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Benefits of Shea Butter

Benefits of Shea Butter

In our first two entries we introduced hemp and CBD at a high level. Today we want to deep dive into one of our other ingredients because we are strong believers that every single ingredient matters, not just the hemp. For this post it’ll be Shea Butter which is one of the main ingredients in our body cream.

 

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

 

Shea butter has been used by many for years to soothe their skin and make it softer to the touch. It’s also been shown to be an effective moisturizer with emollient properties and helping people with a myriad of other skin related issues.

 

MOISTURIZING:

Shea Butters high levels of natural vitamins and fatty acids nourish and moisturize the skin and its emollient properties allow the butter to create a barrier while it soaks into your skin. Many people use Shea Butter on its own for their dry skin and on some occasions for dried out hair.

 

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.

 

OTHER BENEFITS:

In addition to many of the other great compounds mentioned above, cinnamic acid in combination with other compounds deliver a variety of other benefits including helping with skin irritations and breakouts among other issues we recommend you do some research on.

 

Here’s a list of some common uses for Shea Butter:

  1. One of the best options for natural daily body & face moisturizer
  2. Assists with protecting and maintaining skin during pregnancy
  3. Helps maintain healthy, balanced skin reducing blemishes and maintaining skin elasticity
  4. Under-eye cream
  5. Massage Butter
  6. Lather on top of sore/raw noses during a cold or flu
  7. Added to basic homemade lotion
  8. Rubbed on top of scabs or torn skin
  9. As a base for homemade deodorant
  10. Lathered on for low-grade sun protection or after being out in the sun
  11. Used as an after-shave for sensitive skin
  12. Lip balm
  13. Targeted application for dry patches during the winter
  14. Applied to scalp if experiencing dry skin / hair

 

We pride ourselves on combining our pure hemp oil extracts with only the best complimentary ingredients that serve a specific purpose which we believe sets us apart from most. Our Hemp Infused Body Cream is made from scratch, not a pre-made product we order from another company that we just add our hemp extract to. Our Body Cream makes the perfect daily moisturizer thanks to shea butter, almond oil, several other thoughtfully chosen ingredients, and of course our pure hemp oil extract.

 

Here’s a link to our Lavender 1350mg Hemp Extract Body Cream where you can see a full list of our ingredients [here]. If you have any questions on Shea Butter, our body cream, or anything else we can help with, please don’t hesitate to reach out at contact@leafwellbotanicals.com.

 

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