The cosmetics industry found a goldmine when they opted to use Shea Butter in their products. The reported benefits are amazing and the effects can be lasting. Shea Butter is derived from the nuts of the Karite tree found in West Africa. It is high in essential fatty acids and contains Vitamins A, D, and E. Shea Butter is also said to help relieve dry, chapped skin, stimulate the production of collagen, and protects the skin during tough weather conditions.
This deeply moisturizing butter has also been said to assist in the healing of skin irritations, such as, eczema, psoriasis, and minor cuts and burns. Some baby products are made with Shea Butter and that goes to show the gentleness of this product. One word of caution, though: if you are allergic to nuts, it would be a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure you can use Shea Butter.
Shea Butter is a product staple with Tru Esscents. We use it in lotion bars, soap, lip balm, and whipped body butters. The whipped body butters are very concentrated, so it is best to start by using a small amount because a little goes a long way. In the soap and lotion bars, it leaves your skin soft and hydrated. In the lip balm, it also leaves your lips soft, smooth, and dare I say, kissable.