Benefits of natural shea butter include reducing inflammation, softening and moisturizing skin, and reducing wrinkles. Shea butter comes from the seeds of the shea tree and contains fatty acids, nutrients needed for collagen production, and vitamins A, E and F.
Shea butter is used as a moisturizer in treating dry skin, dry scalp, chapped lips and dry elbows, knees and heels. The butter’s natural anti-inflammatory properties help treat cuts, sunburns, rashes, insect bites and muscle fatigue. Shea butter contains linolenic, stearic, oleic and palmitic acids that boost the skin’s natural collagen production and prevent the skin from drying. The process of refining shea butter removes some of the helpful properties, so using raw shea butter is more beneficial.