Organic Nilotica Shea Butter

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Shea trees are native to Africa. They bear their fruit (nut) once annually after they are approximately 20 years old. Africans traditionally refer to shea trees as Gods gift to Africa because of their long, 300-year lifespan and the rich, highly nourishing butter that they yield.

West African Shea Butter is traditionally pressed from the fruits of shea trees of the species Butyrospermum parkii, and Nilotica Shea Butter is pressed from the fruits of East African shea trees, Vitellaria nilotica. While both West African and East African (Nilotica) shea butters offer impressive benefits, Nilotica Shea Butter possesses a higher olein content and is softer, creamier and sweeter in aroma than West African Shea Butter.

Although the political climate of Uganda makes the sourcing of Organic Nilotica Shea Butter difficult, we are able to provide this premium quality butter sourced in a manner that fully protects the valuable shea trees. Our procurement methods also support the economic growth of the regions tribes.

Our Organic Nilotica Shea Butter is 100% natural. It is produced in a manner that uses newly developed technology to carefully process the butter without the use of chemicals.


Organic Nilotica Shea Butter is ideal for moisturizing dry, irritated or sun damaged skin and hair. It helps balance moisture and skin elasticity, promotes healthy hair by nourishing the hair shaft and conditions dry and distressed hair. It also may combat the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

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

  • Mature, Aging Skin
  • Damaged, Dry, Cracked Skin
  • General Skin and Lip Care
  • Brittle and Damaged Hair
  • General Hair Care


  • Soft Consistency
  • Creamy Texture
  • Light, Pleasant Aroma
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Rapid Absorption
  • Rich in Vitamins A and E
  • Excellent Source of Essential Fatty Acids

Please Note: This product is solid at room temperature.

Origin: Uganda
INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Seed Butter
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Shelf Life: 2 - 3 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 185 - 195
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.135
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.19

Documents: Safety Data Sheet  

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  4 fl oz., $9.80
  16 fl oz., $28.42
  64 fl oz., $95.88
  1 gal., $163.05 *
  18 kg, $743.00 * ^


*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This product will ship separately.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 3 out of 5

Reviewed By: Shawna

Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Location: New York, NY

Comments: I have to be honest, I am a bit confused about my two purchases of Shea Nilotica. I first ordered a small size to check the quality. I was pleased and then ordered the large 18kg size. It was until recently that I went to use the large container that I discovered the quality is quite different from the smaller container. The small size was was smooth and creamy and grit free. The large size is not as smooth, or creamy and is quite gritty.

FNWL Response: Hi Shawna, Shea Butter, including Nilotica Butter, can naturally become gritty in certain circumstances. Be assured that this is not a reflection of the quality of the butter. You can eliminate any grittiness when you formulate with the butter. Please read the following article for details:

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Lisa

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Location: Alexandria, VA

Comments: I've tried both the organic Burkina Faso and the organic Nilotica Shea Butter. The Nilotica is so much softer and easier to rub into skin. I also prefer the smell of it to the Burkina Faso. The only downside is the cost difference. I use shea butter to make a lotion for my child. It has helped reduce the itching and redness better than anything else we've tried.

Total Number of Ratings: 2
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