Natural Sourcing is pleased to feature its premium Organic Nilotica Shea Butter within its growing line of organic specialty ingredients for use in innovative personal care product formutlations.
INCI: Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter (sp. V. nilotica)
Method of Extraction: Expeller Pressed
Country of Origin: Uganda
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Shea trees bear their fruit (nut) once annually after they are approximately 20 years old. Africans traditionally refer to shea trees as Godâ`s gift to Africa because of their long, 300-year lifespan and the rich, highly nourishing butter that they yield.
West African Shea Butter is traditionally pressed from the fruits of shea trees of the species Butyrospermum parkii, and Nilotica Shea Butter is pressed from the fruits of East African shea trees, Vitellaria nilotica. While both West African and East African (Nilotica) shea butters offer impressive benefits, Nilotica Shea Butter possesses a higher olein content and is softer, creamier and sweeter in aroma than West African Shea Butter.
Although the political climate of Uganda makes the sourcing of Organic Nilotica Shea Butter difficult, Natural Sourcing is able to provide this premium quality butter sourced in a manner that fully protects the valuable shea trees. Our procurement methods also support the economic growth of the regionâ€™s tribes.
Natural Sourcing Organic Nilotica Shea Butter is 100% natural. It is produced in a manner that uses newly developed technology to carefully process the butter without the use of chemicals.