Is it OK to use refined shea butter?
Refined Shea Butter is white and odorless. The refining process removes the color and scent and in the process most of the natural healing properties. Refined Shea Butter has a longer shelf life and is still a good moisturizer but it lacks the natural skin regenerating benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter.
Is unrefined shea butter better than refined?
Raw shea butter maintains much more skin care benefits and vitamins. Refined shea butter is white and doesn’t have a fragrance, which some do prefer. The winner is clear when it comes to skin care benefits: raw shea butter takes the cake. The benefits are outstanding, and the quality BSB offers is the absolute best.
Can refined shea butter be organic?
This resulting product is what is known as unrefined organic shea butter, which is also known as raw or virgin shea butter. There are a multitude of differences between unrefined organic shea butter and refined organic shea butter. This process results in a refined shea butter that is white in colour and has no odour.
Can I use refined shea butter on my face?
High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.
What type of shea butter is best?
The most desirable Shea butter is that which is unrefined. Yellow Shea will typically be raw when purchased and will have a potent odor with lots of impurities. Shea butter which is unrefined will usually be white colored which means it has been processed through a filter so the impurities have been removed.
Can I add shea butter to my soap?
Shea butter can be added to any from-scratch soap recipe, though adjustments need to be made based on the other ingredients. Castile soap, made mostly with olive oil, is also softening and may not need shea butter. But a harder bar, such as one which relies heavily on palm and coconut oils, can use a little help.
Can you use unrefined shea butter for soap?
Just make sure that once you are using something for soap making, you are not using it for food. Any variety of oil works (such as extra virgin, refined or unrefined). I have used pure non-extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and unrefined shea butter here.