There are various organic materials that can be added to body butter and lotions to give your skin the shine and glow. One of our favorite's here at Aleesa Bath and Body is Shea Butter, which we add to our bath and body products that helps to make your skin retain moisture. To find out more about shea butter, read our following blog.
What Is Shea Butter?
Before we get started, let’s discuss where does shea butter comes from? This butter comes from the shea tree, Butyrospermum parkii, which is also called Vitellaria paradoxa. The shea tree is of Central African origin. The shea butter is an extract of the nuts that are found on the shea tree. The butter is obtained by the removal of the outer shell. Then these nuts are crushed manually to roast them slowly for making butter.
Once the butter is done, it is kneaded manually in a huge basin with water that separates the oils. These oils give healing properties to shea butter that makes it one of the best options for skincare. In the end, we remove the shea butter from the top and cool it until it hardens.
Benefits Of Using Shea Butter
What makes Shea butter suitable for your skin? You might be wondering about the importance of using shea butter. There are numerous advantages of using Shea butter that are listed below.
Locking In Moisture
Whenever we use anything on our skin, we have to make sure that we are aware of the harm and benefit it will cause us. That is why it is essential to know about the product you are using. When we use moisturizers with parabens in them, we are harming our skin. Parabens are compounds that are carcinogenic.
This point alone makes Shea butter a strong candidate in the moisturizer industry because it is loaded with natural ingredients and is the primary ingredient in our Body Butters.
Shea butter does not have any synthetic perseverance, which is why the risk of breast and ovarian cancer significantly reduces. Body butter is great for your skin because they have emollients that are obtained from nut oils, which makes them 100% organic.
Moreover, they also contain carrier oils, which makes body butter super healthy for your skin.
Soothing to Sunburn and Dry Winter Skin
Are you tired of your dull and lackluster winter skin? Do you want to get rid of your stubborn sunburn?
Many people we've talked to report raw shea butter is the perfect solution for getting rid of your sunburn and dry skin. It has excellent moisturizing properties that go deep into your skin and prevent your skin from becoming scaly. It also works brilliantly for cracked and dry heels, elbow, hands, and knees.
If you are looking for an organic and healthier option that can beat your sunscreen, then Shea butter should be your ultimate pick. You can apply Shea butter to sunburned skin for rapid healing as well.
Reducing The Appearance Of Stretch Marks
Do you want to get rid of stretch marks? Getting rid of stretch marks with organic solutions is tough because there does not seem to be a definitive solution for it.
However, may have reported that raw shea butter helps to reduce the harsh stretch marks by lightening them to a certain extent.
Since shea butter is loaded with natural vitamin A content, therefore it tends to have excellent hydrating and curative properties. It also helps while dealing with scars and to slightly improve upon the appearance of cellulite as it smooths and softens the skin.
Prevents Diaper Rash for Babies
Shea butter makes a good diaper rash ointment for babies due to its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that have the potential to fight off yeast. Raw shea butter can enhance the circulation of blood that promotes cell growth that leads to collagen turnover.
Both collagen production and cell turnover are essential for healing diaper rashes quickly. Many children are exposed to a wide range of chemicals. That makes Shea butter a great pick when it comes to gentle diaper rash ointments for your baby.
Skin Nourishing Compounds
There are many nourishing organic compounds in Shea Butter that add a soft glow to your skin to give it a radiant look. We have listed some of them below.
Omega 3 fats
Vitamin A, F, and E
Various acids (oleic, palmitic, stearic, and linolenic)
We use shea butter in a wide range of our products, primarily our Whipped Body Butters, Handmade Soaps, and Sugar Scrubs. We work hard to provide you with quality products that offer our customers value and affordability.