Shea Oil is obtained by cold pressing of the fruits (seeds) of the karite tree followed by a full straining process. During the pressing of the butter, (the fat extracted which is known as Shea Butter) a liquid fraction appears as Shea Oil. Shea is best known for its moisturising qualities and helping with dermatological conditions.
Shea – (Butyrospermum parkii) Cold Pressed Vegetable Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Butyrospermum parkii
AROMATIC: Shea oil has very little scent but a hint of nuttiness and sweetness and like all cold pressed and untreated vegetable oils and nut oils, has a slight fatty note.
EXTRACTION METHOD: Cold Pressed
COLOUR: A cloudy Pale yellow ( Shea oil that is clear has been refined)
CONSISTENCY: Thin consistency
ABSORPTION: Typical and Characteristic of thinner Carrier Oils but small particulates may form.
SHELF LIFE: Shea oil is slow to go rancid; users can expect a shelf life of 9 Months to well over 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.