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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.   It may also contain sediment, small amounts of shell, plant fiber, etc.  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 Shea 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 organic naturally refined and 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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562 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent Shea Butter

    Posted by Ms. Connie Capps on 3rd Oct 2020

    I've been using the Naturally Refined Shea Butter from BA for several years and have never been disappointed. The butter is always top quality and comes in many convenient sizes.
    I'm very pleased with how quickly it was shipped and am most appreciative of BA using USPS as the shipper. I always receive shipments faster and in better shape when shipped via USPS! KUDOS, BA!!

  • 5
    Best Quality!

    Posted by Catherine Williams on 21st Jun 2019

    I use this in my soaps and lotions. I have never been disappointed with the product. I just wish it wasn't so hard to get in the quanity I need.

  • 3
    Soft, but very grainy

    Posted by Lipstickmama on 6th Jun 2019

    I recently purchase 5 14 ounce jars of the refined shea. I actually live not far from the facility, so I’m aware of the weather there...and the buildings themselves. I know that she’s gets grainy from temperature changes, but Ivant imagine what has happened to this batch I’s the grainiest I’ve ever seen. I know to melt, freeze, and rewhip, but I’ve never had to do so much work to make shea workable. It’s nice and soft, and has no odor, which is why I buy refined shea. I love Bulk Apothecary., and am fortunate to be able to pick up
    my orders and enjoy their wonderful customer service. I’m just really baffled as to what this shea has been’s grainier, even,than any UNrefined I’ve ever purchased! Scratching my head?! I’ll buy again, and just hope another batch hasn’t been through a war, like this order apparently has.

  • 4
    Great Quality

    Posted by Karen on 15th May 2019

    This shea butter was great quality and very reasonably priced. It shipped quickly and worked well for my needs.

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Jacqueline Murton on 26th Apr 2019

    I have used this in lotion bars and I love it! My customers are very happy with with the finished product. I will definitely be buying this again.

  • 5
    Best Shea Butter I could find

    Posted by Wolf on 18th Apr 2019

    Here at Wolf and Bear's Den Beard Products we use Shea Butter in our beard balms and in our mustache wax. I was getting it from another retailer but it was of inconsistent quality and availability. I found Bulk Apothecary to always have what I need for a reasonable price and excellent quality.

  • 5
    shea butter

    Posted by Hope on 11th Mar 2019

    This was my second purchase, I will be ordering a larger size next, because it does appear to run out of stock quickly. I whipped some up and added various fragrance oils, and used as gifts. Customer service is excellent. I will definitely be checking BA for future purchases before anyone else. The prices seem to be better than other carriers!

  • 5
    Great Shea Butter

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jan 2019

    The virgin unrefined organic Shea has been my go-to for years. I love the consistency and it is a joy to work with. It is occasionally out of stock, and in a pinch I have tried Shea from other suppliers but I always come back here.

  • 5
    Excellent Product

    Posted by Pat Payne on 23rd Jan 2019

    I love this butter and it is priced right.