Mountain Rose Herbs

Shea Nut Oil

Butyrospermum parkii

Shea Nut Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Butyrospermum parkii

Origin

Africa

Method of extraction

Expeller Pressed and Refined

Suggested use

Cosmetic use only

Kosher Certified

No

A beautiful oil with a soft 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 and offers benefits for numerous skin problems including dermatitis, eczema, burns, cutaneous dryness, and other irritations. Highly recommended as a protective agent against harsh weather conditions where a mild barrier against the elements is desired. 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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