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Shea Nilotica ~ Fair Trade

A wonderful unrefined fair trade shea butter from Northern Uganda!

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 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 native 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 or liquid state when you receive it.  If this is the case, simply refrigerate it to firm it up. Due to the softer texture of this butter, it is packed in tubs rather than our customary bags. 

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

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Technical Data

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

Shea Nilotica MSDS

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Irena, (Gingers Garden)

I have never been so moved to show appreciation as i am right now. i can't believe my order was so speedy; and with just the standard shipping too! i received it within 5d on the dot to Canada using USPS.

And if the service wasn't enough i must say i am completely in love with everything i ordered. I couldn't imagine the Shea Nilotica being much different from the standard shea you can get everywhere else but it's like night and day! i can't even look at my remaining shea anymore because it pales in comparison. the Shea Nilotica is so silky, never gets clumpy or grainy and goes on so smooth it felt like a spa treatment. My other favourite is the SheaAloe which at first seemed like a miss; i was expecting a thicker, more creamy feel but it's quite thin. What surprises me about it though is that even though it does not go on thick, it is incredibly incredibly moisturizing and is very readily absorbed into my thick african hair.

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