Shea Butter Refined

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Shea Butter Refined


This is a top quality, refined, cosmetic grade Shea Butter. White

Our refined shea Butter is a beautiful product for your top of the line products that have a high percentage of 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)

For a list of general information and uses for Shea Butter Refined and other Butters and Oils check out our all our butters and oils to see  some of the specific uses for Shea Butter (White)  Refined:


Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.

  • INCI Name: Butyrospermum Parkii
  • CAS no: 68920-03-6 or 91080-23-8
  • EINECS no.: 272-911-3 or 293-515-7

Specifications

  • Appearance: White to Light Amber When Solid
  • Odor: Slight Characteristic Odor
  • Solubility: Insoluble in Water
  • Melting Point: 88°F
  • Required HLB: 8
  • Flash Point: 554°F
  • Iodine Value: 51.8
  • Free Fatty Acid (as % Oleic Acid): 0.25
  • Peroxide Value: 3.17
  • Saponification Values: 170-185

Typical Fatty Acid Profile

  • C16:0: 5.3
  • C18:0: 41.9
  • C18:1: 46.0
  • C18:2: 5.3

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.

Storage

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.

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  • 5
    Shea Perfection!

    Posted by Heather McClain! on Dec 25th 2017

    No smell and not grainy! The only shea butter I use!