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3 Benefits and Uses of Shea Butter

Benefits and Uses of Shea Butter

Okay so we’ve all heard about them. The butters. Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Avocado Butter, and finally Shea Butter. We’re going to be focusing on Shea Butter in this article and give you some benefits and uses of Shea Butter. Let’s start with the basics!

Shea Butter in a Spoon
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.
shea-butter-chunks
The Benefits of Shea Butter
It Fades Stretch Marks
  • Shea butter is effective to treat the skin issues like stretch marks, cellulite and dry skin. If you look for treating the marks on skin of abdomen or legs try using a Shea Butter cream to treat them.

Adds Moisture to Skin 

  • The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
Creamy Shea Butter
Soothes Irritated Scalp
  • Shea butter has been used for centuries to sooth dry itchy scalp or dandruff on African Hair. It’s also a great source to provide moisture for dry or damaged hair. It is usually utilized like a foundation for health-related creams, and it has been believed to possess anti-inflammatory qualities.
Many online vendors sell Shea Butter Mixes that contain other moisturizing ingredients like cocoa butter, olive oil, and jojoba oil.
Have a Shea Butter Success Story? Have you used it? Are you currently using it? Let us know your thoughts!
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