Shea Oil

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 God's 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 that has been 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. It is carefully packaged and stored to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this nutritive lipid.


Our 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.

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

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


  • Creamy White/Yellow Hue
  • Opaque at Room Temperature
  • Medium - Thick Viscosity
  • Medium Absorption
  • Non-Greasy Texture
  • Mild Aroma
  • See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition

Recommended Usage Rate:


Please Note: Tree nuts and peanuts are considered major food allergens. The actual nut or derivative from the nut, like an oil or powder, may contain a protein or proteins that elicits an allergic reaction. We recommend that you adequately research the appropriate use, allergy and safety information for this ingredient prior to use or including it in products offered for sale.

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

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications  

  4 fl oz, $7.93 $6.74 *
  8 fl oz, $11.69 $9.94 *
  16 fl oz, $20.07 $17.06 *
  32 fl oz, $35.24 $29.95 *
  64 fl oz, $59.29 $50.40 *
  7.5 lbs, $106.70 $90.70 *
  37.5 lbs (17 kg), $501.08 * ^ Temporarily Out of Stock

*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This item will ship separately.

UPS Surcharge of $0.00 will be added to this item.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating: 5 stars  

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Rebecca

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Location: Port Deposit, MD

Comments: This has become a new favorite of mine. Easy to mix because it maintains a liquid state.

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Lorna

Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Location: New York, NY

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Dan

Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 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 stars 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.

Total Number of Ratings: 6

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