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Shea Butter, Natural

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Shea Butter, Natural
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Price: $41.60

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Our Natural Shea Butter has been filtered for impurities & is the creamy butter extracted from the seeds (nut) of the karite tree. It's butter-like consistency melts on contact, giving it ideal barrier protection abilities. Beloved in Africa for centuries, our natural shea is imported from Ghana and provides the women in this village an opportunity to support themselves. Natural, wildcrafted shea butter manufactured to food grade standards in Ghana. It has a high fat content, which makes it a gorgeous, high grade yellow. This butter appeals to all skin types and is especially useful in mature or dry skin. Apply directly to the skin or incorporate in soap & body care products

Where does Shea Butter come from & how is it processed? Click here to see the journey of shea butter.
*** A note about the fear of grainy shea. Shea is naturally grainy & this is not a "bad" thing, just the makeup of the end product. Our shea has a beautiful consistency, but shipping can alter the product (especially when the butter sits in a hot warehouse or shipping truck). To reduce graininess when working w/this product, handle shea butter as little as possible and practice a "slow heat, slow cool" method. Minimal heat reduces the risk of separation of the fats, which causes the crystallized granules to occur. If butter becomes grainy, heat just to melting point and stir to remove any small unmelted pieces. Let shea sit uncovered until it reaches room temp, but not quite a solid, then pour into desired individual containers & cool.
*** NOTICE: Please note that Shea Butter is derived from a nut, so rare individuals with an allergy to latex & nuts can have a reaction to Shea Butter. Keep this in mind when labeling your product.
Cosmetic grade, Biodegradable
INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit
Applications: Soaps, lotions, lip balm, creams, body butters, scrubs & other toiletries
Appearance: Creamy off-white
Recommended Usage: 1-100%
Shelf life: 18 months to 3 years. Store in cool, dry place and keep away from light, heat & moisture.
VEGAN: Yes
NON-GMO: Yes
SOY-FREE: Yes
GLUTEN-FREE: Yes
PARABEN FREE: Yes
ALCOHOL FREE: Yes
CRUELTY-FREE: Yes
PHTHALATE FREE: Yes

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