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Shea Oil is created during the processing of Shea butter. The liquid oil is a fraction derived from the nut of the Butyrospermum parkii tree. Shea oil has a high content of Diglycerides, Sterol esters and Essential Fatty Acids.
We love using this clear liquid Shea oil because it gives you all of the skin loving, moisturizing benefits of Shea Butter without having to melt it down, so there's no worry about crystallization in your products (in other words, you won't get those annoying little bumps that show up in your lip butter).
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Seed OilCommon Name: Shea Oil
While this oil feels delightful, it is difficult to mask the smell of it. Even in a lotion, I could still smell the oil. Perhaps I'm just spoiled by deodorized Shea Butter.
This oil has a strong funky smell. I tried it out in a batch of lip balm but it was terrible - Not even the peppermint oil covered up the smell. The lip balm was very smooth but the shea oil made it smell bad.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Brenda! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this product! The Shea Oil, Liquid does have a distinct nutty smell to it. Though, we found the scent is easily covered by any essential/fragrance oils. With the low usage for the essential oils in lip balm it may have been too noticeable, especially right next to your nose. I would suggest trying the Shea Oil out in something like lotion, it's super luxurious!
While the quality of this product seems to be fine at this point (I'm using it in lip balms), I'm surprised that the oil arrived a bright, golden yellow color and opaque as opposed to the clear liquid pictured above.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Anna! I'm so glad you like this oil! Because it is a natural product, the color will change slightly depending on several factors. The soil, temperature and moisture when the Butyrospermum parkii tree nuts are growing all affect the color. Right now, the oil has a yellow color, but may be more clear, depending on the batch. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
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