Shea Butter (Pressed and Refined)

Shea Butter (Pressed and Refined)

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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 Shea Butter is pressed and fully refined. It is a semi-soft, white butter with the mild, characteristic odor of shea butter. Our Shea Butter is 100% natural and is produced from premium quality shea nuts. It is pressed and refined without the use of harsh chemicals.


Uses:

Our Shea Butter is 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.


Properties:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Natural Emollient
  • Quick Absorption
  • Non-Greasy
  • Creamy-White Hue
  • Minimal, Characteristic Scent
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C14:0 Myristic Acid: 1.0% Max
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 3.0-8.0%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 36.0-50.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega-9): 40.0-50.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega-6): 4.0-8.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic Acid (Omega-3): 1.0% Max
    • C20:0 Arachidic Acid: 2.0% Max
    • C20:1 Eicosenoic Acid: 1.0% Max
    • C22:0 Behenic Acid: 1.0% Max
    • C24:0 Lignoceric Acid: 1.0 Max


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

  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Lip Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Baby Care
  • Massage
  • Soap
  • Aromatherapy


Recommended Usage: 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.

Origin: Europe
INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit
Extraction Method: Pressed and Refined
Shelf Life: 1 - 2 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 170 - 190
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.128
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.18


Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications


Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  4 fl oz, $5.45
  1 lb, $10.46
  3.5 lbs, $28.63
  7.5 lbs, $50.44 *
  55 lbs, $281.55 * ^

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*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: Joan

Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Comments: Great stuff. Will definitely buy again.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Jennifer

Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Location: Grandville, MI

Comments: First time ordering from FNWL. The refined Shea Butter feels creamy, soft and smooth. I like the texture. I would order again, but it is a bit high for my current financial state. However, I am pleased with the overall product.


Rating: 4 out of 5

Reviewed By: Elaine

Posted: Saturday, November 07, 2015

Location: San Ramon, CA

Comments: I ordered two at different times and they were both grainy. Otherwise they worked well that why the 4 rating.

FNWL Response: Elaine, regarding occasional graininess upon delivery, please carefully read the "Please Note" section of the product description.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Ann

Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015

Location: Fairbanks, AK

Comments: Very fresh and nice.



Total Number of Ratings: 50
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