Shea butter has become increasingly popular because of its softening and healing properties. It is rich in Vitamin A. Shea butter can be used on sunburns, insect bites, skin allergies and many other skin surface irregularities. It has unparalleled moisturizing properties because of the presence of multiple naturally occurring moisturizers in the butter. The use of Shea butter increases the microcirculation to the skin, which therefore increases the blood supply. Its healing properties can be attributed to the numerous important nutrients, vitamins and other phytonutrients that are abundant in this butter.