Have you ever noticed or wondered why so many beauty products are made with shea butter? So did we, and this is what we found out...
To start, shea butter is incredibly rich in vitamins E, A, and F. These vitamins directly help with skin conditions, such as blemishes, eczema, and dermatitis, skin allergies, insect bites, and sunburns. They give shea butter its anti-inflammatory properties, and can even help heal wounds!
But shea butter doesn’t just have healing properties--it has preventative ones as well. It offers UV protection, making it a good treatment for sunburns as well as a natural sunscreen! If used long term, shea butter makes your skin smoother, softer, and stronger, even preventing wrinkles and future blemishes.
Shea butter is also comprised of natural oils that replenish and seal hydration into the skin. It’s one of the best natural moisturizers out there and lends a natural glow to your skin. Are you hearing this message? Shea butter is great for your skin!!
Not to mention, shea trees are one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources, because they are not grown in plantations and don’t require fertilizer, irrigation, or pesticides. It takes the tree 25 years to start producing shea nuts, which makes them less economically viable for larger large landowners or companies to invest in. Therefore, shea trees are generally controlled by local people and not over-harvested.
We looked around the internet and found a lot of DIY shea butter recipes! Most of these are links to recipes for homemade products. Give them a try, and let us know how it goes in the comments section. (Note: these are benefits of RAW shea butter, NOT refined shea butter. Always pay attention to the labels on your products.)
1. Natural lotion or moisturizer
2. Base for homemade deodorant
3. Homemade lip balm
5. Base for homemade makeup or foundation
6. DIY Sunscreen
7. Natural cuticle cream
8. Cream for itches or sunburns
10. Deep conditioners! Shea butter is a key ingredient in NaturAll Club's avocado hair masks, and we use it in our leave-in serum too.
Even though many conventional beauty products are made with shea butter, they usually also contain synthetics and chemicals that can damage your skin and hair. That’s why we’re so excited to learn that you can make your own products...and why we’re EVEN MORE EXCITED about NaturAll Club’s hair products, which are completely free of chemicals and synthetics.