5 Health Benefits Of Shea Butter

Shea butter known as “ori” in larger parts of Nigeria is known for its exceptional healing fraction. Shea butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. They are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin and to help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines.

Below are some of the health benefits of Shea butter:


Shea butter is a very good source of moisturiser for dry skins. Shea butter can nourish the skin with its fat content. It can also help to soften the skin on the hands and feet and make it supple. It penetrates the skin easily, without clogging the pores, and is effective for dry skin. Shea butter is very good for healing cracked heels, dry cuticles, and rough patches on your skin.

Treat skin blemishes

Shea butter has been known for its healing properties. It can be used to treat acne, or any other skin blemishes. The healing properties in shea butter include; several fatty acids, plant sterols such as oleic, palmitic, stearic, and linolenic acids. These properties are effective in curing skin rashes, skin peeling after tanning, scars, stretch marks, frost bites, burns, athletes foot, insect bites, stings, and acne.

Anti-aging agent

Shea butter has been known as one that has one of the most important anti-aging agents for the skin. The vitamins A and E found in this butter keep the skin supple, nourished, and radiant. If used regularly, it reduces wrinkles and also prevents premature wrinkles and facial lines.

Baby care

Shea butter in its natural state can help to treat any blemishes on a baby’s skin.  Besides being gentle and soft on the skin, it can be applied after a bath and also used for healing eczema or diaper rash on the skin of babies and toddlers.

For hair

Shea butter is also used to restore hair moisture. It also protects the hair from harsh weather conditions and the harmful free radicals in the air and water. It also provides many essential nutrients that improve both scalp and hair health. These, in turn, will make your hair follicles stronger and reduce hair fall and hair loss. Another important property of shea butter that can prevent hair loss is its anti-inflammatory properties. Scalp conditions can be treated by these compounds, thus reducing hair loss. Your hair will grow thicker and have a natural shine when shea butter is used.

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