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Why I Use Refined Shea Butter (and not unrefined, raw shea butter)

Posted by Renee Harris on

Dear Renee, Do you have an opinion on refined vs. unrefined shea butter? I notice you use refined; what led you to that decision? Thank you, Katie I have experimented with unrefined shea butter several times, and I keep coming back to the same conclusion: 1. The odor of raw, unrefined shea butter is very heavy; some describe it as "smokey" - I would say it smells more like burnt rubber and the smell does not go away when added to the other ingredients. The natural scent of unrefined shea butter is quite strong, and customers do not like it....

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