Hello there, we’re going to be talking about the dangers and issues with shea butter.
No, this is most certainly not a hate letter to it, I for one – love it!
However, I’ve recently heard some things about it that might not answer to some people.
Okay, so, you can get it basically anywhere. In your local drugstore, or any ordinary store. The thing is – It has become really popular in the last few years, and now they put it into lotions, creams, shower gels, lipstick… It has become fairly common.
It comes from the seeds of Karite tree, which are crushed by huge rocks and then roasted to make the butter.
I get it from a friend that lives in Burkina Faso in Africa. The butter itself has almost the same consistency (It’s a bit grainy) and has the scent and color as regular butter.
I like using it at night because I get fairly dry skin in the winter time, so I just rub it on my face and ....let it sink in.
Once, it also helped me with an allergy I had; - I used this totally fake, chemical induced face cream and I got these red rashes all over my face, neck and neckline – but then I rubbed some shea butter over it, and it went away in two hours.
It is rich in vitamins A, E and F, it offers a small UV protection, and has a lot of fatty acids for collagen production – basically it keeps the wrinkles away.
It moisturizes the skin, reduces inflammation, it’s great for pregnancy stretch marks, homemade lip balms, and of course for soap recipes
In the previous paragraph I’ve told you a bunch of things that make it great – and which made me fell in love with it.
But, I feel like it’s my responsibility to warn you about a few effects that affect a very small percentage of people.
Happy Soapy to You......
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