Extracted from the East African Vitellaria species our shea butter nilotica is a more specialized, softer and creamier type of shea butter (compared to more common western shea butters) that is great for aging skin, brittle nails, and even damaged hair. Because of its softness, it is a bit easier to use than standard shea butter. It is rich in vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids. One advantage of shae butter nilotica is that it isn’t as waxy in texture as western shea butter.
Common English Name: Shea butter (Nilotica).
Botanical Name: Vitellaria nilotica.
Plant Family: Sapotaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the fruit.
Origin: Africa. The Vitelleraria nilotica species is a sub species of the Karite tree which grows in Northern Uganda.. It produces a softer and creamier shea butter than the traditional West African shea butter.
Plant Description: A perennial tree with plum-like fruits (nuts).
Main Chemical Components: Olein, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, vitamin A, vitamin E.
Blends Well With: Essential oils, carrier oils.
Uses: Aging skin, brittle nails, damaged hair, dry skin.
Fun Fact: Shea butter nilotica is less waxy in texture than western shea butter.
Cautions for Use: None noted for use of the butter.