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Crafter's Choice™ Shea Butter - Ultra Refined

Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
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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 (42)

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Posted By: JoAnn   |   September 29, 2022

"A question regarding ultra refined shea butter. In what type of container is it shipped in? Is it a bucket/pail or a bag?"

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Posted By: Kristin    |   September 10, 2022

"How is the 5lb size packaged? "

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Posted By: Kristine   |   June 07, 2022

"Is this Paraben Free? Phthalate Free? Cruelty-free? "

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Posted By: Lorchegg   |   April 30, 2022

"What’s the shelf life of unopened ultra refined shea butter? "

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Posted By: Naomi    |   April 29, 2022

"I have been making a shampoo bar with an unrefined Shea butter and people love it. How does the ultra refined work on hair? "

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Posted By: Tamara   |   April 26, 2022

"If you add too much fragrance oil to whipped Shea butter does it separate? Because this is the issue I’m having right now. What else would cause the whipped body butter and fragrance to separate? "

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Posted By: Shakura   |   December 19, 2021

"Can you use this in lip gloss making?"

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Posted By: shavaughn   |   April 02, 2021

"what percent of mica powder do i add to an 8oz jar of whipped shea butter?"

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Posted By: valery   |   December 21, 2020

"hi, it was mentioned that the product was sustainably sourced, but where we can find more information to support that comment?"

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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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