Cup of shea butter with shea nuts
Cup of shea butter with shea nuts

Originally grown in Ghana and derived from the Shea nut tree, Shea butter has become a growing success around the world. Parts of Shea butter can be found in cosmetic skin preparations; however, Raw Shea butter alone can truly go a long way. Instead of spending huge amounts buying a jar of cosmetic containing 10% (or less) Shea butter, why not buy a kilo of Shea butter and create your own mix? Not only is a kilo of raw Shea butter cheaper, it works more effectively!

The smell alone may be a little off-putting, but if Shea butter is not already a good friend of yours, then I am afraid to say. You really could get lonely.

Here are some reasons why Shea butter rocks:
Healing Qualities: Shea butter Heals blemishes and keeps wrinkles at bay and also cures minor burns and tough skin on feet. It also offers sun and wind protection.

Hair benefits: It can be difficult to find a hair product that works well for Afro/Caribbean hair. Shea butter works as a good hair conditioner, and restores lost hair lustre. Shea butter also eliminates irritation in the scalp.

ALSO SEE: 4 Benefits Of Organic Coconut Oil On The Hair.

Skin Benefits: Natural skin products tend to benefit the skin in comparison to chemically processed products. Shea butter works as a brilliant skin moisturiser. It evens out the skin tone, offers sun and wind protection, and restores elasticity to the skin.

In addition, Shea butter benefits the skin by curing:

  • scars
  • eczema burns
  • rashes
  • acne
  • dry skin
  • blemishes
  • dark spots
  • skin discolorations

Phew! Who would have thought there would be so many benefits in just one small product!?

By Michelle Adepoju

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