For many people, the use of soap often results in dry and cracked skin, and while washing your body is a good practice to keep, wouldn’t it be nice to have a soap that didn’t just strip all the good stuff away? Wouldn’t it be great to use a soap that disinfects and moisturizes at the same time? Thankfully, such a soap exists! Shea butter soap combines the moisturizing properties of Shea butter with the cleaning and disinfecting benefits of soap for a hand and body washing experience that strikes the perfect balance between giving and taking.
Because raw Shea butter is such a rich and effective moisturizer, using it for making soap is ideal because it will help to feed and soften the skin that is being cleaned by the soap. It also makes the soap less harsh. Interestingly, because Shea butter has a high amount of what’s known as unsaponifiable compounds, more of the buttery, nourishing and moisture rich Shea is delivered to the skin when used as a soap in comparison to other oils used for soap making.
Shea butter soap is also high in skin nourishing vitamins, namely vitamins E, A and C, all of which act as antioxidants to stop the negative effects of harmful free radicals. Vitamins A and C also act as catalysts to the skin to produce more collagen, which in turn fills out wrinkles, aids in faster dermal healing, and results in skin that is plump, tight and resistant to sagging.
Shea butter also contains naturally occurring antibacterial compounds, such as cinnamic acid, that further help to fight germs and bacteria, and is also helpful for skin irritations and rashes that need soothing and healing help. Because raw Shea butter is naturally anti inflammatory, using it to wash areas that are inflamed, irritated and in need of some disinfecting and protective love is the perfect gentle yet effective strategy for using your Shea butter soap.
Whether you are shopping online, at the store, or are a soap maker yourself, raw African Shea butter is the perfect base for soap that is moisturizing, nourishing, soothing, anti inflammatory and anti aging. Our Wildcrafted Raw Shea Butter is gentle enough for use on sensitive skin and children, and effective enough to be trusted and used again and again for everything from hand washing to cleaning out minor scrapes and abrasions.