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As per the government guidelines issued in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic situation, currently we are operating with limited staff at our warehouse. Our supply chain has hugely been affected and we had to reduce our stocks of some of our products (particularly hydrosols and body butters). We will be back in stock with most of our products once things start getting back to normal. We request your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

SHEA OIL

Shea Oil | Organic African Shea Nut Oil - Nature In Bottle

Butyrospermum parkii

REFERENCES

CAS Number: 91080-23-8

EINECS Number: 293-515-7

Product Code:  PCO4078

INCI Name:  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil


PART USED Nuts

SYNONYMS  Vitellaria paradoxa C.F.Gaertn.
Butyrospermum paradoxa

COMMON NAMES  Karite Tree, Shi Tree, Shea Tree, Vitellaria

EXTRACTION METHOD  Cold Pressed

ORIGIN  Ghana

FATTY ACID PROFILE

FATTY ACID

SPECIFICATIONS (%)

Palmitic Acid C16:0

3.50 – 6.50

Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 (n-7)

0.00 – 1.50

Stearic Acid C18:0

5.00 – 9.00

Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

68.00 – 78.00

Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

7.00 – 18.00

Alpha-Linolenic Acid C18:3 (n-3)

Maximum 0.50

 

DOCUMENTS

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)


[WHOLESALE PRICING INFORMATION]

[PACKAGING INFORMATION]

1 kg (2.20 lb): 15% OFF
$21.50   $18.28
2 kg (4.41 lb): 20% OFF
$40.40   $32.30
[$16.15/kg]
5 kg (11.02 lb): 25% OFF
$95.07   $71.30
[$14.26/kg]
10 kg (22.04 lb): 29% OFF
$176.00   $125.00
[$12.50/kg]
25 kg (55.11 lb): 33% OFF
$408.96   $274.00
[$10.96/kg]
For larger sizes or customized quantities, please contact us directly for pricing and availability

Our organically crafted Shea Oil, also called Shea Nut Oil, is extracted from the nuts of the Vitellaria paradoxa (formerly Butyrospermum parkii), commonly known as Shea (Karite) Tree, indigenous to Africa. Shea Oil is a lighter-weight, more potent sibling of the more popular deeply-nourishing ingredient, Shea Butter.

Shea Oil can be considered as a fractionated form of Shea Butter since it is actually obtained Shea Oil as a co-product in the Shea Butter making process. Shea Oil contains less concentration of Stearic Fatty Acid that gives Shea Butter its solid, waxy consistency, so not only will it not revert back to the consistency of the butter at lower temperatures, it now has its own unique rich, light texture.


REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES

Used topically, Shea Oil absorbs easily into the skin to deliver intense moisture without irritating skin, leaving an oily residue, or clogging pores. This makes it ideal for skin types that are oily, sensitive, and mature as well as skin afflicted with acne and eczema. Rich in compounds that restore collagen, Shea Nut Oil is an effective anti-wrinkle treatment that plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and aging. Shea (Vitellaria Paradoxa) Oil can be useful in treating burns and sun damage and is also a favorite for helping reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It is commonly found in cosmetic products such as face creams, lip balms, and sunscreens, as its antiseptic and astringent properties help to repair skin.

Because Shea Oil has excellent emollient and moisturizing properties, it is also widely used in shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments. Its conditioning properties moisturize dry, frizzy, damaged, and brittle hair without leaving hair smelling unpleasant or feeling heavy and greasy. By eliminating dandruff, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil strengthens hair and reduces hair loss, enhancing the growth of healthier and possibly longer hair.


Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)