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Crafters Choice™ Shea Butter - Ultra Refined

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$1.60 for 2 oz
$6.35 for 1 lb
$26.66 for 5 lb
$128.57 for 27 lb block
$203.30 for 55 lb (Bulk)
$1571.67 for 550 lb (Bulk)

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

Common Uses:
Cold & Hot Process Soap. Lotions. Lip Products.

Points of Interest:
High in vitamin and mineral content. Known to benefit dry skin. Melts at skin temperature. All Natural. Expeller Pressed. Refined and Deodorized with Natural Clays. Pronounced: Shh-aye
Average Melt Point: 90º F.

Cold & Hot Process Soapmaking Saponification Information:
SAP NaOH .128, SAP KOH .179

Recommended Crafter's Choice Color Additives:
Lotions: Powder Mica

Recommended Crafter's Choice Aroma Additives:
Lotions & Scrubs: Skin Safe Fragrance Oil - Maximum 3%

Physical Form: Light Yellow Solid
Solubility: Insoluble in Water
Country of Origin: Ghana, West Africa

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: 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 (33)

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Posted By: Alexis   |   October 12, 2020

"I prefer to melt my Shea Butter to make my whipped body butter. I immediately place the melted Shea butter in the freezer to cool. I keep getting a grainy texture. What am I doing wrong?"

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Posted By: Alexis   |   September 29, 2020

"To create a whipped body butter, do I melt the Shea butter first then add the oil? Or do I combine both the Shea butter and oil at the same time?"

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Posted By: Samyukta   |   August 22, 2020

"If I need to temper the shea butter can I heat it up in the microwave in the bag it comes in?"

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Posted By: Hester   |   August 12, 2020

"Is this product sustainable sourced? "

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Posted By: Alaina    |   July 18, 2020

"Can the product withstand being shipped to the Caribbean if sent from your location to a skybox service in Florida then to the Caribbean? "

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Posted By: Grant   |   April 29, 2020

"I know it says Refine but I have only one question. Does it contain any propylene glycol?"

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Posted By: Melinda   |   April 03, 2020

"How much shea butter can I add to 2lbs melt and pour with a lilac FO ?"

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Posted By: Kelly   |   January 31, 2020

"Please list mame of product when replying Is the color ivory or white? "

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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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CustomerReviews (997)
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Kathy • California

Date Submitted:  09/07/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Makes white cream lotion"
COMMENTS:  I keep in refrigerator. Take out a few minutes before cutting. Cuts really nicely.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
• White
• Easy to cut
Yvonne • Illinois

Date Submitted:  08/23/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Whipped Shea Butter Lotion"
COMMENTS:  This Shea Butter is Awsome! I sale out every time when I make my Whipped Shea Butter Lotion. I love The Pink Grapefruit Fragrance that I use and so dose my customers.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
• Leaves skin very soft
• Nothing
Hilda  • Iowa

Date Submitted:  07/12/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Refined shea"
COMMENTS:  It's a very good product for it being refined.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Nicole • New York

Date Submitted:  06/11/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea Butter - Ultra Refined"
COMMENTS:  Great butter and has no odor.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Nikki • Maryland

Date Submitted:  06/04/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Creamy Goodness! "
COMMENTS:  I love the texture and smooth feel. Works great for my fragrant shea mixtures.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
• Price and availability
• A little tacky
Yvonne • California

Date Submitted:  05/25/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Deal for Quality Shea Butter"
COMMENTS:  This is a great deal for quality shea butter. and it is easy to work wotk
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Katie • Washington

Date Submitted:  05/12/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Love this stuff"
COMMENTS:  Works like a dream.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Lou • New York

Date Submitted:  05/09/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Good Quality"
COMMENTS:  Good quality shea. No complaints
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Massage Oils
LizLion • Iowa

Date Submitted:  05/05/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Works well"
COMMENTS:  This shea butter works really well- but with all shea butter, you have to be careful not to overheat it or it can get grainy.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Lip Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
maryej13 • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  05/01/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Crafters Choice™ Shea Butter - Ultra Refined"
COMMENTS:  Crafters Choice™ Shea Butter - Ultra Refined is the best quality I have found for putting into my products. It always melts great. Smells wonderful! I have been using it for many years and wouldn't buy any other. I want the best!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP, Soap - Hot Process, Soap - Shampoo Bars, Soap - Shave Shampoo, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Face Care, Hair Care, Lip Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Anna • Florida

Date Submitted:  04/12/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"The only Shea butter I’d buy"
COMMENTS:  Excellent creamy quality, great packaging, absolutely no scent, which is important to me, best price around. What more could a crafter ask for?
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Shampoo Bars, Lotions, Creams & Butters
• Nothing
Peggy • Washington

Date Submitted:  04/08/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Good quality"
COMMENTS:  I really like the unrefined shea butter. It seems more creamy but my customers love the refined. It seems a little harder than the unrefined. I go through a lot of shea butter and keep coming back for this one.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP, Soap - Hot Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Lip Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Dawn • Texas

Date Submitted:  03/15/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Crafters Choice Shea Butter Ultra Refined"
COMMENTS:  This came with a kit and it melted so smoothly.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Lacy • Texas

Date Submitted:  03/15/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent Product"
COMMENTS:  I use this butter in everything. It has an amazing soft consistency, whips beautifully, has NO ODOR and is a bright beautiful white. I really like the bag it comes in as well.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Hair Care, Lip Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
• Texture
• No Smell
• Bright White Color
Debra • Mississippi

Date Submitted:  03/08/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea Butter "
COMMENTS:  I absolutely love this product in my soaps and so do my customers. There's nothing that I didn't like about it! Will definitely purchase again! Thank you WSP!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
• Packaging
• Value
• Price
• Nothing
Laurie • New Mexico

Date Submitted:  03/05/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Shea Butter"