Shea butter is fat extracted from the Karite tree nuts which can only be found in the savanna regions of Africa.
Shea butter has been known for hundreds of years for it’s benefits. Shea butter contains a very high dose of fatty acids, vitamin A, E and cinnamic acid which is a natural sunscreen.
Because of its rich content of nutrients, Shea butter has been used to moisturize, increase circulation, elasticity and circulation.
It is used as an additive in soaps, shampoos, creams and lotions. The scent of the natural Shea butter can be a bit unpleasant but it doesn’t persist. Natural unrefined Shea butter keeps a higher level of vitamins than processed Shea butter.
Shea Butter can be used to treat and sooth:
It is commonly used in cosmetics to:
restore skin’s elasticityeliminate scalp irritation and dandruffmoisturize skinreduce wrinklesprevent stretch marks
Shea butter is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory among other properties so it is very appreciated among users.