Shea Butter(SB001)


Terry Laboratories is one of the leading shea butter manufacturers in the United States. All of our products are made following industry best practices and techniques. Learn more about the characteristics of shea butter, uses and the manufacturing process. For complete information, see the Technical Bulletin and Safety Data Sheet linked below.

Specifications

Appearance: White to Off-White, Buttery Material

Odor: Characteristic-Fatty

Specific Gravity: 0.91-0.98

Iodine Value: 40-70

Saponification Value: 160-180

Microbial Assay:

  • Total Plate Count: < 10 cfu/g
  • Yeast and Mold: < 10 cfu/g
  • No Pathogens Present

All testing is performed at 25 C unless otherwise noted.

Typical Melting Point: 32-45 C

Preservatives: None

Packaging: 55 lb cartons, 397 lb drums

Cautions: This is a natural product; may darken with age. Store in a cool, dry place. Shelf life: 2 years from date of manufacture (unopened container).

Typical Applications

SKIN CARE

  • Sun Care/After Sun Products
  • Hand Lotions
  • Body Lotions
  • Face Moisturizers
  • Shaving Creams
  • Lip Balms
  • Lipsticks
  • Bath Oils
  • Ointments

OVER THE COUNTER PHARMACEUTICALS

  • First Aid Creams
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Topical Analgesics and Anesthetics
  • Rubs and Liniments

WHAT PERCENTAGE TO USE

  • Recommend the use of 3-100%

GUARANTEES

  • BSE/TSE-free
  • GMO-free
  • Pesticide-free
  • No animal testing

PROCESS FLOW CHART

The process for manufacturing shea butter starts with harvesting the organically grown fruit seeds. The green edible peel is removed. We then boil and sun dry the fruit, crack the shells and continue with the process of sorting and washing kernels and additional sun drying. Kernels are then grinded and roasted. Expeller pressing, filtration, rapid cooling and packaging into cartons/drums finalize the manufacturing process of our shea butter.

To learn more, contact Terry Laboratories today by calling 1-800-FOR-ALOE or email us at info@terrylabs.com.


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