The Benefits of Shea Butter

The Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter is made by extracting fat from a nut found on the continent of shea tree.  The shea tree is also known as Karite tree.  It is native to Africa Shea butter is made up of stearic acid and oleic acid.  Shea butter has been used for centuries.  There are early stories of funeral beds of kings were carved from the shea tree.  It was used was used in early times, by Africans, in food and cosmetics.  It’s still widely used in modern times in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotions.  Shea butter properties make it rich in Vitamin A, E and F.  It has a long history of improving both skin and hair.

Benefits of Shea Butter

Anti-oxidants

The Vitamin A and E that is distributed in shea butter offers protection from environmental elements.  The esters in the fat produced by shea butter also provides Ultraviolet radiation.

Healing

Shea butter imparts great healing potential for the skin. Raw, unrefined shea butter is effective in curing skin rashes, skin peeling after tanning, scars, stretch marks, frost bites, burns, athlete’s foot, insect bites and stings, arthritis, and muscle fatigue.

Reduces Inflammation

The acid properties of shea butter helps reduce inflammation and improve skin conditions.

Anti-Aging

The vitamin A & E in shea butter helps produce collagen. Collagen gives the skin the necessary nourishment needed to prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

Restores Elasticity

The vitamin F properties helps maintain healthy elasticity.   Elasticity is needed for an even skin tone, hydration and softening effects.

Hair Moisturizer

The vitamin A and E is a perfect combination to moisturize the hair from root to end. It is used in creams, shampoos, conditioners or as a stand-alone moisturizer.

Dry and itchy Scalp

Shea butter soothes and moisturizes the scalp.  It provides relief for dryness, helps repairs breakage, and seal damaged ends.

Hair Protection

The UV protection provided by shea butter also protection your strands from the sun, chlorine pools, salt water and heating tools.

Shea Butter offers a buffet of benefits that offers total body care.  Go out and reap the benefits yourself..