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    Umuthi Botanicals

    Umuthi Refined Shea Butter

    Umuthi Botanicals Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), also known as African butter, is a natural plant extract that is high in fatty acids and other nutrients. This moisture-rich butter is used as an emollient that helps to smooth and soften your skin. It melts at body temperature and is therefore easily absorbed. You can use Shea butter in DIY many natural products including body butters, lip gloss, hair conditioners, skin moisturisers, soaps and massage candles.

    Sizes 100g, 500g, 1kg.

      • Although unrefined Shea, which is a darker colour, is considered the premium of the two, the refined is easier to use and therefore more popular in DIY cosmetic products.
      • 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 frostbite.

      • 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 drier 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.

      Technical data sheets or COA available on request.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 17 reviews
    Kim S.
    Shea Body Butter Bliss

    Great product, easy to work with. I made my own body butter as i struggle with eczema. The only creams that really work is prescription creams which is expensive for the size tube and lasts about a month. So i decided to make my own and so far i am extremely happy with the results. Just by using shea butter and some oils, I have cut my costs and got so much more value for my money. The butter and oils pull really nicely in my skin and feels so soft again. So i can highly recommend purchasing shea butter.

    Amore J.d.G.

    So soft & creamy!!
    Wonderful addition to my underarm balm.

    Humera M.
    Shea butter

    The best Shea butter ever !!!
    Absolutely soft and moisturizing! I made whipped body butter with it and I had no problem whipping it up ✨✨

    Liza K.
    Umuthi refined shea butter

    Great product, great service. Easy ordering system and fast delivery. Thanks!

    Top quality Shea

    As a novice in making soaps and body butters I find this product Easy to work with. Quality: good !

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