Pure and organic shea butter. Shea is a tall tree present in central Africa that grows spontaneously in the savannah, on the banks of rivers and in the heart of the equatorial forest. It has fragrant flowers and its fleshy fruit, similar to a plum, contains a woody core from which the precious butter is obtained which has extraordinary regenerating properties, as it is rich in anti-inflammatory molecules and contains a high% of vitamins A, B, E, F. Vegan ok.
Shea butter: dermatological properties
It is a body butter rich in vitamins and unsaponifiables; it has well-known moisturizing, nourishing, protective, softening and soothing properties for the skin and hair, also useful as a post-tattoo treatment.
The use of shea butter in modern dermatology is important for its properties: healing, emollient, anti-stretch mark, anti-wrinkle, firming, moisturizing, antioxidant, soothing, restorative, film-forming and protective. Women in tropical countries use it as a protective against the action of the sun, wind and salt and to nourish, regenerate and soften the skin.
Shea butter: what it is for
- dry skin, dermatitis, erythema, irritation and redness (compress or application);
- nourishing face mask for dry and damaged skin thanks to its high nourishing power on the skin;
- on hands and feet in winter instead of hand / foot cream;
- hot nourishing and anti-inflammatory massage for the skin of the whole body (to be avoided during the summer). Melt the butter with the stove;
carrier for other extracts being rich in unsaponifiable fraction that reaches the dermis (for example it is an excellent carrier of oleolites and essential oils in treating stretch marks);
- delicate skin of babies both face and body especially for diaper rashes;
- lip balm, including for children;
- excellent base for aromatherapy.
Shea butter: some advises
Use: use as it is on the skin. If used as a raw material for the self-production of cosmetics such as face or body creams, a percentage of 5/6% is recommended. During the summer it should be kept in the refrigerator.
Curiosity: to prepare a balsamic ointment to promote breathing, mix 50 ml of shea butter with 15 drops of tea tree oil.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*. *Organic agricolture
Vegan ok product.
Quantity: 250 ml; PAO 6 Mesi
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Brand: Officina Umbra
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