shea butter

\ˈshē-, ˈshā-\

Definition of shea butter 

: a pale solid fat from the seeds of the shea tree used in food, soap, and candles

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It’s made of cornstarch and kaolin clay, among a few moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, and is scented with jasmine. Louise Green, SELF, "5 Tips for Avoiding Inner-Thigh Chafing This Summer," 5 July 2018 Plus, it's infused with some heavy-duty hydrating ingredients — like vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil — so your lips will feel refreshed and supple when you're done, too. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Yes, E.L.F. Makeup Is Under $1 — But Only for a Limited Time," 13 June 2018 In a double boiler, melt shea butter and beeswax together. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make A DIY Face Cream With Skin-Protecting Essential Oils," 15 Nov. 2017 From there, Omari started massaging shea butter into my face with long, careful strokes. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "I Tried the Weird Mouth Massage Meghan Markle Swears By," 18 May 2018 For example, the Lush Sheer Lip Crayon, a creamy lip chubby made with coconut oil and shea butter, now comes in two additional barely there shades (Sherbet and Bordeaux), while Fig and Blossom were added to the Lip Crayon Demi Matte range. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Jessica Alba: Why I'm Relaunching Honest Beauty," 27 June 2018 The combinations of coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, baking soda and arrowroot powder are mixed with essential oils and poured into plastic deodorant tubes. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This natural deodorant made on a Wisconsin family farm sells for $7 a stick at Whole Foods," 19 June 2018 The fund is looking at other crops too, from cocoa to coconut, rice, palm oil and shea butter. Aryn Baker/sahabevava, Time, "Vanilla Is Nearly as Expensive as Silver. That Spells Trouble for Madagascar," 13 June 2018 It's packed with shea butter, agave nectar, and Madagascar vanilla extract, which, while fancy, also seem to create a super-thin seal over my lips that won't wear away after an hour or two. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "This $18 Lip Balm Is Worth Every Single Penny," 27 Apr. 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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