Shea Butter Uses

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Shea Butter Uses

Shea butter has been used for generations in Africa as a body butter to moisturize, heal and condition. It has many uses including:

For your skin

Use shea butter for your skin to keep it looking young. Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer, it protects the skin from windburn, helps soften calluses on hands and feet, and can help fade scars, burns, and stretch marks.

Shea butter even has healing properties, helping clear dermatitis, prevent ashy skin and rashes such as psoriasis, eczema, or even sooth the effects of poison ivy or insect bites.

Active people can use shea butter as a lubricant to protect against chafing during heavy work or exercise. It can help heal skin cracking and give relief from sunburn. It will even help with skin pealing from sunburn or overly dry skin.


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For your face

Shea butter has a similar structure to your body's natural moisture, so it absorbs quickly into the skin without clogging pores. That, and the combination of healthy nutrients and minerals means shea butter is the perfect answer for acne suffers, those with uneven skin or fine lines. The conditioning agents even help prevent blemishes and wrinkles from starting!

This product is excellent in all of its properties. Both moisturizing and healing. A natural must have.

For Natural Hair

Shea butter provides moisture to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the very tips, repairing and protecting against weather damage, dryness and brittleness. It also absorbs quickly and completely into the scalp to re-hydrate without clogging pores. It is particularly beneficial for processed and heat-treated hair. It is an excellent treatment for dry scalp. The high levels of Vitamins A, E and F, restore luster to damaged hair.


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Whipped Shea Butter

For a smoother, easier spreading skin moisturizer, you can also make whipped shea butter. There are many homemade body butter recipes on the internet. Many recipes advise melting the shea butter with another butter, like avocado butter or pure cocoa butter before mixing in shea oil, jojoba oil, or Baobab oil and a scented oil like lavender or lemongrass.

Filtered Shea Butter

You can also buy filtered shea butter which has been passed through clay filters repeatedly to make the consistency smoother and to ensure that there are no particles of the nut shell or other impurities in the butter. Some people also prefer filtered shea butter because it doesn't have as strong of a nutty aroma. Some people like the nutty aroma though, so it's a personal choice you'll have to make!

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