Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Shea butter is a popular ingredient in nourishing creams and soaps. It treats and repairs the skin like no other product can.
African shea butter, handmade in the traditional way
For thousands of years women have been extracting shea butter from the nuts of shea trees, which grow across the African savannah. These trees don’t grow on plantations, the nuts are wild picked. This traditional production method results in a shea butter of the highest quality.
Fatty acids that treat your skin
Butterwise’s shea butter is the best you can find. This shea butter contains many fatty acids, such as oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, behenic acid, and palmitic acid. The unique fatty acid profile of this shea butter, coupled with the butter’s high level of non-saponifiables, makes a highly effective emollient. This is especially beneficial for very dry skin and improves elasticity. Shea butter is also rich in vitamin F, a vitamin that helps repair the skin. And since we’re name dropping anyway, shea butter also has an official Latin name: Butyrospermum parkii butter.
Shea butter for food preparation
Just like cocoa butter, shea butter is a healthy, edible fat and can be used for the preparation of food. It is a great alternative for butter and oil.
By buying our shea butter you help the women of Northern Ghana
Our shea butter provides work for women in poor rural areas in Northern Ghana. These women collectively collect the nuts and produce the shea butter. We make sure the profits for the communities who produce the shea butter are as high as possible. That is why we also offer Fair Trade shea butter. If you buy the shea butter through us, you can be sure it is produced in a responsible way. For humans and nature.
Butterwise shea butter
This wonderful shea butter is pure like it should be. It is produced in the way it has been done for thousands of years. Every nut is selected individually, the production is done with care, and we sell with pride. This shea butter is an important source of income for the people of Northern Ghana. Butterwise not only is a wholesale distributor, but also sells to individuals. That way as many people as possible can enjoy this amazing product.
Buy shea butter in bulk
Would you like to buy shea butter in bulk? We sell boxes of 25kg. Would you like to buy more than 5 boxes? Please contact us, so we can share our wholesale prices.