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Unrefined Shea Butter: 4 Reasons It Might Be the Right Choice for You

Experience the Anti-aging, Healing, Prevention and Skin Protection Properties of Shea 

Below are four good reasons to consider making time for and using 100% pure and unrefined shea butter in your hair and skin care regimen.

 1.  Daily Application to Lips, Elbows, Hands, Knees, Lower Buttocks and Feet--The lips are quite delicate and can benefit from the moisturizing properties of shea butter which keeps them from becoming dry and actually rehydrates them. Rough areas of the skin such as the elbows, hands, knees, feet and lower buttocks are sometimes drier than other areas of the skin and can readily absorb this heavy oil. And, in the winter time shea butter is even useful on the face to shield and protect it from the cold.

2.     Muscle Relaxer--If you suffer from arthritis or osteoarthritis, rubbing pure shea butter on the affected area can lessen the stiffness and provide some relief from pain.

3.    Weekly All Over Body Oil Massager--Once a week it is a good idea to melt down the shea butter from its solid state, jump in the bathtub using about a pound of Epsom salt and the aromatic bubble bath of your choice. Of course you will need to take a shower after emerging from the tub to get rid of any soap residue left on the skin. Once out of the tub, use this shea butter turned shea oil to massage into your skin. You do not need to dry yourself, just rub the oil into your skin so that it absorbs all the shea. Pay good attention to the feet, elbows and other rough areas of the skin that may have been neglected throughout the week or that require a little extra care. Using shea as a weekly all over body oil massager is a good way to keep your skin moisturized, soft and younger looking.

4.    Hair Conditioner and Oil--African Americans maintaining all natural hair styles will find the use of pure shea butter oil as a God-send as a moisturizer of the hair. After washing the hair with black soap, apply a generous amount to the hair and scalp after towel drying it and before braiding the hair or cornrolling it or whatever other style you end up with. Shea butter, in combination with using the black soap to wash the hair, will leave your hair more manageable, easier to comb and softer to the touch. The hair will be well moisturized and have an almost silky feeling to it.

These are the four main reasons to use the 100% pure African shea butter products to create radiant skin and shiny, well groomed hair.

For your other natural skin care needs, you can use a blend of shea butter combined with other natural ingredients added, and it will works well and be less heavy. Research has shown that as long as there is at least a 15% concentration of shea in the product that you are using, the shea can still work well as a healing aide and skin protector, provided it has not been overly refined or heated to high degrees in the processing of it.

Loretta Crosby, editor of the Shea Butter Center, is an online natural health and healing advocate, providing health solutions for recalling health to the mind body and spirit---since 2003. She personally uses shea butter to manage her hair and skin care … naturally. Crosby publishes Shea-Skins, a monthly shea butter newsletter which she offers fr’ee of charge at

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