Archive for the 'Shea Butter' Category

Moisturize While Cleansing

January 26, 2011 at 17:12 PM
Posted by RubaDub

tn_soapmixedSkiing is a big part of life in Colorado, where my friend recently moved. He has really gotten into snow sports in his first winter in Boulder. Unfortunately, he has been suffering from dry, cracked skin from being out so often in the winter air. Not all moisturizers are created equally, as he soon learned.

I recommended that he start using products that use shea butter. Shea butter is a complex fat that melts at body temperature and is rapidly absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. I bought him some homemade shea butter soap that I use. It cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time. I also sent him a container of shea butter he can keep at his office to moisturize his red, cracked hands. He called and said that the shea butter has been working wonders and he is much more comfortable in his skin.

Skin Care in Winter Months

October 21, 2010 at 18:08 PM
Posted by RubaDub

winterskinDuring the winter skin can dry out and become cracked because of a lack of moisture in the air, and also because of the extreme cold. It’s important to keep your skin healthy to avoid itching, soreness, and even bleeding. For chapped lips, the natural choice is lip balm, but be sure you choose one made from all-natural ingredients. For dry, cracked skin in the palms and on the hands, a skin moisturizer like shea butter lotion works best. If your cheeks or face becomes chapped you can use sunscreen as a moisturizer. It’s also good to avoid using the heat too much in the car and at home as this will dry out your skin even faster.

If you put on moisturizer and lip balm regularly, you’ll find that you won’t need to do it throughout the winter, and that most of the negative skin conditions won’t manifest at all.

Skincare Techniques for Men

May 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM
Posted by RubaDub

mens-skincareMany men completely forgo the notion of skin are, passing it off as unnecessary or feminine. But the skin is the first line of defense against disease and infection, and healthy skin will serve you best. Here are some skincare tips for men:

~ The face should be washed every day with a mild, natural soap, such as oatmeal or shea butter soap (it’s okay to do this in the shower).
~ Once or twice a week, wash the face with warm water and a deep cleanser to flush out the pores. Apply a moisturizing lotion or aloe afterward.
~ If you’re planning on being outside for an extended amount of time, apply sunscreen.
~ Take care when shaving; make sure the face is wet before applying shaving cream, and allow the cream a few moments to settle in. Apply after-shave cream following shaving.
~ Eat a balanced diet and stay active.
~ Drink plenty of water and limit alcohol intake.

Restore Your Skin’s Potential

July 2, 2009 at 14:46 PM
Posted by RubaDub


Dry skin interferes with daily life in many overt ways. For example, no one likes to watch another person scratching their unsightly patches of dry skin. Scratching might relieve the irritation briefly, but it’s a short-lived solution at best. By stowing a bottle of skin lotion in a desk drawer at work, you can keep your skin healthy and comfortable all day long.

Shea butter’s natural moisturizing properties make it a sensible solution for dry skin. In fact, shea butter lotion does more than just resolve the cosmetic signs of skin irritation. A healthy dollop of lotion works to lessen the impact of eczema, acne scarring, and even burns. Dry skin is a common problem, and sufferers swear by shea butter to provide the relief they need.

Various Uses of Shea Butter

May 15, 2009 at 16:34 PM
Posted by RubaDub

sheaMany people have heard of shea butter but only in the cosmetic context. Shea butter, however, has a very large and diverse range of uses. On the most basic level, shea butter is actually a natural fat extracted from the shea tree fruit. Taken alone, shea butter is edible and has been used in West African cooking for centuries. Less commonly, it replaces cocoa butter in chocolate.

Aside from eating it, shea butter is a common ingredient in high end cosmetics by virtue of its moisturizing characteristics. Some people even claim that shea butter has been effective in treating scars, acne, rashes, eczema, and more. Finding itself in everything from shampoo, conditioner, and shea butter soap, it is also commonly used in other cultures during indigenous ceremonies. In Uganda, for example, a small group believes that covering the body in shea butter will stop bullets.

Benefits of Shea Butter have been known for Centuries

April 28, 2009 at 23:04 PM
Posted by Leigh

Hand & Body Cream

 Shea Butter is only found in the tropics of Africa.  It is extracted by hand from the nuts of the Karite tree.  The Karite tree which means “Tree of Life” begins to bear fruit after about 15 years; and can take up to 30 years to bear a quality crop of nuts.

 It is the high content of irremovable fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unique healing properties.  Shea Butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F.  Vitamins A and E help maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy.  Vitamin F acts as a skin protector and rejuvenator.  The all-natural moisturizing properties of Shea Butter make it a valuable addition to hand creams and soaps.