Shea Butter Refined

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Top quality, refined, cosmetic grade Shea Butter.

Our refined shea Butter is a top quality, shea butter for your top of the line skin and hair care products. Use it alone or formulate the very best products using this top quality shea butter.

Applications: soaps, lotions, creams, balms, ointments, lip balms, body butters, scrubs. Shea Butter can also be used alone for massage or skin cream. Remember a little shea butter spreads and goes a long way.

Many people ask what to do if Shea Butter is "grainy." Don't panic! Pure Shea butter can be naturally grainy. Shea Butter has a beautiful consistency, but shipping may alter Shea butter, especially in summer months, and when it is in transport and it sits in hot warehouses or shipping trucks. To reduce graininess when working with shea butter, heat it gently only until it melts. If you are using other oils and butters, melt them gently together. Minimal heat reduces the risk of separation of the fats, which causes the crystallized grains to occur. Then let it sit uncovered until it reaches room temp, but not quite a solid, then pour into desired individual containers & cool. (Do not use a refrigerator or freezer to re-cool the shea butter).

Formulations using Shea Butter:

Anne's Easy Peasy Lotion

Anne's Emulsifying Bath Bombs

Beginner Cold Process Soap

Cold Process Soap for Sensitive Skin

Lavender-Rose Luxury Bath Melts

Lotion Bars

Product Details

  • INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii nut extract
  • CAS no: 68920-03-6 or 91080-23-8
  • EINECS no.: 272-911-3 or 293-515-7
  • Extraction method: Cold pressed
  • Processing: Refined


  • Appearance: White to slightly pale yellow solid
  • Odor: Neutral to faint characteristic odor
  • Solubility: Insoluble in Water
  • Melting Point: 28 - 38°C
  • Required HLB: 8
  • Iodine Value: 50 - 70
  • Free Fatty Acid (as % Oleic Acid): Max. 1.0
  • Peroxide Value: Max. 5.0
  • Saponification Values: 175-195

Fatty Acid Profile (%)

  • C16:0:   3 - 9
  • C18:0: 34 - 45
  • C18:1: 38 - 50
  • C18:2:   2 - 9

Use in Cosmetics and Soap Making

Commonly used in anti-aging creams and lotions, bar soap, body wash, emollient, lip balm, lipsticks, shower gels, soap, and sun care products. 

Shea Butter Refined is a non-toxic and non-irritating material derived from totally renewable natural resources. It is easy to use within cosmetic formulations.


Keep in a cool (preferably below 75°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.

Safety Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

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  • 5
    Shea Butter

    Posted by Donna Moore on Jul 1st 2021

    I truly love this product work best when making body butter.

  • 5

    Posted by FS on Mar 28th 2021

    Excellent quality product.

  • 5

    Posted by Stephanie Braganza on Dec 3rd 2020

    Great consistency, it was my first time using refined shea and seemed awesome! Very moisturizing!

  • 5
    This is the best!

    Posted by Marcoya Slaughter on Aug 28th 2020

    This is the best texture it stays smooth and not grainy great for adding fragrance

  • 5
    So Fresh

    Posted by Aerin on Dec 1st 2019

    You can smell the difference. I think that this might be the first shea butter I've ever had that isn't rancid. It smells pleasantly green. Milder and lighter than ultra refined versions that I've bought elsewhere.

  • 5
    Good Value

    Posted by amy durham on Oct 27th 2019

    Great value and great product. will purchase again

  • 4
    Shea Butter Refined

    Posted by Debra on Sep 9th 2019

    I am happy with the product, but wish it came in something other than a plastic bag. Like a bucket. For this reason, I probably will not buy it again. **MakeYourOwn Mgmt.: Debra, thank you for your review. We are glad you like the product. The idea of a hard-sided container is a really good one. I will make a note of that, and see what is possible. Thanks for the feedback!!

  • 5
    Love It!

    Posted by C. Green on May 29th 2019

    Love this product. Love that it is basically odor free which is exactly what I wanted. The quality is top notch and I highly recommend it.

  • 5
    Shea butter refined

    Posted by Dave W. on Apr 17th 2019

    The quality and cost of this shea is by far the best I've used to make my beard butter. I recommend ordering before you're completely out. I've had 2 backorder experiences without advanced notice. Still a 5 star product though.