Great Ways to Use Shea Butter
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A Versatile Product
Shea butter can be a product that is used in various ways. Here are some ways that this versatile product can be used in your everyday life. It where it's meant in everyday day use, the uses can range from internal (edible consumption) to external uses (hair and skin.)
- Hair. Dry and brittle hair can really benefit of this type of butter. It can find in hair conditioners, shampoos, and other hair care products for hair growth. People of African decent with natural hair (hair that has no chemicals) can use as a moisturizer and sealant. Various blogs, video tutorials and websites have DIY (do it yourself) recipes that you can make in your very own kitchen. Those recipes can be for pre-poos(a hair treatment before shampooing),deep conditioners, hair moisturizers and sealers.
- Skin. This is the type of butter is also natural sunscreen and can protect skin. It has a vitamins A, E and F that can be found in Shea butter. Shea butter can found in cosmetics such as creme foundations, eye cream and lip balms. Anti-aging properties is also a great benefit when it comes to using Shea butter also since it fights cellulite and wrinkles . Shea weather can protect your skin from what colder weather could bring like cold sores. Shea butter can also be used as a shaving cream as well. Pregnant women can rub this own their bellies to take care of stretch marks. After the baby's butter, Shea butter can soothe the baby's diaper rash. Shaving with this product can also can leave your skin with a smooth and silky appearance.
- Medicine. If you happen have a skin condition, Shea butter can be the product for you. It can be used to relieve pain caused arthritis, burns, dermatitis, frostbite, insect bites, minor burns, muscle aches, muscle fatigue, muscle tension, nasal congestion, skin rashes, skin allergies (poison ivy, poison oak), scarring,skin cracks, skin damages, skin peeling due to sunburn, skin wounds (bruising), and stomach problems. If you want to pamper your, ask a masseuse if this product is included in your spa treatment. Your fur bearing pets can benefit from Shea butter because it helps with their coats in other skin problems that they suffer from.
- Cooking. Believe it or not but some countries ,including Africa, use this product when it comes to the preparation of food. Shea butter makes a wonderful substitute for cocoa butter, diary butter, lard, margarine, and olive oil. This particular butter has fatty acids such as linolenic, linoleic,palmitic, and stearic It can be used in broths as well. Always remember to use unrefined Shea butter for cooking, use medium heat when melting and make sure it throw away it has a bad smell and/or when it starts to discolor.
In conclusion, whether it comes in white, yellow, raw, refined, unrefined ultra-refined or whipped, Shea butter can be a versatile product that be to be included in your everyday life. Please remember that Shea butter classifications go from Class A (best) through F (worst.) If you happen to find yourself in Africa, this versatile product can be found in central and western region of the continent such as Benin, Nigeria, Togo, etc. Give this versatile product a try and see the results. I'll love it.