Many many products have benefits to your health and one of them is Shea Butter. Therefore we should have known better why is so good for us. Also, I will tell you some ways you can use them.
What is Shea Butter?
Shea Butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. It has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair.
The benefits of Shea Butter
- Moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin. It is often used as a remedy for dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
- Reduces Inflammation: Many studies found that due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter was anti-inflammatory. One compound, in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.
- Skin Smoothing: Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural 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 as well as wrinkle reduction.
How to use
It is one of the most versatile natural beauty ingredients and I use it daily in some form myself. We are using this in many our products such as in our soaps and bath bombs.Of course, there are more products what you can be made out if this precious ingredient. It easy to make at home as well but if you are not quite the person who has got time to bother with producing then keep following and reading our blog or facebook page because we working on those new products which contain Shea Butter.
Our team favorite uses for Shea Butter
- By itself for face and body as a natural moisturizer
- For massage butter
- As a natural baby-care product (alone)
- By itself on the lips
- After sun or beach exposure to replenish skin
- Before applying makeup to make it last longer apply on eyelids
- On scars to naturally help collagen production
- On sore/raw noses during a cold or flu
Choose the highest quality
If you would like to buy this ingredient, please make sure that getting it for an approved supplier as better the quality better the result as well. If you get unrefined shea butter, that means it has not been filtered and may contain trace particles of the shea nut. I often gently heat my shea butter until it just melts and then pours through a cheesecloth or strainer to remove any particles.
Shea butter is for external use only. Ask your doctor or dermatologist before using, especially with underlying skin conditions. Those with nut allergies should avoid or check with an allergist.