Shea butter is the main ingredient in all of our products and I cannot recommend it enough for skin care and hair care. From Loving Essential Oils:

 Shea butter is a must have for your beauty routine. It is an excellent moisturizer for skin and hair, leaving a silky feel. Besides using it as an all natural moisturizer, it is fabulous for making luxurious DIY recipes. You can make body butters, lip balms, hand creams and homemade  lotions. Shea butter is known for its superior moisturizing, anti aging  and healing properties.  Shea butter is actually the fat of the nuts from the African shea  (karite) tree. It is rich in vitamins A, D and E, plus essential fatty  acids. It is solid at room temperature but when rubbed between hands or onto  skin it melts and can be easily absorbed. Shea butter has a nutty aroma  and it only takes a little bit of butter to cover a large area. Who can use: All skin types. It is gentle enough for  use on sensitive skin, and effective enough for rough, red and dry  skin. It is also non-comedogenic so it doesn't clog pores. Qualities: Emollient (moisturizing), soothing, softening, protective, anti-inflammatory. (Read more.)