Shea Butter Benefits for Soap & Lotion makers

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Why Shea Butter?

Shea butter is becoming increasingly popular in the natural body care and cosmetic industry for good reason. It has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties, where it has been used to protect and condition skin which has been damaged.

Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals. Shea butter is an intense moisturizer for dry skin, and is a wonderful product for revitalizing damaged skin. In addition, Shea butter offers a low level of UV protection (approximately SPF-6), and may be incorporated into natural sunscreen recipes. Because of its soothing nature and rejuvenating effects, it is a perfect ingredient to include in your body care recipes and skin care regime. It is also wonderful to use in the summer as a moisturizer before and after sun exposure to reduce the possibility of the skin peeling or becoming dried out. Shea butter melts at body temperature. Proponents of its use for skin care maintain that it absorbs rapidly into the skin, acts as a "refatting" agent, and has good water-binding properties. Shea Butter can improve skin elasticity, it is used as an essential ingredient for lotions, lip balms and skin moisturizing creams and hair related products.  Shea Butter can also block the sun’s ultraviolet rays, it is an often used part of sun block products. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory and humectants which makes it very useful in medicinal ointments and creams.

Important Tips to know about our Shea Butter:

Because of its unrefined state, the scent of this butter is odiferous and may alter your product’s aroma. The aroma of our Ivory Shea Butter is often described as thick and nutty. Because of that scent, any companies use bleaches, deodorizers, or chemicals to alter the scent and appearance of Shea butter by refining it. We hope this article helped you understand why shea butter should be an important ingredient when you are shopping for quality soap making ingredients.  And just as important, we would love for you to try out our highly rated, chemical-free NATURAL shea butter that we sell in our shop! For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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