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Shea Butter - Raw & Unrefined

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Shea butter is known especially for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer and emollient.

Shea butter can be found in many high end moisturizing skin products. It is also used in hair conditioners to add and maintain moisture in dry brittle hair. Shea butter can be used as an all-natural hair conditioner.

The differences between raw and refined Shea Butter lies in how the Shea Butter is extracted from the nut and how it is processed after that.

The basic process is the same in most families. Shea Nuts, the fruit of the Shea Tree is picked, cracked, grilled and pounded to extract the butter. It is then boiled in water for a number of hours until the fresh shea butter rises to the surface. It is then scooped into gourds and left to cool and set. This process and the way it is done imparts the smells noted with each batch.Manual extraction processes leave more of the raw ingredients in the Shea Butter.

After it is extracted, it can be further refined removing colour and impurities that some people don't like. This further refining can also remove some of the smell.

You can think of the difference between raw Shea Butter and refined Shea Butter as being similar to the difference between wheat bread and white bread.

All of our Shea Butter is mechanically extracted. No chemicals (other than water) are used in the process.

Botanical/INCI/Ingredient: Butyrospermum parkii.

No synthetics or colorants added. GMO Free
FCC - Food Grade
Origin: Africa - Ghana
Form: Butter, Solid to semi Solid
Appearance/Color: Creamy light to medium yellow
Odor/Note: Characteristic of Shea, Nutty
Solubility: Soluble in oil
Melting Point: 89-95
Storage: For maximum shelf life keep in cool environment (preferably below 75 degrees Fahrenheit) and store away from light and moisture in a closed container. Do not refrigerate.
SAP Value: 190 - 205
Suggested Usage Levels:1 - 10%, safe up to 100%. Lotions & Creams: 3-5% | Balms: 5-100% | Bar Soaps: 3-6% | Hair Conditioners: 2-5%

Heating information: In complete heating and then cooling of Shea Butter can cause the butter to crystallize as it cools. This crystallization can cause lip balms, body butters and other formulations to turn gritty. To avoid this, Shea Butter must be heated to about 175 degrees and kept at that temperature for at least 20 minutes. This will allow the Shea Butter to melt completely so that crystals will not form after it has cooled.

Certificate of Analysis

Shea Butter - Raw & Unrefined
Product Classification: Cosmetic Skincare
Manufactured by: Texas Natural Supply

Botanical/INC / Ingredients:
Butyrospermum parkii.
Product Qualifiers and Purity:

100% Natural, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Cruelty-free, Synthetic free

All ingredients are fair trade and meet FDA guidelines as GRAS

Grade: FCC, Food Grade
Origin: Manufactured in the USA

Product Characteristics

Form: Butter
Viscosity: Medium

Appearance/Color: Off-White to Light Yellow
Odor/Note: Faint Natural
Solubility: Oil Soluble

Storage: Ambient temperature. Do not store in direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate.
Shelf life: 1 year from date of purchase

Microbial Analysis

Total Plate Count<10,000 cfu/g <100 cfu/gPASS
Yeast & Mold<100 cfu/g<100 cfu/gPASS
Total Coliforms<100 cfu/g<10 cfu/gPASS
E. coliNegative/10gNegative/10gPASS
SalmonellaNegative /10gNegative /10gPASS

All Batches meet the above minimum standards at the time of manufacture.

The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use.
Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Texas Natural Supply be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Texas Natural Supply has been advised of the possibility of such damages by the customer.

FDA Cosmetic Regulations
Cosmetics are not subject to FDA premarket approval, mandatory establishment registration or ingredient reporting. It is the firm's (Final Retail Seller's) responsibility to assure that its cosmetic products and ingredients are safe and properly labeled, in full compliance with the US FDA regulations.
The FD&C Act defines cosmetics as articles intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. Included in this definition are products such as skin creams, skin care applications, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, hair care products, deodorants and any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product.

Shea Butter - Raw & Unrefined



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Kristin Picard from Rosharon , TX United States
May 6, 2024
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Sherie Williams from Wexford, PA United States
January 28, 2021
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Anonymous Person from MONTVALE, NJ United States
June 12, 2024
The Shea butter is excellent quality - so easy to spread and almost no smell
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Demetria Ivory from Cedar Hill , TX United States
May 19, 2020
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Raychelle Sanders from Austin , TX United States
March 2, 2020
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