Our refined shea butter from Ghana is cold expeller pressed and carbon treated to remove the impurities. It is not solvent extracted, but mechanically extracted, there are no impurities left whatsoever, this butter is almost odorless. Shea is extremely moisturizing and gentle to the skin. In soaps, it gives a very luxurious feel to the finished product. It can also be added to creams and lotions or used alone for massage, skin cream, applied directly on small skin burns or applied to hair.
Shea butter is not hard and crumbly like cocoa butter, its color ranges from white to ivory white; it is creamy at normal temperature.
Shea butter is remarkably high in unsaponifiables, up to 11%, making it a superfatting material for soapmaking. To use in soapmaking (2-5% of your total fats and oils) melt the shea butter at very low temperature with the other solid fats. To superfat with shea butter add 1-2/3 tablespoons per 5 pounds of soap, melted and cooled to approximately 75F (24C) just before adding the scent. SAP value: 180.0. INCI: Butyrospermum parkii.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (24 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Lisa Daniels (Byron Center, MI) 12.1.2016
Great Shea Butter - Reasonable Price
I have re-ordered Shea Butter from Camden Grey multiple times and I keep coming back for more. It is great butter, melts nicely, is non-grainy, and works great in my soaps. There is little discernible scent and it works great in lotions, bath and body products and cold processed soap.
Reviewer: Khaled Almowallad (Sarasota, FL) 1.27.2016
This butter is very nice and no strong smell
Reviewer: Anne Oitzinger (Austin, TX) 1.1.2016
White, Creamy & Never Grainy
I've ordered this shea butter multiple times. Every batch has been white, creamy and very smooth (no crumbles, grains or separation). The color changes nominally from batch to batch. It retains a hint of the natural scent of shea, but not so much that it contrasts with fragrances. I use this in most of my formulas - from lip bam to lotion to soap. It's outstanding every time. One of my favorite products from CG.
Reviewer: Julianne Presson (Selah, WA) 10.5.2015
The best I have used
I am not buying my Shea from anyone but Camden-Grey! It is the best of any I have tried. One huge PLUS is the fact they do not melt it to pack it in plastic buckets!!! I love the smell of the butter too. I have had no issues with any of the materials I buy from CG. Thank You CG for selling quality and taking good care of your customers!!!
Reviewer: ISABELLE C MAHER (DERBY LINE, VT) 3.7.2015
This is the best quality and priced refined butter I have tried. It is wonderful for my cosmetics and body recipes as there is no odor to interfere with the delicate scents. It goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly and feels great. I use so much I had to get 5lbs! Thank you for a great product!
OUT OF STOCK ISSUES: If a customer orders a large quantity of a product and all of the product is not in stock when the order is entered into our system, once the new stock arrives we will ship separately whatever quantity we may owe the customer. Most of our restocking orders arrive at our warehouse 5-7 business days after we place a restocking order, sometimes sooner. Should the distiller or vendor inform us restocking will take longer than 7 business days, we’ll promptly notify the customer.
Please note that we do not allow order cancellations for any reason and we don’t allow removal/cancellations of products which become partially or completely out of stock after the customer places an order.
Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
Our containers are filled with products to where our commercial digital scales indicate the container should be filled. Some containers will be filled to the top, some will not.
HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.
Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
HOW TO STORE: Upon receipt, EO's dispensed in plastic bottles MUST be transferred into amber glass bottles. EO's, FO's and BUTTERS should be stored in tightly-sealed containers away from direct light and heat. Many oils could be highly flammable, keep away from open flames. Refrigerating butters could adversely affect the consistency of the butter, please join our Forum if you need to learn how to handle and store products.
S&H QUOTES: Our cart provides all S&H quotes. Please look for the link to enter your zip code and obtain a quote. Shipments weighing over 120 lbs. will not be quoted final S&H by our cart, you’ll be quoted a minimum for which you’ll pay during checkout. We’ll charge the balance due, if any, to the card on file. If you paid with PayPal, we’ll ask you to disburse the amount due, if any, before we ship. S&H provided by our cart is always an estimate, please review our Shipping Policies page if you need more information. We do not accept or allow order cancellations because the customer doesn’t agree to final S&H, please be sure you understand this before finalizing an order.
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