Product Information

Botanical Name: Vitellaria paradoxa

Extraction Method: Fractionation

Processing Type: RBD (Refined, Bleached, Deodorized)

Description: Shea Nut Carrier Oil is a natural by-product of the Shea Butter extraction process. Once dried, Shea nuts undergo expeller pressing, releasing not only the rich, thick nut butter, but also a less viscous but highly nourishing nut oil. This oil can be separated (fractionated) through gentle heating. Unlike Shea Butter, which has a high proportion of the saturated Stearic Acid that renders it a waxy solid at room temperature, Shea Nut Carrier Oil contains higher amounts of unsaturated Oleic and Linoleic acids. This makes the oil relatively more fluid-like in its consistency, offering a greater ease of use for formulators alongside a more appealing sensory profile. Upon contact with the skin, Shea Nut Carrier Oil is also easily absorbed, leaving it looking radiant without being greasy. It retains most of the skin-enriching benefits of raw, unrefined Shea Butter.

Color: Pale yellow to yellow.

Aromatic Description: Little to no scent.

Common Uses: Highly soothing and moisturizing, Shea Nut Carrier Oil is prized in many skin and hair care cosmetics including creams, soaps, body oils, massage blends, and hair conditioners. Since it is rich in Oleic Acid, it is particularly beneficial for those with very dry or mature skin as it helps boost suppleness and fortifies the skin barrier to minimize dryness. Compared to Shea Butter, Shea Nut Carrier Oil is ideal for a wider range of formulations where high emolliency is required without the complexity of working with a hard butter.

Consistency: Light to medium consistency. This oil may solidify in cooler temperatures. It should be heated in a warm water bath in order to liquefy.

Absorption: This oil absorbs easily into the skin and may leave a slightly glossy residue.

Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the Best Before date.

Cautions: None known.

Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.





100ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1litre

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