Shea butter, certified organic, fair trade, UNREFINED

NZ $10.00


Butters & Waxes


Shea butter, certified organic, fair trade, unrefined


Butyrospermum parkii seed butter


Certified organic, BioGro
Certified Fair Trade, Ecocert - Fair for Life


Soft, creamy, yellow/green - grey butter
Solid at room temperature, will melt on contact with skin.









Melting point

30 - 37°C

Usage rate

Up to 100% - Depending on desired consistency of final product.

Typical fatty acid profile

Stearic: 39 - 47%
Oleic: 42 - 51%
Linoleic: 4 - 9%
Palmitic: 3 - 7%

Absorption rate


Comedogenic rating


Skin type recommended

Most skin types, particularly dry skin



Palm oil


Animal tested


Packaged in home compostable ziplock bags.

Our unrefined shea butter is from Deluxe Shea Butter. Deluxe Shea butter is natural, fair trade, and certified organic.

100% Natural & Organic
All of Deluxe Shea Butter products are Certified 100% Organic by Ecocert under the USDA National Organic Program and EU Organic under the European Regulation. No chemicals are used to extract or preserve the Shea butter. Traditional methods of processing ensure a very clean butter free from any additives or chemicals.

Supporting Women in Ghana
Deluxe Shea Butter are certified Fair trade by Ecocert under the Fair for Life Program. Deluxe Shea butter comes from Gumo – Kumbungu district in Tamale located in the Northern part of Ghana and work with women co-operative groups for the processing of organic and fair-trade Shea butter. 

Vegan & Cruelty Free
Deluxe Shea Butter products are 100% Vegan with no animal-derived ingredients and not tested on animals. All of Deluxe Shea Butter products are suitable for vegans. Deluxe Shea Butter are accredited by Choose Cruelty Free Ltd as a cruelty free company and hold the Choose Cruelty Free certification.

About the butter
This certified organic unrefined shea butter will not be considered wildcrafted due to its organic status. The shea nuts are picked in the wild (which is wildcrafted), however the growers have organic zoned areas in the wild for picking the organic nuts. 

The shea butter is a creamy colour and has a very pleasant aroma.

To use, just squish it between your fingers and it will melt, then massage it into your skin.

Unrefined shea butter comes from seeds of wild shea trees scattered throughout the fields and forests of the wooded savanna. The moisturising and healing properties of shea butter have recently been discovered by the western cosmetic industry, but shea butter has been a mainstay of African pharmacology for centuries.

Shea butter has many useful properties and has been traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory for sprains and arthritis, a healing salve and a lotion for hair. However, the protective and emollient properties of shea butter are most valued for skin care. It can be very useful in controlling eczema.

Moisturising & Healing Benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter

Unrefined shea butter contains an abundance of healing ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile, and is a superior active moisturiser. Unlike petroleum based moisturisers, shea butter actually restores the skin's natural elasticity. Shea butter enables your skin to absorb moisture from the air, and as a result, it becomes softer and stays moisturised for longer. In addition, shea butter has natural sunscreen properties and anti-inflammatory agents. Because of its amazing properties, shea butter is an excellent ingredient for soaps, lotions and creams. Perhaps it is most effective when applied to the skin in its pure state. Regular users of pure, unrefined shea butter notice softer, smoother, healthier skin. Shea butter has also been shown to help with skin conditions and ailments such as extreme dryness, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, skin allergies, fungal infections, blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, scrapes, and more.

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