Asked by: Bertina Sahel
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th February, 2020

Should I refrigerate shea butter?

Shea Butter Storage – and should you put it in the fridge? Shea Butter can be stored in several different containers, from a zip lock plastic bag to a plastic container with a lid, to a glass jar or container. As long as you are keeping the air out- you are good to go!

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Just so, how do you store Shea Butter?

To store unused Unrefined Shea Butter - wrap with saran wrap or place in a zip lock bag or in an airtight container & store in a cool dry place. 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.

Also, how can you tell good quality shea butter? A high quality Shea butter will have a mild scent that is a bit earthy or nutty, but never plastic or chemical-like. You can also tell if a Shea butter is high quality by how your skin reacts to it.

Likewise, can shea butter go bad?

Shea butter can go rancid. The expiration of this type of butter is from 12-24 months. There are a few online stores that sell Nilotica Butter, and all of them say that their Nilotica butter has a shelf life of 12-24 months.

Can you freeze shea butter?

Quick cooling can be accomplished by pouring your butters into cool containers, pouring shallowly, and cool room temperatures or the use of the refrigerator. Do not use the freezer to firm the products you have just made. Once the shea butter has been made into a smooth fat again freezing will not harm the butter.

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