Refined shea butter

€11,70 – €172,50

  • White and without fragrance
  • Traditional hand-crafted in Ghana
  • Refined without chemicals in the Netherlands
  • Highest quality on the market
  • Food grade shea butter
0,5 kg - € 11,70 (ex 9% vat)
1 kg - € 16,75 (ex 9% vat)
25 kg - € 172,50 (ex 9% vat)
€11,70
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About this shea butter

This shea butter is a wonderful butter, ideal for formulating your own cream. It is produced the way it is done for thousands of years. Each nut is singly selected, the production is done with care and we sell it with proud because it provides important income for the people in Northern Ghana.

Refined in The Netherlands

Crude shea butter is being fully refined in The Netherlands. After refining the shea butter is white and has no fragrance. Refining is done at ZOR, Europe's No 1 contract-refiner. No chemicals are used to refine the shea butter.
Although refined, this shea butter is an outstanding butter. Refined shea butter is often preferred as base for formulating lotion and creams, not only because the consistent color (white) and absence of fragrance, but also because refined shea butter is a more stable butter.
Compare the Specifications of unrefined and refined shea butter to find out which suits you better.

Traditional hand-crafted

We get our shea butter straight from Ghana. For thousands of years, women have extracted shea butter from the nuts of shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa) that grow across Africa’s Savannah. The trees don’t grow on plantations, the nuts are wild picked. This traditional production method results in soothing, moisturizing pomades and soaps that treat and restore skin unlike any other product.

 Traditional hand-crafted shea butter


Socially responsible

All our shea butter is produces in a socially responsible way. We ensure value addition at source is maximized: this shea butter provides jobs for women in poor rural areas of Northern Ghana, the women who collectively harvest the shea nuts themselves and produce the shea butter.

Socially responsible


An exceptional butter of the highest quality

This shea butter is of a high quality. The butter contains fatty acids such as oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, behenic acid and palmitic acid. The unique fatty acid profile of this shea butter coupled with the butter’s high level of non-saponifiables makes a highly effective emollient, especially for very dry skin. Shea butter is also known to enhance skin elasticity. It is rich in vitamin F, a vitamin for repairing skin. It is therefore shea butter is more and more used in the cosmetics industry. And like cocoa butter, shea butter is also a healthy edible fat and used in food preparation.
With the melting point ranging from 31˚C – 45˚C, this shea butter is solid at room temperature.
Because the material is refined this shea butter has no fragrance and is white.

Specifications

Product

INCI Name
CAS
Grade

Appearance (at 20°C)
Odor

Butterwise Conventional Refined Shea Butter

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
91080-23-8
Food grade

White
Non


FFA (as oleic), %
Peroxide value, meq/kg
Color (Gardner)
Color lovibond red (5¼ inch)
Color lovibond yellow (5¼ inch)
Moisture Content (Karl Fisher)
Specification
0.2 max
1.0 max
0.9 max
0.9 max
5.0 max
0.10 max
Method
NEN 660:2009
AOCS Cd8b:90(09)
NEN27608:2010
NEN27608:2010
NEN27608:2010
AOCS Ca2e:84(09)

Extraction method
Packaging
Storage
Shelf life
Solubility
Safety

Solvent free traditional extraction method by hand
Cartons 25 kg
Store in original unopened packaging in a cool dry place
24 months in original unopened packaging.
Insoluble in water. Soluble in natural oils and non polar organic solvents.
Refer to MSDS. Not considered hazardous.

Fatty Acid Profile
Lauric
Myristic
Palmitic
Palmitoleic
Stearic
Oleic
Linoleic
Linolenic
Arachidic
Gadoleic
Behenic
Erucic
Lignoceric
Notation
C 12:0
C 14:0
C 16:0
C 16:1
C 18:0
C 18:1
C 18:2
C 18:3
C 20:0
C 20:1
C 22:0
C 22:1
C 24:0
Composition
0
0
2 – 5
0
38 – 47
42 – 49
4 – 8
0 – 1
1 – 2
0 – 1
0 – 1
0
0 – 1

Refined by ZOR: food grade