Shea butter

I discovered shea butter some time ago, and has been a huge fan of  it. Shea butter, also known as karite butter is extracted from the nut of an African shea tree. It can be used in cooking so it must be also good for your skin! It contains lots of vitamin A and E, it diminishes wrinkles, promotes skin renewals and deeply moisturizes your skin.

I usually buy a raw, unrefined piece of shea butter, with no additives. It has got quite hard texture, but will soften quickly if you warm it up a bit or just soften with your hands. I use to put some of it on my hand and then keep it above a candle or a heater – depends what is on in my room!

I like using shea butter for the areas which need an extra attention like feet, hands or under eyes skin. So today, a feet soak followed by shea butter moisture boost.

Prepare feet soak by filling a bowl with quite hot water, add some coarse sea salt and few drops of tea tree oil, which has anti-bacterial properties. Keep your feet for about 10-15 minutes until the skin will soften a bit. Then, using some salt or sugar mixed with an oil, scrub any dead cells and polish your feet. After drying them, massage some shea butter and put some cotton socks on for a better nourishment. Then just lie down and put your feet up and let them relax.

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2 thoughts on “Shea butter

  1. I love Shea Butter. It is the base of all of the products that I make. Its great for my hair and as an overall moisturizer. I’ve been using it personally for about 12 years now and I have always recommended it to others.

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