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Shea Butter | Organic Butyrospermum parkii Butter | Nature In Bottle

Butyrospermum parkii


CAS Number: 91080-23-8 ; 194043-92-0

EINECS Number: 293-515-7

Product Code:  PBO6001

INCI Name:  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter


COMMON NAMES  Karite Butter, Shea Tree, Shi Tree

SYNONYMS  Vitellaria paradoxa C.F.Gaertn.
Butyrospermum paradoxa
Butyrospermum parkii


PHYSICAL APPEARANCE  Ivory white semi-solid fat





Palmitic Acid C16:0

2.00 – 9.00

Stearic Acid C18:0

36.00 – 47.00

Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

40.00 – 50.00

Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)         

3.00 – 10.00

Arachidic Acid C20:0

Maximum 3.0



Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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2 kg (4.41 lb): 28% OFF
$42.90   $30.90
5 kg (11.02 lb): 32% OFF
$105.00   $71.40
10 kg (22.04 lb): 35% OFF
$206.00   $133.90
25 kg (55.11 lb): 39% OFF
$503.28   $307.00
For larger sizes or customized quantities, please contact us directly for pricing and availability

Our organic, wildcrafted West African ivory Shea Butter, also known as Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, is cold pressed from the nut of the Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) mainly located in sub-Saharan Africa. Africans have traditionally referred to the trees as God's Gift to Africa because of their long, 300-year lifespan and the rich, highly nourishing butter that they yield.

Our Shea Butter has been extracted and refined in a traditional style without the use of harsh chemical processing (hexane or other petroleum solvents), heating or preservatives, to yield a off-white butter with a very subtle mild odour and a smooth, creamy texture. It is highly versatile and is well suited for a wide range of skin, cosmetic and hair care applications.


Shea butter is highly emollient and naturally rich in antioxidants, including Vitamins A and E, making it an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it is usually found in products like skin moisturizer creams and hair conditioners. Apart from being an important component of several cosmetic products, Shea Butter is also used to make skin-friendly pharmaceuticals as well as cosmeceuticals used to treat diseases like acne, eczema, and arthritis.

The consistency and semisolid characteristics of Shea Butter helps skin to absorb it when it melts at room temperature. The rich tree nut oils in Shea Butter can soak into your skin, creating a smooth and soft barrier that seals in moisture.Butyrospermum Parkii Butter can also be useful in treating burns and sun damage and is also a favourite for helping reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It contains Oleic Acid, a saturated fatty acid which is highly compatible with the sebum naturally produced by our skin, which means it's readily absorbed and is said to help the absorption of other active ingredients.


Our range of authentic body butters are all 100% natural and have NOT been blended with cheap fillers like Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat or Mineral Oil and additives like water, alcohol, silicon, colouring agents, synthetic fragrance, parabens and preservatives. We both manufacture and source only the finest quality butters from highly revered suppliers from all around the world, with whom we have worked with for decades. Our avant-garde in-house Quality Control Laboratory has experienced technicians and staff to provide a comprehensive product analysis for all of our topical body butters.

Suggested Use Levels: Creams, Lotions, Balms, Make-up Foundations, Bar Soaps and Hair Conditioners. Use from 3% to 100% pure (as a butter-like balm).

Packaging: Our butters are packaged in airtight plastic containers (jars or pails) and not the retail packaging. We are a wholesale supplier, and most of our customers use our butters in their product formulations. Butters can sometimes melt during transit, and these containers help ensure that the butters don't leak. Also to avoid excessive, and repeated exposure to artificial heat, we avoid heating our organic butters to pour them into jars or pails for shipping as it can be damaging to the quality of the butters. All of our butters are scraped, shaved or scooped, as needed to package them into jars or pails, without applying heat. Because of this practice, butters will always be packed into a container that might be a little bigger than the size of the melted butter. We believe that spending a little more for the package is better than jeopardizing the integrity and quality of the butter. If the butter is received in a warmed condition, due to transit, the container may appear to be less than full. This is normal, and expected, as they are packaged by weight, not by volume.

Recommended Storage: This butter should be stored in cool temperatures away from sunlight and moisture in an air-tight container. The butter will become liquid above ambient temperatures, but will re-solidify upon cooling without affecting functionality. This butter has a shelf-life of 24 months when stored properly.

This is a cosmetic product and is meant for external use only. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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Not all essential oils are created equally. We never knowingly compromise by adding synthetics, contaminants, or cheap fillers, or by using unethical production practices. Through our rigorous process of selecting suppliers and unwavering commitment to stringent quality testing, we guarantee every product we sell is 100% pure and authentic.



We only offer products that are certified organic, wildcrafted in their natural habitat, or grown using organic practices in cases where organic certification is unavailable or impractical. We rely on our relationships with the distiller/supplier and knowledge of their good practices to ensure that the product is free from pesticides and adulteration.



We are a non-MLM company, selling online directly to our customers located in over 220 countries across the world. Our pricing is always wholesale, for every customer - there is no need to sign up or become a member to avail the benefits of our wholesale pricing. We also provide hugely subsidised rates for international shipping.

Cosmetic Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Butter is suitable for cosmetic application. Shea Butter is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Butter contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that all our products are free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that all our products are Dioxin Free.

Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Butter is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Shea Butter should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that Shea Butter does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Shea Butter is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Shea Butter that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Butter does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

REACH Conformance - SVHC

Nature In Bottle declare that all our products as are compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and do not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Shea Butter would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Shea Butter.

Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Butter is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).