Learn why shea butter makes such an amazing homemade skin care product ingredient and get the best DIY beauty tutorials to teach you how to use it.
There are so many natural beauty ingredients to consider when learning how to make DIY beauty products. One ingredient you may see frequently is Shea Butter.
Shea butter is a fat that has been extracted from nuts from the shea tree, also called the Karite tree, which is native to West Africa. Karite means Tree of Life.
Knowing that it’s derived from the tree of life, it’s no surprise that Shea butter is full of healthy vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin F and fatty acids with nourishing properties for the skin. That’s why it has been used for centuries in skin care products.
She butter remains solid when the room temperature is warm (unlike coconut oil). Even so, it still has a consistency that’s easy to spread and it will melt into other ingredients in a double boiler.
One of the reasons Shea butter is so effective is because its moisturizers are the same as the moisturizers produced by our own sebaceous glands. It’s a great choice for a moisturizing ingredient in your homemade beauty products.
If you’re considering adding shea butter to your skin care routine, check out all of the things it can help with!
Shea butter has so many benefits for skin!
- Nourish dry skin
- Soothe skin rashes
- Moisturize sun burned skin
- Doesn’t clog pores, so great for those with acne
- Smooth wrinkles and fine lines
- Alleviate itchy skin
- Help protect minor skin abrasions
- Moisturize cracked skin
- Nourish rough skin on feet
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Nourish expanding belly skin during pregnancy
- Soothe insect bites
- Massage into sore, tense muscles
- Moisturize minor skin burns
Here are some beauty recipes that use shea butter
- Shea Butter Soap
- Lavender Body Butter
- Vanilla Body Butter
- Peppermint Body Butter
- Candy Cane Lip Balm