7 Amazing Shea Butter Products and Shea Butter Benefits

What type of Shea products are available in the market?

Is it just cosmetically good or is it medically good as well?

Shea butter is extracted from the nut of African Shea tree, widely used in cosmetics as a salve, moisturizer and lotion. It is considered as a super-food for hair and skin because it provides essential nutrients and vitamins to it.

How is it obtained?

The extraction process includes the following processes:

  • Separating– outer pulp is removed and the nut is dried
  • Crushing– the nuts are then crushed
  • Roasting– the crushed paste is then roasted in huge pots over open wood fires
  • Grinding– nuts are ground into a smoother paste and water is added to mix the paste well
  • Separating– The paste is kneaded with hands and water is added to separate the butter oils
  • Collecting– Butter oils are ladled up from the top of the pots and cooled

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Types of Products

The following is a list of brands and Shea butter products which can be used on a daily basis to improve the quality and texture of the skin and hair:

  • Jergens Deep Conditioning Moisturizer

It contains Shea butter, Cocoa butter and Mango butter which heals & protects extremely dry skin as they claim it on the label- “penetrates skin to hydrate you to heaven”. It provides moisture and also enhance the performance of skin’s moisture barrier.

  • Ambi Black Soap

It is a Raw Shea Butter Soap used to moisturize and cleanse surface impurities with aloe vera, Shea butter and vitamin E.

  • Bath by Bettijo Organic

It is a Shea butter product with 50% organic Shea butter whipped with jojoba, vitamin E, organic aloe leaf juice and essential oils. It is available in many scents like Lemon Almond, Unscented & Lavender Cedar-wood and Vanilla Mandarin scents.

  • Minus 417 Aromatic Body Butter

It contains Shea butter with avocado oil, sweet almond oil, mango extract blend to nourish and protect the skin. It can also be used after aromatic body peeling products to further benefit the skin. It exfoliates dry skin cells.

  • SheaMoisture Lavender& Wild Orchid Body Lotion

The body lotion contains 30% organic Shea butter, olive oil, cocoa butter and coconut oil. Lavender essential oil gives the lotion its mild scent. There are no gluten, parabens, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, phthalates and mineral oil.

  • Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Shea Butter Hand Cream

It has a blend of Shea butter, macadamia nut oil and myrrh extract to condition and nourish hands & nails. The ingredients include vitamin E, C and tocotrienol and ceramides that improve the skin barrier function & hyaluronic acid. It even comes in Olive & Basil, Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed & Citron and Honey &Coriander.

  • Shea Moisture African Black Soap Shea Butter Wash

It is made from tar, plantain peel, tamarind extract and palm ash to treat eczema , psoriasis, acne, oily skin and many other skin problems. It contains vitamin E, oats and aloe Vera which balances acne prone and troubled skin.

 

Shea Butter Benefits and Uses

It is a natural skin care product which improves and enhances the beauty (health) of the skin. There are multiple reasons due to which Shea Butter is used and preferred over toxic chemical cosmetics, such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Antioxidant properties which helps in cleansing the body
  • Protects the hair and the skin from the harmful UV rays
  • Repairs and improves damaged skin
  • As a base for homemade deodorant
  • Protects damaged hair by being a natural cuticle cream
  • It prevents the skin from aging; protecting it from the harmful polluted environment and enabling people to feel younger
  • In baby care and lip care as traditionally also, it was used for babies by African mothers.
  • Pre-makeup cream
  • Restores skin elasticity
  • Hair protection, hair softener and in many other Shea butter hair products
  • Moisturizes the skin naturally
  • On raw/sore noses during a cold or flu
  • As a natural cosmetic medium as it allows individuals to use natural care and not toxic-cosmetics products
  • Replenishes the skin after sun or beach exposure; rejuvenating the skin cells
  • It even soothes dry and irritated scalp by removing itching and dryness reasons from the scalp, if applied regularly

Shea Butter is Better Than Your Cosmetics

It is always seen that natural Skin Care Products are better than toxic cosmetics because of their harmful effects like severe diseases and skin conditions. It also improves the quality of the skin while the latter degrades it with time.

Shea butter is one of the most famous natural skincare and hair care product, widely used all over the world because of the above mentioned benefits and uses.

5 Steps to Quickly Make DIY-Hand and -Body Lotions

Personalized cosmetics are always better for the skin than chemical cosmetics because the individual knows what’s in it and she can also avoid putting chemicals, making it organic and natural for better skin care.

Individuals can make eye makeup remover, hairspray, lip scrub, body wash and many more cosmetics at home for their daily use to avoid the severe side effects of toxic cosmetics.

DIY Recipes

Home-made recipes can be made super versatile, super nourishing and can be extremely simple with skin essential oils to suit individual needs. It is a known fact that most cosmetics are pricey because of the high marketing budget of brands while the production cost of the product is pretty low. DIY cosmetic recipes cost a fraction of money as compared to the original branded product, but requires much more efforts than just buying it.

Essential Oils

The following are some of the essential oils that can be mixed for further nourishment as per individual needs:

  • Rose and Geranium for dry or aging skin
  • Lavender, grapefruit and lemon to make the skin energized and fresh
  • Helichrysum, lavender, chamomile, rose, frankincense or jasmine for psoriasis or eczema suffers
  • Helichrysum, patchouli, geranium, lavender and neroli to avoid stretch marks

Ingredients and Method

The following is the list of ingredients required (may vary as per different individual demands) and the process of making a nourishing hand and body Shea Butter cream:

  1. 1/8 cup of Cocoa butter
  2. 1/8 cup of Raw African Shea Butter
  3. ¼ cup of Coconut oil
  4. 1 Tbsp of liquid oil like Sweet Almond, Jojoba et-cetera
  5. 1 Tbsp of Aloe Vera juice
  6. 5-10 drops of essential oils as per individual demands

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Process

  • The individual needs to heat the Coconut oil, African Shea butter, Cocoa butter over low heat until it all melts.
  • The mixture needs to be removed from the heat then.
  • Then, Aloe Vera juice, essential oils, liquid oil is added to the mixture and stirred properly.
  • The cream is complete and can be stored in any containers for use.
  • Apply and enjoy a nourishing & moisturizing skin.

Some Important Points

The cream needs to be used within 3 days if no preservatives are added to it. The use of essential oils needs to be specific because it adds fragrance as well as other benefits, but the pungent smell can also be irritating for regular use. The recipe is extremely versatile i.e. the measurements of the ingredients can be changed as per choice of the individual. The quantity shall be small to avoid the cream going bad (no need of preservatives then). The end product is liquefied because of the Shea Butter .

It is both, a hard lotion and a smooth lotion; making it non-greasy, smell great, versatile (flexible ingredients) and super easy to make (as proved above). It is solid at room temperature, but quickly softens up in hands, even in chilly homes.

Uses & Benefits

There are many uses and benefits of this home-made cream-cum-lotion, such as:

  • Gifts
  • Moisturizer
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Smoothens skin
  • Perfect Baby care product
  • Can be used as a sunscreen
  • On sore nose
  • Can be used at every part of the skin because of its moisturizing and non-greasy benefits
  • Helps to prevent skin aging

Conclusion

Homemade recipes require efforts but are really good for the skin. Small batches can be made to avoid the use of preservatives and the versatility of recipes allow individuals to change the ingredients as per their choice and make different types of skin care products to nourish & moisturize the skin.

 

 

10 Types Of Body Butters And Their Amazing Benefits On The Skin

Do you know what a body butter is?

A body butter is different from an average body lotion i.e. body butter is composed of nut butter and essential oils while body lotion is made up of 70% water; even though both hydrates the skin.

Individuals with sensitive skin are afraid of picking up any type of body lotion or butter because of the mere fact that it might react with their skin and cause rashes or burn marks. Body butters are looked up to because of their natural composition and various benefits on the skin and hair.

There are multiple benefits of body butters, such as:

  • Deep hydration
  • Softens the skin
  • Protects the skin
  • Prevents callous and corns

Types of Body Butters and Essential Oils

There are many types of body butters with various benefits, explained as follows:

  • Shea Body Butter

It is derived from the African Shea tree. It reduces wrinkles & stretch marks, soothes sunburns and alleviates eczema & psoriasis. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory along with beneficial fatty acids, no greasy residue and an overwhelming fragrance. Usually promoted as ‘Shea Butter for Natural Skin and hair’ because it makes the skin healthy with its natural ingredients. Shea butter hand cream is the most selling cream in its category because of the softening benefits.

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  • Mango Body Butter

It is no secret that mangoes are a great source of fiber, vitamin C & A and potassium. It contains antioxidants and also clear clogged pores.

  • Coconut Oil

It is considered as the most beneficial oil in the world. It has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties which not only repair tissues, but also increases metabolism, acts as an amazing moisturizer and also fight wrinkles.

  • Lavender Oil

The aroma-therapeutic properties of this super moisturizer is what makes it such an amazing body cream. It is a stress & anxiety reliever with relaxation and moisturization benefits.

  • Cocoa Body Butter

It is the fat from a cocoa bean which has strong emollient properties, stimulates collagen & elastin production, reduces stretch marks & scars and relieves dermatitis & eczema flare-ups with an amazing scent.

  • Almond Oil

This wonder product is rich in calcium, vitamin E and magnesium; being used widely in Ayurvedic skin treatments for many centuries, it is full of fatty acids which clears-up skin’s moisture barriers and soothes itchiness, irritation & eczema.

  • Mandarin Oil

With a sweet smell, this product has antiseptic properties which promotes cell & tissue growth. It is known for as a relaxing sedative; also fights wrinkles and revives dull-skin.

  • Olive Oil

This cooking oil has many more properties which makes it an amazing moisturizer for sensitive skin. It can be applied directly on the skin; helping in combating cancer and sun damage.

  • Hemp Seed Oil

A versatile skin healer, this product got his bad rapport because of its marijuana connection. It is considered to be unique because it has around 80% of fatty acids and a complete lineup of amino acids which makes it a natural antioxidant & an anti-inflammatory agent. It is easily absorbed by the skin without any greasy residue.

  • Aloe Vera

The miracle plant, Aloe Vera is an antioxidant which soothes sunburns, aids circulation, repairs skin tissue, reduces skin inflammation and cleanses the digestive system. It contains 20 different minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 types of vitamins in its composition.

 

Research and Choose with Care

Individuals need to understand that there are millions of Skin products, both natural/ organic as well as chemically-infused. It becomes really difficult for them to choose the right one for their skin because every skin type is different and requires a different kind of care and protection from the many harmful elements in the environment, such as:

  • Sudden climate changes
  • Pollution
  • UV rays of the Sun
  • Global warming
  • Diseases and infections

Choosing the right product for the skin is one difficult task to accomplish.

Cosmetic brands claim so many benefits with so many conditions that individuals are skeptical about the true results & side effects of such brands & their products.

Body butters are super-concentration lotions with less of water and more of essential oils, which is both good and bad for individuals because people with sensitive skin prefer more water-based products while people with extra-dry skin prefer more of concentrated products (not a rule of thumb) to moisturize the skin and provide enough nourishment to it.

Experience a Healthy Skin

Body butters provide the best nourishment to the skin, curing skin diseases and all types of dryness & itchiness. Individuals shall try such skin care products to avoid adverse side effects of chemically-infused cosmetics and experience the amazing benefits of natural or organic cosmetic products.

Always observe how the skin care product is reacting to the skin; in case of rashes or spots, avoid using such products.

10 Types Of Body Butters And Their Amazing Benefits On The Skin

Do you know what a body butter is?

A body butter is different from an average body lotion i.e. body butter is composed of nut butter and essential oils while body lotion is made up of 70% water; even though both hydrates the skin.

Individuals with sensitive skin are afraid of picking up any type of body lotion or butter because of the mere fact that it might react with their skin and cause rashes or burn marks. Body butters are looked up to because of their natural composition and various benefits on the skin and hair.

There are multiple benefits of body butters, such as:

  • Deep hydration
  • Softens the skin
  • Protects the skin
  • Prevents callous and corns

Types of Body Butters and Essential Oils

There are many types of body butters with various benefits, explained as follows:

  • Shea Body Butter

It is derived from the African Shea tree. It reduces wrinkles & stretch marks, soothes sunburns and alleviates eczema & psoriasis. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory along with beneficial fatty acids, no greasy residue and an overwhelming fragrance. Usually promoted as ‘Shea Butter for Natural Skin and hair’ because it makes the skin healthy with its natural ingredients. Shea butter hand cream is the most selling cream in its category because of the softening benefits.

  • Mango Body Butter

It is no secret that mangoes are a great source of fiber, vitamin C & A and potassium. It contains antioxidants and also clear clogged pores.

  • Coconut Oil

It is considered as the most beneficial oil in the world. It has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties which not only repair tissues, but also increases metabolism, acts as an amazing moisturizer and also fight wrinkles.

  • Lavender Oil

The aroma-therapeutic properties of this super moisturizer is what makes it such an amazing body cream. It is a stress & anxiety reliever with relaxation and moisturization benefits.

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  • Cocoa Body Butter

It is the fat from a cocoa bean which has strong emollient properties, stimulates collagen & elastin production, reduces stretch marks & scars and relieves dermatitis & eczema flare-ups with an amazing scent.

  • Almond Oil

This wonder product is rich in calcium, vitamin E and magnesium; being used widely in Ayurvedic skin treatments for many centuries, it is full of fatty acids which clears-up skin’s moisture barriers and soothes itchiness, irritation & eczema.

  • Mandarin Oil

With a sweet smell, this product has antiseptic properties which promotes cell & tissue growth. It is known for as a relaxing sedative; also fights wrinkles and revives dull-skin.

  • Olive Oil

This cooking oil has many more properties which makes it an amazing moisturizer for sensitive skin. It can be applied directly on the skin; helping in combating cancer and sun damage.

  • Hemp Seed Oil

A versatile skin healer, this product got his bad rapport because of its marijuana connection. It is considered to be unique because it has around 80% of fatty acids and a complete lineup of amino acids which makes it a natural antioxidant & an anti-inflammatory agent. It is easily absorbed by the skin without any greasy residue.

  • Aloe Vera

The miracle plant, Aloe Vera is an antioxidant which soothes sunburns, aids circulation, repairs skin tissue, reduces skin inflammation and cleanses the digestive system. It contains 20 different minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 types of vitamins in its composition.

Research and Choose with Care

Individuals need to understand that there are millions of Skin products, both natural/ organic as well as chemically-infused. It becomes really difficult for them to choose the right one for their skin because every skin type is different and requires a different kind of care and protection from the many harmful elements in the environment, such as:

  • Sudden climate changes
  • Pollution
  • UV rays of the Sun
  • Global warming
  • Diseases and infections

Choosing the right product for the skin is one difficult task to accomplish.

Cosmetic brands claim so many benefits with so many conditions that individuals are skeptical about the true results & side effects of such brands & their products.

Body Butters are super-concentration lotions with less of water and more of essential oils, which is both good and bad for individuals because people with sensitive skin prefer more water-based products while people with extra-dry skin prefer more of concentrated products (not a rule of thumb) to moisturize the skin and provide enough nourishment to it.

Experience a Healthy Skin

Body butters provide the best nourishment to the skin, curing skin diseases and all types of dryness & itchiness. Individuals shall try such skin care products to avoid adverse side effects of chemically-infused cosmetics and experience the amazing benefits of natural or organic cosmetic products.

Always observe how the skin care product is reacting to the skin; in case of rashes or spots, avoid using such products.