Benefits of Raw Shea Butter

I've heard many people rave and race about shea butter. I have even raved over it. So why not share with you all the great benefits that raw shea butter gives us. Now a lot of us know that they put Shea butter in hair products and body care products, but sometimes that isn't in it raw form.

So what's the difference?

Raw Shea butter is extracted from nuts of a tree that you can only find in Africa; the tree is called Shea-Karite. Raw Shea butter, also called unrefined Shea butter, is solid at room temperature and liquifies around body temperature. The process of raw Shea butter includes using water only, which make it the purest form of Shea butter.

Now on to the benefits:

  • Natural anti-inflammatory: It's been used to stop the flare ups in mild-to-moderate eczema and/or psoriasis.
  • Moisturizer: With Shea butter containing vitamins A and E, it helps to keep the skin healthy and moisturized. It easily penetrates the skin allowing the skin to breathe and not have clogged pores.
  • Treating acne: When used with african black soap it's been said to help keep skin clear of acne and blemishes.
  • Adds shine and luster to hair: With it being such a great moisturizing aid, shea butter helps provide moisture to dry and damaged hair. When looking for a great product in the winter this will definitely be your go to.