Have you wondered why shea butter is used in so many natural beauty products? Learn 18 uses for shea butter that your skin will love!
As I have learned more about natural living and delved into making more of my own personal care products, I am learning more about the different ingredients that go into natural skincare products.
One of those ingredients is Shea Butter. Shea butter is derived from the Shea tree, also called the Karite tree. 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 lots of other great healing and nourishing properties for the skin. 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.
Shea butter can help with a number of skin conditions.
According to the Shea Institute, these are 18 conditions Shea butter can help with:
- Dry skin
- Skin peeling (after sun exposure)
- Acne and blemishes (does not clog pores)
- Itching skin
- Small skin wounds
- Skin cracks
- Rough skin on feet
- Frost bite
- Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
- Insect bites
- Muscle fatigue and tension
- Poison ivy or oak exposure
- Eczema and psoriasis
- Skin damage from heat (like burns or radiation exposure)
I have been wanting to add Shea butter to my DIY stash, so I was happy to recently receive a pound of Shea butter to review. The Cleopatra’s Choice Shea butter is 100% natural, organic and pure. It’s made with the finest hand-selected nuts from the Shea tree in Ghana.
It is of the quality that you can use it alone as a moisturizer or use it in your DIY skincare projects. I plan on making homemade deodorant with it very soon. When I perfect that recipe, I’ll be sure to share it with you!
For now, 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
I hope you enjoy the many uses of Shea Butter in your natural beauty routine.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.