Discover benefits of Shea butter!
Shea butter is a triglyceride fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree, Vitellaria Paradoxa. It's often used in commercial and homemade skin care products.
Do you know what type of Shea butter you're using? There are different grades of classification.
GRADES OF SHEA BUTTER:
Grade A: Raw, Unrefined, Extracted with Water. Has cream to yellowish-gray color and nutty scent. Has whipped butter texture.
Grade B: Refined. Extracted by chemical process or by clay filtering.
Grade C: Highly refined. Extracted with chemical solvents, like hexane.
Grade D: Lowest uncontaminated grade
Grade E: Contains contaminants
Unrefined Shea butter is considered the best and most healthful for skin. It is natural, without harsh chemicals used for extraction. It maintains its natural vitamins.
Refined Shea butter is
different. The processes of refining may inhibit some moisturizing,
healing and protective properties. The refining process may allow a
small percentage of natural vitamins to be removed. Overall, most of the vitamins remain in refined grades.
Commercial grades of Shea butter are A, B and C.
has natural vitamins A, E and F. These vitamins help
maintain a youthful appearance. Vitamins A and E help maintain a clear
complexion, preventing premature wrinkling and facial lines. Combined
with vitamin F, a natural skin rejuvenator, they protect the skin from
sun damage and UV rays. Shea contains a natural sunscreen, Cinnamic
acid. The levels of sun protection are extremely varied. Shea
penetrates skin easily, allowing it to breathe without clogging
pores. It melts at body temperature. It's very gentle for all skin
types, even baby skin. CAUTION! If you have an allergy to
tree nuts you may have a reaction to Shea butter. In this case, consult
your health care provider.
Reduce fine lines
Restores skin elasticity
Soothe sore muscles/joints
Deeply moisturizes and soften
Absorbs quickly with no greasy residue
Fades blemishes, scars, discolorations. Helps even skin tone.
Soothe dry, cracked, chapped skin. (Moisturize for beautiful lips & skin!)
USEFUL FOR: Acne, Acne Scars, Blemishes, Dark Spots, Discolorations, Dry Itchy Skin, Dry Skin, Cracked Skin, Chapped Skin, Rashes, Skin Peeling, Minor Burns, Sunburns, Facial Lines, Wrinkles, Razor Irritations, Small Skin Wounds, Tough Skin, Stretch Marks, Eczema, Psoriasis, Sun and Wind Protection, Sore Muscles/ Joints, Rheumatism and Arthritis.
HAIR CARE: Shea butter can even be used on hair. It helps repair split ends, softens and moisturizes. Careful, though. Do not apply too much to hair to avoid a greasy feeling. A very small amount goes a long way.
Use Shea for making homemade soap, face cream, lip balm or homemade lotion!
Most soap makers, typically, use it in small amounts. Using somewhere between 5% - 7% in soap recipes is common. "Paula's Yummy Chocolate Soap" contains Shea butter. It sounds good enough to eat, but it's not for consumption! "Thanks" for sharing your homemade soap recipe, Paula!
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