shea butter


ˈshē- How to pronounce shea butter (audio)
: a pale solid fat from the seeds of the shea tree used in food, soap, and candles

Examples of shea butter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made with a blend of tea tree oil and shea butter, this shampoo perfectly calms the scalp by relieving irritation and itchiness and boosting moisture. April Benshosan, Verywell Health, 9 May 2024 Treat yourself to the Aromatic Body Polish, a 50-minute treatment that combines shea butter, sugar, salt, and your choice of scented oil. Mariette Williams, Essence, 2 May 2024 It's crafted with nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butter to moisturize and condition the beard, all while controlling unruly hair. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2024 This lip balm is formulated with ultra-nourishing organic coconut oil, shea butter and candelilla wax and costs less than $1. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2024 The formulation includes vitamin C, a berry mix complex rich in antioxidants, plus coconut oil, shea butter, and murumuru seed butter for major moisture. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 13 Apr. 2024 Plus, it’s enriched with the brand’s prebiotic thermal spring water, niacinamide, and shea butter so as not to strip skin of its essential oils. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2024 Menthol and camphor create a penetrating cooling effect, while coconut oil, shea butter, and rosemary soothe and relax. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Not only do shoppers love the fruity scent, but the formula is also outfitted with antioxidants, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin C, and murumuru seed butter—all of which protect, nourish, and hydrate. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shea butter was in 1847

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“Shea butter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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