Shea Oil

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Shea trees are native to Africa and begin to produce nuts once annually after the trees are approximately 20 years old.

Africans traditionally refer to shea trees as Gods gift to Africa because of their long, 300-year lifespan and the rich, highly nourishing butter that they yield.

Our Shea Oil is an acetone fractionation of crude shea butter, obtained from premium quality shea nuts. The oil is then refined, resulting in a creamy white/yellow oil with very mild aroma and smooth, non-greasy texture.

Our Shea Oil is carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive lipid.


Shea Oil is a highly versatile and nourishing oil that can be used in numerous applications. It possesses the beneficial properties of Shea Butter and blends well without the risk of crystallization or graininess of Shea Butter. Additionally, Shea Oil has a lower melting point that can make it easier to utilize in certain formulations.

Shea Oil leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth and hydrated. Shea Oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and is ideal for moisturizing, soothing and protecting parched, dry, or damaged skin, lips and hair. In hair care applications, Shea Oil promotes healthy hair by nourishing the hair shaft and conditioning dry and distressed hair.


  • Creamy White/Yellow Hue
  • Opaque at Room Temperature
  • Medium - Thick Viscosity
  • Medium Absorption
  • Non-Greasy Texture
  • Mild Aroma
  • Fatty Acid Profile:
    • Myristic Acid C14:0 1.0% Max
    • Palmitic Acid C16.0 3.0-8.0%
    • Stearic Acid C18:0 25.0-37.0%
    • Oleic Acid (Omega-9) C18:1 50.0-60.0%
    • Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) C18:2 6.0-11.0%
    • Arachidic Acid C20:0 2.0% Max

Shea Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Massage

Recommended Usage: 1-100%

Origin: France
INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract and Citric Acid (0.001% added for stability)
Extraction Method: Refined Derivative of Shea Butter Fractionation
Shelf Life*: 18 Months
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 170 - 195
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.13
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.183

*Shelf life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the average reasonable shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly.

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  4 fl oz, $5.46 $4.64 *
  8 fl oz, $8.42 $7.16 *
  16 fl oz, $12.34 $10.49 *
  32 fl oz, $20.26 $17.22 *
  64 fl oz, $37.37 $31.76 *
  1 gal, $66.22 $56.29 *
  37.5 lbs, $295.89 $251.51 * ^


*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This product will ship separately.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Dan

Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Location: Coalinga, CA

Comments: I am a formulator of fine mustache wax and try to use only the finest products that I can find. From Nature with Love is my trusted source for oils and fragrances.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Paula

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013

Location: Scanlon, MN

Comments: This lotion feels fabulous on my skin all by itself. I'll use it either alone or mixed with other oils and butters for body care products.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Amber

Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013

Location: Portland, OR

Comments: I use Shea Oil on my lips, face and entire body. It has a beautiful color and seems a little thicker than other oils, which I like.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Pamela

Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Comments: Simply WONDERFUL. Shea Oil makes your skin even softer than before!

Total Number of Ratings: 4
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