What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is the fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It's off-white or ivory-colored in appearance and has a creamy texture when whipped.
Due to its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids, it has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries. This natural, nourishing butter is an excellent ingredient for soothing and moisturizing delicate skin - making it the perfect base for any natural soap recipe.
Shea Butter Soap Benefits
1. Safe For All Skin-types
Even though Shea butter is a tree nut product, it is very low in the proteins that trigger allergic reactions. Shea butter is compatible with all skin types and doesn’t contain chemical irritants that dry out skin. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning that it doesn't interfere with skin pores or block them.
Shea butter has fantastic moisturizing effects due to its fatty acid content, including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. When applying shea to the surface of the skin, these oils are rapidly absorbed - acting as a “refatting” agent that restores lipids and quickly creates moisture. This reinforces the barrier between your skin and the environment, keeping moisture in and reducing dryness.
The plant of shea butter has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin, shea butter triggers inflammatory cells to slow their production which helps to decrease irritation from the environment or skin conditions.
The composition of different fatty acids in Shea Butter can help clear your skin of excess oil. It also rejuvenates moisture and locks it in to the epidermis, so skin doesn’t feel dry and stripped of its natural oils. Restoring the skin's natural balance can help to stop acne before it starts.
Shea butter has significant levels of vitamins A and E which promotes antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are important anti-aging agents because they protect skin cells from free radicals that can lead to premature aging and dull skin.
This powerful ingredient also contains triterpenes, which are naturally occurring compounds that are known to stop collagen fiber destruction. This can minimize the appearance of fine lines and result in more youthful looking skin.
Shea’s moisturizing, antioxidant rich properties work together to help your skin produce healthy new cells - creating moisture balance on the surface of the skin and fresh cell regeneration in the epidermis.
Nature's Rootz Body Collection consists of handcrafted and creamy, natural soaps that contain nourishing and moisturizing benefits. Created with a shea butter base, natural exfoliants, and soothing essential oils that make a rich, indulgent lather which leaves skin feeling smooth and clean.