Using Unrefnied Shea Butter - take the desired amount, rub into the palm of your hands until melted and apply to your skin or hair. Applying unrefined shea butter in small amounts several times a day is most effective. Do not apply shea butter on wet skin or wet hair. Towel dry first to allow the unrefined shea butter to go on smoothly.
Texture Variations Due to Weather - During the winter, shea butter will be harder due to the cold. Let shea butter thaw out at room temperature before using. During the summer months, unrefined shea butter will be softer and will sometimes melt. Unrefined Shea Butter will solidify once it comes to a lower temperature. The rest of the year, unrefined shea butter will be easier to use and handle. Please bear in mind that unrefined shea butter is a tropical product adapting to western temperatures, so its nature may vary from season to season.
To store unused Unrefined Shea Butter - Temperature control is very important for shea butter. Wrap with saran wrap or place in a zip lock bag or in an airtight container & store in a cool dry place. The best place would be a fridge or freezer depending on how often you use it. Unrefined Shea Butter has a shelf life of 18 months to 24 months. It can still be used after that time but it will not be as effective. Do not leave unused unrefined shea butter in the sun or around any type of heat. It will continuously melt and solidify. Over time, this will change the texture and properties of your unrefined shea butter. DO NOT MICROWAVE UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER IN ANY KIND OF PLASTIC. Always use glass or use stainless steel containers over the stove top.
Aroma of Unrefined Shea Butter - If you are not used to the natural aroma of unrefined shea butter, no problem. Remove the lid or wrapping of the shea butter and let it air out for several days or until you are satisfied. The natural aroma will diminish. Texture and potency will not change.NOTE -The natural aroma of the shea butter does not stay on your skin or hair when applied. Our unrefined shea butter is in it's raw natural state so it not scented unless otherwise stated.
Using and storing unrefined shea butter is very staight forward.. Follow these basic steps and you will be alright.