Yellow Shea Butter (16 oz)

(20 customer reviews)

$ 18.00


Our Yellow Shea Butter is pure unrefined shea butter with one additional ingredient,  the extract of the African Borututu Tree, which has been used by African natives for centuries to help with healing and soothing the skin. The inside of this tree is a deep yellow color and is how our Yellow Shea Butter gets its color. This butter does not contain palm oil or other ingredients.

Yellow Shea Butter is nutrient rich, packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It is effective in deeply moisturizing the skin and to help repair severely dry or cracked skin.

Size: 16 oz block

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Organic Yellow Shea Butter is a semi soft butter, it melts upon skin contact so can be applied as it is or mixed with other ingredients to make skin care products. It is vegan and safe for all skin types.

The color of this butter is deep yellow and it has a natural nutty/smoky smell to it. It is completely natural with no chemicals or additives.

Yellow Shea Butter can give a light glow or slight tint when used on fair skin.

This butter is known for it ability to soothe and hydrate skin that has been damaged by the harsh effects of the elements.


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
  • 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: 16oz

Yellow Shea Butter Melting Point: 89-100 degrees Fahrenheit

Free From:

  • Chemicals
  • Preservatives
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • Cruelty-free

For more information on organic yellow shea butter, including how it is made, recommended use, and more, click here.


How to Use

Melt a pea size amount of the butter between your hands and apply to your face or body. You may also mix this into homemade skin care products.

When not in use store Yellow Shea Butter sealed in its original packaging, or in a container such as a jar with a lid. Keep in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. If temperatures are above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, store in the fridge.


Butyrospermum Parkii (Pure Unrefined Shea Butter), Borututu Bark Extract

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We hand pick our products carefully and ensure they are of the highest quality and pure. For this reason we stand behind our products and guarantee them 100%.  If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase please contact us as soon as possible so we can help get this resolved.

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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