What is Shea Butter?

So you want to know what Shea Butter is?

Shea butter is fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It’s solid at warm temperatures and has an off-white or ivory color. It has a low melting point and combines well with other ingredients. The raw shea is much better than processed as it has some great nutrients like vitamin A. Raw shea butter has a distinct aroma and comes in a number of shades of color. (Butter By Boss only uses raw butters!!)

Shea butter has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries. Its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids — combined with its easy-to-spread consistency — make it a great product for smoothing, soothing, and conditioning your skin.Very high in nutrients and very good for the skin and hair


When applied to the skin, shea triggers cytokines and other inflammatory cells to slow their production.

This may help minimize irritation caused by environmental factors, such as dry weather, as well as inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema.