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INCI: Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea) Butter CAS N°: 91080-23-8EINECS N°: 293-515-7
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The magnifiscent hardy Shea tree grows on the dry soils of West African Savannah. Its odoriferous brownish flowers bloom in winter. The fruit, similar to a small avocado, with a tasteful pulp contains a nut which kernel yields the precious butter by crushing.
Shea Butter is a staple of African pharmacopeia. It is used as a decongestant, for its draining properties and as anti-inflammatory against arthritis and for soothing strains. It is also a wonderful healing agent, accelerating cicatrization of wounds and burns.
Traditionnally used in Africa for its emollinet and protecting properties for hair and skin. Shea Butter is now recognized as a true cosmetic active ingedient.

Karistar® is obtained exclusively by traditional crushing of Shea nuts in the villages of western Africa. Impurities are removed by a treatment with hot water. It is then neutralized and refined by a physical process.

Technical Information
Organoleptic characteristics Solid Butter C12 :0 (lauric acid) 0.0-1.0
Odor Neutral C14 :0 (myristic acid) 0.0-1.0
Melting point (°C) 31-38 C16 :0 (palmitic acid) 3.0-8.0
Color Max 1.5R C18 :0 (stearic acid) 36.0-50.0
Water content in % 0.00-0.10 C18 :1 (oleic acid) 40.0-50.0
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 0.00-1.00 C18 :2 (linoleic acid) 4.0-8.0
Free fatty acids (calc as oleic acid M 282) in % Max 0.5 C18 :3 (linolenic acid) 0.0-1.0
Peroxide Value (mEq O2/kg) Max 10 C20 :0 (arachidic acid) 0.0-2.0
Unsaponifiable 4.0-9.0 C20 :1 (eicosennic acid) 0.0-1.0
C22 :0 (behenic acid) 0.0-1.0
C24 :0 (lignoceric acid) 0.0-1.0

Packaging and Storage

Packaging: 25 kg cardboxes, 40 cardboxes on each pallet (1000kg)
Storage: Store between 5°C and 35°C) away from light and humidity in unopened containers.
Shelf Life: 24 months in original unopened packaging.
Safety: Refer to MSDS. Not considered hazardous.