Unrefined Shea Butter – Ivory

(31 customer reviews)

$ 15.75


We work hard to deliver the highest quality,  unrefined shea butter that is fair trade and eco-friendly. Our convenient butter blocks make it easy to slice off just what you need with little mess and no wastage.

And guess what? Our shea butter is 100% pure and unrefined. No chemicals. No additives. Just pure, silky, skin-nourishing shea butter. It is perfect for your toughest skin issues like stretch marks, dark spots and itchy dry, cracked skin. So go ahead and indulge with our velvety butter and watch the transformation of your skin to a glowing new you.

Weight: 16 oz.



Our 100% unrefined raw shea butter is harvested by Ghanaian women who take pride in getting you the highest quality shea butter. It is pure and unrefined as Mother Nature intends so it is loaded with nutrients and vitamins to renew your biggest, hardest working organ–your skin.

Unrefined Shea Butter has a rich consistency, and is extracted mechanically without using any hexane or other chemicals that would alter its nourishing properties. It is semi-hard and pliable, and the scent is slightly nutty and earthy. Shea is the richest of all our cosmetic butters. The color of this butter can vary from an ivory color to a more yellow or slightly green color.

The history of unrefined shea butter as an invaluable cosmetic traces back to Ancient Egypt. It is even known that Queen Cleopatra kept jars of unrefined shea butter for her use.

The natives of Africa traditionally refer to shea trees as Gods gift to Africa because of their long, 300-year lifespan and this rich, highly nourishing butter that they yield.Today Shea Butter is also known as “women’s gold” because it is a valuable source of income for women in the West African community.




It comes from an indigenous African tree called Vitellaria paradoxa. These are wild-growing trees producing tiny, almond-like fruits that start falling on the ground in May. These fruits are harvested, separated from the nut, then boiled and the butter floats to the surface. The butter is then milled and mechanically filtered (without the use of chemicals). From there it is imported to our facility in Austin, TX where it is again mechanically filtered and packaged.




We can say with confidence that Unrefined Raw Shea Butter is for everyone and for every skin type. It is loaded with vitamins A, E, F, Antioxidants, and Essential Fatty Acids (Linoleic and Linolenic), it is known to nourish and soothe dry or cracked skin and to even out skin tone. It is non-comedogenic so does not clog pores and perfect for those who have blemishes and are looking for an effective and truly natural solution.



  • Naturally non-comedogenic, so does not clog pores.
  • Loaded with vitamin A (for cellular turn over and collagen production).
  • Vitamins E, F and fatty acids for deep moisture.
  • Repairs aggravated skin.
  • Fights fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone.
  • Shields skin from pollution, sunlight and strong winds.
  • Contains phenols, the same antioxidants found in green tea.
  • Completely safe for men, women, children and also pregnant moms.
  • Helps stop the itching of stretching skin.
  • It is an essential ingredient in homemade salves, balms, body butters, soaps, lotions and more! (see recipes)

Weight: 16 oz.

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)

For more information, including recommended use, how to whip it up into a body butter and more, click here.


How to use Shea Butter

Drop a pea-size dollop of shea butter in your hands and rub together to melt then apply directly to the skin. If you whip it into one of our luscious body butter recipes, apply much as you would any other cream. We recommend you use a wooden or plastic spatula or spoon to dip into your lotion or cream container.

Shea butter can also be used to tame frizzy and unruly hair. Melt a small amount of shea butter in your hands, either scrunch into or run over your hair to moisturize, smooth and shine.

Storing Shea Butter

Either store Shea Butter in its original packaging, or place in a plastic or glass jar with a lid.  Keep it in a cool, dry place out of the sunlight. As long as the temperature is below 75 degrees there is no need to keep it in the fridge. Shea Butter has an average shelf life of 24 months.


Our Guarantee

Because of our company ideals, we only offer you products that we guarantee 100%. This means that we hand pick every one of our high-quality ingredients. We only offer products that we can stand behind, making our Premium Quality Shea Butter nothing but the best. If you are unhappy with your products for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible, because we’ll work with you until you’re satisfied.

FDA & Allergen Disclaimer

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. These statements do not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent, or eliminate any disease or condition. Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods products are only for cosmetics purposes, so do not ingest them.

Please consult a physician before using products from Better Shea Butter & Skin Foods. If you are allergic to any ingredients, please do not purchase or use. Use a small 1”x 1” inch test area on your hand; let product sit on the skin for 24 hours to test for any adverse reactions. If any reactions occur, consult a physician immediately, and immediately discontinue use.

31 reviews for Unrefined Shea Butter – Ivory

  1. Cher L

    How is the Ivory Shea unrefined if natural pure shea is yellow? Asking because I’m in the process of choosing between Ivory and yellow. I want my product to be as natural as possible and only want true unrefined. Thanks

    • Isabella Duvall

      Good question, let me clarify.

      There are 3 “colors” for shea butter:

      1. Ivory/cream/off-white. This is unrefined shea butter, pure, nothing added, nothing taken away. It has a characteristic nutty and smokey scent. This is the most popular shea butter with consumers who want natural, pure skin care. This is our #1 best seller, we call it “Unrefined Shea Butter – Ivory”.

      2. White. This is refined shea butter. The ivory color and the nutty scent is taken away with different processes depending on the company that does it, but generally you need a bleaching agent and an odor removing chemical to achieve white, refined shea butter. We do not sell this type of shea.

      3. Yellow. This is the ivory/cream/off-white color shea as in #1 above, with the addition of a root from an African tree called Borututu Tree. This root is orange/yellow and when used in small amounts, it will color the shea and give it a bright yellow tint, and it will also add extra antioxidants for your skin. We sell this shea, it’s called “Unrefined Shea Butter – Yellow” in our store.

      I hope this clarifies it.

  2. Celia Mansfield

    The best shea around that I have found! Such a silky, divine quality and the business runs flawlessly! I continue to be satisfied and have been using their bulk shea to make products for my business for over a year now! Thank you Better SHea for ethical products from the precious mother earth!

    • Isabella

      You are so welcome!!

  3. Camee S

    Absolutely love this product!! It’s funny because I never really knew it existed until Christmas time when I told my In laws that I wanted a “Lush Bubble Bar” and they thought I said “Butter Bar” and bought me this product. BEST MISTAKE EVER!! I would have never known its devine quality If it were not for that silly misunderstanding. The Unrefined Ivory Shea Butter is my favorite beauty product and very easy to use. I haven’t really experimented with it yet, just been using it as it comes by rubbing/warming little bits in my hand and smoothing it over my skin where it needs it. I am curious however, does anyone know If you can use this product while pregnant? Silly question but I must know, I don’t know how my skin will survive without it!! (Go away stretch marks!!) If anyone can let me know, I would much appreciate it because I cannot live without my Unrefined shea butter LOL

  4. TONYA Lover of Butters HARRIS

    I’ll try my best to keep it short but good… I am a savvy, sexy black boss mommy/wife and I have been natural well over 5 years now. The moment I cut all my hair off there was this awaking in me that all I wanted was natural stuff on me, so I starting using Shea butter to make mixes for my twist and anyone that I would style their hair. Then I moved into making mixes and bars for my body – and yes I did a little summin to make them amazing for my skin. Well now I’m selling my butters and the credit goes to Better Shea Butter. This butter / company is now and will be my saving grace to run too. It is now and will be a staple in my household. Thank you Better Shea Butter for providing amazing butters and better family customer services. BTW the whole family is using my mixes it even the grand kids from 0-5 yrs old. What’s lotion again??? LOL ; )

  5. Deborah

    When I make my butters I use Better Shea Butter Mango, Shea and Cocoa  I like to make several products at a time (i.e. body butters, hard lotion bars, and lip balm). I make my own beauty products, family holiday gifts, and I’m  teaching my granddaughter how to make her own healthy (chemically free) products.
    I like to use the ebook recipes, from Better Shea Butter and their YouTube videos. I also have a collection of essential oils, but you don’t really need them. I found the recipes to be easy and fun to do. You can make body butters, hard lotion bars, salt or sugar scrubs, lip balm, and many more products.  I printed my book and have it in a special binder.
    I don’t wear make up anymore and my husband and family compliment me on my skin. I also use Shea Butter in my hair to give it shine and to tame my sometimes wild white hair, lol. I always have two little jars on my bathroom counter, one for my mango butter and the other for my shea butter. Thank you for making such amazing products. Debbie

  6. Nichole Cooper

    I LOVE this product!! I buy it in bulk to make soap and other homemade body products and remedies. It is the best I’ve used and gives even my unscented products a delightful cookie-like smell!!

  7. Maggie

    Terrific products, and I love the recipes. I’ve made a sugar scrub which is great for life in the high desert where things are very dry as well as several types of creams and body butters. My skin loves them all!

  8. Amanda

    BEST Shea Butter ever! I use in everything I make…deodorant, foot scrub, body butter and toothpaste. Thank you for the best ever products! Muah. 🙂

  9. Amanda

    BEST ever!! Love to put shea in all my creations…body butter, foot scrub, deodorant and toothpaste. Thank you for a wonderful product!. Muah.

  10. Bridget Smith

    I have heard of shea butter before and have used it but when I read an article from Better Shea Butter and learned of some other tips and ways to use it and how they were different from other butters I had to buy it and everything they said about it was true. I love it and my daughters do too so much that they tend to take mine so had to order again for their own. Keep up the great work and keep the suggestions coming.

  11. Linda Lauderdale

    Shipping cost is almost as high as the product itself.

    • Isabella

      I know, I am sorry about that. We charge what USPS charges us and we are always trying to negotiate better rates but it seems to never happen. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can find our products there with free shipping.

  12. Gail wells

    Love it but when I try to get the free down load recipe book it want except my email and I know it’s right

  13. Natalie

    I purchased this product through Amazon and absolutely love it! I use it just as it is for my daughter and I as we both suffer from dermatitis and eczema. I also use this on my face as a moisturize and it leaves my skin soft without my pores feeling clogged. Highly recommend!! Can’t wait to try your other products.

  14. Kami swift

    I have really loved this stuff. I use it to make baby bum creams, baby body butter (that I use as well), sunscreen and more. We love this brand and will continue to buy from this seller.

    • Isabella


      I really appreciate that! Glad to have you as a customer 🙂

  15. Stephanie

    I love this Shea Butter. It’s AMAZING in all my skin care formulations. Very healing. I totally recommend buying this!!

  16. Mrs bayliss

    I absolutely LOVE THIS SHEA BUTTER!! 🙂 with Christmas being two days away now. I have decided to make a body lotion. The location was a addition to a spa bag filled with goodies.. I order though amazon. I didn’t receive it. :-(. So I went a different route about getting the product. when I opened the package it was wrap in plastic. I squeezed a little to see if it was soft and creamy. Love at first sightsight. The texture is so creamy and soft. I was 100% joyed with the outcome of my whipped body butter for my love ones. I will definitely purchase again. I will also recommend to other people. Thank you so much for provide such quality product.

    • Shea Butter Lady

      Thank you for finding us and yeah, our shea butter is pretty awesome 🙂
      Amazon is usually really good with their shipping, but over the holidays it gets frantic and packages can get lost.
      Ordering from this website assures you are getting the original product from the right source.

  17. Lauren

    Wonderful product! I bought it on Amazon. The product has a great texture and it is easy to work with and store ( I keep it in the packaging provided). I have dry skin and eczema. I combine this product with jojoba oil and almond seed oil to create a really nice body butter. This combination really helps dry skin in the fall/winter. I will definitely purchase this shea butter again!

    • Shea Butter Lady

      Thank you so much for the review and we’re very happy you have mastered the art of making body butter 🙂

  18. Jess

    I bought this to make some natural and organic lotion from a recipe I had seen on Pinterest. It has worked great for my skin. I have acne scars and combination skin. The oils in my face have leveled out, and I can see some of my scars fading. I will continue to buy these products. My next project: lotion for eczema. I love this website, plus the free ebook has great recipes, that I cannot wait to try.

  19. Sokpanny Vanta

    Love, love, love it! I made my own whipped body cream with their shea butter and cocoa butter and my skin has been feeling so amazingly soft. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to buying other lotions and creams. Great quality shea butter and cocoa butter, definitely will be back to get more.

    • Shea Butter Lady

      Thank you for choosing us!!

  20. Laura Parrish

    I love this Shea Butter! It has a wonderful consistency and a very pleasant smell. It is evident that it is fresh and I appreciate that very much! It is easy to work with in both the soaps and body butters that I have made (I even love just using it as it is in my lips and on my skin, it really is lovely!). I will be back for more!! Thank you very much!!

  21. Catherine Broderick

    This was my first time purchasing shea butter and I am very happy with the product and results. I whipped it into a lotion and it is so very smooth. There is a slight earthy/ nutty scent to it. Looking forward to experimenting with the shea butter.

  22. Judith Barlow

    When the package arrived I opened it gave a small pea size piece to each of my kids and my husband they all lathered and conditioned their hands. Loving the way it felt my daughter rubbed it on her eczema on her legs and said it stop the itching. I used the shea butter in making my deodorant and also in my chapstick. Great Product I will always keep on hand!

  23. Elizabeth

    I absolutely love this shea butter. The price is great!! I bought some at a craft fair last year for twice the price!The delivery was fast!! I ordered 2, one for me and one for my daughter who has a 5 month old. Shea butter has a natural insect repellent without the chemicals.Just a little goes a long way!!! I will definitely be a repeat customer!

  24. Rogelio Caballero

    Great product, met my expectations. Includes a free download digital recipe book. Excellent product. My skin is glowing in health and happiness.

  25. Mrs D

    This is my second time buying shea butter from Better Shea Butter. I am very highly satisfied and will continue to buy my shea butter from them. It is high quality and smells great. The service from the company is great and well and they truly seem to care about the products that they sell. I use this to make lotion and it is easy to use and the packaging is simple.

  26. cara smith

    Customer service has been wonderful. I havent had a chance to use this for all the reasons I bought it yet but I have been using in on my face and it feel amazing. Thank you!

  27. Heather Carter

    Highly recommend this Shea butter. Comes packaged well (sealed in plastic inside the bag) and is great quality. I have purchased twice and very happy both times.

  28. happysunnytrails

    If you are looking for unrefined shea butter and need some guidance using it, I recommend this seller and this product. I had a several questions and the seller emailed back quickly each time. Even when I wrote her back (3-4 times I think), she answered quickly. My questions had to do with the purity of the product and she shared the official paperwork from Africa so I felt assured. The product arrived a little melted but that is okay; it was San Antonio in the summer. I will melt it again (not in the microwave, as the seller advised) — and pour it into little glass jars anyway. I plan to stow it everywhere – my purse, drawers all over the house, and in my travel bag. The butter itself feels so silky-creamy and it looks beautiful. My skin feels great, and some dry areas are healing quickly after consistent use. I’ve thrown away all my expensive serums and used this butter on my face almost exclusively. It’s oily of course but I just use it at home, and then when I’m ready to go out, I wash it off, use a tiny bit of organic lotion under my makeup, and I can see how this shea butter has helped repair some damage. My lips, which are constantly begging for moisture, have never been happier than when I apply this shea butter night and day. It feels good to know I’m using one of God’s pure creations, raw, unrefined, and non-toxic. A true gift from Africa. I love it!

  29. tiff guy

    This product is NOTHING like the Shea butter I’ve bought elsewhere. It’s GREAT. The others had a grainy texture to it, but this melts as soon as you begin to rub it in your skin and is great on my hair. I will be ordering again

  30. Mermee

    I have terrible eczema on my hands and every lotion/cream/body butter/oil I had tried would burn like lemon on a paper cut. No longer! This goes on smoothly, pain-free, and my hands are doing better than they have in years. This was my first experience with raw shea butter, so I was unsure what to expect. It did take me a bit of trial and error to figure out how to apply the stuff. The consistency is a bit crumbly, similar to play-doh, and I had no idea how big of a chunk to use. Now, I would say dime size works well for just my hands and maybe half-dollar if I am doing a full body slather. I found that warming it briefly between my hands allowed it to melt a bit and spread more easily on my skin. Once you start working it into your skin it melts beautifully. Also, it is essentially an oil, so it does not absorb into skin the way a lotion will. It has met my needs well, and I am very happy with this product.

  31. Ida Fierro

    Works great for lotions, scubs, and lip balms! Would by again!

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