Shea Butter as Insect Repellant and Soothing Insect Bites

Imagine sitting outside on the porch, in the backyard, or even at the pool, and suddenly, you feel a tiny pinch on your leg. You look up and see that little, fast, and almost invisible mosquito who just fed off of your blood. Or, your child was outside playing and later complained of a horrible itch, and when you look at it, you see dry and tiny bumps and realize that they came in contact with poison ivy. It’s then that you realize you forgot to put on your Shea Butter to repel insects from biting you.

How is Shea Butter an insect repellent?

With all of the dangerous toxic chemicals in many commercial repellants, more people turn to more natural alternatives, such as shea butter. Shea butter mixed with Lemon or Eucalyptus oil has been shown to be effective in preventing mosquito bites and are common ingredients in some commercial mosquito repellents. Also, When you put shea butter on your body, mosquitoes won’t be able to sit down comfortably on it and bite the heck out of you because your skin will be slippery and uncomfortable to latch onto.

How does Shea Butter assist with itching from bug bites?

Evidence suggests that shea butter may help bring down swelling that bites can cause, limiting the itching. Because Shea Butter also assists with skin inflammation, which triggers cytokines and other inflammatory cells to slow their production, this may help minimize irritation caused by bug bites. Since shea butter penetrates the skin quickly, you’ll feel relief sooner rather than later. And if you happen to get an insect bite because you forgot to put on your KBlessd Butters Shea Butter before going out, remember that Shea Butter has powerful anti-inflammatory properties to stop itching and to reduce redness & swelling.

So before you head outdoors, to the beach, or for a hike, don’t forget to grab your Shea butter!

Kausha Wells, Owner/CEO