Raw. Unrefined. Ivory.
Today, you can find shea butter as a main ingredient in everything from chapsticks to lotions. However, even though shea butter has been processed by humans by hand for many generations, recent industrialization has led to some shea butter being processed using chemicals to speed up the process. At Simply Shea Butter, we believe that the best shea butter is that which is made completely organic, without any foreign chemicals to contaminate the world’s most perfect healing ointment ingredient.
Of all the types of shea butter, the most healthful and beneficial type by far is ivory shea butter. This is because ivory shea butter has been refined only with water and still contains all its’ natural healing properties and is rich in vitamins A, E, and F. Other lesser quality forms of unrefined shea butter are more yellow in color, and while still good, the ivory color denotes a high-level of purity.
The color of shea butter is very important; it tells the story of how the shea butter was made. Shea butters that are made using chemicals must be processed to remove the contaminants in the butter, and this processing results strips the shea butter of its’ color as well as 95% of its’ healing vitamins. Shea butter that is a ivory color—off white with a hint of yellow—is the mark of raw, organic, unrefined shea butter that still contains all of the nourishing vitamins your skin needs. Simply Shea Butter only uses organic ivory shea butter