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Coastal Scents Unrefined Shea Butter, 10 Ounce

This is unrefined shea butter and therefore still retains its medicinal properties. Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa. It is used to moisturize and protect the skin from sun, wind, heat and salt water. It is known as the most effective skin moisturizer and conditioner because of its high content of non-saponifiable fats including vitamin f. It is an excellent skin moistener and is used for aging skin, eczema and all forms of massage. It is also used to relax the muscles and to treat sprains, wounds, and colds. The unique properties of shea butter also helps prevent and protect dry skin providing temporal relief from irritation, dryness, and wind burned skin. Shea butter can be used as a hair dressing cream to moisturize a dry scalp and stimulate hair growth. As a hair cream, it helps to hold the hairstyle and lightly relax curls. It has a long shelf life of 12 to 24 months if stored properly in a container in a cool place.

Key features

  • 100% pure, raw, and unprocessed to retain medicinal properties
  • Natural skin moisturizer and conditioner rich in vitamin F
  • Variety of uses including hair dressing cream, massage applications, lotions, and skin care products
  • Product comes in a jar as shown in the photo
  • Please note, the bowl is not included

Honest reviews


Best shea butter I have ever used!

Best shea butter I have ever used! I have tried the yellow shea like most Americans, but I read how it is processed and mixed with unknown chemicals. I am a bit fearful when products can be sold and you have no idea what’s in it. This shea is like no other I have ever used. It is light in color, just like the photo. It is creamy and melts into my hands without having to heat it up. I will only order this one in the future. Thanks Coastal Scents for offering such a good wholesome product. I have family with very sensitive skin so I will be giving them some of my product and referring them to you!

Dollie Angola, IN

The Real Deal

My package came on time and I could smell the aroma of pure shea butter before I even opened the bag (it came in a nice package with a Coastal Scents stick on it and was also double bagged in a smaller bag that was taped to fit, but in an ugly way it looked nice). I am using it now as we speak an I love it for twists out an sealing:)

Brittany Syracuse, NY

wonderful and creamy

My shea butter arrived fresh and quickly. I love being a Prime member and getting my stuff in two days! The shea butter is rich and creamy. It has a smooth consistency and smelled fresh. I would definitely buy this item again. Also try out their cocoa butter it is also a great value too. Dont miss out on saving a few extra dollars, sign up on the Subscribe and Save to save even more off of Amazon’s already great price.

Liza Joyce, WA

Really nice.

I love how earthy this smells and 16 ounces is going to last me forever. It makes my skin so soft!

Etta Conneaut Lake, PA

good quality

This is good quality shea butter. My favorite is from lotion makers but this is just as good. Will buy again

Aida Henry, IL

shea shea shea

loving this product and the quality of it. i have been top notch kitchen mixtress since receiving this product. will definitely repurchase and recommend to others. You get a lot of product for the money. Like how it was packaged as a block instead of in the crumbles and chunks you get at beauty supply store.

Carole Cherry Plain, NY

great quality

is just as good as all the other brands out there. shipping was quick as well. I purchased this and unrefned shea butter and mixed them together using more cocoa butter than shea and its a great concoction

Pat Wooster, OH

Use with African Black Soap

Love this product. I use it after using the African Black Soap. Leaves your skin soft and smooth. I have noticed my little dry patches have all but disappeared since I ‘ve been using this product. Do break off a small piece and rub it in the palms of your hands before attempting to put the solid product on your face. It may feel greasy at first, but give it a few seconds and it just melts into your skin. You will notice a difference right away.

Lynette Williamson, WV

its shea

its good shea butter. raw and I mix with it with oils & made a batch for my regime. its good butter

Robert Middle River, MD


Love this. Use it all the time. This was an excellent deal and I would recommend to anyone who needs extra moisture.

Blanche Clayton, NM

Smells so good!

When I got the package I opened it instantly. It smells so amazing! I use it in my sunscreen as a natural spf and it not only works well, but absorbs so nicely! Will definitely be buying again!!

Mercedes Soulsbyville, CA

Very Moisturizing

I like this one too! This is another one that I mix in with the cocoa butter and it’s very nice. Will repurchase.

Arline Happy Jack, AZ

shea butter

I did alot of research about this product before buying it and everyone was talking about how amazing it is for any and all skin types. So I initially bought some at a flea market and I absolutely loved it. I use it for everything, I use this product for my hair, skin and on my 4 year old son. Everyone wants to know what I use on my skin and I tell them, Black soap and Shea butter, I will never buy any other soap or lotion. This shea butter is a little sweeter smelling than any others that I have bought, but works just a good.

Dorthy Culp Creek, OR

The best Shea butter out there but CHANGED buying options!

This stuff is pure shea. After trial and error with different brands, I finally know what pure Shea is.It’s soft, an ivory to off beige color, with a strong nutty scent. It melts upon contact with skin.I absolutely love using it in mixes with cocoa butter, olive, and coconut oil for a body butter in winter. I also use this same mix as a sealant on hair, but I will discontinue that soon since I already use a heavy leave in cream for hair.16 ounces lasted me one year. I purchase from coastal scents website in November during their 50% off sales, making the butter around $5 for one pound. For me it’s more cost effective to buy it this way every year, especially since I only use shea butter in winter.I would recommend this particular shea butter for anyone who wants real and pure shea with no gimmicks.UPDATE from 5 stars to 1 starAs of 3/2014, the company no longer sells 1 pound bags. They now sell 10 ounce jars of their shea butter for a higher price than the 1 pound bags were. Unacceptable to me. And the next size up is 5 pounds for about $40 on their website. I’m the only person who uses this and buying 5 years worth of shea butter in bulk is not cost effective and is a waste of product. Looking for a new company to purchase from.

Mae Alloway, NJ

have to stock up on this stuff?

I was just about ready to give up looking for real shea butter when i came across a video clip on youtube showing women in africa making shea butter and to my surprise coastal scents had decided to help the people of africa by offering fair wages to make the butter. So i decided to purchase the butter, because the butter was coming straight from africa (as evidenced by the video) it has to be the real deal. My shea butter came in a clear sort of zipper bag, it was soft to the touch and smelled strongly of shea butter. I really like this product because it mixes well with my oils and i dont have to heat it to melt it. I simply use a fork and whip my mixture. The only problem is that i did not buy enough, and since i went around bragging about the butter i had to share it with my friends and family lol.

Jasmin Attleboro Falls, MA

works great

This product from Coastal Scents was fresh and well packaged . I was able to melt it and make lotion immediately with it with no unpleasant odor problems. I would buy this again.

Marsha Tyler, AL