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Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined

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O&3 presents Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined

Your slice of Africa! O&3 presents Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined. This traditional Kenyan product has been hand crafted by local women of Kenya for decades, for both culinary & cosmetic purposes. The butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree that grow across Africa. It has grown in popularity in the cosmetics industry in the past decade. Similar in makeup to that of Cocoa butter, Shea butter is a healthy option for your body, both internally and externally. Rich in vitamins A, E and F, this butter is full of nutrients that aid in the production of collagen. It is considered one of the best skin nourishing ingredients hence its popularity in body butters & massage, it melts wonderfully into the skin. The sustainable story of Shea butter production is its greatest asset, providing solely women with a secured income for their family. The women will harvest, clean & press the nuts themselves (within their community) and then given the chance to negotiate their own price before it arrives in Europe for filtering & cleaning. This raw material has made significant positive impacts on communities within Kenya and delivering a new and stronger infrastructure in so many communities that were in need.
  • Product name
    Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined
  • Product code
    K0425
  • Functionality
    A Highly Moisturizing & absorbing, natural emollient which is known to restore elasticity in the skin.
    Powerful Anti-oxidant Properties.
    Rich in Essential Fatty Acids, vitamins A, E & F.
    Popular in massage & body butters.
    A raw material with so much impact within Kenyan communities. Empowering women. Strengthening communities.
  • INCI Listing
    Butyrospermum Parkii
  • Manufacturing Method
    O&3 can confirm Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined is wild harvested from the Shea Tree by local women cooperative between May & August. The Kernels are extracted from the Shea Fruit, the Kernels are then boiled/cracked. The dry nuts are then crushed/roasted/milled/kneaded into a crude butter. This is a Butter product.
  • Origin
    O&3 can confirm that Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined Origin is Kenya.
  • Pack Sizes
    25kg, 200kg
  • CAS Number
    91080-23-8
  • EINCS Number
    293-515-7
  • Customs Tariff Code
    1515 90 59 00
  • REACH Status
    O&3 can confirm that Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined supplied is exempt as per Annex IV & V according to EU regulations 1907/2006. This product is not chemically modified, it comes under derogation pursuant to EU regulation 987/2008, Annex II, #9. Hence registration is not required for this product. We can also confirm that none of the substances on the SVHC candidate list can be verified in a concentration of >0.1% in our product.
  • Food Status
    O&3 can confirm that Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined is NOT a food grade product, however it is suitable for cosmetic application. It is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation 1223/2009). Food Grade ingredients are available on request.
  • Cosmetic Status
    O&3 can confirm that Sheanut Nilotica Butter, Unrefined is suitable for cosmetic application. It is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation 1223/2009).

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