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What is Shea butter made from?

Shea butter is made from the nut found in the Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), which is native to Africa. The nut is usually processed and made into a substance that’s pasty and buttery in texture, and is known for its various therapeutic properties although I believe many people are still unaware of its benefits. Please visit my “Shea Butter” page for more information.

Why is Shea butter good?

Shea butter is a great product for skin care. It is rich in vitamins A, E, and F, which are all beneficial to skin health. Shea butter can be used directly on your skin or mixed into other products that you may apply to the skin. Please visit my “Shea butter components” page for more information.

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What are the benefits of Shea butter?

Shea butter may help with the following:

  • Absorbs easily without leaving a greasy residue on your skin
  • Promotes healing of damaged skin cells
  • Protects your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays
  • Heals burns, cuts, and rashes naturally
  • Can relieve the itching and swelling associated with insect bites

Please visit my “Shea Butter Uses” page for more information.

Where to buy Shea butter?

You can try a health store near you, but quality may be an issue. If using the Internet, you should consider a site such as Amazon where you can find different Shea butter brands and providers as well as many other products that use it as an ingredient. Please visit my “Shea Butter Shop” for my recommendations.

Does Shea butter clog pores?

Shea butter is one of the most moisturizing ingredients that you can use on your skin. You can use it during the day or at night, and is not a product that will clog your pores. Instead, Shea butter will help to moisturize and cleanse the skin. Please visit my “Shea Butter for Oily Skin” blog entry for more information.

Which Shea butter is better?

Shea butter comes from Africa, and it is used for skin care. There are many different brands that sell Shea butter and I always recommend that you choose a brand that is completely natural. I would suggest that you always buy pure, raw, unrefined, and unprocessed Shea butter. Please visit my “Difference Between Raw, Unrefined, Refined, Ultra-Refined Shea Butter” post for more information.

How do I use Shea butter?

Shea butter can be applied to your skin in many ways. You can it apply it to your face to use as a moisturizer and/or on other areas of the body such as the elbows, heels and knees. It also makes a fantastic lip balm for the cold winters. As a body moisturizer, you can apply it directly after showering or bathing. Apply a small amount all over your skin to soften and hydrate it. It can also be mixed with other skincare products such as lotions and face creams for extra moisturizing effects.

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How often should I use Shea butter?

You can use Shea butter as often as you like, but if you are using it as a facial moisturizer I suggest you should only use it one or two times a day as it might feel greasy if you overuse it.

What are some good uses for Shea butter?

Here are a few examples:

  • As lip balm
  • As face moisturizer
  • As body moisturizer
  • As a moisturizer for your hair
  • To soften cracked heels
  • To soften rough elbows
  • As a shaving cream
  • As a natural bikini or male body underarm moisturizer
  • As an aftershave after shaving your face
  • As an extra ingredient in acne cream
  • To soften dry hands and feet
  • As a diaper rash cream
  • As an ingredient in soap and beauty products
  • As an ingredient in homemade gifts

Shea butter can be used for many things, but it is best to use it directly on your skin or mixed into another product of your choosing.

Shea butter has many uses. It is a great product for hydrating dry skin, especially during the winter months when you need an extra boost of moisture to keep your skin healthy. Please visit my “Shea Butter Uses” page for more information.

What does Shea butter smell like?

Unrefined Shea butter has a particular scent to it, and often times it is compared to the smell of the nut itself. Although some people dislike it I personally find it very pleasant. It is a matter of individual taste in my personal opinion.

Why is Shea butter a superior moisturizer?

The answer to this goes back to what it is made of. As mentioned above, Shea butter is made from the nut of the African shea tree and it is packed with vitamins and other nutrients as well as healing components: phytosterols, tocopherols, polyphenols, fatty acids, allantoin, etc, all making it a superior moisturizer. Please visit my “Shea butter components” page for more information.

What is the best way to preserve Shea butter?

The best way to preserve Shea butter is by keeping it stored in a cool space away from sunlight. Please visit my “How to Store Shea Butter” blog entry for more information.

What Does Shea butter do for your skin?

Shea butter is a great moisturizer for your skin. It also helps with many skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It is also great for treating dry skin because it contains several healing properties that are beneficial for this type of skin condition. Please visit my “Shea Butter for Skin” entry for more information.

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Is Shea butter Bad for skin?

No. Shea butter is a natural product that is used for many different skin conditions. There are no harmful chemicals or substances in it, so I do not think that it will harm your skin.

Is Shea butter good for hair?

Yes. Shea butter is a great product for hair. It is a natural conditioner that conditions and hydrates dry, dull hair.

Does Shea butter expire?

Shea butter can expire after a certain amount of time (it can go rancid). To have a better understanding on how Shea butter can expire please visit my “how to store shea butter page” for more information. Please visit my “How to Store Shea Butter” entry for more information.

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