Native to Africa, Shea trees bear fruit once annually after they are approximately 20 years old. The fruit of the shea tree is also referred to as a nut. Africans have traditionally referred to the trees as Gods gift to Africa because of their long, 300-year lifespan and the rich, highly nourishing butter that they yield.
Our Organic Shea Butter is a premium quality, cold pressed, refined butter. It is a creamy ivory color and is creamier in consistency at room temperature than most shea butters. It possesses very little scent. Natural Sourcing Organic Shea Butter is 100% natural and is extracted and refined without the use of harsh chemicals. It is deodorized but is not decolorized.
Organic Shea Butter Properties:
- Highly Moisturizing
- Natural Emollient
- Quick Absorption
- Creamy Texture
- White Hue
- Minimal Scent
- Fatty Acid Composition:
- C12:0 Lauric Acid: Max 1.0%
- C14:0 Myristic Acid: Max 1.0%
- C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 3.0-8.0%
- C18:0 Stearic Acid: 36.0-50.0%
- C18:1 Oleic Acid: 40.0-50.0%
- C18:2 Linoleic Acid 4.0 -8.0%
- C18:3 Linolenic Acid: Max 1.0%
- C20:0 Arachidic Acid: Max 2.0%
- C20:1 Ecosenoic Acid: Max 1.0%
- C22:0 Behenic Acid: Max 1.0%
- C24:0 Lignoceric Acid: Max 1.0%
Our Organic Shea Butter has a creamy consistency. It is highly versatile and is well suited for a wide range of skin, cosmetic and hair care applications. Its composition and unique fatty acid profile gives it the ability to moisturize, soothe and protect even very dry and flaky skin. It promotes healthy hair by nourishing the hair shaft, and it conditions dry or distressed hair.
Organic Shea Butter is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Skin Care
- Hair Care
- Nail Care
- Lip Care
- Baby Care
Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%
Vegetable Butter Texture: Vegetable butters may partially or fully melt if they are exposed to warmer temperatures. This is sometimes an issue for natural vegetable butters that are shipped through warmer areas. Some butters may become grainy if they re-solidify too slowly. This is a natural occurrence that does not impact the quality or usability of the butter. Click here to learn how to eliminate the grainy texture.
Vegetable Butter Packaging: Our butters are packaged in airtight plastic containers, not retail packaging. We are a wholesale supplier, and most of our customers use our butters in their product formulations. Butters can sometimes melt during transit, and these containers help ensure that the butters don't leak. For a selection of glass and plastic easy-open jars that are wonderful to use in conjunction with our butters, look to our Packaging section.
*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.