Shea Butter’s creamy texture, moisturizing properties, and exotic allure have made it one of the most popular natural skincare ingredients today. You can find it anywhere from a local arts and crafts show to high end boutiques or world class spas. It is highly emollient, and can help to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and skin discolorations. It is even believed to protect the skin against sun damage. It is rich in antioxidants, including vitamins A & E. Shea Butter can be found in many varieties. The two most notable variations are between raw Shea Butter and refined Shea Butter. However, there are countless varieties of each available on the market. The refinement process of Shea Butter can have a great deal of impact on the final product. Other factors include the quality of the raw ingredient, the location from which it was sourced, and even the weather! The debate over which variety is superior is constantly in motion.
FromNatureWithLove.com is pleased to offer three varieties of natural Shea Butter. Our conventional Shea Butter is crushed and refined without the use of harsh chemicals. While it has been deodorized and discolored, it has not been bleached. This process results in a pure white butter with a very mild aroma and a smooth, creamy texture. We also offer an Organic Shea Butter that has been refined using a similar process. It is also very light in color and virtually odorless.
Our third variety of Shea Butter is very special. Organic Nilotica Shea Butter has been wildcrafted in Uganda. This butter is naturally very soft, with a consistency that is almost liquid during the hot summer months. Organic Nilotica Shea Butter has a mild, characteristic odor reminiscent of nuts. It may seem pungent at first, but it quickly fades after application. This pale yellow butter melts on contact with the skin, penetrating easily. It feels so good to use this butter in its natural state that it is almost a shame to formulate with it! Having said that, I must admit, the creations that I have made using Organic Nilotica Shea Butter were well worth the initial pain of parting with the ingredient. Organic Nilotica Shea Butter can be incorporated into formulations where its natural softness will help to enhance the products texture. Soft butters such as Aloe Butter or Macadamia Nut Butter are great for use in body butters, creams, lotions, and more. Organic Nilotica Shea Butter can be used in place of other soft butters in most simple formulations such as these.