Yellow Shea Butter (16 oz)

(20 customer reviews)

$ 18.00


Experience our famous Unrefined Yellow Shea Butter, imported straight from Ghana in its pure state. With no chemicals, additives, preservatives or added colors. Straight from nature to you. Comes in a 1 lb block which makes it easy to use, just slice off what you need for your favorite skin care recipes or use some on your skin as a direct application.

Yellow Shea Butter is perfect for your toughest skin conditions like dry, cracked skin or to maintain a healthy glow. So go ahead, indulge and nourish your skin with our velvety Unrefined Yellow Shea Butter!

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Unrefined Yellow Shea Butter is 100% pure with no chemicals or preservatives.

Some wonder what the difference between this and Ivory Shea Butter is. Well here is the answer, Unrefined Yellow Shea Butter gets its color from the African Borututu Tree. It’s revered for its healing abilities. The Ghanaian women add it in during the milling process to give the Shea Butter extra nutrients. This tree has a vibrant yellow/orange color in its branches and roots and this is what gives the yellow shea butter its color.  If you would like more details on this please see our in depth article here.

Yellow shea butter is commonly preferred by people with tough skin conditions such as dry, cracked skin and itchy red patches. The reason for this is because it has added nutrients and it takes longer to absorb into your skin which creates a better moisturizing effect.

Yellow Shea Butter is a bit harder than the Ivory Shea Butter. It can also give a light glow or tan look when used on fair skin.


Yellow Shea Butter Benefits


  • Naturally non-comedogenic, so it does not clog pores.
  • Loaded with vitamin A (to assist with cellular turn over and collagen production)
  • Vitamin E and fatty acids for deep moisture without a greasy residue
  • Repairs oxidative stress and severely aggravated skin
  • Fights fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone
  • Shields skin from pollution and strong winds
  • Contains phenols, the same antioxidants found in green tea
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Helps stop the itching of stretching or dry skin


Use this butter as a direct skin application or mix it into a DIY skin care recipe. See our free recipe ebook for ideas on skin care products you can make with this.

Net Wt: 16 oz

Lasts up to 2 years when stored properly.

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Borututu Bark Extract


How to use Shea Butter

Drop a pea-size dollop of shea butter in your hands and rub together to melt, and 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, scrunch into or run over your hair to moisturize, smooth and shine.

Storing Shea Butter

Store Shea Butter either 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

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.

20 reviews for Yellow Shea Butter (16 oz)

  1. Iffah tukiran

    U didn’t do shipping abroad?

    • Isabella

      We currently do not ship outside the US.

  2. Cher Young

    I’ve read a few negative reviews on amazon regarding this product (mold upon arrival , smelled extremely bad and could not mask with EO either) I want to purchase but I need to know your return policy just in case this happens in my case.

    • Isabella Duvall

      Mold upon arrival is extremely unlikely, most reviewers mentioning mold in shea butter misunderstand the fat of unrefined shea butter separating from the butter due to climate fluctuations and believe it is mold. If you add water to shea butter without also adding a preservative, mold will eventually grow. We do not add water to our shea butter, so mold won’t grow.

      About the smell: unrefined shea butter has a detectable smell that can be described as nutty or smokey. Imagine grilling a steak over coals – when the steak is done cooking, can you detect a smokey/almost burnt smell? This is similar to what unrefined shea butter smells like. It’s not a strong smell to most people, but others don’t like it and think they can cover or mask it with essential oils, and this is just not possible. You can use less shea butter in a formula in order to dilute the nutty scent, but you can’t “mask it”. All skin care formulations that contain shea butter will have an undertone of that scent. But again, most people love it.

      Just purchase a small 8oz bar of Unrefined Shea Butter and give it a try. It’s not expensive and it supports 1,000’s of women in Africa whose main source of income is harvesting and making unrefined shea butter. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it again. But if you love it like most people do, you will have found the holy grail for your skin.

  3. Cheryl Delfino

    Great Shea Butter!! I’ve used it to make deodorant and body butter so far and it is awesome! Love the smell and quality. I have also purchased other items including jojoba oil – keep up the great quality of products! Beeswax Pastilles are absolutely the best, they melt down beautifully, smell wonderful and are extremely easy to measure, just pour and go super EASY and quick! I have to also mention here I think its fantastic you provide “FREE” download recipes and that you have been so helpful with questions and concerns I have had. Not something that is done much these days, thank you so much for your support, I will continue to shop here and to recommend your company in the future. Keep up the good work!

    • Isabella Duvall

      Thank you Cheryl!!

  4. Joy

    I love this shea butter. I make alot of my own skin care and soaps, and this is the only shea butter I’ll use.

  5. maxine gray

    I bought Yellow Shea Butter from you and some essential oils, jojoba and sweet almond oils from elsewhere to make a body butter. Wish I had spent the money for the additions on a second pack of your butter coz it is super creamy without excessive oiliness. The smell is so honestly Mother Nature, I think it would be a cardinal sin to add the essential oils; it’d be like dunking ketchup on ‘seasoned to the bone’ jerk chicken!
    I live in Jamaica and it’s close to ’96 Degrees in the Shade’ right now! Very windy though, but my skin doesn’t feel super sticky at all. I also purchased it to see if it can help my daughter’s terribly stubborn eczema; I’ll update you on that another time.
    I’ve been using shea butters for years now and am so happy I’ve finally found out why some yellow shea butters are far cheaper than yours! Keep up the good work. I HIGHLY recommend Better Shea.

    • Isabella

      Thank you so much Maxine, and I absolutely agree with you about the Yellow Shea being awesome! And yes, the nutty smell is authentic, it takes me back to Africa 🙂 Good luck with the eczema situation, we hear stories all the time of children being born with it but handling it with shea butter, I look forward to your feedback on that one <3

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