TOP 5 Health Benefits of SHEA BUTTER

Shea butter is a thick solid and creamy texture and containing around 60% fat is mostly used for its moisturising properties. It derives from the seeds of the fruit of the shea tree and could be likened to a super-food for the skin.


  1. Moisturising

High in vitamins A and E shea butter can be used as a natural treatment for eczema and other conditions causing irritation of the skin. It can reduce the itching symptoms by as much as 79% and may be an ideal natural treatment for those suffering with chronic allergies of the skin.

  1. Reduces inflammation

When using shea butter as a cream it is said to help manage arthritis and its painful symptoms by reducing inflammation in the joints.

  1. Anti-septic

Application of shea butter to the site of a bite or sting will not only reduce the inflammation but is said to have some antiseptic properties, helping further with the healing process and reducing the chances of infection.

  1. Improves hair condition.

Containing high amounts of natural oils shea butter can reduce the appearance of split ends and the dehydration affects the sun has on your hair.

  1. Relieving muscle pains

Applying shea butter directly to the site of injury or muscle pain may help to relieve the associated inflammation. Historically, in Africa it is said to have been mainly used for this purpose long before it hit the western culture.

The Natural Life

Welcome to my blog, where I will be sharing of my experiences of my discovery of the natural world, and peel back the fast-paced society that we now live in. Breaking life down to its core, to show off the natural world. On a journey to discover what we can do with the elements we were first given, embrace a more natural and homemade life and to see the worlds most untouched patches.

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My aim is to educate myself in what I can do to make my life more homemade using natural ingredients and get the most of the health benefits the earth has handed us. Although I am studying as a Student Paramedic, I do believe that treatments other than medications should be used in conjunction to treat patients and their wellbeing.

Starting by looking into homemade soaps and the health benefits of using natural ingredients over some harsher chemicals that are used in the cosmetics industry; by the end of my research I will hopefully be able to make my own. Eventually I hope to expand to review methods being used currently to make our world more sustainable with the aim to retain some of its natural beauty.