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A Look at Three Great Shea Butters

Without a doubt, Shea butter has risen to become one of the most popular and trending natural beauty and health products since Aloe Vera made headlines in the early eighties. Known extensive for its excellent moisturizing abilities, it is also an excellent for use on sunburns, stretch marks, diaper rash, insect bites, psoriasis and much, much more. Here are three favorite producers of top quality Shea Butter:

  • Cleopatras Choice is a raw, 100% pure Shea Butter that is marketed to be beneficial to hair and skin health and beauty. Raw Shea Butter is much harder, has a stronger scent and takes a bit longer to be absorbed in the skin. To use on the face, apply while skin is still damp and massage in a circular motion. Shea butter does not generally clog pores, and your face will show significant improvement over time.
  • EuGenia Shea Butter is a product created by a family in Ghana, Africa that starts with a high concentration base of pure Shea Butter and adds quality nourishing Baobab and Moringa Oils to provide additional anti-oxidants and vitamins for a complete product line from Everyday Shea, Pregnancy Strength Shea and Dermatologist Strength Shea. This Shea Butter melts quickly when applied and is especially beneficial as a hair conditioner, skin treatment for psoriasis and to lessen stretch marks after pregnancy.
  • Better Shea Unrefined Shea Butter is sold in the solid unrefined state which means you need to melt the butter by rubbing between your palms as it will melt with body temperature. While this Shea Butter does supply 100% of the moisturizing benefits, it does not have the added oils that supply beneficial Vitamins A, D, E & F. Unrefined Shea butter is one step from the raw variety in that it undergoes filtering, usually with a cheesecloth and may be poured into molds to create bar or stick shapes. Still, in its unrefined state, Shea butter is an excellent skin conditioner.

It is best to use Shea Butter within two years of purchasing and store it at room temperature. This natural cream is has great healing properties, so don’t hesitate to use it for itching, skin allergies, frost bite and eczema.