Shea Butter is the absolute best for a number of things. First let me start off by saying Shea Butter has many healing properties. It comes from various places throughout Africa. Now I am talking about 100% pure & natural Shea Butter which has vitamin A and Vitamin E. Vitamin A in Shea Butter helps to improve a number o skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, wrinkles, and blemishes. It’s healing properties can treat scars, skin allergies, sunburns and dark spots just to name a few.
Shea Butter moisturizes the skin and it can heal as well as promote skin healing. I can testify to the above. For many years the only thing I could use on my face was Shea Butter. I am very careful about what I put on my skin especially my face because of how sensitive it is. When I would mention I used Shea Butter up until I found a new product about 4 years ago people would always ask, “It’s not to heavy for your face?” I would say, “no” because a little bit goes a long way. The kind I would use was 100% pure Shea Butter and would actually sooth my skin when it would become inflamed. I also credit it for my lack of wrinkles. It does not clog your pores. Many products out on the market that is for the face tend to have extra ingredients in them so I could not use them on my face.
Vitamin E is also found in Shea Butter however, the exact benefit is not clear. However, it has been said that vitamin E increases circulation in the skin and increases blood supply to and from the skin. It can also aid in decreasing the effects that the sun has on the skin.
It heals and I can testify to that. This is what sets it apart from other seed oils. Also it is good for putting on your feet if your feet tend to feel hard or dry. You can often do that at night before bed. Apply some to the feet and put a pair of socks on to soften them.
Unrefined Shea Butter does not spoil but its health benefits does decrease after 18 months. Shea Butter can come whipped so that it is easier to apply. Often times you will see it as white or as yellow. The color is determined by the season in which the Shea nuts are pick or the fatty acids itself. It is most determined by how it is extracted from the nut. If it is boiled and mixed for a longer period of time it is generally has a lighter color. If it is boiled and mixed for a shorter period of time it has a yellow color. However, the quality of Shea Butter is the same.