Benefits of Shea Butter

In our last entries, we’ve talked about Hemp and its wonderful properties. Today we want to deepen in one of the ingredients we've carefully chosen to accompany our Hemp-infused body cream, Shea Butter.

Shea Butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is a skin superfood rich in vitamins A, E, and F, which offers UV protection (SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and nutrients necessary for collagen production.

Shea butter has been used for years to improve skin and hair. It also has a long history of medicinal use, such as in wound care and even treating leprosy.


The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It works as a great moisturizer because the ones it naturally contains are the same produced by sebaceous glands in our body. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect its natural oils.

Reduces Inflammation:

Studies found that due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties shea is a natural anti-inflammatory. One compound in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.

Skin Smoothing:

Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long-term use, people have reported skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.

Here’s a list of common and highly beneficial uses for Shea Butter in your everyday life:

  1. Face and body as a natural moisturizer

  2. After sun or beach exposure to replenish skin

  3. Prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy

  4. As a natural cuticle cream

  5. Under-eye wrinkle remover and bag-reducer

  6. As a massage butter

  7. On sore/raw noses during a cold or flu

  8. Added to basic homemade lotion

  9. On scars to naturally help collagen production

  10. As a base for homemade deodorant

  11. By itself for low-grade sun protection

  12. Whipped into a magnesium body butter

  13. Lip balm

  14. On the eyelids before applying makeup to make it last longer

In addition to providing the highest quality of hemp oil extracts, we set ourselves apart by choosing our ingredients with a profound purpose. Our Hemp Infused Body Cream makes a perfect daily moisturizer thanks to shea butter, almond oil, and many other ingredients.

Get to know more about our Hemp Infused Body Cream and our ingredient selection by clicking here.

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