Shea Butter is my skin’s best friend! It is loaded with Vitamin A & E, both are extremely moisturizing and healing to the skin. Shea butter is a seed oil that comes from the African Shea Tree called karite tree, which mean Tree of Life. And no wonder!
Check out 13 benefits of shea butter:
- Dry Skin – including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cracks, ashy skin
- Reduces appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars
- Prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy
- Over night body moisturizer
- Windburn Treatment
- Relief for sunburn, minor burns, bug bites, rash
- Itchy Skin
- Reduces Redness
- Great for Sensitive Skin
- Skin rash
- Frost bites
- Massage for aching muscles
I started applying shea butter every night before bed 2 weeks ago. You can see a before and after picture of the eczema I have. It has improved so much! I’m hoping it will be completely gone in another week or 2. My favorite way to apply it is to first whip it up. It makes the shea butter so creamy and luxurious!
~How to make Whipped Raw Shea Butter~
When you purchase raw shea butter is comes in a brick.
Cut it up into 2 inch sections.
Put it in your mixer, or a bowl and use a hand mixer.
Beat it on low/medium speed for the first 2 minutes to avoid the shea butter from splattering out of the bowl. Then beat on high speed for about 10 minutes, scraping the sides every 1-2 minutes. You are done when it looks like fluffy buttercream frosting.
This jar was $3 at Hobby Lobby. It’s 24 oz, as you can see it’s filled up about half way.
A little bit goes a long way. This amount of whipped shea butter will last me a couple months. Not bad for only $10! It is on the thicker side and takes a little longer to soak in. It’s ideal for putting on before bed. If you have dry skin I would highly recommend giving this a try. It’s done wonders for my skin!