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Crafters Choice™ Shea Butter - Ultra Refined

$1.60 for 2 oz
$6.35 for 1 lb
$26.66 for 5 lb
$119.05 for 25 lb (5 - 5 lb size)
$203.30 for 55 lb
$1571.67 for 550 lb

Additional Information
Ultra Refined Pure Shea Butter has been refined and deodorized with natural clays to remove color and odor. This pure, refined Shea Butter is a great natural addition to your soap and lotion formulations! Pronounced: Shh-aye

Country Of Origin: Ghana

Helpful Product Information:
Melt Point: 90ºF SAP Converted-KOH: 0.179
SAP Converted-NaOH: 0.128

This product is not on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals.

This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) and are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).

Directions & Ingredients
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI):
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)

Common Name Ingredient Listing (FDA Approved):
Shea Butter


DIRECTIONS: Slowly stir melted product into the oil portion of your formulation.  Common use levels are lip products 5-100%, cold process soap 3-6%, lotions and creams 3-5%.  Can be applied directly to the skin.

TIPS: The average melting point for the butter is 90°F.  Shea Butter will feel grainy when it is melted and rehardens.  To avoid the gritty texture, heat the shea butter to 170-185°F and keep at a steady temperature for 10-15 minutes. Rapidly cool by placing the butter in refrigerator. Butters provide moisturizing properties to products. Test your final product to insure optimal performance.

STORAGE: Store in an airtight, cool, dark location.  When stored properly, best used within 1 year from date of purchase.   

CAUTION: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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Questions & Answers (25)

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Posted By: Deana   |   January 09, 2020

"Is Shea butter ultra refined different than Shea butter melt & pour soap?"

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Posted By: Home   |   August 07, 2019

"Does the ultra refined Shea butter have a grainy texture? Can I use this for a whipped body butter?"

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Posted By: Laurie   |   June 06, 2019

"Is this Shea Butter non-gmo? Thanks."

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Posted By: Shady   |   April 25, 2019

"Is this shea organic by chance?"

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Posted By: Raegan   |   October 19, 2018

"How is the bulk 55lb packaged and shipped? "

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Posted By: Kimberly   |   October 19, 2018

"When the butter has the natural smell taken out , dose it lose any of the vitamins and minerals in the process?????"

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Posted By: Deborah   |   October 19, 2018

"Do you know the origin of the shea butter? (country of origin) "

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Posted By: nicole   |   September 21, 2018

"OMG what is with the caution on the bag ive always used shea butter in my cp soap but now im afraid to use it the cautions have scared me why is it so bad!??????????"

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Posted By: carolina    |   August 27, 2018

"for making bath bombs can i replace shea 50 with this butter. will it still help bind and to prevent the rings around the tub when u use micas?"

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Posted By: Delaney   |   July 25, 2018

"How many tablespoons are in the 2 ounce? My recipe uses volume measurements"

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Posted By: Old Time Zen   |   March 29, 2018

"Is this considered gluten and dairy-free? I have a client asking."

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Posted By: Cheyenne   |   February 16, 2018

"Is there a difference of hardness between Natural Shea Butter and Refined?"

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Posted By: Gilbert   |   February 03, 2018

"can shea be used alone as a solid perfume or does it needs carrier oils and/ or beeswax? if so Vitamin E should be included? thanks"

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Posted By: Vanessa   |   December 06, 2017

"I will be using this for lotion bars. Can I just add my melted oils to this to soften it instead of melting the shea butter to prevent it from getting grainy? "

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Posted By: Lisa   |   February 08, 2016

"Is this considered a hard butter like cocoa butter is for body butter recipes? "

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Posted By: Derek   |   February 10, 2016

"I've only used the unrefined Shea Butter to make exfoliants in the past; how will using this kind affect the final product, compared to using unrefined?"

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Posted By: Melissa   |   September 12, 2014

"What makes this shea butter high melt? How is it different from unrefined or regular refined? "

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Posted By: Renesha   |   October 06, 2015

"Hi, I saw some people saying that the butter is hard but the in the picture you have it looks very soft. What exactly is the texture of the shea, can it be broken into blocks or is it soft and has to be scooped out of the container? Thanks"

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Posted By: Jamie   |   March 25, 2015

"With the Ultra refined, I am glad that this is odorless. However I have heard that once its been refined, it takes away all the good nutrients and stuff for your skin..... Is this true? "

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Posted By: Bethany   |   January 18, 2015

"Which butter is harder when solid? Mango or refined Shea? Thanks!!"

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Posted By: MaSuds   |   January 11, 2015

"In your tips you say to heat the butter to 170 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes then put in refrigerator. My question is, would this still be advised for CP?"

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Posted By: P.O. Box 40   |   March 07, 2014

"What is the difference between natural shea and refined? "

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Posted By: Deborah   |   November 25, 2013

"I use this shea butter to make Whipped Shea Butter Moisturizer, but I've broken 2 blenders now, when making large batches, because the butter is too hard. Can I microwave this a bit to soften it before blending?"

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Posted By: Denise   |   June 06, 2014

"Is it OK to freeze shea butter? Same question goes for Mango and Cocoa butters. The reason I asked about the freezing is because I store all my butters in a refrigerator that sometimes freezes some of the stuff in there. Thanks for the reply! "

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Posted By: Linda    |   January 05, 2014

"I have an older sister that has severe allergies to nuts. She has a problem with products that contain cocoa butter and some of the palm oil products but can use and eat avocados, peaches and apricots which allows her to use the oils in her skin care products. What is a good substitute for cocoa butter? I was thinking of using the refined shea butter or the mango butter. Would these be good substitutes?"

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Submit A Rating Average Customer Rating: (980 Reviews)

Christy • Virginia

Date Submitted:  01/13/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product!"
COMMENTS:  Excellent!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts, Lotion Bars & Sticks
Paul • California

Date Submitted:  12/23/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Silky smooth and in love"
COMMENTS:  I made body butter with this and it is a game changer. Holds scent wonderfully, very clean and smooth. I will continue to use for body butters especially.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
• No smell
• Easy to work with
• Great Price
Laurisa • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  12/19/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent Quality!"
COMMENTS:  Love this shea butter for my body butter and heel salves. This makes such a silky soft cream that absorbs right into the skin.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
• Price
• Great quality
• Nothing
Cherish • Mississippi

Date Submitted:  10/27/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Quality"
COMMENTS:  I buy this shea butter in large amounts! I love it for my CP soaps and body butters. It's so smooth and has great clarity. No particles of weird matter when melted. When it is back in it's solid state, it is not grainy or clumpy. Only has a very slight natural shea butter fragrance.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - CPOP, Lotions, Creams & Butters
• great clarity
• melts easily
Taneka • District of Columbia

Date Submitted:  10/18/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent Butter"
COMMENTS:  Very good butter, I use it to make my base for my body butters. It blends well, amazing texture and has no smell.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
• Texture, Blending, No scent
Amy • Texas

Date Submitted:  10/17/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea butter"
COMMENTS:  exactly as expected, very pure white and no odor
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Sarah • Ontario

Date Submitted:  09/30/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great white butter"
COMMENTS:  Works very well in cold process soap, the only thing I would change is the packaging. The packaging makes it hard to cut off chunks without getting your whole arm covered in Shea butter
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Nadine • Ohio

Date Submitted:  09/27/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"liked it very much!"
COMMENTS:  using this product in my cold process goat milk soap at 15%, the soap turns out amazing
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Derrick • Florida

Date Submitted:  09/21/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product "
COMMENTS:  I use this awesome product in soap , body butter, and bath bombs. Very high quality
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Massage Oils
• Skin loving properties
Lori • North Dakota

Date Submitted:  09/21/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Smells heavenly"
COMMENTS:  This Shea butter does not have that chemically odor that some have. Plus the texture is AMAZING
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotion Bars & Sticks
• Smell
• Texture
wilmary • Florida

Date Submitted:  09/08/2019

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  Very nice butter. Good color and no smell.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Sina Soap Company LLC • Wisconsin

Date Submitted:  08/30/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Good Shea Butter"
COMMENTS:  The shea butter is super nice to work with since it is in a manageable size. The bag is really nice to work with when you get a larger quantity. The shea butter is amazing in my soaps.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Shampoo Bars, Lip Care
• Bag is easy to handle
• Size of shea butter chunks
DeShawdra • Michigan

Date Submitted:  08/18/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Nice butter."
COMMENTS:  I use this in just about everything. I love the texture of it and its not crumbly like most. its very easy to work with, especially whipping.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Rachel • California

Date Submitted:  08/17/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent shea"
COMMENTS:  Love this shea, no odor and melts easily. In many recipes, I barely have to melt it and can just whip it up. It's not hard like other butters due it being refined which makes it very user friendly. Holds its consistency well after whipping and doesn't sink.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Shampoo Bars, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Cidalia • Georgia

Date Submitted:  08/12/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"My favorite"
COMMENTS:  Love this product. I always buy the 5lb bag because of the value for the price. It is so moisturizing and has a low Shea odor. Takes colors and fragrance well. Makes CP bars nice and hard
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP, Liquid Soap & Washes, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Kristin  • New Jersey

Date Submitted:  08/08/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Works perfectly!"
COMMENTS:  This was so easy to use in my lotions. Melted quickly and did not have a grainy feeling!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
• easy to use, soft
Megan  • Maryland

Date Submitted:  08/06/2019

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  Always comes out great in my soaps and lotion bars!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotion Bars & Sticks
Amy • New Jersey

Date Submitted:  08/01/2019

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  Love this in my cold process soaps. Adds a bit of luxury.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
• Price
• Quality
Tran • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  07/25/2019

I Recommend This Product!
COMMENTS:  The oil blends well with soap mix
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Krista • Montana

Date Submitted:  07/24/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Best Base"
COMMENTS:  We use this as our base in a lot of products, body butter, balms, etc. It is always of great quality, and easy to use. We will keep buying this as our base!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Suzie • Texas

Date Submitted:  07/20/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Quality! "
COMMENTS:  I want's a fan of refined shea butter, until I got this one. It feels and performs far better than other companies I've tried. I will continue to order this from here.. it is SO worth it!