Shea Butter Benefits and Uses

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If you’ve dabbled at all with organic alternatives to lotions and creams, or tried your hand at making your own, then it’s more than likely that you’re familiar with Shea Butter.

Shea Butter is a solid fatty oil derived from the nuts of the karite trees in west and central Africa. When the nuts are harvested, they are crushed and boiled to extract the shea butter within- which is rich in Vitamin A and several fatty acids that help the skin retain moisture and elasticity, making it wonderful for use in lotions, soaps and cosmetics.

With properties proven to be moisture rich and beneficial for skin healing, this amazing butter is quickly becoming a household necessity. Below are some of the many benefits and uses of Shea Butter:

 

Benefits

Contains vitamins A, E and F

Highly moisturizing and skin softening

Calms irritated skin

Natural SPF and sunburn relief

Anti-inflammatory properties that ease aches and pains

Soothes and heals burns

Relieves joint pain

Natural hair conditioner

Restores skin elasticity

Fades scars, stretch marks and dark spots

Soothes eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, burns, and wounds

Protects skin from free radicals

Eliminates shaving bumps

Anti-aging

 

Uses

Moisturizer (alone or in a mixture)

Scar and stretch mark cream

Salves and Healing Balms

Soaps

Shampoos and Conditioners

Itch relief from insect bites

Natural sunscreen

Lip balms

Shaving cream

Diaper rash cream

Wrinkle treatment

Natural teeth whitener

 

 

And those are just to name a few!

How do you use your Shea Butter? Let us know!

 

 

 

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Author: Cat

18 thoughts on “Shea Butter Benefits and Uses

  1. I use Shea Butter in most of my Soaps for super-fating.. I had a friend that was suffering with Eczema, so I made him 2 different Soaps that didn’t help. I decided to make 50% Shea Butter and 50% Cocoa Butter Soap with a few Essential Oils and that did the trick. Shea Butter is wonderful.

  2. I make 2 types of skin cream. One containing Shea, cocoa butter and coconut oil. And the other with Shea butter, Mango butter and coconut oil. I also make a balm with Shea butter in it. I love your brand of Shea butter

  3. I use shea butter beside other ingredients for my Calendula Healing Salve. This salve is wonderful to use on diaper rash, sensitive skin, eczema, wound healing and much more.

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