like genetically modified products, the source of the stem cells could be haram.  Although stems cells could be of botanical origin, halal certifiers may reject stem cells in cosmetics as haram unless full, traceable documentation is available to demonstrate they are of halal origin. This is typically provided by a halal certificate from the ingredient supplier.
With all the complexities of cosmetic ingredient supply and origin, many Muslim consumers seek only those products that are certified halal by a reputable authority. Similarly, for the cosmetic manufacturer it may seem a daunting task to determine which ingredients meet halal consumers’ needs.  Fortunately reputable halal certifying authorities employ food scientists, religious scholars and other experts to navigate and interpret the impact of ancient texts on modern science and products.  Manufacturers can be confident that ingredients certified by halal authorities, such as IFANCA (the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America), HFCE (the Halal Food Council of Europe), or Halal Control meet halal requirements. Where certified ingredients are not available, statements from suppliers can help confirm the ingredients are halal. Such statements or questionnaires should include information on not only the raw materials used, but also solvents, microorganisms and enzymes, genetic origin of GM products as well as cleaning procedures and cleaning agents.