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What sets shea butter apart from other seed oils? The healing fraction of shea butter ranges from 5 % to 17 %. (The larger the healing fraction, the better). By comparison, the healing fraction of other seeds oils is very small, in the range of 1 %. Including shea butter in your daily skin care and hair care routine can help solve your many problems. So, I have included 12 different shea butter recipes for hair and skin to get healthy skin and hair.
Shea butter has many benefits for skin and hair-
- Nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E keep the skin clear and healthy.
- It is helpful for sun damaged skin and to help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines.
- The Vitamin A in shea butter is important for improving skin conditions, including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis.
- Helps to control dry and frizzy hair.
- moisturizes deeply the damaged hair and skin.
Let’s take a look at what are the 12 shea butter recipes for skin and hair.
12 Easy Shea Butter Recipes For Skin And Hair
1. Leave-in Hair conditioner
Leave-in conditioner is a must-have hair care product in your beauty bag. It really helps your hair by locking in moisture as well as adding softness and shine. If you want to spare your hair tresses from harsh chemicals found in store-bought products, then this DIY hair growth stimulating leave-in conditioner recipe is the way to go.
2. Aloe Vera Anti-aging Body Lotion
After sun protection, body moisturizer is the most important element of any skin-care routine. Moisturizer or body lotion doesn’t just add water back into your skin, it also makes skin soft, prevents premature aging and plumps the skin.
To give sufficient nutrients to your skin, I have made an anti-aging body lotion. It moisturizes skin perfectly while giving anti-aging benefits.
3. Frankincense Anti-aging Cream
Frankincense essential oil is considered as a most powerful oil for treating skin conditions. It is the best oil to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically and to promote the cellular health of the skin. The important benefit of frankincense oil is to heal skin like treating wrinkles, scars and dark spots. So, why not add this oil to daily skin care regime and get healthy and glowing skin. This frankincense anti-aging cream is the best way to give proper nutrients to your skin.
4. Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer
Living with frizz and dryness can be the most frustrating things on the planet, especially when you have curly hair. A perfect leave-in hair moisturizer can be a perfect solution to control brittle and dry hair. A leave-in hair moisturizer becomes more effective when it contains natural ingredients like aloe vera juice and natural oils.
5. Vitamin E face cream
For healthy and glowing skin, vitamin E is the superfood for the irritated and dull skin. Vitamin E easily gets absorbed into the skin and restores the lost moisture, and this is why it works best for the dry and damaged skin.
This vitamin e cream is rich in vitamin A and Vitamin E which treats many skin problems like skin dryness, rough skin, blemishes, wrinkles, and eczema. It hydrates skin and prevents the moisture loss from the skin. It has cell regenerative properties which make skin firm and removes dark spots.
6. Body Butter For Dry Skin
Everyone hates dry skin and its related troubles like itching and peeling of skin. DIY all-natural body butter for dry skin is the effective remedy to opt. Its cheap and does not contain any harmful chemicals. It is made with shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut and calendula oil and also vitamin e oil. This body butter will intensely moisturize your dry skin.
7. Rosehip Oil Face Cream
This rosehip oil face cream contains some best natural ingredients that help reduce wrinkles, pigmentations and moisturizes dry and damaged skin. This face cream has rosehip oil, essential oil, and vitamin E oil. Essential oils boost the effectiveness of this face cream for reducing wrinkles. So, why not make this rosehip face cream at home and get youthful and gorgeous skin.
8. Body Butter For Eczema
Eczema comes with dry skin along with unbearable red, itchy and irritated skin. Anyone can get the eczema problem at any stages of life. One of the natural effective ingredient to cure eczema and its symptoms is the combination of shea butter and coconut oil.
Shea butter, when mixed with other powerful ingredients like coconut oil, calendula oil, and essential oil would be a perfect remedy in the form of whipped body butter for eczema prone skin. This anti-itch whipped body butter for eczema prone skin has the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory property to calm the irritated skin and make it moisturized.
9. Tea Tree Oil Shaving Cream
This shaving cream is made with the most effective natural ingredients which protect, hydrate, rejuvenate and moisturize your skin. It does not strip away your natural skin oil and also there are many benefits of each ingredient used in shaving cream. The main ingredients are tea tree oil which exfoliates dead cells and contains shea butter which makes skin soft and moisturized.
10. Anti-aging Hand Cream
Start caring your hands and give them proper nutrients through using this DIY anti-aging cream for dry hands. It helps in the moisturizing dry skin and makes them soft and also lightens the dark spots and wrinkles.
11. Coffee Eye Cream
Wrinkles around the eyes are the worst thing when you start to age. Caffeine is considered as the most powerful component to treat wrinkles and build up the collagen which makes a firmer skin. Coffee is the great source of caffeine which is many brands are using in their anti-aging product.
So, when caffeine is mixed with another powerful ingredient like essential oils beeswax and shea butter, it can be the best treatment to reverse the signs of aging and to get healthy skin too.
12. Shea Butter Face Cleansing Balm And Scrub
Shea butter is my favorite ingredient to use in my homemade moisturizers and cleansers. It is so healthy for the skin and hair! Vitamin A and E are healing and rebuilding vitamins found in shea butter. It helps your cells to repair and renew. It is awesome for preventing the signs of aging.
This cleansing balm is made with rose clay and castor oil to cleanse pores deeply and other nourishing oils like hemp seed oil and safflower oil provide essential nutrients to the skin and make the skin healthy.