aka Karite Butter Oil, Shea Nut Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil, Vitellaria Paradoxa Oil

Carrier oils / SHEA OIL
Carrier oils

Butyrospermum parkii

100% Vegan Organic Sustainably Sourced


  • CAS Number: 91080-23-8
  • EINECS Number: 293-515-7
  • Product Code:: PCO4078
  • INCI Name:: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil
    Vitellaria paradoxa C.F.Gaertn.
    Butyrospermum paradoxa
    Karite Tree, Shi Tree, Shea Tree, Vitellaria
    Cold Pressed and Fractionated



    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


1 kg (2.20 lb): 16% OFF
$30.90 $25.96
2 kg (4.41 lb): 18% OFF
$60.60 $49.70
5 kg (11.02 lb): 20% OFF
$148.00 $118.40
10 kg (22.04 lb): 22% OFF
$290.00 $226.20
30 kg (66.14 lb): 25% OFF
$844.00 $633.00

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 as a co-product in the Shea Butter making process. Unlike Shea Butter, which remains solid and waxy at room temperature, Shea Oil has a smooth, velvet-like consistency similar to that of a typical cold-pressed oil, thus making it easier to use in cosmetic formulations.


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.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
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Cosmetic Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and 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).

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Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Oil is cruelty-free and free of 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.

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Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Oil 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.

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TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.

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Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Oil 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 Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Nature In Bottle also declares that Shea Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide

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Gluten Free Statement

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

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Melamine Free Statement

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

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Nanomaterials Declarartion

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

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California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Oil 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).

Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

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REACH Conformance

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

Furthermore, Shea Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.

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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 Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

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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 Oil.

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Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Shea Oil 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).

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All our products are created with respect for nature, ensuring unmatched attention to quality and detail at every step of the process. We select and source oils that fit the ideal fatty acid profile to provide the maximum therapeutic benefits. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no chemical refining is done to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.



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.



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