Raw Shea Butter is extracted from the Shea nut in Burkina Faso, Africa and left completely virgin and unrefined. Because of the lack of refinement, Bulk African Shea Butter has a pale yellowish color and has the typical smokey odor normally associated with it.
**This shea butter has a distinct and strong nutty/smokey scent that some people love (and some people don't love). You may want to start with a small amount to make sure it's going to work with your application.
Adding a small amount of sweet alomond oil and raw mango (or cocoa) butter or coconut oil, and a few drops of a sweet essential oil can balance well with the smell if you do not prefer it. You can also try whipping it!
Shea Butter can improve skin elasticity and is used as an essential ingredient for belly butters and stretch mark creams. It is also a major ingredient in sun block products, lip balms, and lip gloss. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory and humectants which makes it very useful in medicinal ointments and creams.