Shea Butter Guide

iStock_000015177472SmallWhat is shea butter and what is it good for.

How to make shea butter scented and whipped creams.

Where to buy shea butter.

Shea butter recipes for dry skin, eczema, acne, stretch marks, shaving, wrinkles and sun protection.


Shea Butter Guide is dedicated to promote and popularize a wonderful gift of nature called shea butter.

We would like to share with you practical ideas and recipes for creating variety of natural and healthy products of your own. You can use them on an everyday basis as a substitute for expensive industrial cosmetics or as original handcrafted gifts for your loving ones.


Shea Butter Guide — 32 Comments

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  2. Hello there,We are dealers/distributors in raw Shea butter from the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria.We can meet up with any quantity of supply needed. We have been doing it Locally but can go International. Our Company name and address is: no. 12, Sani Abacha Rd, Mararraba opp. UniJos Consultancy Dept, Karu Nasarawa State, Boundary between Nasarawa and FCT, Abuja. Company Name is: BETTER-LIFE ENHANCEMENT FADAMA USERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD, RC-7007. email- (we do not have a website for now). Thanks.

  3. Hi, I am thinking in a combined recipie including everything; I mean Shea butter + Castor Oil + Jojoba Oil + Pura d’or + Lavender Essential Oil + Avocado Oil+ Vitamin E Oil + Olive Oil. Is there any problem or interactions? and what will be the measurments

    • I don’t think there will be any problem. Try to keep fixed proportion of total butter part (4/5) and total base oil part (1/5). Don’t put more than 2,5% of essential oil – in your case Lavender Oil.

  4. Dear Judit and Darko,

    My name is Joyce from Kenya, I am very excited to come across your website, i am soooo happy, i bought a bulk of Shea Butter from Ghana after suffering skin conditions for a long time, a friend recommended i use it, i am soo happy with the results i want to spread the Love to my friends and family. I have been wondering how i can melt, store, enhance the shea butter, thanks to your website i can finally get started, I do not have the right words to thank you two for the information you have provided. Thank you very much.

    How can i get intouch for a personalized mentorship? just getting started,I am a stay home mom taking care of my two handsome little boys, 3 and 1 year, i would like to do this as a home business. Thank you sooo much.

    Please get intouch, i am one happy woman and mother right now. Thank you Judit and Darko, May God bless you!

    Kind Regards,
    Joyce Ngnga

    • Hello Judith. We have 100% organic shea butter to meet your business. Please contact if need be on 00233-0246877922.

  5. I want to start a home made bussiness but do not know where to buy raw unrefind shea butter in small quantities in South-Africa? Please help me?

    • Hello Rensia, Please contact me for your organic shea butter without added colors, chemicals and preservatives. 00233-0246877922 or visit my facebook page on Farm Direct Foods. For sample pics. We uniquely package our sheabutter in calabashes and plastic containers. Our shea butter is edible and a skin best friend.

    • Contact Johnson in J;bourg for your unrefined Shea Butter needs.
      His phone contact +27 61 630 9571.
      Johnson is Sheamapo representative in South Africa and he has fresh unrefined Shea Butter in stock. Newly arrived and cleared packaged in 10kg plastic containers.
      You may place your order now while the stock last.

    • Please contact Johnson in J’bourg +27 61 630 9571
      He is Sheamapo representative in SA and he currently stock unrefined Shea Butter fresh and additives free packaged in 10kg container.
      For further details you may contact me.

  6. Dear All,

    Akoma Coop is a shea butter producers in Ghana with over 500 women members. We produce finest butter under two different certifications. We are the only fairtrade certified producers of shea butter in the country by Fairtrade Labelling Organisation (FLO). We are also organic shea butter producers certified by the Soil Association of Scotland. In addition to these we also produce Fairtrade/organic as well as conventional shea butters. Our prices are very competitive and, of course, the best on the market.

    You are welcome to send me a mail at

  7. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We would like to know if you are interested in buying our Refined/Unrefined Organic Shea and Mango Butter. We wait to read from you.


    Yusuf Barre

    Barre Ventures Limited
    Phone: +233 571894940

  8. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We would like to know if you are interested in buying our Refined/Unrefined Organic Shea and Mango Butter. We wait to read from you.


    Yusuf Barre

  9. I am more than ready to share my practical experience on all that you wish to know about Pure shea butter.
    For your order please send your order request to
    You can also dial: +2348138719973
    Thank you posters and readers.

  10. You cannot predetermine the color of your shea butter using the nuts. You can only be sure you will get either ivory/beige or cream yellow after production stage is completed. Nuts are heavy expect freight to be costly as well. The yield from 2okg of shea nuts normally is 5kg.
    I am a shea butter producer and I have good command of shea production. I export and supply cosmetics industries locally. You can place your order for unrefined shea butter free from all additives. or call +2348138719973.

    • Hi I’m very pleased to say I saw Mr Dejis advert on this Blogg and sure enough I ordered some,I’m more than the happiest customer thus far, the shea was in perfect condition and arrived here in a record time. Hats off to whoever purchases from Deji you will definitely not be disappointed..

  11. would like to know if the whole nut can be shipped to USA.
    would the added weight make shipping too expensive?
    how does one know if the nut is “yellow” or “white” before the shell is broken open? Approximately what is the “yield” from one “nut”?

    • Hello Delores,answers to your question, yes seeds can be shipped to the USA, however, the heavier the weight in sacks, the higher the shipping cost,this will also depend on the airline. You can get the very besr quality from the right sources. Contact me if need be on 00233-0246877922 or visit my facebook page on Farm Direct Foods.

    • dear Vannila,
      we can supply you with shea butter…just let us know the quantity you would like to purchase.
      PS. I can be reach at 00225 4443 1553

    • Hello Vannila, please supply organic shea butter to your destination. Call me on 00233-0246877922 or visit our facebool page on Farm Direct Foods.

  12. I find u information useful because i hav skin disese so how can i get shea butter am in tanzania

    • Hello Neferank. Yes you can smear shea butter before you go to bed, note that the nutty scent in sheabutter disappear few munites, i use it every nite and apply on my feed and other extreme parts for smooth skin. It heals, restores and refreshes the skin. Contact me on 00233-0246877922 or visit my facebook page on Farm Direct Foods. We ship globally.

  13. Shea Butter has strong smell, it wont disappear complately whatever you put. Please, check your essential oil, it has to be good quality. You can check it on this way: put few drops of oil on a piece of paper and let it to dry. After it should not be visible but it should still have scent.

  14. Hello,
    First I would like to say that I love your website. It contains a lot of excellent information. Thank You for creating this website.
    Second, I used the recipe for the whipped Shea Butter. I added 20 drops of essential oil. I am not sure if I bought the right shea butter or if I did something else wrong. All I can smell is the Shea Butter. I cannot smell the essential oil. I purchased the Shea Butter that is yellow colored and the Shea Butter smell is very strong.
    Can you please tell me what I need to do?
    In Joy,
    Debi Perry

    • my understanding is if the Shea is unrefined it have not been filter. it is not recommended for cosmetics usage, that is why it has the smell. I read this some where. you want to purchase the refined or Raw Shea Butter.

    • Hello Shorteay. Please note that every natural or organic oil has their unique smell/scent. However this natural scent can be altered bu adding or mixing with fragrances and colors through refining, this takes away the natural properties of it. But think about organic shea butter is that scent disappear geadually in minutes, one cannot even notice if you smear shea butter and put on your perfume. You are good to go. I use it daily and at night. Contact me on 00233-0246877922 or visit my facebook page on Farm Direct Foods for sample pics of my products.

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