BUY ORGANIC UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER ONLINE IN AUSTRALIA
Botanical name: Butyrospermum Parkii
Colour: Cream, Light Yellow
Shea butter is one of the most popular natural ingredients used in the cosmetic and beauty industry. Why all the fuss? Well, Shea butter is very rich in fats and blends well with other ingredients, making it a great base for homemade moisturiser, body butter, and even deodorant.
N-Essentials is proud to stock an ever-increasing collection of essential oils, carrier oils, and raw ingredients, including Shea butter, available in sizes ranging from 250g to bulk sizes.
Continue reading to learn more about the profile and applications of Shea butter.
What Is Shea Butter Made From?
Shea butter, also known as Karite, is a fat extracted from the nut of the Shea Tree, which is commonly found in the tropics of Africa. It has a thick, nutty scent and a colour that varies from ivory to cream, light yellow, or green.
Shea butter comes in two forms — refined or unrefined. Natural unrefined Shea butter is the purest form of the product. It is typically extracted using traditional West African methods, which means no other ingredients, chemicals, preservatives or heat are used, and all its natural benefits are retained.
Refined Shea butter, on the other hand, has been processed to remove impurities, resulting in a product that is high in purity but low in nutrient levels.
Common Uses for Shea Butter
Shea butter, especially in its raw, unrefined state, is considered to be rich in nutrients, vitamins, and fatty acids, making it an excellent addition to your skincare regimen.
Natural unrefined Shea butter is a semi-soft butter that melts and rapidly absorbs upon skin contact. It is a skin-nourishing emollient that can be used on its own or blended well into a cosmetic ingredient such as lotions, creams, soaps, or shampoos. Other uses include:
- Body butter
- Sunscreen or sunscreen bars
- Liquid creme foundation
- Cuticle cream
Shea butter's fatty acids also help to condition the scalp and hair from the roots to the tips. It is very effective helping your hair appear moisturised without leaving it greasy or heavy.
Is It Okay to Use Shea Butter Every Day?
When planning to introduce a new natural ingredient to your skin or hair care routine, one of the first questions many people have is, how often can I use it?
The answer, of course, depends on a variety of factors, from what other ingredients you are mixing it with to the intended use. In the case of Shea butter, applying it every day to your hair or skin is unlikely to do harm.
However, as is the case with all raw ingredients, be sure to do a spot test before using Shea butter liberally. Apply the ingredient to your skin and wait 24 hours to confirm no adverse reaction occurs. If you do experience irritation, speak to your doctor.
How Do I Store This Product?
Storing Shea butter in the correct environment will increase its lifespan, keeping it nutrient-rich for as long as possible. Exposure to light, air, and moisture can lead to decomposition, which will be accompanied by a nasty smell.
As is the case with many raw ingredients, Shea butter should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark, and dry place. If you live in a particularly hot climate, pop it in the fridge to prevent it from rotting.
Generally speaking, when stored correctly, Shea butter has a lifespan of between 12 to 24 months.
Why Should I Buy From N-Essentials?
Our unrefined Shea butter is available in a range of sizes, varying from 250g to bulk packages of 25kg.
With vast experience in the cosmetic and body care industry, we strive to supply high-quality products targeted to your haircare, skincare and household product needs.
If you have any questions about our unrefined Shea butter or any of our other natural skincare products, you may reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly staff will happily assist you, and we can also arrange bulk or larger quantities if you require more than what is currently available on our website. Plus, our blog contains countless recipes and ideas for how to use our products to help you live a healthier lifestyle.
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