Deluxe Refined Shea butter is made from our high quality, organic unrefined Shea butter, extracted and handcrafted using the traditional process. An additional physical refining process using clay produces a white, odourless Shea butter in a refined state. There are no chemicals used in the extraction process.
Although using a chemical-free and natural clay extraction process, the refined Shea butter loses some of its natural properties. On the upside, refined Shea butter does not contain the nutty smell of unrefined Shea butter, is pure white in colour and consistent in texture, making it favourable in formulating cosmetics and in other applications. This is the main difference between the unrefined and refined Shea butter. Unrefined Shea butter is not put through any refining process and is left in its natural state.
Refined Shea butter is most commonly used as a base ingredient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, personal care, skincare, confectionery, soap manufacturing and leather care. The Shea butter is deodorised and the colour is removed, ensuring limited interference with the desired fragrance and colour of your end product.
Our pure, certified organic, refined Shea butter is produced from all natural, ethically sourced Shea nuts of the highest quality. It contains no harmful additives or toxins and is cruelty-free.