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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 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

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Technical Data

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

Shea Nilotica MSDS

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12-16-2016
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Hi, I just wanted to express how happy I am with Lotioncrafter. I have ordered from them three times and this last time I mistakenly put through the wrong shipping address in my order. I called and spoke to Jen and she corrected it immediately. I was very pleased with her efficiency that I had to come in write my own testimonial, something I don't usually do.

The last 2 orders arrived in a timely fashion but this one has taken a little longer because of the memorial day weekend. I knew it was going to be shipped late because on the site, they let the customers know that shipping would be delayed as a result of the holiday. I was very happy with this as well - at least I knew about the possible delay ahead of time.

Thanks Jen for always providing stellar customer service.
Agatha Almace

I ordered some of the Shea Nilotica from LC and it's been sitting in my supply area for a few weeks because my household has been so busy. I am just now getting around to trying it for the 1st time and let me just say...WOW!! I am head over heels in LOOOVE with the Shea Nilotica. I've used other re-fined and unrefined she butters but this is by far superior. I can't believe how creamy it is and how satiny my skin feels. Right after I used a little I slathered some on my 3 yr old! Oh how happy I am that I ordered the 5 pound bag rather than just a sample size after I called Jen to inquire about it. LC rocks!
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I don't normally write reviews but had to in this case. The amazing processing service you have implemented is by far the fastest I've ever experienced. I ordered it midnight and received shipment notice the following morning at 930. Better yet, when I received it, the quality of the products were superb. Bar none, the shea butter is the best I've ever bought. Definitely a repeat customer.
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