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Does Cocoa Butter reduce stretch marks?
Cocoa Butter has been used and well known in helping to reduce stretch marks and scaring of the skin in pregnant women for ages. It is high in fatty acids that hydrate deep into the skin taking with it its many antioxidants, vitamins, moisturizing properties. The body needs moisture to regrow skin tissue as well keeping the skin well hydrated gives it more stretch, making it resistant to tearing.
What are some benefits of Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa Butter is known to reduce the appearance of scars, aids in reducing inflammation, and helps in reducing the signs of aging and wrinkles of the skin. It is moisturizing for the hair, helping to reducing dandruff, frizz, and hair loss.
Is Cocoa Butter like chocolate butter?
No Cocoa Butter is not like chocolate butter; however, it is the fat source used in making milk, dark and white chocolate. Cocoa Butter is a skin-loving fat like Mango and Shea Butter.
Does Mango Butter smell like mangos?
Unfortunately, NO Mango Butter does not smell like mangos. Mango Butter is not made from the fruit itself, which is where the distinct fruity scent comes from, it is made from the kernel of the seed, and is virtually odorless.
What can I use Mango Butter for?
Mango Butter contains powerful compounds and antioxidants that include many benefits! It can be used to help soothe acne, with healing dermatitis and eczema, it a good moisturizer that promotes hair growth and retain moisture in the hair and skin, delays the signs of premature aging and wrinkles, increases the production of collagen, helps protect the skin from sun damage, and it also helps make the hair and skin radiant and soft.
What’s the composition of Mango Butter?
Mango Butter contains an incredible arsenal of compounds like: Arachidic, Linoleic, Oleic, Palmitic, and Stearic Acids; Vitamins A, C, & E; as well as phytosterols, tocopherols, and triterpenes.
Is Mango Butter better than Shea Butter?
Mango and Shea Butter both have great benefits for the hair and skin that are very comparable. Its really a matter of preference. Mango Butter is lighter and has less of a scent (virtually odorless) than Shea Butter, is particularly good for sensitive skin, and doesn’t look as greasy in the hair. Shea Butter is said to have slightly more nutrients, whips better (producing more body butter than the same amount of Mango Butter), and has a longer shelf life.
What is Mango Butter?
Mango Butter is a natural butter that expeller or cold processes the kernel from the mango fruit seed. Its has a rich creamy texture and an off-white color. Mango Butter is full of incredible antioxidants and powerful compounds that have amazing hair and skin benefits.
My shea butter is too thick, what can I do?
Shea butter is considered to be a hard “oil” (all of the body butter are). This means it is solid at room temperature. Rubbing a pinch of it between your hands will warm it enough to make it spreadable. Also melting it in a double boiler (using two pots where one fits inside the other, where the water filled pot below creates steam that will melt the butter in the top pot) and mixing in a carrier oil (or blend of carrier oils) of your choice, then pour into a clean jar.
What does shea butter smell like?
Shea butter has a natural nutty and smokey scent. Over time this natural scent does diminish, and can be softened with essential oils (the butter itself can be soften by blending in a liquid carrier oil). If your shea butter has an unfavorable scent, that is usually due to poor quality shea nuts and/or extraction process. If the excess moisture isn’t removed properly, due to a poor extraction process, it can quickly go rancid, creating a foul smell.
Can I use shea butter on my hair?
Absolutely! Shea butter is a great conditioner for dry, brittle hair. The anti-inflammatory properties absorb into the scalp quite easily and penetrate the hair shaft with all of its fatty acids and vitamins. Be sure to use sparingly for finer hair types as it can be a wee bit heavy, and possibly suffocate the hair shaft and scalp if using too much. Thicker hair types, especially curly hair, can use it more lavishly in each treatment.
What are some benefits of unrefined shea butter for skin and hair?
Shea butter offers protection against sun and windburn, as well as dry skin. It is able to penetrate deep into the skin and hair shaft to lock in moisture while leaving a protective barrier. Shea butter is packed full of vitamins (A & E), antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. These give shea butter its anti-inflammatory, hydrating, regenerative properties.