I’m sure everyone’s heard about the amazing moisturizing capabilities of shea butter, but did you know that it’s good for the skin in more ways than one? It’s good for much more than just lotion, and now you, too, can start implementing shea butter into your daily routine in multiple ways.
Check out 11 surprising ways you can start using shea butter in your beauty regime and around your home. Many of these products are easy enough to make all by yourself so you can start enjoying the healing properties of shea butter right away.
1. Hand & Body Soap
Shea butter is great to use all over the body and can easily be made into soap to put by the bathtub or the kitchen sink. All of that moisture will be great for restoring hands after washing the dishes. Follow this tutorial to make your own shea butter infused bars of soap.
2. Soothe Burns
If you get burned in the kitchen while cooking or sunburnt while doing yard work outside, shea butter is a great way to reduce the pain from a burn. Follow this tutorial for soothing skincare you can DIY.
3. Diaper Rash Cream
If your baby’s having trouble with diaper rash, that’s nothing a little shea butter can’t solve. Follow this tutorial for all-natural treatment that will reduce diaper rash and repair irritated skin.
4. Shaving Cream
If you’re slathering shea butter all over your body anyways, you might as well use it to shave with, too. It’s great for the legs and face— so even the men out there don’t get to miss out on using smooth shea butter to shave with. Follow this tutorial to make your own shaving cream from scratch.
Beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil and other ingredients combine to make an all-natural deodorant. Who knew? I certainly didn’t, but I can get behind the idea of making my own deodorant that will make my skin super soft. If you can, too, follow this tutorial.
6. DIY Icy Hot
Icy hot is great for soothing sore muscles, and using shea butter will make the experience of rubbing icy hot on your aching parts even better. Follow this tutorialto make yourself a batch of icy hot.