This Shea butter extracted from the Shea Nuts and it is unrefined and unprocessed in any way. There may be bits of impurities and some sediments present (tiny bits of the shell, plant fibres, etc) in the butter. Although batches may vary to some extent, this product usually has a strong, pungent, and sometimes smoky aroma which is a characteristic of pure & natural Shea Butter from Ghana. You may also find various natural inconsistencies in color including darker spots and grey streaks. It is solid at room temperature and sometimes it may be hard in consistency.
Customers preferring a mild aroma and a more consistent texture should consider purchasing Shea Organic Butter – Refined (Ghana).
Please note: This is a natural and unprocessed product that is handcrafted without the use of sophisticated machinery and therefore, the possible presence of some impurities cannot be excluded.
Common Uses: Shea Butter aids with the re-hydration of dry, chapped skin. It is solid at room temperature and melts on contact with the skin and may be used in a variety of formulations including lotions, creams, after-sun products, conditioners, body butters, luxury soaps, baby-care products and lip balms.
• Lotions & Creams: 5 - 20 %
• Balms: 5 – 100 %
• Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 %
• Hair Conditioners: 2 – 5 %
When adding a butter to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm it until melted or very soft in texture and can be incorporated into the final product. The melting point can range from 32°C to 35°C. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle in your melted butter until fully incorporated and consistently smooth. For addition in soaps, the general rule of thumb is one tablespoon per pound (15 ml/500 g). As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab-scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.