About Shea Butter
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is extracted from the nut of West Africa’s wild karite tree. Its high content of essential fatty acids and natural anti-oxidant compounds provide extreme moisturizing capabilities as well as cellular restoration.
At Body Scentsations we are committed to using the highest quality, naturally extracted shea butter available, free from impurities and chemical processors to provide you with the ultimate in skin conditioning!
Benefits for Your Skin:
- Shea butter has proven successful in the treatment of various skin ailments including eczema and psoriasis and in some cases rosacea
- Shea butter helps to restore elasticity to the skin
- Shea butter helps to heal cuts and burns without scarring
- Shea butter helps to minimize stretch marks
- Shea butter has natural sun protection qualities for your skin and hair (though it should not be used in place of sunscreen)
- Shea butter works wonderfully on razor bumps and rashes
- It’s an intensive general moisturizer, ideal for dry, cracking skin. Especially good for those extra dry spots: elbows, heels, knees and cuticle beds.
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Questions & Answers about Shea Butter Use
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How long will your shea butter last me?
Our exclusive shea butter moisturizer is highly concentrated; therefore a little goes an extremely long way. Depending on the size you order and the frequency with which you apply the cream, one jar generally lasts from several months up to one year.
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How much and how frequently should I apply the body butter?
We recommend starting with a very small amount and adding from there until you are happy with the amount you are applying. Everyone is different and uses shea butter for different reasons. Generally in the beginning, especially if you are using it to heal or soften dry cracking skin, cuts, or for skin conditions such as eczema, we recommend that you use it once (or better yet, twice) a day–morning and night–for the first 7-10 days. Once you have attained the desired effect, you need only to maintain your results. Maintenance is generally around 3 to 4 times per week.
When I first apply the butter, it feels a little oily. Does it absorb into the skin?
Since our moisturizer is so concentrated, people tend to use too much at first. We recommend you start with a very small amount and increase from there. The product does completely absorb into your skin, even when you do use too much. Rub some creme into your skin, and in a few minutes it will completely absorb and your skin will be left soft and smooth with lasting results.
Is it good for dry, cracking heels and elbows?
An emphatic YES! Shea butter is especially beneficial for softening and preventing dryness and cracking in those areas that tend to dry, crack and callous such as your heels and elbows. It’s also very good for your cuticle beds.
Can it help with my eczema?
We do have several customers with skin conditions who have had great success with our exclusive formula as a natural alternative to medicated cremes. They say that they have not been able to use anything on their skin and that our exclusive formula has worked wonders for them. (NOTE: generally people with skin conditions choose either unscented or a light scent, as even essential oils can aggravate certain skin conditions).
Can I use it on my face?
We also have customers who purchase the product primarily for their face. If using it on your face, apply a very thin layer. We would only recommend it if you have very dry skin on your face. It is very good for spot areas on your face such as your lips and around your eyes. The skin of the face is much thinner than the skin on your body and you would want to be careful not to clog your pores.
Can I use it in my hair?
Yes it also works wonders for the hair as far as conditioning and protection from damage related to dryness and free radicals in the air. We recommend that you use a very small amount when using shea butter on your hair. Rub a little into your hands and run your fingers through your hair and on the ends. Try to apply the butter directly to your hair rather than your scalp.