25 kg Shea Butter Refined

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25 kg Shea Butter Refined

Product number: RMBU25KSHEAREFI

Product Description

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter


INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

Botanical Name: Butyrospermum parkii

Country of Origin: Burkina Faso

Extraction Method: Extracted through mechanical pressure and a natural refining process to remove colour and some of the odour. 

Plant part: Shea nut

Type of agriculture: Wild harvest and conventional

Features: Shea Butter Refined, derived from the nuts of the shea tree, boasts several notable properties that make it a popular ingredient in skincare and cosmetic products. Its refined nature removes the characteristic nutty scent and enhances its texture, making it more suitable for cosmetic applications. In addition, its versatility extends to hair care, where it can provide nourishment, reduce frizz, and enhance shine.

Properties/Benefits:  Shea Butter Refined is highly moisturising, providing deep hydration to the skin. It is rich in fatty acids, including oleic and stearic acids, which contribute to its emollient properties, making it effective in softening and smoothing the skin. With its non-comedogenic nature, it is suitable for various skin types and helps maintain skin's moisture balance. Additionally, Shea Butter Refined contains vitamins A and E, which offer antioxidant protection, combating free radicals and signs of ageing.


  • Oleic Acid [ C18:1] 40.0% to 50.0%
  • Stearic acid [ C18:0] 36.0% to 50.0%
  • Linoleic acid [ C18:2] 4.0% to 8.0%

Appearance: Very pale yellow to white coloured solid/paste

Texture: Shea butter Refined boasts a smooth, creamy, and non-greasy texture that feels soft, silky, and slightly waxy to the touch. It melts effortlessly upon contact with the skin, offering a luxurious, nourishing experience.

Common Uses:

  • Skin care products
  • Hair care products
  • Make-up products
  • Massage oils
  • Baby products
  • Lip balms
  • Nail products

Did you know?  The exceptional shea tree, belonging to the Sapotaceae family, thrives exclusively in its untamed form within Africa, specifically in the regions of Sudan and the Sahel, located north of the Equator. Typically, these trees flourish in savannahs, soaring to towering heights of up to twenty meters and achieving their peak production capacity after half a century. Each shea tree generously yields an annual harvest of approximately 15 to 20 kg of fruit, equating to about 3 to 4 kg of valuable kernels. It is from these kernels, containing 50% solid fat, that the cherished shea butter is expertly extracted.

Suggested Storage:        

  • Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place at temperature <30°C in closed containers and protected from direct sunlight
  • Containers should be kept closed to minimise contamination.
  • Keep from extreme heat and away from all sources of ignition.

Supplier Information: Our supplier ethically sources their shea kernel from Burkina Faso in West Africa and undergo refining at a state-of-the-art eco-refinery in France, ensuring top-tier quality. Established in Burkina Faso since 2008, our supplier has created a sustainable and fully integrated supply chain, which commences with the Shea fruit's collection by thousands of local women in rural areas. This commitment transcends operational excellence and extends to community engagement, with our supplier having built lasting, inclusive partnerships with more than 28,000 Shea collectors in the region. Their emphasis on integrated supply chains at the local level substantially reduces the carbon footprint of their production. Shea, a crucial component of this chain, holds profound social and economic significance in rural areas, where women undertake the important role of harvesting and processing Shea fruit. Between May and August, they meticulously collect fallen fruit from the ground and proceed through various steps to obtain the precious Shea kernels, involving the removal of the delectable pulp to reveal the nut, which is then boiled, sun-dried, and meticulously shelled. Subsequently, the acquired kernel undergoes further sun-drying before being distributed for sale or transformed into butter. This shea serves as an invaluable additional income source for countless women in rural Burkina Faso, bestowing upon them a newfound sense of economic independence.

100% true to the botanical name, GMO free, Non-Radiated, Preservative Free, Vegan Friendly, Petrochemical Free







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