Shea Butter Free

Whipped Cocoa Butter

We receive many emails from customers with questions about shea butter-free products.

Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, reading the ingredient list will help in eliminating ingredients that may cause problems.

We have provided some information below that we hope will be helpful.

LATEX ALLERGY

Shea butter contains natural latex. Although it is not exactly the same as the sap-like latex extract from the Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), it is very similar in chemical composition. Although the quantities of latex in shea butter are small, this natural latex is responsible for the sealing property that shea butter has that may aid in protecting your skin and preventing sun allergies.  Many people with latex allergies are not affected by shea butter, but some are, so it is better to be safe than sorry!

NUT ALLERGY

Shea nuts are tree nuts.  They are used to produce shea nut butter and shea nut oil. Although Shea nuts are not listed among the nuts that are subject to mandatory allergen labeling, they may cause problems for people with nut allergies.  Since unrefined shea butter preserves more of the inherent nutrients, it is richer than its refined counterparts. While numerous studied have shown that refined, bleached and deodorized shea butter causes no problems for people with nut allergies, similar studies have been done on virgin-unrefined shea.

SKIN SENSITIVITY

Everyone's skin is unique!  Some skin is simply sensitive to Shea Butter. We use high quality, naturally extracted, unrefined shea butter.  Since unrefined shea butter preserves more of the inherent nutrients, it is richer than its refined counterparts.  While some people have found that they are sensitive to refined, bleached and deodorized shea butter and virgin shea causes no problems, the reverse is also true.

Persons suffering from allergies should do an Allergy Patch Test before using any shea butter product.

SHEA FREE PRODUCTS

Please double check the ingredients on the product pages.  We sometimes change recipes!

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Please double check the ingredients on the product pages. We sometimes change recipes!