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Shea Butter - Crude (Ghana) - Fair Trade

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Natural and Unprocessed: Shea Butter - Crude (Ghana) - Fair Trade is unrefined, unprocessed, and specially handcrafted without heavy machinery.

Leaves a Smooth, Satiny Finish: This Shea Butter with its copious amounts of nutrients, including Omega-9, Omega-6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and catechins enhances skin's texture and natural radiance.

Rich, Slightly Smoky Aroma: This Shea Butter - Crude (Ghana) - Fair Trade has a strong, nutty, slightly smoky aroma, characteristic of unrefined natural Shea Butter from Ghana.

Soothes Scratches, Bumps, and Bruises: This butter is not only a beauty product. It provides natural nourishment to irritated skin, especially when incorporated into a lotion or massage crème.


Extracted from the Shea Nut, Shea Butter - Crude (Ghana) - Fair Trade is a completely natural product. While batches may vary to some extent, this butter typically has a strong, nutty, rich, oily aroma with a slight smoky end note. Known for its moisturizing and emollient properties, it's a perfect addition to sustainable skin care products.

This African butter is a perfectly imperfect natural ingredient, so you will see variances in color, including white or gray streaks and darker spots.

If you are looking for a mild aroma and a more consistent texture, consider purchasing our Shea Butter - Refined - Deodorized (Ghana) or Shea Butter - Ultra Refined - Verified by ECOCERT.


  • All-Natural Skin Care: This Shea Butter can be used at 2-20% to enhance the quality of lotions and creams. Before adding the natural raw butter, temper it. Gently and slowly heat until liquid, then cool completely. The melting point can range from 32°C to 35°C (or about 90 °F to 95°F). Tempering will improve the texture of the final product by reducing the potential for graininess. When it is time to make your product, use a hand blender, swirl your cream or lotion and drizzle in the melted butter to incorporate.

  • Moisturizing Soaps & Shaving Creams: Add at 1 tablespoon per pound, or about 5-20% to benefit from African Shea Butter's soothing properties. As it is a raw material, results may vary. We strongly recommend conducting small, lab-scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.

  • High-Quality Hair Conditioning: Shea Butter is an excellent natural conditioner for hair and should be incorporated into hair care products at 1-10%. It's known for moisturizing properties that nourish and hydrate both the hair and scalp. Shea Butter contains Vitamins A and E, nutrients that promote healthy hair.

  • Creamy Massage Butters: Shea Butter - Crude (Ghana) - Fair Trade adds a wonderful creaminess to massage butters, along with many nutrients.

Verified by ECOCERT / Cosmos Approved:

This raw material is verified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE , conforming to the COSMOS standard. ECOCERT GREENLIFE is the global leader in the certification of natural or organic cosmetics and raw materials. This product has been independently verified to cover all relevant aspects from sourcing to distribution, including environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes, avoidance of GMO and prohibited substances, and the use of eco-friendly packaging.

Fair Trade:

Certified by FairTSA, our Shea Butter – Crude (Ghana) – Fair Trade raw material helps ensure that producers, workers, and farmers receive fair wages and prices. The Fair Trade Premium, a supplementary amount of money, is used to create a fund to improve the lives of these farmers and their communities.

Note: As a natural and unprocessed product that is handcrafted without the use of sophisticated machinery, it is normal for some sediment and bits of impurities to be present, such as tiny bits of the shell or plant fibers. It is suggested that any impurities be filtered out when the Shea Butter is tempered.

Shelf Life: NDA recommends storing this butter in a cool and dark place. Stored properly, it has a shelf-life of one year.

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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