Shea Butter

"The Path To Natural Healthy Skin"

Body Butters, Handmade Soaps, Lotions, Shampoo and more.


About Us

RaEssence LLC is a family owned and operated business.

An Introduction to Shea Butter

What is Shea Butter?

Shea Butter is a fat extract of the nut from the African Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Some of the benefits of using Shea Butter include but is not limited to:

  • Reduction of the appearance of fine lines, scars and stretch marks

  • Soothes skin irritations, such as psoriasis, eczema and sunburn

  • Nourishes and moisturizes the skin

Shea Butter is an anti-inflammatory and full of vitamins A,E and F. The butter leaves the body feeling nourished as it soothes and comforts your skin. Shea Butter is typically used in cosmetic, skincare and medicinal products; it instantly absorbs into the skin and leaves no greasy residue. Making it an ideal ingredient in body creams, lotions and ointments.

The vitamin A improves skins ailments, such as blemishes, wrinkles, dry skin, and dermatitis. The vitamin E helps protect from free radical agents resulting in the prevention of sun damage as it's a natural sunblock. The vitamin F indicates that its full of fatty acids and is the rejuvenating agent in the Shea Butter.

Shea Butter Is A Lifestyle
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I received a care package in the mail one day from my mother which included a container of Unrefined Shea Butter. My first thought when I saw the container of Shea Butter was, what am I supposed to do with this? I did nothing with it, and so it sat untouched in the cabinet underneath my sink in the bathroom for over two years. 

By the time I remembered about the container underneath the bathroom sink, it was too late. The raw Shea Butter had developed a greenish black mold, dried up, and become flaky. I was disappointed with having to throw the unused Shea Butter away because, by that time, I had experienced the joys of Shea Butter and I learned how to use it.

Raw Shea Butter is difficult to use if you are unfamiliar with it. The Shea Butter has a hard, creamy consistency, like Play-dough, yet it melts into an oil as soon as it touches your skin. The natural nutty, smoked fragrance associated with Shea Butter is the other issue. Some people can’t get use to the smell while others absolutely love it.

Fortunately for me, I kept getting care packages from my mother with Unrefined Shea Butter products more creamy, and easier to apply to my skin. I noticed subtle changes in the texture of the cream with each new care package that arrived and I wondered, where is she getting this new body cream from?

Immediately after I started using it my co-workers began asking me what I was using on my skin; while women I met, frequently asked me if I was wearing foundation. For the record I am a man, and I do not wear foundation. However, I instantly connected the constant inquiries about my skin to the fact that I was using the Shea Butter products my mother was sending me.

This experience gave me a completely different outlook on what Shea Butter truly is. I found that using Shea Butter on my skin daily has become a lifestyle choice, and it is one that I am comfortable with. I believe in the benefits of Shea Butter because I witness first hand the effects of using it. 

As it turns out, the Shea Butter cream my mother sends me is handcrafted by her, and made with love. Little did I know that it would become the foundation of what my family now calls RaEssence.

Our Mission

To create natural skin and hair care products that repair and nourish, leaving the skin and hair feeling healthy and looking beautiful. To educate the public about the benefits of using Raw Shea Butter daily. 

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Effective as of July 06, 2012
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