Containing natural cleansing properties and rich in Vitamins A, E and F, Shea Nut is ideal for acne and blemished skin. Use Shea Nut as a skin-healing moisturizer and to reduce the appearance of scars and other imperfections. Shea is also useful with psoriasis, eczema and redness.
Carrier oils are 4 oz and comes with a pump.
Aroma: Light, nutty aroma
Consistency: Liquid at room temperature
Color: Pale and cloudy
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician. Do not use if you have a tree nut allergy.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 3 Years
- Shea Nut oil is a byproduct of the Shea Butter extraction process. The waxy butter from the Shea Nut is separated from the oil which is liquid in structure. Shea Nut oil retains the fatty acids such as oleic acid from the production process leaving it with numerous uses for body care applications such as for dry skin, scalp applications and even for healthy lustrous hair.
- A comedogenic ingredient is a substance that has a high likelihood of clogging pores which can lead to acne, blemishes and blackheads. The comedogenic rating of Shea Nut oil is 0 to 2 out of 5 (5 being the most severe clogging). Conclusively, this means that Shea Nut oil will not clog most people's pores but for those whose skin is easily irritated due to sensitive skin or oily skin, it is recommended to patch test Shea Nut oil on the inner arm for 24 hours before using over a larger portion of the body. If redness, itchiness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
- Like many other plant oils filled with oleic and linoleic acid and other essential fatty acids, Shea Nut oil is rich in the antioxidant vitamin E and can hydrate dry and brittle hair. To stimulate and help hair grow longer, stronger and with more vitality, massage a small amount into the fingertips and lightly apply to hair strands and to scalp and roots of hair. Brush into hair with a wooden comb to spread it evenly over hair. Leave in the hair for at least 30 minutes or overnight and wash out with shampoo.
- Shea Nut oil and Shea butter come from the same plant when processing Shea butter from the kernels. Shea Nut oil, a liquid oil, is separated during this process and considered a byproduct when making Shea butter. Shea Butter is a waxier, solid fat of the kernels. Shea Nut oil retains the fatty acids from this process whereas Shea butter retains the fat of the kernels. Both products can be used on dry skin and with body care applications as body lotions for youthful radiant skin and the Shea Nut oil can also be employed for a healthy scalp.
- According to Anaphylaxis.org, “Scientific investigations have found that refined shea nut butter does not pose any known or likely allergy risk to consumers, including those with peanut or tree nut allergies.” Due to the fact that shea nut butter, when refined, does not contain the proteins that cause allergic reactions. However, when trying a new product, we highly recommend that you do a skin patch test before using the product on a larger portion of the body.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
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