Indigenous to the Motherland, shea butter comes from the nut of the Karite Tree. This is a wild tree that grows in many parts of West Africa and has been a beauty tool of African men and women for a very long time. Shea butter is enriched with vitamins A and E, as well as imperative fatty acids. Shea butter is very popular for its vast amount of ways it can be used. Not only is shea butter very beneficial for skin, but hair as well.


Shea butter has many benefits for the skin including, moisturizer, natural anti-inflammatory agent, and has anti-aging properties. As a moisturizer, shea butter hydrates, soothes, and softens the skin. Consistently use shea butter on your skin, and watch your skin begin to heal and vibrantly glow. As a natural anti-inflammatory agent, shea butter can heal scrapes, burns, cuts, sunburn, and rashes. It can also soothe muscle pain from joint diseases like arthritis. As an anti-aging property, shea butter can be used as a wrinkle reducer, rejuvenates collagen, and increases elasticity, resulting in clearer and brighter skin.


There are many benefits for hair as well. Shea butter aids with scalp problems such as dandruff and can be used on dry and oily hair types without leaving the hair greasy. Shea butter is a great conditioner for the hair that can bring your tresses to life. Not only does shea butter protect your hair from damaging UV rays, but it also restores damaged hair and split ends because of its composition of vitamins A and E. It adds moistures to brittle, dry hair by hydrating it. All of these benefits result in healthier, more manageable hair with less breakage, giving your luxurious locs a shine like no other.


There are a multitude of Hope Soap products that use shea butter in them. Some of our products with shea butter include the rosemary tea/tree hair oil that moisturizes and protects those natural curls and coils, and Naturally Hopeful’s very own hair butter and co-wash. Shea butter is also used in our coffee kiss lip scrub that exfoliates your lips, leaving them feeling moisturized and smooth. We take pride in using all natural, unrefined ingredients to give you the best products on the market.

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