Monday, 2 April 2012


Shea butter (karite butter) is a fatty substance which is received from the nuts of karite tree.  It is mostly found in west and central Africa. This magical butter has been used for centuries in the African continent for healing different skin disorders.  The importance of this nut has gained in popularity all over the world.  It has a number of benefits which mostly consists of its effect on skin. 

Shea Butter is a natural ingredient which has ample amount of Vitamin A, E and F.  Due to the various advantages of these vitamins, this butter can go a long way to help keep your skin clear and healthy.  It is mainly used against damage to skin by way of sunlight.   This magical butter has the properties to heal burns, scars or sores along with healing skin disorders such as dandruff, psoriasis and dermatitis.  One can also use this as a means to reduce the stretch marks.  The other uses of Shea Butter can be summarized as follows-

  • Shea butter has a rich content of Vitamin A and Vitamin D.  These are the best sources of healing your skin from sun damage.  This is due to the fact that Vitamin A is a remedy for healing while Vitamin D can bring about that increase in skin cell growth.
  •  Shea butter provides relief due to irritation caused due to shaving and soothes the skin making it a silkier feel.
  • This butter provides the healthy collagen which can prevent premature facial lines, wrinkles and slackened skin.
  • It can be used as a moisturizer as it has a number of fatty acids which can be retain the elasticity and tenderness of the skin. 
  • Due to its various properties in relation to skin health, Shea butter is used in many commercial cosmetics and skin creams as well an anti-ageing creams.
  • This butter is also used to provide relief to small children from rashes and inflammation caused due to diapers.
  • Shea butter is the perfect remedy for dry hands as it provides the relief and smoothness to the hands removing the wrinkles.
  • Another use of shea butter is that it can prevent brittle and dry hair and prevents its breakage. It can be used for revitalizing the hair, massaging it into the scalp a day before shampooing and wrapping it in a towel.

  • Shea butter has hydrating properties which makes it relaxing the face muscles and as such can be used for relief from nasal infection and congestion. 
  • In winter too shea butter can be massaged on the skin to make it smooth and gentle.  This is due to its moisturizing effect. It can be applied immediately after a hot bath.
  • Due to its remedial effect for muscle tension and stress, it is used on a daily basis by sportsmen and athletics.  It helps to create a sense of freshness as well as heals the sore muscles of the body at a faster rate.
  • Shea butter can also be applied to the lips in winter to keep them soft and moist thus acting as a lip-guard.
These uses of Shea Butter make it a very good magical cream for various disorders and dysfunctions related to skin. 


  1. It effects fast because it absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue like petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products.

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  2. Shea Butter Benefits. Moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin.. It is one of the best natural remedies you could use for your skin