In this article, I will go over everything you need to know about shea moisture soap.
We all take at least a little bit of pride in our skin, especially if we have a daily skincare routine. Keeping up with our skin is not easy, it takes time and dedication to maintain healthy skin.
That’s why we put so much effort into researching the products that go onto our bodies. Coconut oil, moisturizers, creams, and lately shea butter. We’re all familiar with coconut oil, and there is no telling what is included in the moisturizers and creams, but you may be wondering:
“What is shea butter?”
Shea butter is an all-natural vitamin A cream that has been proven to be an exceptional moisturizer, along with having remarkable healing properties.
Shea butter is best for your skin when it is 100% natural and pure, rather than bleached.
It has been used to improve skin conditions like blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, and wrinkles. It has also been used to treat allergies, sunburns, frostbites, and common insect bites.
Shea Moisture Soap
What is shea butter?
Shea butter is the fat that is extracted from a nut from an African Shea Tree.
Natives frequently use shea butter for cooking in a similar way to using coconut oil. It can be mixed with different oils to serve different purposes. Shea butter melts at body temperature, which allows it to absorb quickly into the skin.
The best feature of shea butter is that it is an all-natural additive. Used in cosmetics such as moisturizers, salves, and lotions, rather than a manufactured chemical.
There are so many uses for shea butter and shea butter products. You can use it in its pure form as a face and body moisturizer. Or after sun exposure to replenish the moisture in your skin. It is good to use alone or in a salve to ward off pregnancy stretch marks.
You can use it as a wrinkle remover and under-eye bag-reducer. It is an excellent solution to dry noses during colds and the flu. It also help scars repair through collagen production.
Some even claim that it helps with cellulite. It also has properties to help moisturize your lips and can be used by itself, in homemade lip balms, or you can spice it up and use it in a homemade shimmer lip balm.
It is no surprise that with all these skin benefits that shea butter is also used to create facial soap, all the benefits with way fewer chemicals.
Although shea butter soaps are not 100% exclusively shea butter because of their sensitivity to temperature, it includes enough to continue boosting your skin health. Shea butter products are gentle and unbleached, making it perfect for everyday use on our overly sensitive faces.
My Personal Pick
I’m all for all-natural products, particularly those that replace chemicals that affect my skin.
Your face is one of the most sensitive sections of skin on your body and making sure that it is cared for properly is essential. So it should be no surprise that I went all out in switching up my skincare routine to fit in a shea butter facial bar.
My first pick:
Shea Rose Clay – Facial Soap by EcoRoots
I chose EcoRoots because of the transparency of the ingredients included and the guarantee of an all-natural product.
Their soap also contains coconut milk, mango butter, rosehip, kaolin clay, and an essential oil blend for scent and extra nourishment.
EcoRoot’s products are vegan, USDA organic, cruelty-free, plastic-free, and zero-waste.
Additionally, their facial soap is safe for use not only on your face but on your entire body.
The Trial Run
Facial soap use is pretty straightforward, but it always helps when switching to a new product to have some basic guidelines or instructions.
EcoRoots includes the instructions on their website and said first to use warm water to create a lather in clean hands, then to gently massage the lather over your face using circular motions, and to finish off, rinse with water and pat dry (assuming with a clean towel or rag).
Even though shea butter is all-natural, there is still that slight risk of being allergic.
Day one consisted mainly of me using a small portion on the backside of my hand and checking after a couple hours to make sure I wasn’t having any type of bad reaction. Thankfully, everything went well, and nothing awful happened.
That meant I was in the clear to start my new routine.
I started using my new facial bar every morning and every night.
It took about three weeks to see the full result (you’re going to have to push through those first few breakouts, give your skin time to purge), but it was undeniably worth it. My skin was in perfect bliss.
The Overall Payoff
My face felt amazing and smelled amazing.
It’s that satisfying feeling of washing your face is that feeling of being refreshed without your skin drying out.
Shea butter definitely accomplishes this and does so effortlessly. It provides a long-lasting layer that keeps the moisture in and prevents your face from drying out or becoming irritated throughout the day.
I couldn’t stop feeling my face, which probably won’t help prevent any future breakouts, but it was worth it.
So, what’s the bottom line?
Shea butter is the best natural alternative to regular skin products.
All-natural eco-friendly alternatives to daily use products don’t only save our environment, but also protect our skin and health.
Natural products are almost 10x better for our bodies than manufactured products and also reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction.
Why put harmful chemicals into our bodies when there is a perfectly suitable natural alternative? Why not only use products that we know are great for our bodies instead of using a product and hoping for the best? Next time you’re shopping around, ask yourself:
Is this something that should really go on my body?