Dear Customer,

Due to the rising costs of administering small orders, we are instituting a policy for minimum orders of $100, in our efforts to keep costs to as low as possible and offer the best wholesale pricing in the industry.

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Organic Shea Butter Refined (Burkina Faso)

Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Based on 14 Customer Reviews)

NOTE: This product is for final sale (non-refundable) and will be discontinued once out of stock.

Certified Organics: This Certified Organic Butter is QAI Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.

Our Organic Shea Butter has all the same great properties of the other Shea Butters. It is naturally refined and is nearly white without any discernible scent and conforms with the organic certification process. It is solid at room temperature but not hard.

Common Uses: Used predominantly for skin care, Shea Butter is hailed for its protecting and emollient properties. It has high amounts of unsaponifiable matters, vitamin E and other natural active elements, and is a perfect natural moisturizing agent for the skin, particularly the face and hands. It penetrates deeply into the epidermis and leaves a smooth, satiny finish.

Please Note: Shea Butter from Burkina Faso may in some instances be grainy in nature. This is a natural occurrence, to achieve a smooth texture and consistency we recommend that the product be heated until liquefied, mixed thoroughly, cooled off and stored in cold temperatures.

Recommended Usage:
Lotions & Creams: 2 - 20 %
Balms: 5 – 100 %
Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 %
Hair Conditioners: 1 – 10 %

When adding butters to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm them until the texture can be incorporated into the final product. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle your melted butter to fully incorporate. For addition in soaps, the general rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon per pound. As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.

Shelf Life: This butter should be stored in a cool dark place and has a shelf-life of 1 year when stored properly.

For more information on different varieties of Shea Butter please click on the following link:
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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

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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Submited By: A. from Dawson Creek, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2013
Rating: Star

I ordered some of this in my last order, and finally got to play with it. I'm so sad to see it's now being discontinued. It is my favourite shea butter yet. It's so creamy and easy to spread, yet rich and absorbs easily into the skin.
Submited By: Annie from Markham, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

I've been suffering from contact dermatitis for 6 months. I've tried everything from really strong prescribed cortesoid creams to various natural formulations. I made this with the Ucuuba butter, Meadowfoam oil and some Helichrysum EO. My flare ups have decreased and my skin is getting better!
Submited By: Manon from Rawdon, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

I do not know how I lived without this butter before. It cures many skin problems from dryness to eczema. Just make a whipped butter along with calendula macerated oil, chamomille and tea trea EO and you have got yourself the greatest cure for about everything.
Submited By: Mohammed from Montréal, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

The best shea butter i ever had....and trust me i tried a lot
Submited By: Cyndi from Dunvegan, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Fantastic quality & great value. Love love love that it is organic.
Submited By: Kristina from Ile Perrot, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

What else can I say other than I LOVE IT!! And organic too :) Can't get better than that!
Submited By: Susan from Rr2 Burgessville, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

I love this stuff. I use it for everything. Hand & Body lotions, hair conditioner. eye shadow base. Face cream. I use it on my dogs & horses for rough skin. It's great for chapped skin and any redness on the skin. Love it!
Submited By: H.d. from Surrey, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

This is by far the best Shea Butter I have ever used...its so creamy and rich...makes your body so soft and wonderful...totally recommend it!
Submited By: Leanne from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

very nice product. I made a whipped body butter recipe which turned out great. As a nurse, my hands are washed frequently and become dry. Everyone wants to use my body butter!
Submited By: Wai May from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

No odor and has a clean color. Very nice and its naturally refined- all the nutrients still present.
Submited By: Jinkyoung from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

Very clean color and smell. I used this making soaps but I think I should use this for facial creams or massage bars. Feels so good when you touch it :-)
Submited By: Laury from Brampton, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This is a great product, I whip it up with other oils to make a face cream or body cream. It is wonderful on your skin, my husband just loves it.
Submited By: Tracey from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

This is my "light" shea butter. I have a strongly yellow coloured, strongly scented shea butter from elsewhere that I use when I need a yellow product, and I use the natural when I need a warm coloured, warmly scented product. The colourlessness and light odour of this natural shea butter blend well with citrus oils for night time rehydration.
Submited By: Kat from Tottenham, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

This is a fabulous product! Very minimal scent and it's great to just put on your skin straight. I love that New Directions offers organic options when possible at very reasonable prices. I am a big fan of this!