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Whipped Shea Butter
Whipped Shea Butter

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Our Price: $16.00

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Made from raw, unrefined free trade shea butter, whipped with Evening Primrose oil as well as Vitamin E. Now available with Lavender essential oil, Bergamot and Lemongrass essential oils or unscented. A little goes a long way so a 5.0 ounce jar will last a long time. Can be kept in the refrigerator. All natural cruelty free ingredients, no chemicals.

**Note: Shipping during summer or to hot climates will be by Priority Mail with a Signature Required. Shea butter is prone to melting in warm temperatures and should not be left in the heat for extended periods of time. If product melts, it is still perfectly safe to use, but will lose it's whipped texture.

Some information on Shea Butter:

Shea butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree or Karite tree. The outer pulp of the fruit is removed. When dry, the nut, which is the source of shea butter, must be separated from the outer shell. To make the shea nuts into butter, they must be crushed. Traditionally, this is done with mortars and pestles. The crushed nuts are then roasted in huge pots over open, wood fires. The pots must be stirred constantly with wooden paddles so the butter does not burn. The roasted shea nuts are ground into a smoother paste, water is gradually added and the paste is mixed well by hand. The paste is kneaded by hand in large basins and water is gradually added to help separate out the butter oils. As they float to the top, the butter oils, which are in a curd state, are removed and excess water squeezed out. The butter oil curds are then melted in large open pots over slow fires. A period of slow boiling will remove any remaining water, by evaporation. The shea butter, which is creamy or golden yellow at this point, is ladled from the top of the pots and put in cool places to harden.

  • Ingredients include:
    • Unrefined shea butter
      Evening primrose oil
      Vitamin E
      Lavender essential oil
      Bergamot lemongrass essential oil