Unrefined Shea Butter – Yellow

(20 customer reviews)

$ 16.25


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 Unrefined Shea Butter – Yellow

  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

  6. Shontelle

    The BEST shea butter ever!!! Life long customer!

  7. Pam Hacker

    Very good product! Will definitely purchase again.

  8. Elevenofus

    I am using this to make body care products. It appears to be very high quality. I have made body butter and lip balm. It is working perfectly. I would use this vendor again.

  9. Lisa Jacobs

    Love this product. It’s really helping with the super dry conditions here in Texas. I’ve ordered some for my mother too.

  10. Ahyoung

    I moved in desert area and I have to need something moist.
    I bought this Shea butter, and this is very good choice I think. It’s wonderful!
    I will buy again next time!

  11. Medussa

    I’ve used Shea Before, usually from the sweet street vendors in New York City. I love those guys, but I have to say this product rivals it. The texture quickly turns from putty to butter. This is more of a winter seal-in skin moisturizer for me, but I know people who use it all year. For sure you will not be disappointed. This is a solid, simple, real and untainted product from as far as I can see. Makes a great gift for individuals with skin allergies, sensitivities and fashionistas who like raw product!

  12. April Law

    Love this product, high quality, excellent for making creams and lotions

  13. Athena Owen

    The best Shea Butter hands down. Live this brand!

  14. amanda

    Due to some mailing issues i haven’t had my Shea butter for long but from the moment i opened it i knew i was going to love it! the color is a bright yellow color, exactly how it is pictured the scent is earthy but not overwhelming, and the packaging allows me to keep it stored safely. I bought this for my hair and already i noticed a difference it makes it super soft and manageable and i love it! and a little goes a long way! i will definitely buy this again when i am done with my first batch!

  15. Mrs. Smith

    Customer service means a lot to me but when it’s coupled with a great product it’s win win. I had recently given up trying to find Palmers Shae Butter and have been going back and forth trying to find something that will work on my very dry skin. So far with now much luck.
    I’m so happy I couldn’t find Palmers anymore because it lead me to see what was available online and this is way better. With most lotions my skin will be dry in an hour or two. With body butters I will get a few more hours. So, as a test I put this on before bed and by the next afternoon I was still moisturized. I couldn’t believe it.
    I took a chance and ordered two of these on my first order because of the reviews. I’m so happy I did.

  16. Courtney Arrington

    Delicious! I’m newly pregnant and have been using the shea butter straight, on a friend’s recommendation, but the included recipes look great too. Here’s hoping this first pregnancy a zero stretch mark one!

  17. Ashleigh beth

    So, I’m normally extremely, well, cheap, with the ingredients I buy for my beauty product projects.I’m more of the old school French cuisine theory where even the lowliest ingredient can be elevated by good technique, or something. I was looking for shea butter for a hand balm and almost bought one of the other first page search results that was far far less expensive. Then I read its reviews and it sounded awful. In an uncharacteristic fit of excess I sprang for this one instead and ohhhh my gods above and below, it’s heavenly. It’s like frosting. I wanted to eat it with a spoon. It’s worth every penny and then some. If you were waffling at all on buying this brand or not, waffle no further, it’s great

  18. Tonette J

    I was very fortunate to be able to treat myself to this amazing cocoa butter….all I can say is, if your a fan off Better Shea Butter, then you will also fall in love with this rich and smooth to the touch Cocoa Butter. OMG! From the time opened my package, I can smell the divine scent. This cocoa butter will moisturize your skin like no other. Organic and Pure..Better Shea Butter you have done it again! Your product is the best..and your customer service is #1.
    I personally want to thank you for sharing your amazing products with customers like myself..Its not every day you find products that you can not live without. My skin glows after using both your Pure and Organic Shea Butter, and now the Cocoa Butter…
    Thank you again!
    Tonette. J
    A Satisfied Customer

  19. Phatang

    Hello! I just wanted to add I prheuascd your unrefined shea butter and I must say I love it! I have dry skin and it works beautifully on my face! Thank you so much! God bless you!

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