What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is made from a type of fat that is found in the nuts of an African tree – the shea tree. Scientifically known as Vitellaria paradoxa, when the fat is extracted from the nut, it can be processed in various ways to make it more versatile and useful, both in food preparation and cosmetic products.
Shea Butter Benefits
The fatty acids in this butter are known to penetrate the skin and deliver nutrients and antioxidants deep into the skin, keeping it hydrated and healthy.
Using shea butter on your scalp and hair can help to increase growth, prevent hair loss, and reduce inflammation. This simple fix can lead to less dandruff.
Applying this substance to itchy or irritated areas of the body can help to quickly relieve discomfort and soothe conditions like psoriasis, acne, eczema, or rosacea.
Regularly applying this fat-rich butter to your skin can eliminate rough skin and boost skin tone by encouragingand repair of damaged skin cells.
The antioxidant activity of certain active compounds in this butter, such as linolenic and linoleic acid can help to prevent oxidative stress in the skin, which can reduce the likelihood of wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of premature aging.
Following rapid weight change (pregnancy, crash diet, etc.), your body may develop stretch marks that can be difficult to eliminate. Thanks to the skin-lightening properties of this natural butter, you can make the stretch marks less noticeable.
Popular with new parents, shea butter can help protect your child against one of the most irritating and annoying conditions of infancy – diaper rash. Daily application of a small amount can keep them feeling good all day. Pure Calendula DIapers Cream is super rich with shea butter and calm the skin!
Shea Butter Uses
This butter has been used in countless ways throughout history, but some of the most popular applications include its use as a skin lotion, hair, cooking oil, and soap. In terms of its strictly medicinal uses, it is known to help relieve inflammation and the pain of insect bites, while also stimulating regrowth, repair, and better health of the skin