Organic, unrefined, raw Shea Butter
Unrefined shea butter is the butter extracted from the shea nut, which is only grown in Western Africa. Our shea butter is unrefined, organic and raw, and this means that it hasn't undergone any chemical refining process or extraction.
Raw, unrefined shea butter varies widely in colour. Shea butter is predominantly between yellow and ivory or cream colour. Colour isn't related to the quality of the shea, and the most important factors are age and storage conditions.
Unrefined, natural shea butter has a unique scent that is only found in non-deodorised shea butter. Again, due to the pure and natural nature of shea butter the scent varies from batch to batch. Just as no two sheanuts are alike, each pot of shea butter will be different.
Organic, unrefined shea butter is shea butter at its most natural. When shea butter is refined, the vitamins and minerals that are present in the shea butter are degraded by the heat and chemicals used in the process. Only the best, organic shea nuts are used to create our unrefined shea butter, and this means that they haven't been sprayed with harmful pesticides.
Shea butter has a wide range of uses: use to create body butter, a hair treatment, try adding some to a soap recipe to superfat your soap, in a lip balm, or in a hand cream. Shea butter contains vitamins A, E, K and F.
Shea butter is best kept out of direct sunlight, and sealed. Shea butter is perfectly happy at room temperature and doesn't need to be kept in a fridge.