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How to Use African Shea Butter

How to Use African Shea Butter

How to Use African Shea Butter


There are many answers on how to use African shea butter since it is a multi-purpose skincare lotion. Apply African shea butter to your scalp for deep conditioning; moisturize your skin, especially elbows, knees and the heels of your feet with African shea butter.




How to Use African Shea Butter

How to Use African Shea Butter

It takes approximately 20 years for a tree to bear fruit and produce nuts, maturing on average at 45 years. Most trees will continue to produce nuts for up to 200 years after reaching maturity. 

Eight African countries produce high quantities of Shea nuts; they are in order Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Guinea. 

The nuts of shea tree can be collected and processed by crushing and grinding by hand or a machine to yield shea butter. Shea has long been recognized for its emollient and healing properties, ideal for soothing skin in the dry climate of the region. Reports of its use go back as far as the 14th century.

How to use African Shea butter?


African shea butter is a multi-purpose skincare lotion. Apply African shea butter to your scalp for deep conditioning, moisturize your skin, especially elbows, knees and the heels of your feet with African shea butter. African shea butter has been used for centuries on dry skin, and protection from harsh weather on your lips and face. 

Most raw and unrefined Shea butter comes from producers in Africa who export the product for further refining. Raw shea butter is butter is shea butter which has not been filtered or molded into shapes and unrefined shea butter is filtered and sometimes molded.


DIY Fluffy Whipped Shea Butter Cream


Use DIY Fluffy Whipped Shea Butter Cream a deep conditioner for hair, body massage oil, dry skin hydration, eczema relief, and sunscreen protection.

Use DIY Fluffy Whipped Shea Butter Cream a deep conditioner for hair, body massage oil, dry skin hydration, eczema relief, and sunscreen protection.


DIY Fluffy Whipped Shea Butter Cream


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups room temperature raw shea butter (yellow in color)
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
8 drops of your favorite essential oil

Directions

Add all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed and beat until light and fluffy.
Scrape the side of bowl while mixing. Add your fully whipped shea butter to a mason jar or an empty plastic jar with a cap.

Use: Use DIY Fluffy Whipped Shea Butter Cream a deep conditioner for hair, body massage oil, dry skin hydration, eczema relief, and sunscreen protection.

Types of shea butter


1.   Raw shea butter is butter is shea butter which has not been filtered or molded into shapes.

2.   Unrefined shea butter is filtered and sometimes molded.

3.   Refined shea butter has undergone processing to remove its odor.

4.   Ultra-Refined Shea Butter has been significantly filtered and processed, which usually loses the natural goodness of the shea nut.


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