Monday, September 15, 2014


TOP 50 Ways to Use Shea Butter

  1. Use as a lip balm to deeply moisturize lips so that they feel smooth all day.
  2. Use as a targeted treatment on elbows, knees and toes for instant softness.
  3. Use as a sun-soother to calm dry, itchy sun-exposed skin after a day at the beach or pool.
  4. Mix with your hair conditioner for a deep, nourishing hair treatment.
  5. Apply on the skin around your nose when you have a cold to repair chapped and peeling skin.
  6. Apply on your eyelids before your powder eye makeup to intensify the color and make it last longer.
  7. Use on your dry feet before putting on workout shoes, as the heat from the exercise helps the shea butter soak in better, leaving feet extra soft.
  8. Put some around the hairline before color application to protect the skin from stains.
  9. Heat it up in your hands and use it as a massage balm for fatigued muscles and joints.
  10. Apply to shaved legs to enjoy its extra softening and soothing properties.
  11. Pat some on baby’s bum to avoid irritation on sensitive skin.
  12. If pregnant apply to belly to reduce and prevent stretch marks.
  13. Apply to fading scars and burns to speed up healing time.
  14. Use on nails and cuticles, for stronger, shiny, healthy-looking nails.
  15. Use it on the roots of fine hair to boost volume.
  16. Apply on eyelashes instead of mascara for natural definition.
  17. Brush a small amount on eyebrows to keep them in place.
  18. Mix with favorite scented body lotion for extra moisturizing skin benefits.
  19. Use as a backup moisturizing balm when you run out of eye cream or eye serum.
  20. Apply on teeth for a bright and shiny smile.
  21. Straighten bands when they tend to become curly.
  22. Mix with one or two drops of your favorite essential oil for a spa-like massage experience.
  23. Soothe razor burn irritation by applying a very thin layer on the skin.
  24. Run on mosquito bites to soothe and reduce itching and swelling.
  25. Apply to face before performing outdoor sports in cold weather to protect from wind-burn.
  26. Use as a base under concealer to smooth out makeup application over blemishes.
  27. Apply generously to hands/feet before bed and cover with gloves or socks for a deeply hydrating treatment overnight.
  28. Mix with a little bit of blush for an instant super-moisturizing, non sticky matte lipstick.
  29. Apply a layer on pressure points before spraying your perfume to achieve loner-lasting fragrance.
  30. Apply on feet before slipping into shoes to keep then hydrated and protect them from blisters.
  31. Apply on the cheeks for highlight and an extra-hydrated glow.
  32. Take it on vacation as a backup for beauty products you may have forgotten.
  33. Apply before body glitter to make your shimmer hold better.
  34. Drop a few tablespoons of shea butter in a hot bath water for a moisturizing soak.
  35. Use as a cream or lotion base for extra moisture.
  36. Rub into chest when you have a cold for comfort and to help decongest the lungs.
  37. Apply on skin that suffers from frostbite for intense soothing results.
  38. Put it on top of mails after a manicure to make the paint color shiny and luminous.
  39. Make your makeup multitask by mixing with a powder blush for a creamy cheek color.
  40. Use on hair to sculpt a fohawk.
  41. Use to tame frizzy hair and define curls.
  42. Use as a simple yet effective anti-aging balm as it aids in cellular renewal for the prevention of wrinkles.
  43. Protect skin from UV rays due to the cinnamic acid it contains.
  44. Apply to paper cuts so that they are instantly soothed and leaves no scar.
  45. User on and around lips before lipstick to prevent the color from bleeding.
  46. Apply to ears in the winter when they burn because of the cold weather.
  47. Apply as a nighttime moisturizer or deeply hydrating mask for your face.
  48. Use it as a spa foot treatment. Wrap in plastic wrap for a deep moisture treatment.
  49. Put fly-ways back in their place.
  50. Apply to lips to make them look instantly plumper.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

10 Beauty Toxins to Avoid NOW - Part 1


Did you know that there are a lot of toxins in your beauty products? Shea Butter provides effective safe skincare from head-to-toe without harmful toxins.  Pure Shea Butter provides the ultimate toxin-free beauty solution.

But today, the focus is on some other products that you may be using and the top toxins that you should avoid NOW to ensure your good health.

Seen in these Products:  Lotions and creams
Potential Health Concerns: Can disrupt endocrine system and is a carcinogen
Common Ingredient Name: Petroleum

Seen in these Products:  Hair care, skin care, a variety of other products
Potential Health Concerns:  Carcinogen, Allergic Reactions
Common Ingredient Names:  Red 40, Blue 1, Green 3, Yellow 6

Seen in these Products:  Anything containing sunscreens; many of the products with SPF.
Potential Health Concerns:  Estrogen-like activity disrupting the endocrine system.
Common Ingredient Names: 3-(4-methylbenzylidene)-camphor, octyl-methoxycinnamate, octyl-dimethyl-PABA (OD-PABA), bexophenome-3, homosalate

Seen in these Products:  Perfumes, Lotions, creams, hair products,
Potential Health Concerns:  Reproductive disruption affecting sperm counts and other fertility issues; Allergic Reactions.
Common Ingredient Name:  Phthalates, Fragrance, DEHP, DHP, DBP 5, Dibutyl Phthalate

Seen in these Products:  Lotions, Sunscreens, creams
Potential Health Concerns:  The full safety of the usage of nanoparticles has not been fully analyzed to date, however, it is known that they can cross the blood/brain barrier potentially causing nerve damage. These very small particles may also affect lung health when inhaled.
Common Ingredient Name: Mineral Make-up, Mineral sunscreens like Zinc Oxide and Titianium Dioxide

Be sure to check back for the next time for the final 5 toxins to avoid in your Beauty Routine. In the meantime, grab your Organic Shea Butter from Purely Shea  and enjoy healthy toxin-free beauty!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

TOP 5 Ways to Winter-Proof your Skin with SUPERFOOODS

Every winter here at the Shea Butter Blog we focus on some great ways Shea Butter can be used to winter-proof your skin. From head-to-toe it can help with parched hair, flaky skin, chapped lips, cracked hands and tough feet.

But did you now that there are some powerful Superfoods that can also combat winter skin woes?  Well according to nutritionist Dale Pinnock who is the author of The Clear Skin Cookbook, if you eat the right foods you’ll see the benefits in your skin in a few weeks.

WINTER SKIN PROBLEM #1  Dry Flaky Skin and Eczema

Eat foods and take supplements that are full of essential fatty acids that reduce water loss in your skin. This will help you to maintain high levels of moisture. Some of the food sources of ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acids are fish and shellfish, flaxseed (linseed), hemp oil, soya oil, canola (rapeseed) oil, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, leafy vegetables, and walnuts. Daily fish oil supplements can be used or if you are a vegetarian, DHA algae supplements can also be included to maintain moisturized skin.


Vitamin E can help you to get a more radiant glow. Foods high in Vitamin E include yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. So stock up on carrots, sweet potatoes, mangos and orange and yellow peppers. In addition to Vitamin E, each of these foods contain carotenoids, antioxidants that nourish the layers of skin.
Be sure to also include more blueberries, blackberries, and black grapes. These can all help your skin because they contain anthocyanidins, a pigment that has been found to strengthen collagen fibers resulting in much firmer and more radiant skin.


Since you get 90 per cent of your vitamin D from the sun exposure, during the winter months you will have lower levels of vitamin D than normal.  As a result, it’s not surprising  you may regularly suffer with low energy levels and this tiredness is instantly reflected in your skin. 
Oily fish is the best dietary source, but egg yolks, liver and wild mushrooms contain essential quantities of vitamin D too.  If you are a vegetarian, only mushrooms contain this vitamin but there some herbs which contain good amounts of vitamin D such as ALFALFA, RED RASPBERRY LEAVES, MULLEIN LEAVES, EYEBRIGHT, FENUGREEK SEED, OAT STRAW, THYME, ROSE HIP SEED, AND SARSAPARILLA.  One good vegan supplement to try is from Dhealthstore :

WINTER SKIN PROBLEM # 4: Chapped skin

Increasing your B-vitamins is important because these vitamins deliver nutrients and regulate the turnover of skin cells  and this is exactly what you need to recover from dry, chapped, and flaky winter skin.
Brown rice and dark green vegetables, broccoli, kale, and greens are rich in B-vitamins. Adding dark green vegetables to your lunch, dinner, or smoothie snack every day will help to prvent flaking chapped skin.

WINTER SKIN PROBLEM #5: Acne break-outs

Did you know that too much sugar stimulates sebaceous glands increasing break outs? Well too much sugarin the diet can stimulate the production of the male hormone androgen, which can increase acne and breakouts So when you get those sweet-cravings, grab some of  the yummy fruits we listed above instead and your skin will thank you.

As always, be sure to keep plenty of Purely Shea organic shea butter on hand to nourish and revive winter-worn skin. Visit us

Monday, December 10, 2012

Stop Winter-Worn Lips NOW!

Happy Monday!

We are continuing with our Winter-Proof Skincare series and focusing today on keeping your lips smooth, soft and supple during the winter months.

1) Gently exfoliate daily with a warm washcloth and a little shea butter in circular motions to remove roughness and peeling skin. Exfoliation will also help other lip products to penetrate better.
2) While your lips are still damp, dab them with a little natural oil, such as Purely Shea.  Just a dab or two makes lips look and feel pillowy within minutes. 
3) Top with a rich moisturizing conditioner. Shea Butter which is rich in an abundant of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to soothe and moisturize the driest lips.
Next time we will talk about Winter-proofing your hands during the upcoming months!
Robiin Scott

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Winter-proof your hair with Shea Butter

As we continue our winter-proof series, today we want to focus on reducing dry brittle hair during this season. Shea Butter can be a big help in eliminating your hair woes. Here are some quick and easy ways to keep tresses beautiful all winter long.

1.) Before Your Shampoo
Prior to washing your hair, you may use Shea Butter as a pre-shampoo conditioner to combat the effects of the harsh weather. Gently melt it and then apply to hair allowing it to stay on there for 20 minutes. Then proceed with shampooing.

2.) During Your Shampoo
This can also be added to your shampoo in small amounts for an easy shampoo that leaves your hair felling soft and manageable.

3) After Your Shampoo
You can now prevent any cold weather damage to your hair by applying as a deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner, or detangler.

4) Daily Maintenance
After carefully melting between the palms of your hands, apply as a daily hair-dressing for super soft lucious locks.

Robiin Scott
Purely Shea

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Winter-Proof Your Skin

Happy December All!

As you get ready for the winter season, it is so important to winter-proof your skin. This week we are going to focus on the top 10 reasons to use Purely Shea shea butter to properly protect your skin from the ravages of winter. Enjoy!

1. Deep Conditioning Treatment for Hair
2. Chapped Lips
3. Cracked Feet
4. Dry Hands and Cuticles
5. Moisture Therapy for Face
6. Treat rough areas like Elbows, Knees
7. Protect Baby’s delicate skin
8. Stuffed-up nose
9.  Cold-weather muscle aches
10. Rashes and irritation from winter wool clothing

Robiin Scott,
Purely Shea

Friday, November 23, 2012

Check out our NEW Twitter Page

Hello Shea Butter Aficionados!

We are pleased to announce that we have a brand NEW Twitter Page!!