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Organic Shea Olein


Shea Olein, Butyrospermum parkii, is true liquid shea butter, not a solvent extracted shea oil. The two most prevalent natural fatty acids in shea butter are stearic acid and oleic acid. Stearic acid is solid at room temperature and oleic (the major fatty acid in olive oil) is liquid at room temperature. If cold pressure or gentle heat is applied, the oleic portion will melt first and can be separated out. Much more solid shea butter is produced than liquid shea oil, thus the liquid shea is a precious commodity. The separation process is non-chemical and involves a simple physical separation so there are no chemical residues to worry about. Shea Olein is a valuable ingredient in cosmetics due to its high content of unsaponifiables, the most healing fraction. Shea olein penetrates quickly and is great for dry skin and damaged hair. It is believed to have exceptional nourishing, protective and reparative properties, which may help with aging and/or irritated skin. It also makes an excellent massage oil and leaves hair feeling healthier and more manageable.



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Our ingredients descriptions are about topical (external) use only. For internal use always consult your physician or health care provider.