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.


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.

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.

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