Shea Nut Oil

  • Butyrospermum parkii
  • Origin: Ivory Coast
Shea Nut Oil


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Method of extraction

Expeller Pressed and Refined


This oil comes packaged in plastic bottles.

Suggested use

Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified


A beautiful oil with a deep golden color which is delivered to us from cold pressing the nut seed of the Shea (Karite) Tree. Shea oil is a byproduct of Shea butter production where the pressing of the seeds produces a fractionated oil. This oil leaves a smooth and healthy feel to the skin. Stores well under any condition but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life. Shea oil has a fairly thick consistency; it can be easily liquefied in warm water.

Typical Analysis

Color- Cream
Odor- Characteristic/Flat
Free Fatty Acids- 0.06%
Peroxide Value- 1.9
Saponification Value- 183.4
Iodine Value- 63.1
Specific Gravity- 1.46
pH- 4.22

Fatty Acids
Oleic- 73.15%
Palmitic- 4.0%
Linoleic- 13.7%
Alpha-Linolenic- 0.33%
Stearic- 8.5%

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