A popular moisturizing butter that is easy to use and customize while avoiding crystallization.
Our Melt & Pour Shea Butter is highly versatile and can be used in virtually any topical skin or care product, either as a base for a balm or directly on the skin. Ideal for rough or dry patches, this soothing butter is excellent year-round.
This version of the butter can be reheated to add scenting oils without creating unwanted shea crystals.
It is a natural butter that has been expeller pressed from the fruit seeds of the karite tree native to West Africa. After extraction, the resulting yellow butter then goes through further processing to be suitable for use on the skin. This additional processing creates a smooth, creamy texture that can be used in countless cosmetic applications from creams and lotions to makeup and hair care.
Shea Butter is one of the most common and versatile butters and has been shown to protect the skin from drying and moisture loss while improving dryness.
- Typically used in combo with x ingredient
- Perfect for use in shampoo/cream/hydrating toner, etc.
This product is vegan.
Used in a variety of skin and hair care products and helps lock in moisture for dry skin or hair.
Recommended Usage Rate:
Melt & Pour Directions:
Slowly heat using a double boiler on medium heat or place in a glass bowl and microwave for 30-45 second intervals, stirring after each interval. Once thoroughly melted, you can add additional carrier oils or essential oils if desired, however, the addition of oils will soften the Shea Butter.
This product can be heated repeatedly, but be cautious not to heat to boiling. Once your product is melted, simply pour into your packaging, leave open and let set, stirring occasionally until it completely cools. Do not cap until product is back at room temperature, this will prevent any condensation on the inside of the cap.
How to Store:
Store in a cool, dry place
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Not for internal consumption. Pregnant or lactating people consult a doctor prior to use. Discontinue if irritation occurs.
- Ingredient Function: Emollient/Antioxidant
- Used in: balms, lotions, creams, body butters, hair care
- Solubility: Soluble in oil
- Derived from: seed of the karite tree
- Part(s) Used: Nut/Seed
- Preserved with: N/A
- Country of Origin: countries in western Africa
- Method of Extraction: Expeller Pressed
- Processing: Refined/Bleached/Deodorized
- Appearance: white to yellowish soft solid
- Odor: Mild nutty aroma