Shea Butter

Shea Butter
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Refined Shea Butter Bulk

Our bulk refined Shea Butter is great for cosmetics and soaps. After shea butter is extracted from the Shea nut the natural butter is filtered to remove any impurities, resulting in a creamy off white color and an ultra high quality pure product. The refined shea butter also has less odor, making it shea butter of choice for the soap making and personal care industry. This is definitely one of our best sellers.  This product comes from Burkina Faso, Africa.

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Virgin Unrefined (certified organic) Shea Butter

Our Virgin Unrefined African Shea Butter is extracted from the Shea nut and left completely unrefined. Because of the lack of refinement, Bulk African Shea Butter has a pale yellowish color and has the typical odor normally associated with Shea Butter.   This shea butter comes from Burkina Faso, Africa and is certified organic.



Buy Pure Shea Butter Direct from the Manufacturer

At Bulk Apothecary we offer high-quality Shea Butter at amazing prices. We have always been able to offer incredible prices on our products we sell in our store because we sell our own, quality products directly to the customer.

Shea Butter Benefits

Pure Sea Butter first became popular in Africa where it is widely used in cooking and medicinal purposes. Eventually it made its way to the west as more people discovered its amazing emollient qualities. Shea Butter has a high level of non-saponifiables and other qualities that makes it a popular ingredient in many cosmetic supplies, lotions, and other skin care products.

Shea Butter can improve skin elasticity, which has made it popular with both men and women. Today it is used as an essential ingredient for belly butters and stretch mark creams.

More than that, though, Shea Butter can also block the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so you will often find it as a major ingredient in sun block products, lip balms, and lip gloss. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory and humectants which makes it very useful in medicinal ointments and creams.

Types of Shea Butter

At Bulk Apothecary we offer a couple different kinds of Shea Butter to fit your exact needs.

Refined Shea Butter – Our bulk refined Shea Butter is most often used for cosmetics and soaps. The process to refine the butter involves extracting it from the Shea nut and filtering out any of the impurities. This results in a creamy off-white color and an extremely pure product. There is also less of an odor, which is why refined butter is the normal choice for the soap making and personal care industry.

Unrefined Shea Butter – We also sell butter that is left unrefined. This gives it a pale yellowish color and has the typical odor normally associated with Shea Butter. 

Please note: Our 55 lb blocks of unrefined shea butter are certified organic. Our smaller sizes are not yet certified organic. We are in the process of having them certified. 

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549 Reviews

  • 5
    Love the Shea Butter

    Posted by BJones on 30th Nov 2018

    I purchased some Shea butter, and made some whipped Shea butter. I added some of your other products in it,and I love it. The butter is so creamy and smooth on my skin. I will be purchasing more.

  • 5
    Wonderful stuff!

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Nov 2018

    I whipped this shea butter, a little olive oil, and a few drops of essential oil in my kitchenaide mixer. It's awesome to put on before going to bed. Your skin will never dry out! Was great for Christmas gifts too!

  • 5
    Great product, fast shipping

    Posted by BeElleNatural on 19th Nov 2018

    I come to bulkApothecary when I am looking for quality, high end ingredients in large quantities. I was very happy with their quick service and shipping. The Shea Butter here is top of the line and exactly what they describe. The only thing I would change is to have it come in a 5 gallon bucket rather than wrapped in plastic in a cardboard box. Thank you bulkapothecary for great ingredients!

  • 4
    Great product! Just know that the 55lbs size comes in a bag in a box, not a bucket

    Posted by Pamela on 12th Nov 2018

    I’ve been using BA’s shea for years and I love it.
    I’d just ordered the 55lb size for the first time because the gallon-bucket was out of stock. Plus, it does bring the cost down when looking at the big picture.
    I do with I’d had a heads up that it doesn’t come in a 5-gallon bucket like the large size of coconut oil does. I have no idea how I’m suppose to store this to keep it airtight like the buckets cuz it’s going to take me a while to get thru all of this and I’d like it to stay as fresh as possible.

    So BA... why not a bucket? You can do it in the1-gallon size, but why not the 5-gallon?

  • 5
    My fave

    Posted by Elizabeth on 12th Oct 2018

    This is my absolute favorite shea butter!

  • 5
    Excellent product

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Oct 2018

    I love that this shea butter is packaged in a tightly resealable jar and is easily scoop-able which makes it very easy to use. It's odorless and I have never had any problem with it being grainy. Well worth the purchase!

  • 5
    Awesome Service and Products

    Posted by Claudia on 10th Sep 2018

    I have been purchasing from Bulk Apothecary for the last 8 months and am thrilled with the quality of their products and service. I purchased both refined and unrefined Shea Butter to test them in my home made creams. Both had a wonderful texture that did not crystalize.

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 8th Sep 2018

    Excellent quality. I will be buying more!

  • 5
    High Quality Materials

    Posted by Nathan Dockery on 7th Sep 2018

    Bulk Apothecary delivers on quality. The virgin unrefined organic shea butter is no exception. It arrived in the mail box like melted butter. Hardened to solid at room temperature (70-75F). A little goes a long way - a small bit on one or two fingertips rubbed into palm, palms rubbed together a couple of times vigorously, hands used to apply. Glad I bought the unrefined and organic, and also glad I bought it here. Will be buying more. Thank you!