Unrefined Shea Butter
Shea Butter is a healing substance used in everything from soaps to pharmaceutical remedies. In its natural state, it is a powerful moisturiser. In addition, it can reduce inflammation on the skin and face, making it ideal for tending to scars and burns. It can also keep skin smooth and soft, for a perfect complexion. This kind of Shea Butter is unrefined and has all of the vitamins and minerals that would be normally contained.
How to use this item:
1. Use as a moisturiser
Used either solid or melted, rub a generous amount of shea butter onto the face and rub thoroughly until fully absorbed.
2. Use as a hair conditioner
Using the same methods as above, apply the shea butter to the roots of the hair to add volume and shine to hair.
3. Creating customisable creams, lotions
See our formulating tips for more information
Benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter:
- Melts when in contact with skin, making for the perfect balm
- A powerful moisturiser that replenishes skin and face
- Counteracts the drying effects of other soaps and skin cleansers
- Can be used as a substitute for cocoa butter in skincare
- Body Butters
INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Recommended use level:
- Balms: 5-100%
- Bar Soaps: 3-6%
- Lotions and Creams: 3-5%
- Hair Conditioners: 2-5%
Ingredients: Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter
INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Vitellaria paradoxa)
Method of Extraction: Hand Extraction
Country of Origin: Ghana
Appearance: Yellow Solid/Semi-Solid Butter
Formulating Tips: It is oil soluble (not water-soluble) and is usually incorporated via the oil phase when preparing emulsions. It has no known incompatibilities. Can be used with cocoa & mango butter.