Unrefined Shea Butter is fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It’s solid at warm temperatures and has an off-white or ivory color. Shea trees are native to West Africa, and most shea butter still comes from that region. Shea butter has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries. Its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids combined with its easy-to-spread consistency make it a great product for smoothing, soothing, and conditioning your skin.
Here are some uses for shea butter:
- As a regular, daily hand and body moisturizer
- To relieve dry or itchy skin or eczema
- To reduce the appearance of stretch marks or scars
- As an effective acne treatment
- As a moisturizing lip balm
- To help alleviate skin rashes, burns, and insect bites
- To reduce skin inflammation
- To help soothe razor burn
- As a low-grade sunscreen, and to replenish the skin after sun exposure
- As a moisturizing hair and scalp mask
and more! It’s pretty magical stuff.