|INCI Listing||Butyrospermum Parkii Butter|
|Manufacturing Process||Makers Ingredients can approve Sheanut Butter Natural, 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||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined Origin is Ghana.|
|Ingredient Profile||Your slice of Africa! Introducing Makers Ingredients Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined. This traditional Ghanaian product has been hand crafted by local women of the sub-Saharan Savannah-Sahel 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 Ghana and delivering a new and stronger infrastructure in so many communities that were in need.|
|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 African communities. Empowering women. Strengthening communities.
|Food Declaration||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined IS suitable for food application, only when the appropriate quantity/dilution is used. This material complies with European Food Regulations (i.e. 1881/2006).|
|Cosmetic Declaration||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, 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).|
|Animal Testing||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined has not been Animal Tested for cosmetic purposes by or on behalf of the company, nor has any of its component parts named in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook (11th Edition), 31st December 1990.|
|Vegan||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined is suitable for Vegans.|
|GMO (IP) Declaration||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined is not derived/produced from a raw material that has been genetically modified.|
|Gluten Free||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined is not derived from, neither does it contain any Gluten ingredients.|
|Nanomaterials Declaration||Makers Ingredients can approve with reference to Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.|
|Irradiation Declaration||Makers Ingredients can approve that Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined has not been irradiated at any stage of production.|
|Residual Solvents||Makers Ingredients can approve that no solvents or preservatives have been used in the production of Sheanut Butter Natural, Unrefined.|