25 Uses for Shea Butter


  1. Use after a sun burn to alleviate dry skin pains.
  2. Can be used as a lip balm or lip plumper.
  3. To add volume to fine hair. Rub a small amount into the roots for added lift.
  4. As an eye brow pomade.
  5. Massage therapy. Mix shea butter with a few drops of your favorite essential oil to create a moisturizing massage lotion.
  6. Soothes razor burn.
  7. Apply to ears in winter weather to avoid cold burns.
  8. Shea butter aids in cellular renewal and can be used as a face mask for anti-aging properties.
  9. Mix with powder makeup to create a cream makeup consistency.
  10. Rub on chest during a cold to help ease congested lungs.
  11. Apply to paper cuts to soothe instantly and avoid scarring.
  12. Strengthen nails. Rub directly on nails and cuticles to strengthen nails and promote faster nail growth.
  13. Help perfume last longer. Apply to pressure points prior to spraying perfume to help the scent last longer on the skin.
  14. Use as a makeup base.
  15. Add to a bath for a moisturizing soak.
  16. Hair pomade. Apply to frizzy hair to tame the ends or to define curls.
  17. Shea butter contains cinnamic acid and can be used as a protectant from UV rays.
  18. Foot treatment. Rub on feet prior to going to bed and put on spa socks to heal cracked heals.
  19. Remove under eye bags. Apply as eye cream to remove under eye puffiness.
  20. As a base for natural deodorant.
  21. Use as a lotion to improve the appearance of cellulite.
  22. Rub on a sore nose during a cold for instant relief.
  23. As a natural baby-care product or in baby-care recipes.
  24. Use as a body lotion to help heal skin disorders. Shea butter contains high anti-inflammatory components that with regular use can heal eczema, psoriasis, hives, and various rashes.
  25. Rub directly unto an insect bite to alleviate itch.

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