Organic Nilotica Shea Butter
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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 God's 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. 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 region's 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.

As with all of our premium quality organic ingredients, our Organic Nilotica Shea Butter is non-GMO. It is certified organic by CCOF, a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency, and it fully meets USDA organic regulations.


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


  • Soft Consistency
  • Creamy Texture
  • Light, Pleasant Aroma
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Emollient
  • Rapid Absorption

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

Recommended Usage Rate:


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.

Please Note: This product is solid at room temperature.

Origin: Uganda
INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Seed Butter
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Typical 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

*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  

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  4 wt oz, $12.69
  1 lb, $42.75
  3.5 lbs, $136.38 *
  7.5 lbs, $264.66 *
  37.5 lbs (17 kg), $1,174.41 * ^

*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: Bernice

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Location: Renton, WA

Comments: Normally Shea Butters make my hair stiff and feel hard and coated. This Organic Nilotica Shea Butter is light and coats my hair just enough that it does not feel hard and coated. I apply it after washing and semi- air drying and it last all week. The breakage has also decreased. I can only expect for the breakage to lessen and the smoothness to increase. This is best shea Butter for my type 4A hait medium porosity. Loooovve it!!!

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Elizabeth

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2023

Location: Newark, OH

Comments: Excellent

Rating: 4 stars 4 out of 5

Reviewed By: Christine

Posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Location: St Petersburg, FL

Rating: 5 stars 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Nina

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2023

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Comments: I've been sourcing Organic Nilotica Shea Butter from you for a while. It is not easy to find! Always fresh, always pure.

Total Number of Ratings: 12

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