VIVACIOUS SKIN & HAIR: Avocado/Coconut Oil Whipped Shea Butter

  • 1 cup raw shea butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 10 drops essential oil of your choice (I used mango and peach)

Put all of the above ingredients in your blender, and mix well. It's just that simple. Put it in a storage container of your choice. You can either refrigerate it to set. Or simply leave it out at room temperature to set. Either way you have a new body butter product that is loaded with Vitamin E and minerals that are good for your skin.

Listed below are the benefits of the combination of oils...

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is excellent for both your hair and scalp. Not only does it relieve that dry itchy scalp, but it also rejuvenates the hair shaft and help to repair dry, damaged and brittle hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin, which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. More on coconut oil here.
Avocado Oil: The benefits of avocado oil for hair is the essential vitamins and minerals that work on rebuilding and regrowing hair.  The high levels of vitamin A, D, and E are proven to work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair, not to mention it helps moisturize. Avocado oil is good for the skin because it is high in sterolins, which are reputed to reduce age spots reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. It is the sterolins (also called plant steroids) in the oil that helps to soften the skin and imparts a superior moisturizing effect. For this reason it is an ideal ingredient to include when formulating for people with dehydrated, sun or climate damaged skin, as it is an extremely good moisturizing and nourishing compound, assisting in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.
Raw Shea Butter: Shea butter is great for locking in moisture. Its a misconception that it provides moisture-when it doesn't. What it actually does is lock the moisture in. By using it raw, you get the full nutrients of vitamins A and E, which are both components to hair growth. It helps to prevent breakage, repairs and mends split ends, while absorbing quickly and not leaving you with a sticky residue. Added benefits of Shea butter is that it helps heal a variety of scalp problems, including dry scalp, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis and protects hair from weather damage caused by wind, humidity, and extreme dryness, and repairs such damage. Aside from the obvious greatness of raw shea butter known mostly for its nourishing abilities of Vitamins A, E and F to help maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. These vitamins are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin and help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamin F acts as a skin protector and rejuvenator. Proving to provide clearer, brighter skin; less wrinkles; and even less sun damage. Lastly, but certainly not least, shea butter has great abilities in maintaining your skin's elasticity and suppleness (this hides all of the unwanted cellulite).

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