Yellow Vs. White Shea Butter

Yellow Vs. White Shea Butter

Yellow Vs. White Shea butter

The topic of whether yellow vs. white shea  butter should be purchased is one that is controversial.  Some people feel as though yellow shea butter is not real and a complete scam.  Others say that it is real and the only difference is the color.  For sure, there are many fake shea butters on the market.  This is why it is important to know what real whipped shea butter smells and looks like.  Both butters have great benefits.  If purchased from a trusted company, you’ll experience how amazing they are for both hair and skin.

Ivory/White Shea Butter

Ivory shea butter is the natural color of the butter.  This type of shea butter comes in different shades of the off-white color.  It all depends on the region where the shea trees have grown, and the specific tree where the nuts were obtained.  Ivory whipped shea butter has no additional ingredients added to it.  Most people prefer to use the ivory colored whipped shea butter.  They use it to make natural skin care products and the color is more appealing than the yellow shea butter.  It has not been filtered and left in its original extracted form. No bleaching, deodorizing, or additives are used.

Yellow Shea Butter

First, I want to say that yes, yellow shea butter is real.  I know you may be nervous and reluctant to buy yellow shea butter.  This butter works just as well as the white/ivory shea butter.  Furthermore, it also comes from the same shea tree as the ivory/white butter.  You can use it for natural hair and skin care purposes and it is NOT refined.

Borututu Tree

The only difference in the yellow whipped shea butter is that it gets it’s color from the borututu tree. The Borututu tree is located in West Africa.  The tree has been used for many centuries in Africa to make teas.  Topical products are also produced with this tree and helps to detox and heal inflammation. The yellow/orange color from the borututu root is shredded and added to the shea during the boiling process.  The result is shea butter that has bright yellow color.

All About Preference

Lastly, it is possible that the yellow shea butter is not as popular as the ivory colored whipped shea butter.  Many are unsure of what it is.  They may also be uneducated as to how it is made and where it gets it’s color from, causing people to assume that it is not the “real deal”.  In the end it is all about preference and which one is more appealing to you.  Either way you’ll still be getting the same awesome benefits with yellow shea butter, that you’d be getting with the ivory. I hope this article has provided more clarity and officially ends the Yellow Vs. White shea butter battle.