Once you know all the whipped shea butter benefits for your hair and skin, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to body butters so we researched some of the best-selling products from the most popular brands and put together this whipped shea butter buying guide. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features to keep in mind while you shop.
Organic: A lot of these products are organic, some aren’t. It’s important to note that just because a product isn’t labeled “organic” doesn’t mean it’s not 100% natural. We found some great options for both organic and non-organic products.
Package Size: This refers to how much the package actually holds, not the weight of the package. That means if you get a container that said 16 oz, you’re legitimately getting a whole pound of body butter.
Unrefined: Unrefined shea butter hasn’t been chemically processed than refined shea butter and can lose a bit of its natural goodness in the process. Refined shea butter is still very effective, though. We found a nice mix of both.
Cold Pressed: Cold pressed means that when the fatty butter is being extracted from the shea seed, there’s not heat added. Adding heat during the extraction process can change the natural properties of the shea a bit. Cold in important.
Raw: Raw shea butter has not been filtered in any way. It’s very thick, deep yellow in color, and can have flecks of impurities in it. It can’t really be molded into a shape so it’s usually a paste.
Scented: We found some great unscented options for you but some of the scented ones we came across smell absolutely amazing. You’ll find everything from natural scents like cinnamon to some that smell like cookies baking.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s take a look at the best whipped shea butter we could find. At the beginning of our list, you’ll see our top and budget picks. That’s the best place to start if you’re in a hurry so you get some idea of what’s available. Stick around if you can, all of these products are all great and so different, make sure you see them all if you can. Ready? Let’s go!