All Natural Shea Butter
At ihelpmoms.com, we love using all natural products on our skin and in our bodies!! Here’s some great info on Shea Butter from our provider, Vivian Keeler of Amazing Births and Beyond!
Are you pregnant and fearful of what your skin will look like after the baby comes? Well, what if there was a product that would keep your skin soft without that greasy feeling, help prevent stretch marks and help to maintain the skin’s moisture during pregnancy.
Would you be interested? Thankfully, this miracle product does exist and it’s called Shea Butter!
Shea Butter is very similar to cocoa butter but superior in many ways due to it’s composition. Shea Butter is also better than lotions, including lotions that contain Shea Butter. The main ingredient in lotion is water, therefore pure Shea Butter is much more concentrated! Some retailers offer Shea Butter infused with various fragrances; however, this diminishes the healing properties of the Shea Butter making it less effective. At Amazing Births we whip our shea butter with pure essential oils, NOT fragrance oils. According to the American Shea Butter Institute, another thing that may hamper the healing benefits of Shea Butter is its age. The older the Shea Butter the less effective it is. Our shea butter products are created fresh in our own apothecary, once an order is placed.
Top Four Benefits during Pregnancy
1. Moisturizes– As your belly grows, the skin can become tight and dry. Shea Butter offers immediate moisture to dry skin, and the best part is that it lasts all day!
2. Relieves Itching– An expanding waistline can become an itchy waistline. Some women experience extreme itching of the abdomen. One application of Shea Butter offers instant relief.
3. Stretch Marks– Everyone knows how unsightly stretch marks can be. Some pregnant women can go the whole nine months without one stretch mark! While for others, stretch marks can come almost immediately. Applying Shea Butter to the belly and breast, day and night can help to prevent those marks.
**Shea Butter is also GREAT for babies as long as there are no known nut allergies