Mother's Shea works with its cooperatives in Northern Ghana to harvest the shea fruit. Once the fruit is soft, they remove the shell from within, boil it, crack it, and extract the nut. The nuts are then hand sorted to ensure excellence (they’re very picky, up to 25% of nuts simply don’t make the cut). We then use expeller processing to manufacture the shea butter or utilize traditional production methods whereby the lucky few are then cracked again for even roasting. After roasting, they are ground and kneaded with water, which forces shea’s moisturizing oils to separate from the matter. Remove the oils and boil them to separate it further. Mother's Shea does this process twice so that the resulting shea butter is as pure as possible. Next reduce the heat to allow water to evaporate and then filter again. Once we're happy with the quality, they stir until the shea begins to cool and thicken. It’s now ready for us to handle and mix with love!
We are a family business with roots in Ghana & America and the drive to change the world.
The antioxidants and vitamins in shea butter make it an ideal candidate for use on skin, in hair (conditioner or scalp moisturizer), and even in food.
The base of all our creams, shea butter is a product similar to cocoa butter that contains large amounts of antioxidants, and vitamins A, E, F, and K.
Scoop out a small portion of Shea Butter and rub in your hands until the Shea is melted. Apply as needed.
We recommend storing at room temperature and using within two years of purchase. Do not worry if the shea melts at warmer temperatures; it’s still perfectly fine to use, but you may notice that the Shea takes on a grainier feel once it has reconstituted.
We process orders within 2-3 business days, then ship domestic orders via USPS Priority Mail. All in all, U.S. shipping takes about 7 business days.
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If you're looking to purchase bulk shea butter, check out our sister company. Naasakle International is here for your bulk needs!