Our unrefined Shea butter is just that. Awesome. It is unprocessed with all the healing properties of Shea butter still present in their purest form. If you are fond of preparing your own mixtures for your hair or skin, this is the best product for you. Because it comes raw, you can do what you want with it. Packed with Vitamin A, E and F, it contains fatty acids which combat dryness, soothe sores, moisturize dry skin/scalp, soften wrinkles and promote cell renewal, fade scars and stretch marks, cool burns, alleviate dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and dandruff. Shea butter is particularly good because it melts easily at body temperature and is easily absorbed by the skin/scalp so it does not clog pores or leave a greasy residue on the surface.
The difference between the yellow Shea butter and the ivory Shea butter
The difference between the yellow Shea butter and the ivory Shea butter is in how the Shea butter is processed. For the yellow Shea butter, the root from the Borututu tree is added to the Shea butter during the milling process to give it the distinct yellow tint which looks like turmeric. Both types of Shea butter come from the same Karite or Shea tree and have the same properties that Shea butter has. The root of Borututu tree is rich in antioxidants and is known for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. It is a matter of choice on which type of Shea butter you prefer.