Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mother Connie Sez: Shea Butter Has Many Benefits

Beautiful Ghana Women shown with their Shea butter

You have met my Ghana friend, Boat.  He sent me this photo of Ghana women gathered around a good supply of Shea butter.  Their colorful garb is as interesting to me as the baskets filled with Shea butter!  And look at the joy in their faces!

Boat shared with me some of the properties of Shea butter.  I know it is a wonderful emollient for I have used it when I was working as a massage therapist.  I have used a plethora of oils and lotions and potions.  Shea is my all time forever fave.
"Shea butter has been known to work well against stretch marks. It also benefits those suffering dry skin, dermatitis and sunburn.  It is effective because it protects the skin against the harmful  rays of the sun. Since Shea butter is well tolerated by the skin, it usually does not trigger off any allergic reactions.  It  is an ideal agent for use by persons with sensitive skin.

This is a partial list of conditions that may be helped by the application of Shea butter: 
  • Fading scars  
  • eczema
  • burns
  • rashes
  • acne
  • severely dry skin
  • blemishes
  • dark spots and skin discolorations
  • chapped lips 
  • wrinkles
  • may lessen the irritation of psoriasis"
Boat says that  in Nigeria, Shea butter is used for the management of sinusitis and relief of nasal congestionWouldn't that play well in the USA, too?  No doubt that would be due to the properties of hydration, which would help relax the tension in the face-that would ease respiration.  Golly, it even SOUNDS relaxing!

There are some serious admonitions about Shea butter, dear readers.  Those will come along with the next post, rest assured.

If you HAVE some Shea butter, go use it now.  If you do not, please wash out your mouth with soap...TOOTHSOAP, that is!  

Connie Baum

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  1. Ohhh I love Shea butter. In fact, I haven't had any around here in a long time. I need to remedy that and pick some up pronto! Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Can't ya just FEEL it, almost, simply from reading the info Boat sent?

    I was impressed with the beauty of the skin of those brightly dressed Ghana women, too!

    Thanks for coming by!

    Mother Connie

  3. Grandma, Please is not for free like you said. We have a lot of shea nut farmers who are looking for buyer from international market.

    Thank you grandma for your good work..


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