Shea butter is creamy-colored fat that comes from nuts of the African Shea tree. If you’ve ever smelt some Shea butter lotion, you know it smells delicious! Shea butter is a known moisturizer and pure Shea butter has been used to treat many skin conditions. It is a bit on the pricey side but offers a wealth of benefits for the skin, hair and the body as a whole! It is rich in vitamin A, which is known to include blemishes, wrinkles, and other skin conditions. You have to be careful about Shea butter, though, as many companies alter their Shea butter in order to give it a better texture or fragrance. Only 100% pure Shea butter is effective, which is why the best producers will only blend premium, naturally-sourced Shea butter into their handmade soaps, lotions and products. Along with vitamin A, it also naturally contains lots of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. These and other minerals and vitamins contribute to this natural product’s immense moisturizing effects for dry and damaged skin. Shea butter is growing in popularity also because of its UV protection, while low; it makes Shea butter a good candidate for lip balms as well as soaps. Many describe the scent of i as “thick and nutty.” It is generally used in small amounts so as not to overpower our handmade soaps or used with other oils to give a good blended fragrance. This base allows for a range of mixes and pours and can yield interesting swirls and speckling patterns when used with color in soaps and other bath and body products.