Shea Butter, Unrefined (Ghana), Organic
Fair trade from Ghana, our Shea Butter is unrefined and provided to us by a certified organic source. You will notice a nutty type scent, since it is in it's natural virgin state Shea butter. Made from the pits of the African Shea tree, the color of it can vary in shades of light beige/gray to deeper tones of beige. It is totally handcrafted in the villages of Ghana. Some batches have tiny pieces of the hull but disintegrates when used or melted. This is common, since Shea is a nut and nuts have hulls.
Our Shea butter is soft*, very creamy and rich. It melts on the skin and is very gentle. Excellent to use in it's natural state or in personal care products such as lotions, creams, lip balm and more. Historically used for toning and restoring elasticity to the skin, creating shiny hair and enriching the scalp.
For making soap, since shea butter is very high in unsaponifiables, you must use it as a super fatting material (2 to 5% of your total fats and oils).
INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit
*Natural Ghana Shea Butter should be soft. Exception is in the winter months or extremely cold areas that we may ship to. But once allowed to sit at room temperature for 24 hours, it will be soft again. Softness is a natural quality of pure Ghana shea butter.