Pure shea butter considered to be high in vitamin/mineral content which is thought to benefit dry skin. Refined and deodorized with natural clays. Pronounced: Shh-aye
ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Measure and add to formula as directed.
Recommended use levels:
Cold & Hot Process Soaps: 3-5%
Lip Products 5-100%
Cold & Hot Process Soap. Lotions. Lip Products.
Points of Interest:
High in vitamin and mineral content. Known to benefit dry skin. Melts at skin temperature. All Natural. Expeller Pressed. Refined and Deodorized with Natural Clays. Pronounced: Shh-aye
Average Melt Point: 90º F.
Cold & Hot Process Soapmaking Saponification Information:
SAP NaOH .128, SAP KOH .179
Recommended Color Additives:
Lotions: Powder Mica
Recommended Aroma Additives:
Lotions & Scrubs: Skin Safe Fragrance Oil - Maximum 3%
Physical Form: Light Yellow Solid
Solubility: Insoluble in Water
Country of Origin: Ghana, West Africa
Short Term Storage:
Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage:
Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.
When making lotions, allow butter to soften via room temperature. If heated, rapid cooling will help prevent grittiness.
DIRECTIONS: Slowly stir melted product into
the oil portion of your formulation. Common use levels are lip products
5-100%, cold process soap 3-6%, lotions and creams 3-5%. Can be
applied directly to the skin.
TIPS: The average melting point for
the butter is 90°F. Shea Butter will feel grainy when it is melted and
rehardens. To avoid the gritty texture, heat the shea butter to
170-185°F and keep at a steady temperature for 10-15 minutes. Rapidly
cool by placing the butter in refrigerator. Butters provide moisturizing
properties to products. Test your final product to insure optimal
STORAGE: Store in an airtight, cool, dark location. When stored properly, best used within 1 year from date of purchase.
CAUTION: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children and pets.