Shea Butter Unrefined Organic, Vitellaria nilotica (6672 - 250ml)
Shea Butter contains no additives such as stabilizers or emulsifying agents and is not refined, so it retains the natural Shea Butter odour.
Please note that Shea Butter in its natural state contains different fatty acids with various melting points and because of this there is no fixed melting point, rather a melting range. The result of this is that Shea Butter can get a crumbly consistency at different temperatures and also depending the rate of temperature change, as the different fatty acids change state. So even though the consistency changes, the quality of the product remains the same.
In case you are concerned about the texture, you can warm it slowly keeping the Shea Butter container in a waterbath at or below 40 C, stirring occasionally. The consistency will become homogeneous again, and it can now be placed in the fridge. The quick cooling will ensure that the different fatty acids don't separate.
This is a pure natural therapeutic quality carrier oil from Uganda. Many carrier oils have significant benefit for maintaining a healthy and youthful skin. See also About Carrier Oils.
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The unrefined or raw Shea Butter (6672) is extracted without the use of toxic chemicals or synthetics. It typically has a nutty aroma, and its color ranges from cream to greyish-yellowThe refining process (Shea Butter 6661) uses high heat and chemicals. The procedure strips away the natural Shea Butter colour and aroma of the pure Shea Butter. So it is typically odorless, with a pure white color. Refined Shea butter does not offer the same organic benefits as unrefined. The main purpose of refined Shea butter is to remove its natural fragrance that may not be so popular.
Shea Butter Unrefined Organic, Vitellaria nilotica
A rich butter that softens and plumps. A great base for a cream or massage blend.