Benefits of Shea Butter: Make Way for Shea

benefits of shea butter

Rich, moisturizing shea butter

Last weekend I attended a fabulous outdoor concert called “Jazz in the Gardens.” It was a 8 hour concert, with different jazz and r&b artists coming to the stage every half hour. My favorites were K’Jon, Robin Thicke, and Mary J. Blige. I love going to outdoor concerts and festivals because I get to browse the different vendors that I know are usually there to hawk their wares.

I came across one booth, where there were containers filled with a thick-looking yellowish substance. The yellow stuff was shea butter and when I investigated further by speaking to the woman from the booth, I found out that it was 100% natural shea butter from Africa. She had a large block of it available for people to try, so I scraped off a bit and rubbed it on my arm. It immediately melted in my hand as I massaged it into my arm. My arm felt so soft and smooth! The container was about the size of a extra large tub of butter. And the price for pure shea butter was $5.00. What a deal! I immediately purchased some. It’s my pleasure to share with you all of the benefits of shea butter.

Shea Butter Benefits: Just the Facts

Shea butter is made from the nut of the African Shea Tree. It contains essential fatty acids, making it far superior to cocoa butter or other nut butters. Shea butter can rejuvenate and moisturize the skin and even protect it from wind and sun. It even help wounds heal faster! Shea butter is also excellent for anti-aging. It stimulates skin at the cellular level, repairing rough, dry skin. Shea butter is quite a versatile, healing moisturizer.

Here are just some of the benefits of shea butter:

  • Treatment of dry skin, eczema, and burns
  • Pain relief from swelling and arthritis
  • Improved muscle relaxation
  • Sunscreen, due to its high Vitamin E & F content
  • Treatment of dark spots, skin discolorations, stretch marks, wrinkles, and blemishes
  • Massage, diaper rash, and a hair conditioner

I’ve even recently discovered that shea butter can work wonders for hair too! Look for a future post expanding on this very soon!

How can you benefit from shea butter in your daily skin care routine?

Choose skin care products containing shea butter as a main ingredient. Aubrey Organics was the first skin care company to import African Shea Butter for use in their products. Some of my favorite Aubrey Organics products integrating shea butter include:

After Sun Face and Body Maintenance Moisturizer

Green Tea & Gingko Moisturizer spf 15

Blue Green Algae with Grape Seed Extract Moisturizer spf 15

Calaguala Liposome Cream

Visit Aubrey Organics and search “shea butter.” You will find over 40 items!

One of my other favorite skin care lines, Keys Soaps, also tap into the healing power of shea butter in their formulations:

Eye Butter

Tortuga Super Emoillent Lotion,

Metacare Healing Lotion

Redicare Healing Spray

Click the banner below to visit the Pure Complexions website (who exclusively carry Keys Products) and type “Keys” in the search bar.

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I hope you get to experience the incredible health benefits of pure shea butter. You will love the results from using this versatile product from nature.

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!


Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • Renee

    Pure shea butter is super great for hair and skin- ONCE you get past the smell. It is nutty and natural but it does take some getting used to. I know it is a deterrant for many people. I mix mine with some olive oil to make it softer.
    Sometimes the only way to convert some people who cannot get past the smell is to tell them about Shea Moisture brand 100% organic shea butter. It has a delightful light vanilla shea fruit scent that men and women all love. I find it at my local ethnic hair product stores. They now are ordering it for their customers after I do a Natural Beauty workshop. It is also available on but I can’t pay that price. I pay $9 for 4 oz. The smell and effects of pure good smelling organic shea butter is so worth it. It makes a great gift for men and women (my dad LOVES it).

  • Robin Adler

    Hi Renee,

    I have noticed the shea butter I have does not really have a smell and it melts if rubbed between the hands. I am curious about the Shea Moisture brand. What do they use for the fragrance? I am definitely going to check into it. Thanks for another insightful comment.


  • Christopher Mills

    Shea Butter can really promote great health..–