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Leading Shea Butter Supplier

Afrika Botanicals is a leading bulk supplier of Shea Butter.

We are pleased to offer the finest Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradox) from Ghana.

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Bulk Supplier of Organic and Conventional Shea Butter

  • Our Shea Butter is sourced and exported from Ghana.
  • West Africa is the natural home of the African Shea tree.

Afrika Botanicals is your trusted source for Shea Butter

Please note that our Minimum Order Quantity is 1 000 kgs. We are a leading South African business that exports Shea Butter from Ghana worldwide. 

Shea Butter is a natural product suitable for cosmetic and skin applications.

Contact Afrika Botanicals for Shea Butter

Our Shea Butter is sourced from Ghana. We recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment. We welcome business owners and entrepreneurs from South Africa and worldwide to contact us for further information on our Shea Butter.

Why deal with us for Shea Butter supply?

We are experienced in importing and exporting Shea Butter. 
We understand the processes and will assist with all documentation.

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Benefits of Shea Butter

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Shea Butter Information

Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). It is ivory in colour when raw, with more processed versions being white, although it can be naturally dyed yellow with borututu root or palm oil. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturiser, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries.

The shea tree grows naturally in the wild in the dry savannah belt of West Africa from Senegal in the west to Sudan in the east and onto the foothills of the Ethiopian highlands, and it occurs in 21 countries across the African continent.

The butter is presented as a paste, ideal for creating balms and ointments or for use on its own. Add a few drops of essential oil for your favourite combination. Shea butter has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries.

It has a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids and its easy-to-spread consistency makes it an excellent product for smoothing, soothing and conditioning your skin.

The benefits of shea butter come from its chemical makeup.

  • Shea butter contains linoleic, palmitic, stearic, and oleic fatty acids, ingredients that balance oils on your skin.
  • Vitamins A, E, and F, antioxidant vitamins that promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth.
  • Triglycerides, the fatty part of the shea nut that nourishes and conditions your skin.
  • Cetyl esters, the waxy part of the shea nut butter that conditions skin and locks in moisture.

Uses and benefits of shea butter

  • An emollient – It penetrates the skin quickly, leaving it soft and supple without the feeling of grease.
  • Beneficial for dehydrated, chapped, or burnt skin; to prevent wrinkles and stretch marks; as a hair, oil to treat devitalised, dry hair and scalp; to soothe rashes, eczema, dermatitis.

  • Anti-inflammatory – It is known by the African people to have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a base to help with sprains and rheumatism

  • UV protection – The level of protection can go up to SPF6, although this may vary depending on the origin and quality of the butter.

  • Safe for all skin types

  • Anti-inflammatory – When applied to the skin, shea triggers cytokines and other inflammatory cells to slow production. This may help minimize irritation caused by environmental factors, such as dry weather and inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema.

  • Antioxidant – Shea butter has significant vitamins A and E levels, promoting vigorous antioxidant activity.
  • Antioxidants are essential anti-aging agents.

  • Antifungal – shea tree products have been established as powerful ingredients to fight skin infections caused by fungi.
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