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Shea Organic Butter - Crude (Ghana)

Shea Organic Butter - Crude (Ghana)
Product Rating: 4.4/5 (As per 10 Customer Reviews)


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This Shea butter extracted from the Shea Nuts and it is unrefined and unprocessed in any way. There may be bits of impurities and some sediments present (tiny bits of the shell, plant fibres, etc) in the butter. Although batches may vary to some extent, this product usually has a strong, pungent, and sometimes smoky aroma which is a characteristic of pure & natural Shea Butter from Ghana. You may also find various natural inconsistencies in color including darker spots and grey streaks. It is solid at room temperature and sometimes it may be hard in consistency.

Customers preferring a mild aroma and a more consistent texture should consider purchasing Shea Organic Butter – Refined (Ghana).

Please note: This is a natural and unprocessed product that is handcrafted without the use of sophisticated machinery and therefore, the possible presence of some impurities cannot be excluded.

Common Uses: Shea Butter aids with the re-hydration of dry, chapped skin. It is solid at room temperature and melts on contact with the skin and may be used in a variety of formulations including lotions, creams, after-sun products, conditioners, body butters, luxury soaps, baby-care products and lip balms.

Recommended Usage:
Lotions & Creams: 5 - 20 %
Balms: 5 – 100 %
Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 %
Hair Conditioners: 2 – 5 %

When adding a butter to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm it until melted or very soft in texture, and can be incorporated into the final product. The melting point can range from 32°C to 35°C. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle in your melted butter until fully incorporated and consistently smooth. For addition in soaps, the general rule of thumb is one tablespoon per pound (15 ml/500 g). As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab-scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.

Shelf Life: Store in cool temperatures (below 25 °C) away from light and moisture in an air-tight container. The product will become liquid above ambient temperatures (e.g., 36 °C), but will re-solidify upon cooling without affecting functionality. This butter has a shelf-life of one year when stored properly.

NOTE: We have a ‘No Return’ policy on any unsealed organic products as per our compliance with the QAI Organic Certification Program.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
This is my go-to shea butter. It whips up beautifully in my butter recipes and I love being able to tell my customers about being in the Global Shea Alliance. I also LOVE how it comes in the containers I can repurpose. It is natural, real, and raw, so if you like bleached and refined for your products, this one might not be for you.

By: , Florence, Alabama
Loyal Customer Since: 13-Jan-2019

Rating: Star
I love this Shea butter! It’s fresh and organic, when the butter is old it looks and smells different. This softens my skin, lightens my scars and stretch marks, and works as a natural sunscreen. It smells great, the way pure Shea butter is supposed to smell. The people that are complaining about the smell are used to smelling artificial fragrances and refined scents so much that they think anything natural stinks!

By: , Port Huron, Michigan
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jul-2012

Rating: Star
I Love This Organic Shea Butter From Ghana... Moisturizes my body and lips without any negative build up residue that would harm my acne prone sensitive skin.. It has a subtle nutty fragrance.. I bought 2lbs. almost a month ago and the texture isn't gritty for a crude product as some reviewers state.. I love it the way I got it.

By: , East Orange, New Jersey
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Loyal Customer Since: 01-Aug-2016

Rating: Star
I’ve been using this Shea Butter for my natural hair products and I like it. The only thing I don’t like about it is how gritty it is, like pieces of sand on my hair and skin. Ugh very annoying! I have found I have to completely melt this Shea Butter down in order to get rid of the grittiness. Once I do that it’s perfectly fine.

By: , Vail, Arizona
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jun-2019

Rating: Star
I bought this because New Directions was out of refined Shea. Smells horrible. I wish I had read the reviews first. I don’t care if the price is good. I gave it an extra star because it’s organic.

By: , Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2015

Rating: Star
Whilst it is a good price and has a good texture, you have to be careful what you use this butter for, as it is one of the strongest smelling Shea Butters I have come across and crude is definitely a good descriptive word for it. The smell is so strong that i can only get away with using it in my very strong essential oil based products but none of my body butters, including a Patchouli based one, the scent is that over-powering. If you need Shea butter and don't want the smell, choose the organic refined version which is fine.

By: , Winter Springs, Florida
Loyal Customer Since: 13-Aug-2015

Rating: Star
I really love this butter and I am sad that it is currently not in stock. I really hope it becomes available again... soon!!! I use it as the main butter in my whipped creation. It has shipped in excellent quality... no particles or blemishes in the butter. It blends very smooth and creamy. I absolutely love this butter!!!

By: , Charlotte, North Carolina
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Jun-2016

Rating: Star
I love this Shea Butter. I was using it to make gifts with last Christmas, and the whole day my wrist was aching. Nothing would touch the pain. Not pain killers, not peppermint essential oil, nothing. Out of desperation, I remembered reading that Shea Butter is anti-inflammatory. So I rubbed a bunch all over my arm and within 10 minutes I was feeling better. I re-applied this every few hours (I worked until after mid-night), and was able to get my gifts made relatively pain-free. This is good stuff!

By: , Louisville, Kentucky
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Apr-2014

Rating: Star
I love this Shea Butter!!! I've ordered from other companies and the quality of their butter does not compare. I'm very excited that the prices have decreased for the products. I love forward to using it in my products. Thanks

By: , Baltimore, Maryland
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Sep-2012

Rating: Star
I did go ahead and buy this, mostly because I'm trying to go as unprocessed as is possible. I know the way this is described almost makes it sound like the stuff is dirty or something but I have had very, very good results with this. Now I'm making soap with it so that little bitty impurities are something that are not going to be nearly as noticeable and probably eaten up by the lye anyway and I don't think I'd use it to make a cream without first putting it through a triple layer of cheesecloth - not a big deal afterall. And there is a definite odor that I do not care for so that I would not use it straight on my skin. And when I first got it I did put it on my skin just to test it's feel and it is nowhere near as silky as shea that's been refined. All that said - it makes FANTASTIC SOAP!!! I've just been really pleased with the soap I've produced using this!! It was questionable in my mind whether it would work well or not - but it works GREAT! Having had such good results with the soap I think I WILL go to the trouble of sieving this heavily and try it in a body butter or something - but only use it as less than 1/2 the ingredients in order to avoid the smell plus use fragrance LOL - but it's just got such fantastic moisturizing power! I would definitely recommend it. I'm going to give it 5 stars because I think for them to strain it would require an increase in price so that it's worth the effort for me to do so and pay less! And yeah that's not going to get rid of all impurities but part of the charm of doing all-natural, organic, homemade products is their slight imperfections! Due to the fact that it produces a great product, even all that withstanding, I think the fact that it's not processed gives it, if anything, even greater label-appeal!

By: , Palm Desert, California
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Jun-2015

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