INCI Name: Butyrospermum parkii (syn. Vitellaria paradoxa) butter extract
CAS Number: 91080-23-8
EXTRACTION METHOD: Physical mechanical cold pressed Shea Kernels/nuts; Gentle heat Fractionation of Shea Butter. Filtration (Sand). No chemical (solvent) process involved.
PARTS USED: Nuts/kernels
COMMON NAMES: Karite oil, Oleine de Karite, Shea butter olein, RBD Shea butter olein, Fractionated shea butter oil
APPEARANCE & ODOUR: pale yellow to golden colour, stays liquid, and has no or a very mild nut odour. Smooth, serum-like texture.
PLEASE NOTE: At temperature below 25°C, Shea nut oil may appear slightly cloudy. Our Shea nut Oil can have a white waxy suspension (fatty acids) or sediment sitting at the bottom of the bottle. This is normal and is due to the presence of fatty acid, heavier waxes, that can solidify under cooler temperatures. If this happens, simply place your bottle of oil in a cup of warm water to melt all the constituents and give your bottle a shake to re-homogenize your oil.
QUALITY: 100 % pure and natural Fractionated (Refined) CARRIER OIL.
STORAGE CONDITIONS: Keep in a dry place, away from light and heat.
COMPOSITION/ FATTY ACID PROFILE: 53.8 % oleic acid (omega-9), 8.6% linoleic acid (omega-6), 29.1% stearic acid, 5.5 % palmitic acid, 0.30% alpha linolenic acid (omega-3), 1.3% arachidonic acid. Peroxide value <1.0 (0.2); Unsaponifiable +/- 6.06%, Tocopherol ( alpha and Vitamin E
Same benefits to the skin and hair as Shea butter. Easier to apply and incorporate. Lighter texture, less “waxy”, less “oily” feel. Stays liquid.