Shea Butter rich in vitamins A,E and F and fatty acids. This makes it a fantastic moisturizer for our skin as it helps the skin's natural collagen production. Compounds such as oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids protect our skin to prevent it from drying out.
This is a favorite ingredient in our body butters. It can be rather thick on it’s own so we often mix it with coconut oil and add our favorite Young Living Essential Oils and then whip it up into a nice creamy concoction. I find it helps my skin to retain moisture, especially during the dry winter months in the Midwest.
How to Choose a Shea Butter
Look for “Grade A” Shea Butter. It should be raw, unrefined, unbleached and organic. If you choose refined Shea Butter, know that the refining process removes many of the beneficial benefits we get from using the unrefined.
I have linked the Shea Butter that we personally use in this article to help your selection process.
Post your favorite Shea Butter recipes in the comments and check out a few of the articles below.
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