Certified Organic

Shea Nut Oil

  • Butyrospermum parkii
  • Origin: Ghana
Shea Nut Oil

SKU
o_sh8

Overview

Method of extraction

Expeller Pressed and Unrefined

Packaging

This oil comes packaged in plastic bottles.

Suggested use

Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified

No

Now certified organic! A beautiful oil with a deep golden color which is delivered to us from expeller 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

Appearance- Slightly golden
Odor- Characteristic
Free Fatty Acids- less than 5.0
Iodine Value- 72-95
Peroxide Value- less than 10.0
Saponification Value: 178-198

Fatty Acids
Palmitic- 3-7%
Stearic- 4-16%
Oleic- 65-86%
Linoleic- 5-15%
Alpha-Linoleic- 0-1%

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