Crafter's Choice™ Shea 50 - Wholesale Supplies Plus
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Crafter's Choice™ Shea 50


Additional Information
Shea 50 is a water dispersible emollient that adds the luxurious properties of shea to many of your cosmetic formulations. This is a light yellow liquid with a very mild odor that is enhance foam and moisturize. Use Shea 50 in bath fizzies, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and more!

Common Uses:
Bath Fizzies. Shampoo & Conditioner. Cold & Hot Process Soap. Lotions.

Points of Interest:
A water dispersible agent that is made with refined shea butter to add beneficial properties to the skin. Can be used to make bath fizzies with no Polysorbate 80!

Physical Form: Light Yellow Opaque Liquid
Solubility: Water Soluble
Country of Origin: United States

Short Term Storage:
Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.

Long Term Storage:
Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.

Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.

Country Of Origin: United States

Directions & Ingredients
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI):
PEG-50 Shea Butter

Add at 1-2% to your bath fizzie recipe.
SDS & Documents
Questions & Answers (60)

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Posted By: Cherisse   |   January 11, 2023

"Do I have to use this in bath bombs or can I leave out?"

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Posted By: Katlin   |   November 03, 2022

"What would I replace Shea 50 with in a bath bomb? I’m out of Shea 50."

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Posted By: Cheryl   |   May 09, 2022

"Would shea 50 be good to use in a face serum? "

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Posted By: Elisa   |   February 17, 2022

"Can this be used as or in a body oil?"

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Posted By: Jessica   |   February 07, 2022

"In the item description it says this product "can be used instead of polysorbate 80 in bath fizzies". However, answers to questions below say that Shea 50 does not disperse oils and mica in water like poly 80 would. This is conflicting. Could you clarify? Thanks"

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Posted By: Kianna   |   December 01, 2021

"Is this item vegan?"

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Posted By: Elizabeth   |   September 10, 2021

"does this help disperse fragrance in bath products like poly80 does?"

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Posted By: Heidi   |   August 24, 2021

"This is to be added at 2%. So if I have 8 oz of foamer base, does the 2% replace 2% of the foamer base? Or is it 2% of the total 8 oz. added to the base? I hope this makes sense. Just trying to see if that percentage (by weight) is added to the total base or replacing part of the base."

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Posted By: Heather    |   August 03, 2021

"Is Shea 50 the same as Shea olein?"

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Posted By: Tiffany   |   July 10, 2021

"Can this be added to a body oil? If so at what percentage?"

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Posted By: Tyra   |   June 08, 2021

"Do you have a suggested replacement when this is out of stock? "

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Posted By: Thelma   |   March 08, 2021

"Is this the equal to the liquid Shea butter? I can’t seem to find it on the website."

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Posted By: Kelley   |   March 02, 2021

"Does your Shea 50 have any palm oil or derivatives in it?"

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Posted By: Alexus   |   February 27, 2021

"Can Glycerin be used as a substitute for Shea 50?"

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Posted By: Sydney   |   January 19, 2021

"Can this be added to the Bubble bath clear without adding a preservative and can it be used as a thickner? I've read where some people add salt to their recipes to increase the thickness. If I add salt will I need to add a preservative? "

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Posted By: MEGAN   |   January 02, 2021

"Will this product reduce or affect the foaming action in a bubble bath?"

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Posted By: Krystal   |   November 19, 2020

"What percentage to use in the shampoo base?"

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Posted By: Shaunte   |   November 13, 2020

"So is this basic shea nut oil?"

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Posted By: Aileen   |   November 04, 2020

"Hello, I added the Shea 50 to a natural liquid soap base (made with water and saponified coconut, palm, and castor oils) to help give it a little more moisturizing ability. It mixed well, but do I actually need to add a preservative now? What if I choose to add a little glycerin? Thanks, Aileen"

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Posted By: Allie   |   October 24, 2020

"If I add this to the whipped soap recipe, how much do I add?"

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Posted By: Jessica   |   October 11, 2020

"Can this be used in bath salts to prevent a mica ring in the tub? If so, is it the same usage rate as polysorbate 80? Thanks!"

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Posted By: Michelle   |   September 19, 2020

"Can this be added to the Stephenson body wash and, if so, how much of this per ounce of body wash? "

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Posted By: cheprei   |   September 10, 2020

"Do you think I’ll need this for a facial cleanser?"

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Posted By: Tarsha   |   September 07, 2020

"Will this make bath bomb water cloudy? Can you add this and polysorbate 80? If so how much of each?"

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Posted By: Anneliesa   |   August 29, 2020

"I would like to make an water soluble bath and body oil. Could I add this to carrier oils to accomplish that goal? If so, what percentage is skin safe to add to a formula? "

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Posted By: Tarsha   |   June 03, 2020

"Is this product paraben free?"

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Posted By: Cheryl   |   March 31, 2020

"Can Shea 50 be used in lip balm or lip gloss? "

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Posted By: Matthew   |   February 03, 2020

"If I use this in my liquid soap (made from scratch in crock pot) will this add moisture to the skin? Can it be used to replace the Poly 80, or as another additive?"

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Posted By: Ginny   |   January 25, 2020

"Can I use Shea 50 in the same ratio as Poly 80 in bath fizzies? "

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Posted By: CHERYL   |   December 27, 2019

"Can I use Shea 50 in place of Poly 80 in my bath bombs?"

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Posted By: Em   |   December 20, 2019

"Hi there, if I heat my solid butter and mix it in with my carrier oil, water, essential oils, dye and Shea 50 to make everything bind and make a big batch of it to keep aside and pump out the mix as needed, will the butter become solid again with time or will it stay liquid thanks to the Shea 50? Thanks!"

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Posted By: Beth   |   December 02, 2019

"Can I use this undiluted on my skin?"

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Posted By: Celine   |   September 26, 2019

"I would like to use Shea 50 with the foaming bath whip to make a Shea sugar scrub. I usually use olive oil and almond oil in these recipes. Would I decrease the oils when adding this? What percentage would you add?"

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Posted By: LYNN   |   September 01, 2019

"Will Shea 50 increase the foaming action in my bath bombs?"

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Posted By: Noelle   |   August 15, 2019

"If i use this in the making of my bath bombs will it make the tub slippery? My biggest fear is to have my customer slip getting out of the tub. Also how much should i incorporate to my bath bomb mixture. "

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Posted By: Kristin   |   July 26, 2019

"Is this product vegan?"

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Posted By: James   |   July 07, 2019

"Will Shea 50 do the same as Polysorbate 80 for micas in bath bomb? I want to use Shea 50 but I worried it will leave residue on tub with poly 80?"

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Posted By: Janet   |   April 04, 2019

"I would like to know is Shea 50 similar to Bramble Berry's liquid shea? "

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Posted By: Laurie   |   February 27, 2019

"Is this a natural product? If not, what's the natural substitute? Thanks, in advance."

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Posted By: Michelle   |   February 07, 2019

"Can I add this to the suspension liquid soap base? Or premium foamer bottle base? If so, what percent can I add?"

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Posted By: Kristy    |   December 29, 2018

"Can I use this to superfat liquid soap instead of using turkey red oil? If so in what percentages?"

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Posted By: Dburks   |   November 19, 2018

"Any suggestions on how to use this in CP soaps? I don't see any recipes for it and I'm a bit confused as to how to use it in CP soaps. I purchased a gallon of this stuff and I love it for bath bombs, however, I'm trying to find other uses for it. Thanks!"

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Posted By: Home   |   August 22, 2018

"Is this on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals?"

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Posted By: Charlene   |   July 25, 2018

"Can I use shea butter in place of this shea 50 product?"

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Posted By: DAWN   |   June 24, 2018

"I only use Poly 80 to prevent a mica ring in the rub. Does this product prevent that so I can stop using Poly 80?"

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Posted By: Candace   |   June 19, 2018

"Can I use other oils, such as coconut oil, along with this and mica powder when making bath fizzies? Does it work similarly to Poly 80 where I would need to add a 1:1 ratio of the Shea 50 with coconut oil?"

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Posted By: margarita   |   June 01, 2018

"Is this the same as shea oil or Butyrospermum parkii seed oil?"

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Posted By: Colorful Creations   |   May 07, 2018

"I need clarification here please. You say at 1-2% in bath fizzy recipes. Is this per weight of oils or total recipe? Thanks!"

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Posted By: Bridget   |   April 28, 2018

"Can I add this to a lotion recipe? What about M&P?"

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Posted By: Bridget   |   April 28, 2018

"Can this be added to the lotion bases or only the from scratch lotion recipes?!"

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Posted By: Gloria   |   April 03, 2018

"Hi! Can Dipropylen Glycol be used as a wetting agent instead of water, alchol or witch hazel when making bath bombs, shower steamers etc to prevent pre-fizzing? Thanks Gloria "

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Posted By: Gina   |   March 05, 2018

"Can this be used in place of liquid Shea Butter in other recipes?"

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Posted By: Sheila   |   February 08, 2018

"In order to use micas in bath bomb recipes, how much shea 50 should I add to prevent color from staining the bath tub?" "

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Posted By: Ambar   |   February 05, 2018

"how do you use this in lotions made from scratch? I.e. if I am using the Argan Oil Hand and Body Lotion kit?"

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Posted By: Christina   |   January 12, 2018

"The SDS for the Shea 50 does not pull up and says to contact you for the most recent version. Can you please provide me the SDS for this product. "

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Posted By: Traci   |   December 23, 2017

"If I use this as an additive to liquid soap would it require a preservative?"

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Posted By: Julie   |   December 16, 2017

"What is the usage rate for this in products other than bath fizzies? The directions tab only states 1-2% in bath bomb recipes"

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Posted By: Deniera   |   December 04, 2017

"Any recipes for cold process soap making with this product?"

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Posted By: Yvette   |   October 11, 2017

"Can you provide more information on the ingredient PEG 50? "

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Posted By: Corliss   |   October 03, 2017

"I watched the video of the enhanced bath bombs, is there a recipe that says how much of the Shea 50 to use and what oils can it be used as a substitute? I just bought 7 lbs. Thanks"

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CustomerReviews (35)
Submit A Rating Average Customer Rating: (35 Reviews)

hanaa • United Arab Emirates

Date Submitted:  01/26/2020

I Recommend This Product!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Hair Care, Lip Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks
Mariselys • Illinois

Date Submitted:  08/23/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea 50"
COMMENTS:  Great product. Love being able to add Shea to liquid products. Works well.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Hair Care
James • California

Date Submitted:  06/18/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great addition to Bath Fizzies"
COMMENTS:  Awesome, makes water feel like silk.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Catalina • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  05/23/2019

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  going to be used for a body mask lotion
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotion Bars & Sticks
cortrena • West Virginia

Date Submitted:  04/01/2019

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  it added a nice non greasy softness to our bath fizzes
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Cari • Maryland

Date Submitted:  03/04/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Makes my skin soft!"
COMMENTS:  Great addition in bath bombs and I add this to my shower gels as well. It gives a nice foam boost...
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Bath Fizzies & Salts
Brenda • Missouri

Date Submitted:  01/08/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Bath Bomb Miracle..."
COMMENTS:  Given I am newer to making bath bombs, I can't believe how much I lucked out in trying out this product ass early as I did. All is the earlier commens on BB users summed it up pretty well. Its truly a miracle product for sure!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Teresa • Texas

Date Submitted:  12/05/2018

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  This butter is so smooth and easy to use, I have been using for a couple of months and have found it easy to get out of tub and makes my products AWESOME.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotion Bars & Sticks
• easy to get out of container
Velma • Florida

Date Submitted:  12/03/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product"
COMMENTS:  This worked very well in cold process soap.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Pamela • Texas

Date Submitted:  10/24/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Adds elegance to facial cleansers!"
COMMENTS:  This adds just the right amount of moisture to facial cleansers so they leave your face smooth and supple, not tight and itching. It adds a bit of shine to your hair in leave-in conditioners. Love, love, love how versatile and effective this product is.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care, Hair Care
• versatile
• moisturizing
• not a thing
Evelyn • New Jersey

Date Submitted:  10/03/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Omg "
COMMENTS:  The best
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
erin • Florida

Date Submitted:  10/01/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Quality"
COMMENTS:  This is the bomb in my bombs, lol. I love that I don't have to use poly 80 with this and my water feels silky.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Dawnia • Florida

Date Submitted:  06/23/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea 50 works well!"
COMMENTS:  I used this in several facial recipes, including the Micellar Water recipe on WSP. It works great but does have mild odor. I personally don’t care for the odor at all..
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Shave Shampoo, Face Care
• Good emollient.
• Clear color
• Blends in water
• The scent
Stephanie  • Ohio

Date Submitted:  05/23/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love This!"
COMMENTS:  Absolutely love this for Bath Bombs! For me, it is so much easier to get the correct consistency using this product vs. spritzing with alcohol. Really like that you don't need the Polysorbate 80.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Bella • Georgia

Date Submitted:  05/09/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea 50"
COMMENTS:  Finally used this in my soaps and I love the lather it added to my coconut oil bars.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour

Date Submitted:  04/10/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea 50"
COMMENTS:  Great addition to many of my products.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Heather • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  04/09/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Unicorn Tears in a bottle!"
COMMENTS:  I usually never make time to leave reviews on a product but I seriously just stopped in the middle of a batch to come leave this review. I have time to do that with this because it gives me more time to play with my mix, they dry rock hard, and the water has never been so silky smooth. I almost didnt leave a review because I wanted to keep this product a secret because of its amazingness! If you are having trouble with your molded bombs not wanting to release from the molds then this is going to be your best friend. My best seller is my donut bombs and this product saves me so much time and has saved my sanity as well from having to bang the molds to death! I have been raving about this product in all of my bath bomb groups on facebook so stock up before they buy every last drop of these unicorn tears!lol Im a customer for life simply because of SHEA 50! Please never stop making this!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
• Silky smoothness of the water
• rock hard bombs
• easy release from molds
Home • Texas

Date Submitted:  04/07/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea 50"
COMMENTS:  I always use shea butter in my bath bombs and then need to use Polysorbate 80 to disperse the oils. With this product I don't need to use Polysorbate 80 unless I want to put micas in my bath bombs. Thanks Wholesale Supplies Plus!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
• Water disperable
• High Quality
• None
REDOLENT • Louisiana

Date Submitted:  03/30/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea 50"
COMMENTS:  First time ordering this and I am glad that I did. This did have a slight Shea scent to it but it wont be noticed in the final product.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Jenifer • Ohio

Date Submitted:  03/16/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love this for my silk bath bombs"
COMMENTS:  I tried this with my latest bath bombs, and I cannot believe the absolute difference in the actual moisturizing properties of it. I went from needing butter after my whirlpool, to no longer needing it. And this is in the midst of a cold Ohio winter. I am sold, this stuff is amazing!!! No more itching, no more crocodile skin. I am back to get more of this stuff!!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
• Moistuizing properties
• ease of use
• not needing PS80
• not one thing
Dianna • California

Date Submitted:  03/05/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"What a Great Additive!"
COMMENTS:  I have mede several batches of Bath Bombs with this Shea 50 and every batch is Amazing! Very easy to incorporate. helps them mold beautifully. They dry fast and hard and the water feels soft and moisturizing. I will never make a batch of Bath Bombs with out this ingredient again.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
• incorporates beautifully
Charity  • Michigan

Date Submitted:  02/16/2018

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  First time using. Nice.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
VALERIE • Michigan

Date Submitted:  02/11/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"I love this!"
COMMENTS:  I first got this in a bath fizzie kit, now I add it to my basic lotion base and it makes such a luxurious lotion!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Joanna • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  02/08/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product!"
COMMENTS:  I will definitely keep this on hand! I notice that when I add a bit of water or hydrosol to my bath bombs, they seem to dry a bit harder. So I tried this, thinking that it may have the same effect and it did! I was very pleased with the feel, even if the price is a bit high, because you really don't need much! I plan to try it in liquid soap as well!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Bath Fizzies & Salts
• Great for bath bombs
• Nice texture
Rachel • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  02/06/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Wonderful Additive"
COMMENTS:  I absolutely love using Shea 50 in my bath bomb recipes. I was taken back a bit at the fact that I no longer have to spritz my mix with witch hazel or alcohol to get my bath bomb recipe to a "wet sand" stage. In addition to molding perfectly, my drying time is much faster now too, actually, it's cut in half. I will continue to use this in all of my bath bombs from here on out. Thank you for a wonderful product.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
• No longer need alcohol in mixture.
• Skin softening qualities.
• Takes a small amount to work.
• Absolutely nothing.
janelle • Massachusetts

Date Submitted:  02/05/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"very moisturizing, works great!"
COMMENTS:  I add this to my bath bomb and hand wash recipe. Really helps to amp up the moisture both products provide. A little goes a long way so I find this product to be a great investment.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
• moisturizing
• very concentrated
Nicole • Colorado

Date Submitted:  01/05/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great for bath bombs"
COMMENTS:  a great additive for bath bombs. helps keep them together.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Julie • Ohio

Date Submitted:  12/16/2017

"Very difficult to use in bath bombs"
COMMENTS:  I have been wanting WS Shea for some time and was super excited when I saw this available. I love it for surfactant based products and water soluble products but this is extremely difficult to use in bath bomb recipes, even when following the recipe WSP has posted. I have ruined 3 batches now trying to incorporate it into my BBs. Every time I use this my mixture turns into the texture of crumbled Styrofoam and is not moldable. I have tried using more, using less, using the amount specified, all with no luck. The one bomb I was able to somewhat mold did feel nice in the tub and gave a slippery moisturized feel to my skin. Wish I could use in bath bombs but I think I'll stick to just using this in shampoo, body wash & lotions.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
• Doesn't decrease foam in surfactants
• Moisturizing
• Better way to use in bath bombs
Bonnie • Georgia

Date Submitted:  11/30/2017

"Mixed feelings . . "
COMMENTS:  I was going to give it five stars until my last batch! So far so good with the bombs that are still drying. But just made a similar batch & all crumbled a minute or two after unmolding. They just started falling apart!! Maybe I need less Shea 50, but then the texture to too dry to mold.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Deniera • Illinois

Date Submitted:  11/27/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Love this stuff"
COMMENTS:  After I finally got my ratio right, I love this...definitely worth trying!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Grannys • Wisconsin

Date Submitted:  11/16/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"So moisturizing "
COMMENTS:  I tested this out in my bath bombs and I can't get over how soft my skin felt after using one of these
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
kathleen • Missouri

Date Submitted:  11/06/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"great oil"
COMMENTS:  Finally my bathbombs are not falling apart, love shea 50
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
• hold my bath bombs together.
Jackie • Ohio

Date Submitted:  11/01/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"love it"
COMMENTS:  This made making my bath bombs a breeze. No melting just pour. Love it and will continue to purchase.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Emily  • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  10/17/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"So glad you started carrying this!"
COMMENTS:  I don't use this in bath bombs, I use it in body wash! Adds moisture without cutting down on suds. Body wash remains crystal clear AND it also helps thicken it a bit! Bonus!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes
Michelle • California

Date Submitted:  10/06/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Tricky to use"
COMMENTS:  But I will get the hang of it. It does elimate an extra step in bath bomb making
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
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