Ivory Shea


This specific Raw Shea Butter is ivory/light yellow color solid with typical nutty odor for versatile application.

Shea Butter comes from the seeds of the African Shea Karite tree. It is hand-crafted by women working in small co-operatives. Shea nuts are cleaned, cracked, roasted, and grinded obtain smooth paste. This paste is kneaded by hand. To separate out the butter, water added to the kneading process. Butter obtained as such is raw/unrefined Shea Butter, which has pale-yellow to ivory color and nutty aroma.

(If you prefer to use dark yellow Raw Shea Butter, please see this Shea Butter – Raw/Dark Yellow )

Shea Butter has been used for centuries in Africa to hydrate skin and protect hair from extreme conditions. Shea Butter makes a great barrier on the skin preventing water loss. Rich in Vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids, and other nutrients, the butter is often incorporated into natural sun care and after sun care recipes. Shea Butter is well known for excellent caring, healing, and regenerative properties.

Quick Info/Tip:
Natural butters like Shea or Mango have natural tendency to turn in to grainy texture. This does NOT mean the butter has gone bad or turn rancid. When a butter, such as shea or mango, is heated the fatty acids separate from one another. Then if it cools slowly, these fractions stay separate causing the butter to go grainy. (This happens during shipping in warm weather). Gently melt the butter, and then rapid cooling or freezing may help to reduce/remove graininess.
For detailed technical info, please read following articles.
Shea butter: How to prevent shea from going grainy
Formulating With Exotic Butters



Skin Care Hair Care
Nail Care Lip Care
Baby care Sun care
Cosmetics Massage


Lightweight fat Low melting point
Highly Moisturizing Emollient
Anti-ageing Protect skin and hair

Recommended Usage:

Creams & Lotions 1-10 %
Soaps, Butters 5-20 %
Just as Pure 100%

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