Today I want to share with you some wonderful information about a very close friend of mine called… Shea Butter. Shea Butter is amazing! It has tons of uses but the one I love the most is, eye cream.

I have always been obsessed with eye cream. Since my very first attendance to a Mary Kay party where I learn the HUGE importance of eye care and how to prevent wrinkles. I started young, so I know my eye creams and let me tell ya, they are FULL of chemicals. There was a point in time when I didn’t care what was in it, as long as it did the job. But now-a-days that’s not the case and when I threw out my last eye cream, due to sulfates and parabens, I was in desperate need for a quick fix. I glanced over onto the counter in my bathroom and there is was… my giant jar of Shea Butter! It worked wonderfully. Not too greasy, just enough thickness for around the eye and actually helped keep my makeup in place! It was perfect! It has been my best eye cream yet! 

Unrefined Shea Butter 4oz Jar
Shea butter comes  from the nut of the Karite Shea tree that is indigenous to Africa. Raw,  unrefined shea butter contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A and E,  as well as essential fatty acids.  It has been used for centuries for its moisturizing, ant-inflammatory and  anti-aging properties. Wow, who would’ve thought?
It can be a Moisturizer… Shea butter has the  ability to soothe, hydrate and balance your skin. It is used as a moisturizer  for dry skin and eczema, as a dry scalp treatment, for chapped lips and to help  soften cracked dry skin on heels, elbows and knees. It is important to make sure unrefined shea butter is  used. Raw shea butter maintains its therapeutic qualities and will keep your  skin moist and supple, whereas refined, processed shea butter loses almost all  of its healing properties.

It’s a Natural Anti-Inflammatory…Shea butter has  natural anti-inflammatory properties that have been known to heal scrapes, cuts  and burns; relieve sunburn and rashes; take the sting out of insect bites; and  ease the pain from muscle fatigue and arthritis. Add a drop or two of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil (anti-inflammatory), Purification (for cuts, scrapes and bites) or Wintergreen (for muscles), and multiply the healing properties like crazy!

And it has Anti-Aging Properties… Shea butter has been  used for centuries as a wrinkle reducer. Shea Butter contains essential fatty  acids, along with vitamins A and E, which are imperative to maintaining your  skin’s elasticity and suppleness. In a clinical study done by Frank Renard,  Ph.D., shea butter was found to have significant anti-aging properties and was  proven to help rebuild and rejuvenate collagen. Participants in this study were  given shea butter to use as a balm to massage on their skin for four to eight  months. The results showed clearer, brighter skin; less wrinkles; and even less  sun damage. WOW! I’m sold!!! 🙂 My second favorite thing about Shea Butter is the ability to use it with pure, therapeutic grade essential oils!  Click HERE for a Homemade Body Butter Recipe. I love how she shows each step… super easy. Of course, I would definitely use GOOD, PURE oils and I would definitely use Young Living Oils.

Essential Oils are an asset to anything you put on your skin!!!! To learn more about Essential Oils Click HERE.

 
Now, remember, not all Shea Butter is created equal. You have to have unrefined and buy it from a good trusted source to know you are getting top quality. I am going to share with you this world’s BEST place to get Shea Butter… (among several other awesome smelling things!)
 
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Tribeca
 
THIS JUST IN: Right now, for the month of April, all Shea Butter is 20% off when you use the code “buttermeup”. That is, until she runs out. 🙂 And I promise, I didn’t even plan that one out!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Kim

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