Is your shea butter raw or you cook it in any way?

Is your shea butter raw or you cook it in any way?

Thank you

Hi Longina,

Great question.

Vermont Soap buys USDA certified organic shea butter in bulk right from a womans co-op in Ghana that was trained in basic methods of sorting a processing the shea nuts to maximize the shelf life of the shea butter. If you want some that is raw and unprocessed we can sell you some this way.

We developed a process called “Polishing”. First we melt the shea butter and gently heat it while mixing in organic rosemary extract scentless preservative. This is the de-watering and pasteurization stage. Then we superfilter out the ashes and miscellaneous debris. The final step takes out most of latex in the shea butter. This is irritating to those with Type B Latex allergied combined with certain tree nut allergies.

All the Best!

Soapman

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