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January 08, 2019 0 Comments
Shea butter is great because it's such a multi-tasker.
I find that shea butter is useful for so many skin conditions! Here are some of the many:
- Dry skin anywhere on your body (I especially love it on my hands.)
- Rough skin (especially of feet and elbows but also on the face)
- Itchy skin (from rashes, insect bites and even poison ivy)
- Sunburned skin
- Cracked skin and peeling skin
- Rashes from eczema and dermatitis and diapers
- Scars and stretch marks
- Scalp conditioner
- Dry, brittle hair
- Cuticles and nails
One of the great things about shea butter is that not only is it non-toxic (it's rated a "1" on the EWG skin deep cosmetics database, meaning it's thought to be very safe) but it's also non-comedogenic. This means that it won't clog your pores. It's rated a 0 on a scale of 0 to 5 on the comedogenic index. Shea butter is solid but pliable in cold weather but melts at skin temperature and is absorbed quickly as it penetrates the skin.
Shea Butter should not pose a risk to those who suffer from tree nut or peanut allergies according to Food Allergy Research Program at the University of Nebraska. (https://farrp.unl.edu/shea-nut-butter) We do however recommend a patch test. Those will allergies to Latex type B may be allergic to shea butter as it contains a natural latex.
If you're suffering from crazy dry skin like me, please check out Be Green Bath and Body's products that contain pure, organic, unrefined organic shea butter. It can be found in these products: Shea Butter Tin, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Herbal Miracle Balm and Baby & Sensitive Skin Balm.
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