Country Of Origin:Ghana
Our Natural Shea Butter in unrefined and considered to be high in vitamin/mineral. Strong Natural Aroma usually lost in soap making. Use Natural Shea butter to enhance your lotion, balm, bath fizzie and soap creations. Pronounced: Shh-aye
Cold & Hot Process Soap. Lotions. Lip Products.
Points of Interest:
High in vitamin and mineral content. Known to benefit dry skin. Melts at skin temperature. Strong Natural Aroma. All Natural. Expeller Pressed. Pronounced: Shh-aye
Average Melt Point: 90º F.
Cold & Hot Process Soapmaking Saponification Information:
SAP NaOH .128, SAP KOH .179
Recommended Crafter's Choice Color Additives:
Lotions: Powder Mica
Recommended Crafter's Choice Aroma Additives:
Lotions & Scrubs: Skin Safe Fragrance Oil - Maximum 3%
Physical Form: Light Yellow Solid
Solubility: Insoluble in Water
Country of Origin: Ghana, West Africa
Short Term Storage:
Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage:
Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.
When making lotions, allow butter to soften via room temperature. If heated, rapid cooling will help prevent grittiness
DIRECTIONS: Slowly stir melted product into the oil portion of your formulation. Common use levels are lip products 5-100%, cold process soap 3-6%, lotions and creams 3-5%. Can be applied directly to the skin.
TIPS: The average melting point for the butter is 100°F. Butters provide moisturizing properties to products. To minimize greasy after feel we recommend blending with 1-3% cornstarch or isopropyl myristate. Test your final product to insure optimal performance.
STORAGE: Store in an airtight, cool, dark location. When stored properly, best used within 1 year from date of purchase.
CAUTION: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI):
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
Common Name Ingredient Listing (FDA Approved):
Unrefined Shea butter SDS