Virgin unrefined shea butter, a pure natural close to nature product for you skin. Luxurious creamy texture that melts with body temperature all offered in this fantastic butter.
Shea Butter Information
Unrefined Shea Butter is 100% natural and absolutely no chemicals are used in the processing. This shea butter is processed by a fair trade women's co-op in Ghana Africa and is shipped fresh, ready to use. No preservatives or additives of any kind are used in my pure unrefined shea.
The high quality unrefined shea butter is processed using the laborious traditional method. The hand-collected nuts are similar in size to almonds. The nuts are removed from their shell and placed in a large mortar, pounded by hand to shred and then ground with a stone to a fine paste. The paste is initially the color of dark chocolate. It is washed with water for a number of times until the chocolate color turns into the rich creamy color of the final product. At that point it is boiled in a clarifier to reduce the moisture before being packaged for shipping.
I add no fragrance to this Organic Virgin Shea Butter. You will find this butter to be ivory to greenish/grey in color. The aroma is slightly smoky, grassy, nutty.
This is a natural organic product each batch will vary slightly.
Ultra refined Shea Butter begins the same as the unrefined. But more steps are taken. Filters are used to further process the unrefined butter until it is bleached, odorless, white and creamy.
A little shea goes a long way. Simply soften a tiny amount in the palm of your hand and apply. As this is a butter, you will note it is heaver than most lotions. It takes a little while to be absorbed into the skin, but the wait is worth it!
Price is for one 2 fl. oz. tin