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Escentia Shea Butter - Unrefined

Escentia Shea Butter - Unrefined

Regular price R 329.00
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100% pure, unrefined shea butter can be used as a body butter for soft, younger-looking skin. Shea Butter’s skin care benefits are numerous, particularly so when applied to dry, dehydrated, or aged skin.

Sizes: 500ml, 1L or 5L.

INCI: Butyrospermum parkii
  • 100% natural and unrefined
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Fabulous, natural moisturiser for your face, hair and body
  • Helps reduce the signs of ageing
  • Can be used as a body butter for soft, smooth skin
  • Helps reduce stretch marks
  • Can be used help heal cuts, burns and skin rashes
  • Particularly good for cracked, dry skin

    Shea butter has a limited capacity to absorb ultraviolet radiation and can therefore can be used as a mild sunblock lotion (Factor 6).

    It can also be used to treat other skin problems such as; blemishes, eczema, skin allergies, wrinkles, itching, insect bites, and even frost bite.

    Hair tip: You can use shea butter to reduce frizziness and get your hair to curl the way you want. Just apply a small amount of shea butter to fingertips—press your fingertips to the butter with moderate pressure to get just enough to feel tacky. Then rub fingertips on unruly hair. You can then restyle with a blow dryer and brush. The heat from the dryer melts the shea butter, the brush spreads it evenly through your hair, and the hair curls the way you style it.

Shea butter contains various fatty acids which each have a specific temperature range where they melt and solidify. When the butter is melted and heat is unevenly distributed some fatty acids may solidify quicker than others, resulting in a grainy texture. Sometimes these grains take days, weeks or even months to appear. There is nothing wrong with the butter if it is grainy, but most prefer a smooth, buttery texture.

To prevent graininess and grain formation you will need to make sure that heat is evenly distributed during the cool down process. This is best achieved by constantly stirring the melted butter during cool down. Unfortunately simply pouring melted shea butter into jars and leaving to cool at room temperature without evenly distributing the heat will likely result in grains. So rather gently stir your melted butter while it cools for best results.

Please note that this natural product has not undergone Food-Grade certification and is therefore recommended for cosmetic use only. Store away from children, pets, sunlight, and heat. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your doctor before using this product.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Margaret P.

Delicious! The product is ultra-fresh and authentic, creamy and smooth.
Your service is exceptional, it is a pleasure buying from you.

Deborah H.

Love this product. Performs well in my recipes.

Wilma V.

Beautiful product to work with, I've tried it as is on my face and hair and I'm super happy with my buy.


Fabulous butter for face and body.
Easily absorbed and works great in conjuction with other products such as serums or essential oils and hyaluronic acid.

Shea-ly the best

This is the foundation of a gorgeous bath bomb and also for silky skin- such a versatile product!