25 Uses for Shea Butter

05/08/2013 | By | More

Shea Butter is an extremely useful tool in your battle against dry natural hair and dry cracked or ashy skin. But that’s not all that this wondrous silkening butter made from the Karite tree can do for you.

      1. Moisturizes dry skin
      2. Seals moisture into dry hair
      3. Reduces frizziness and flyaway hair without greasiness
      4. Smooths skin irritations and skin rashes
      5. Reduces or eliminates skin peeling, especially after tanning
      6. Eliminates blemishes and wrinkles
      7. Shea butter calms itchy skin
      8. Natural heat protectants protects hair when flat ironing or hot combing
      9. Soothes sunburn
      10. Used as a shaving cream for a smooth silky shave
      11. Helps heal small skin wounds
      12. Smooths skin cracks
      13. Excellent base to mix with essential and carrier oils for skin or hair
      14. Softens tough or rough skin on feet, knees and elbows
      15. Protects skin and hair in cold weather
      16. Prevents frost bite
      17. Emollients and oils work as stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
      18. Soothes itch of insect bites
      19. Promotes healthy skin
      20. Eases muscle fatigue, aches and tension
      21. Use before and after strenuous exercise
      22. Treats skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
      23. Shea butter calms eczema
      24. Reduces inflammation of dermatitis
      25. Helps heal skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.)

Shea Butter

If you haven’t incorporated pure Shea butter into your beauty routine before, try it!

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