Father’s Day is around the corner. At this time, we’re prompted to think a little harder about the gifts the men in our lives want. A toolbox, a set of knives, some new innovation. You’d be forgiven for not thinking of Shea butter as a gift but it can be a valuable one.
Shea Butter, used to heal minor skin wounds and keep skin well-moisturized is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals for skin’s optimal health. Granted dad’s priority list doesn’t include “vibrant, glowing skin” but it does include skin free of shaving cuts, skin that doesn’t peel and feel dry, and skin that feels good. You can definitely gift that to dad this father’s day.
The Best Father’s Day Gift You Can Give
It might feel odd gifting a jar of Shea butter to dad. The good news is that we’ve got some great ideas on how to include it into a gift dad will really appreciate.
DIY Shaving Kit
Shea butter makes for an excellent aftershave as it has healing properties. It is packed with vitamins and minerals which will not only moisturize the skin but work to protect it in the long run. Even if dad doesn’t shave every day, using Shea butter daily will greatly improve the quality of his skin. Thus, easing his shave in the long run.
An added bonus is that Shea has a light earthy smell so it won’t clash with dad’s cologne. A large number of aftershaves do clash with cologne. Many aftershaves also rely on alcohol as their base ingredient and while it’s an effective sterilizer. It also harms the PH balance of the skin, which leaves the skin open to bacteria. Alcohol tends to dry the skin out and in turn cause itchy skin. Shea butter reacts in a neutral way to the skin and leaves it well-moisturized.
DIY Garden Kit
Put together a few of dad’s favorite gardening things. A reliable hat, some sunscreen, a comfy knee pad and a jar of Shea butter and you have the perfect gift for father’s day. Spending that much time in the sun can damage not just the look of the skin but it poses a risk of cancer. Sunscreen will help to block some of the sun’s harmful rays, a hat will further aid in that area. Shea butter will nourish and heal the skin after a long day in the sun.
DIY Survival Kit
If dad is the adventurous type, he’ll love something like this for Father’s Day. Adding a jar of Shea butter to a survival kit is an excellent idea. Shea butter may not be a direct insect repellent (try citronella oil for that), it does effectively relieve the itch from insect bites, rashes and even heal minor cuts and burns. Shea butter melts at body temperature, so even when it’s freezing cold outdoors, it’s never uncomfortable to use. Also, it quickly absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave an oily residue, despite it being an oil based butter.
So with that said, there’s no doubt that dad will love Shea butter as a gift. You may have to disguise it a little. Maybe leave out the “adds a lovely warm glow to your skin” bit when you’re telling him about the benefits, though.