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Shea Nilotica, Fair Trade




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Shea Nilotica, Fair Trade
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Shea Nilotica ~ Fair Trade

A wonderful unrefined fair trade shea butter from Northern Uganda!

Please note: It's summer and it's hot! Shea Butter melts at very low temperatures. In summer temperatures, you can expect that this product may be completely liquid on arrival. We suggest refrigerating it on arrival to cool and resolidify if necessary. If your product is grainy after it sets up, please remove it from the container, warm it to 130F, wipe out the container (removes any non-desirable crystals), then pour it back into the container and refrigerate immediately. This tempering and quick cooling should ensure a smooth buttery consistency.

Shea Nilotica is a premium Fair Trade shea butter produced from the fruit of the Vitellaria Nilotica sub species of the Karite tree which grows across Northern Uganda. Softer in texture with a very mild aroma and a light yellow color, Shea Nilotica is one of the finest shea butters we've ever carried! Shea Nilotica has a significantly higher content of olein, a glyceride of oleic acid, making it softer and creamier than its West African Shea Butter counterpart. It is high in unsaponifiables, antioxidants and cinneamic acid, a natural sunscreen. Readily absorbed into the skin and hair, it will delight you with its buttery smoothness!

Our Shea Nilotica is purchased from an organization who supports and affirms Fair Trade, but the organization does not belong to the Fair Trade Federation because doing so would reduce significantly the funds they can pass directly to the women's cooperative with whom they work in Uganda. The nuts are sourced from organically grown trees and harvested by the 1600 member women's cooperative who are paid fair trade prices 25 - 50% above the rates women earn in the local markets. The shea butter nuts are cold-pressed without any chemicals, and the butter is filtered and packaged into sterile containers for shipment to us. We repackage it in our warehouse without further processing.

Shea Nilotica has a lower melt point and a less waxy texture than the more traditional shea butters used more commonly in cosmetic products today. In warmer climates it may be in a semi-liquid state when you receive it. If this is the case, simply place it in a cool area to firm up.

If you've shied away from unrefined shea butters due to their strong nutty aroma and less than smooth texture, you owe it to yourself to experience the Shea Nilotica difference. You won't be disappointed!

Click on the small image to see a close up of this lovely butter and take delight in the beautiful Ugandan mother and child who are a part of this cooperative, pictured above.

Recommended Usage Rate: 1 - 100%
Origin: Uganda
Appearance: Soft solid, light yellow color with very light, pleasant aroma
Required HLB: 7

INCI: Vitellaria Nilotica (Shea) Fruit Butter

Shipping Information: HS #1207920000

Here you will find Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Technical Data Sheets. The files are in PDF format. To access a file, click on the relevant button or the file name. For your convenience, it will open up in a new browser window.

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Technical Data

Shea Nilotica - Technical Data
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Shea Nilotica MSDS

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09-01-2017
So that our staff may enjoy the Labor Day Holiday, Lotioncrafter's offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th. During this time, we will not be returning phone calls or email messages. Shipping will resume on Tuesday, September 5th. Orders, emails and phone calls will be handled in the order received, as best we are able. Please expect some delays as we work through the holiday backlog! We also cannot guarantee changes to orders will be seen before orders have shipped, those that we do catch, will be held back to adjust, which will mean a shipping delay. We appreciate your understanding. Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

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