Bing! I opened my newest package of shea butter and instantly felt as if I needed sunglasses. It was as deep yellow as it could be! Nope, there is nothing wrong with the shea butter. It is completely natural. Shea butter varies in color from cream to yellow.
As a reminder, due to natural variances in shea butter, my goat milk lotion ranges from a pale butter color to nearly pure white. The scent of the shea butter also varies in strength. The scent of shea butter in a lotion dissipates within minutes of application to the skin.
Shea butter is an excellent skin softener! A small dab of shea butter applied to the ends of your hair after shampooing works better than an expensive bottle of conditioner. Shea butter is also great for sore or ragged cuticles. And, my family and I have used shea butter to heal burns and scars!
For more shea butter information, here is my original shea butter article. And here is my article regarding product storage. Shea butter and other natural ingredients require room temperature storage. DO NOT leave your lotions, creams, or other natural products in a very hot environment. The car is NOT a good place for storage!
FYI…whipped shea butter samples will soon be available. The cooler fall temps will allow me to ship without the fear of a melt-down. Who wants a melt-down???!!! Not I!