Shea butter is made from the edible nuts of the West African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). For centuries, this emollient has been cherished as an anti-aging cream and moisturizing skin protector.
Refined and Unrefined
While our Refined Shea Butter is odorless and pure white, our Unrefined Shea Butter smells slightly nutty and is light beige in color. Both kinds of butter contain treasured nutrients, including vitamins A, E, F, and K. The Refined Shea Butter is pure organic shea butter. Our Unrefined Shea Butter is all shea butter but not certified organic.
A Botanical Treasure
Shea butter melts on your skin and then coats it with long-lasting protection. Use shea butter wherever your skin needs hydrating. People find this natural emollient especially nourishing and moisturizing for hands, elbows, knees, and feet.
Since it absorbs slowly, you might work some shea butter into your hands and such as you watch TV or apply it at night before going to bed. If you like, cover your treated hands with gloves, your feet with socks. When you wake, you'll have the softest skin ever!
Compare this pure single-ingredient body butter with popular moisturizers. Their first ingredient is usually water, which is often followed by a host of questionable chemicals, including parabens, preservatives, synthetic fragrances, and thickeners.
As thick and creamy as it is, you'll be surprised to learn shea butter won't clog pores. We've read it reduces the number of pimples and the inflammation of acne.
Our shea butter has a shelf life of one to two years. It has no preservatives, so we put it in a dark green jar to block out oxidizing light. If you don't apply the shea butter regularly, keep it in the refrigerator. Let it warm at room temperature to soften again.
"Forget those pricey saccharine body butters at the mall. Yours makes my skin so smooth and silky."
Alice Koch, Dallas, TX
"The ashiness on my legs and arms vanished right away."
Alisha Wilson, Oakland, CA
Love, love, love, Herbaria! The shea butter and lavender jojoba oil keep the chlorine from drying my skin out in the summer!
Claire Knapp Chosid, St Louis, MO
"I like the unrefined over the refined shea butter because of the natural, nutty scent."
Paulette Martin, St. Louis, MO
Each jar of Shea Butter counts as 1 bar toward our free bar offer.