How To Properly Use Shea-Butter

How To Properly Use The Famous Shea-Butter As We Head Towards Harmattan.

Every season comes with it’s own challenges and as we gradually approach mid-December we would begin experiencing a very humid temperature which we all know popularly from this side of our as Harmattan”. 

The Harmattan brings desert-like weather conditions; it lowers the humidity, dissipates cloud cover, prevents rainfall formation, and sometimes creates big clouds of dust, which can result in dust storms or sandstorms.

With these you can clearly anticipate all the dryness of your skin and all the cons of the dry season, although we have all been advised that during this period we need to drink more water to get your body rehydrated.

So aside that your skin is going to suffer severely as you would begin experiencing cracks, dusty and whitish skin etc.

Since our hair and skin reacts differently to changes in weather, most ladies would experience breakage during Harmattan because of the harsh nature of the weather.

The best way to maintain your skin during this season you would need to avoid dry-skin by using oil-based lotion which we would recommend Shea-Butter. 

They are better than the normal cream during this season. Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the African shea tree.

It is usually yellow in color when raw, but refined Shea butter is usually ivory or white in color.

Shea Butter offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.

Shea butter has been used in most parts of the continent for years especially during Harmattan to protect and improve the quality of skin and hair.

Most times, people resolve into using petroleum jelly products, popularly called Vaseline in Nigeria.

But the use of petroleum jelly and other crude extracts on the skin usually clog the pores. Of course, they leave your skin shining, eliminating and preventing any white, dry traces on your skin.

But with this recipe, you’ll be able to moisturize your skin, nourish your skin, and also look good during the Harmattan.

You thinking of doing your own homemade Shea-Butter at home then here are a few steps to take; This Do It Yourself (DIY)  Harmattan Body Butter is a great 3 in 1 Butter made of Shea Butter , Cocoa ButterMango Butter ,Chamomile infused oil and two Carrier Oils (Avocado oil and Coconut or Jojoba oil). It is a great way to moisturize the skin and hair during this dry weather.

Recipe For DIY Harmattan Body Butter

Body Butter Ingredients-

  • 8og of Shea Butter, (100 grams of  Shea Butter for Dry Skin)
  • 100g Cocoa Butter
  • 20g Mango butter
  • 100ml Coconut oil , (for an Oily Skin replace Coconut oil with Jojoba oil)
  • 50 ml Avocado oil
  • 50 ml Chamomile infused oil (optional)

DIY Harmattan Body Butter Instructions

  • Melt shea butter, cocoa butter and Mango butter
  • Place all butters and oil in a bowl ,
  • Whip in a cake mixer, until will blended.
  • Transfer into a jar cup of choice.

This DIY Harmattan Body butter makes 420g butter . It should last you through out the Harmattan period. Use day and night and as desired.

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