Shea butter is one of the first ingredients you buy as a beauty DIYer. It has so many uses and so many benefits! Being so moisturizing, it can be used in lotions, body butters, soaps, and lip balms. With a little natural SPF, it can be used in homemade sunscreen. Being anti-inflammatory, it makes an essential ingredient in bug bite balms and even acne-fighting products. And did we mention it leaves your skin super soft?
Here are some recipes that will probably convince you to invest in some shea butter:
Dry, sensitive and atopic skin will benefit from this rich and creamy shea and coconut oil body butter. Enriched with wheat germ and lavender oil, it soothes the skin and packs plenty of vitamins.
Homemade Shea & Coconut Oil Body Butter from Susana Machado
There’s no reason not to use shea butter in your soap! This will make it extra moisturizing and soft on the skin.
Lemon-Basil Shea Butter Soap from The Homemade Haus
This solid bar melts at body temperature, which makes it perfect to use instead of moisturizer. Moreover, the combination of shea, coconut oil, cocoa butter and macadamia oil make it incredibly hydrating.
Honey Herb Body Bar from A Fresh Legacy
Shea butter is mixed with calendula to calm the skin, heal irritations and hydrate at the same time. Just what you need to stop scratching those mosquito bites!
Bug Bite Skin Soother from The Chic Site
No more chapped heels in your life with this shea butter-based balm! Improved with lavender oil, it’s also great for soothing before bed.
Lavender and Shea Butter Heel Balm from Hello Glow
The fresh citrus scent will make you want to use this lip balm every day – especially since the shea and mango butter combination leaves your lips so soft!
Citrus Lip Butter from Harriet Emily
Combined with whipped coconut oil, shea makes an amazing butter for babies’ sensitive skin! Plus it doubles as a hand moisturizer for you.
Whipped Coconut & Shea Baby Butter from Hello Glow
Hair pomade makes a great gift for him and her. A pea size amount will go a long way, which makes this recipe frugal as well.
DIY Beeswax Hair Pomade from The Makeup Dummy