We all have that one person who’s everyone’s friend. Shea Butter is that person…Or thing. Its uses range from healing and moisturizing to fixing bank accounts and bad days. That last part isn’t true but you get the drift. This article will tell you everything you need to know about Shea butter!
What exactly is Shea Butter?
The natural skin care revolution has taken the beauty world by storm. Shea Butter is at the center of it all. Shea Butter this, Shea Butter that. Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea Tree. It is a thick, butter-like substance that is soft and is solid at room temperature.
East African versus West African
Shea Butter is produced in East and West Africa with slight variations. The East African Variety is more yellow in colour, melts quicker and is slightly more moisturizing. The West African variety is beige and contains higher levels of Vitamin A, which is great for healing. Have a look at our Shea Butters are from West Africa.
6 uses of Shea Butter
1.Natural moisturizer: Glow and Go
All the major hair and skin care products contain Shea Butter. This is because it is an amazing conditioner. It makes the skin and hair extremely soft.Many studies show that it is especially good at penetrating the skin and contains 60% fat, making it highly emollient.Normal moisturizers and petroleum jellies don’t usually go that deep. You’ll love our Shea Butter which is infused with Olive and Coconut Oil.
Take a bit of Shea on your lips and you will never go back to regular lip balm again.
In a study, a component in Shea Butter, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation. It is also used to heal sunburns,itching skin, skin cracks,insect bites,eczema,dermatitis among other conditions. How amazing is Shea Butter? Try our Aloe Vera Shea Butter for extra healing properties.
4.Skin smoothing and improving skin elasticity
Shea butter helps in the skin’s collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long-term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening and wrinkle reduction.
5.Improves appearance and prevents stretch marks
Shea Butter when used during pregnancy acts to prevent stretch marks that come with the stretching of the skin. So get your Shea Butter mama!
Everyone in the household can use Shea Butter. It is natural and has almost no side effects. So it is safe enough for baby to use! Use it to heal nappy rash and maintain the baby’s soft skin. Our Raw & Unrefined Shea Butter is just what your baby needs.
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