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Shea Butter Refined

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Refined shea butter is a highly nourishing ingredient perfect for use in lotions, creams, balms, hair conditioning/styling products, and even for use on its own as a moisturizer. The refined version is white and mostly odorless, though slightly more prone to crystallization.

While shea butter is great for a variety of skin types, it is especially beneficial for dry or winter skin, and can be used to smooth rough or dry patches year round. Shea butter is one of the most common and versatile butters that can help protect the skin from moisture loss while reducing dryness.

While typically used on the skin, refined shea butter is also wonderful for the hair, and can be added to shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, and styling products to help add smoothness and shine to dry or frizzy hair. The risk of crystallization is reduced by heating the butter lightly and then cooling rapidly in a freezer or fridge.

Ingredient Highlights

  • Category: Butters
  • Ingredient Function: Emollient
  • Used in: Lotions, creams, color cosmetics, hair masks, masks, hair styling products, balms, body scrubs and polishes, soaps, lip balms
  • Solubility: Oil soluble
  • Appearance: White to off-white butter
  • Odor: Light vegetable fat odor

Production Information

  • Derived From: Karite tree
  • Part(s) Used: Nuts
  • Preserved With: No preservative
  • Country of Origin: Sourced from Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali, produced in the Netherlands
  • Method of Extraction: Gathered in the wild, peeled and expeller pressed
  • Processing: Gathered in the wild, peeled and expeller pressed, filtered, refined

Pro Tips

  • Not for internal consumption.
  • Can be included as an ingredient in skincare formulations or used on the skin at 100%.
  • Perfect for use in hair care lines geared toward dry or frizzy hair.
  • Ideal for areas of the skin prone to dryness, such as the elbows, hands, and feet.

This product is vegan.