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 Common Uses: 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
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
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Recommended Color Additives:
Lotions: Powder Mica
Recommended Aroma Additives:
Lotions & Scrubs: Skin Safe Fragrance Oil - Maximum 3%
Light Yellow Solid
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
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.
Recommended use levels: